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SHAPE Call is open for proposals from European SMEs

The Thirteenth Call for Applications to SHAPE (SME HPC Adoption Programme in Europe) invites applications from European SMEs (Small and medium-sized enterprises) 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 SME’s business.

The SHAPE process: 

1. The SME applies to the programme via the downloadable form
    a. Further instructions for applying 
2. The applications are then reviewed and rated, based principally on the strength of the business case and technical feasibility of the proposed work. 
3. The successful SMEs can then receive machine time on a PRACE (Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe) system, and most importantly effort from a PRACE expert to work alongside the SME in evaluating and/or developing the HPC-based solution. 
4. 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.

CSC will be pleased to help you in preparing applications, especially regarding the technical questions. If you consider applying for the PRACE computing resources, you may contact CSC's Partnerships Manager Dan Still (Dan.Still(a)csc.fi, p. 050 381 9037).

The Thirteenth Call for Applications to SHAPE opened on Thursday 1 April 2021 with a closing date of Tuesday 1 June 2021 at 18:00 Finnish time (17:00 CEST).

Find the full information and further instructions for applying on: SHAPE 13th Call
 
Other open PRACE calls with track for industry 

Via PRACE Call 23, Principal Investigators from industry have the possibility to apply for Single-year access to a special Industry Track which prioritises 10% of the total resources available. Industrial users can apply if they have their head offices or substantial R&D activity in Europe.

There are six tier-0 supercomputers from five different countries available in this call. These large and capable supercomputers provide both GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) and CPU (Central Processing Unit) based resources that support a range of use cases.  Proposals can be based on a 12-months schedule (Single-year Projects), or, on a 24- or 36-months schedule (Multi-year Projects). In this call you can apply for very large projects, that provides major scientific impact. It enables you to access very large CPU resources, and in particular very large GPU resources that exceed the ones in Finnish Puhti-AI system by a significant margin.

The proposals should be submitted through the new portal for submission by Tuesday 27th of April 2021 at 11:00 Finnish time (10:00 CEST).

Further information and how to apply for the Industry Track for the Call23
 
Most current information concerning open PRACE calls can be found on PRACE website: HPC Access