SHAPE 10th Call for Applications: Deadline 1 December 2019

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The 10th Call for Applications to SHAPE (SME HPC Adoption Programme in Europe) invites applications from European SMEs with an interesting idea that would benefit from High Performance Computing for increasing their competitiveness.

SHAPE aims to work with selected SMEs to introduce HPC-based tools and techniques into their business, operational, or production environment. The selected solutions should bring a potential tangible Return on Investment to the SMEs business.

The SHAPE process is as follows: the SME applies to the programme via the online or downloadable form – at this stage assistance is available from PRACE if required, but also the form includes guidelines on the expected content. The applications are then reviewed and rated, based principally on the strength of the business case and technical feasibility of the proposed work. The successful SMEs can then receive machine time on a PRACE system, and most importantly effort from a PRACE expert to work alongside the SME in evaluating and/or developing the HPC-based solution. In return the SME provides in-kind effort, publicity of their participation in SHAPE, and together with the PRACE expert, produces a public white paper on the work achieved in the project at its conclusion.

PRACE experts will work with the selected SMEs in order to develop their solutions, providing the participating SMEs with knowledge that will allow them to make an informed decision on the selected HPC solution. Consideration will be given to independent service providers to become involved with the implementation at a later stage.

Application submissions:

The Tenth Call for Applications to SHAPE opens on Tuesday 1st October 2019 with a closing date of Sunday 1 December 2019. The Selection Committee will include of representatives of the PRACE Industrial Advisory Committee (IAC), the PRACE IP Project the PRACE Peer Review Team.

For more information on this Programme or support to prepare the application please visit SHAPE on PRACE web site  or contact shape [at]