Estonia signed the EuroHPC declaration: 21nd country to sign, 22nd country to commit to EuropHPC

Tallinn, capital of Estonia.24 Aug 2018 Tartu - As Primeur Magazine expected two weeks ago, Estionia has joined EuroHPC. Its signature is the 21st under the EuroHPC declaration. However, it is the 22nd country committed to join EuroHPC JU. Latvia committed without a signature under the declaration. Mailis Reps, Estonian Minister of Education and Research, signed the EuroHPC declaration in Tartu, Estonia, in the presence of Andrus Ansip, European Commission Vice-President for the Digital Single Market. With this signature, Estonia marks its intention to join the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking once it is formally adopted by the Council of the European Union in September.

Signing the declaration, Estonian Minister Mailis Reps said:

"The initiative broadens opportunities for Estonia's society, as the research capacity increases, and allows to develop areas that we even may not be able to imagine today. Although Estonia's researchers are already internationally recognized and thorough cooperation with foreign institutions has been established, this initiative surely opens up new levels of cooperation and competence sharing. I am confident that Estonia's researchers and their counterparts are maximizing this opportunity for the greater good."

The EuroHPC Joint Undertaking, which is due to begin operations before the end of this year, will cover the whole value chain from technology components to systems and machines, and to applications and skills. It will offer expertise and training with a particular focus on helping small and medium-sized companies.

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