Fortissimo: 2nd Wave of Experiments Selected
The response to the Fortissimo Open Call, which closed on January 2nd 2014, went well beyond the project’s expectations with 65 proposals received, involving participants from 14 European countries, and the funding requested for of high-quality proposals greatly exceeding the total funding of 5 M€ available for the call. The evaluation procedure has been completed and the top 22 proposed experiments have been selected for integration into the Fortissimo project. This 2nd wave of experiments, executed in the period July 2014 to December 2015, will help to shape the development of the Fortissimo marketplace and will investigate and demonstrate the business benefits of engineering and manufacturing computational services in the Fortissimo HPC Cloud.
This new set of experiments complements those currently active within Fortissimo and broadens the engineering and manufacturing applications from an extended range of industrial sectors including: Automotive, Aerospace, Construction, Energy & Renewable Energy, Environmental, Maritime, Metal Processing, Oil & Gas, Pharmaceutical & Biotech, Plastics. Amongst the new partners who will be joining the project are a total of 34 SMEs, solving core business challenges with the support of application-domain and HPC experts and resources.
Preparations are now underway for the subsequent call for proposals, which is expected to be launched in early May, 2014. The call will be announced through the Fortissimo webpage at www.fortissimo-project.eu and by social media channels at LinkedIn (I4MS group) and Twitter (@FortissimoPro). Information on the call will also be available through I4MS (www.i4ms.eu).