For the purpose of the Fortissimo 2 Call-2 a "Mid-cap" is defined as a company with a maximum of 2000 employees and an annual turnover below 400 million euro.
Priority will be given to experiments driven by the requirements of first-time HPC users. Experiments should develop clear exploitation paths ensuring business impact and wider subsequent use of the services and technologies developed. They may also optionally investigate subsequent service deployment in the Fortissimo Marketplace.
The key call details include:
The maximum funding that can be allocated to any Third Party, across all experiments in which that Third Party is involved, is 150 K euro. The participation of existing Fortissimo 2 beneficiaries across all selected experiments may not exceed 25% of the total funding assigned.
The expectations for the proposed experiments are that they should:
The new application experiments should provide business relevant investigations and demonstrations of coupled simulation services or Big Data analytics in the Fortissimo HPC Cloud that have the potential to create business benefits for manufacturing SMEs. Priority will be given to experiments that are driven by the requirements of first-time HPC users and to those that involve SMEs and Mid-caps. End-user companies already involved in Fortissimo or Fortissimo 2 are not eligible to participate in new experiments in Fortissimo 2 and proposals involving such companies will be rejected.
Experiments will employ the Fortissimo HPC infrastructure by using the HPC Centres already involved in the Fortissimo 2 project. The involvement of HPC or technology experts and ISVs already included within the Fortissimo consortium is also possible.
Access to the proposal submission tool and detailed instructions for proposal submission, together with information about the evaluation criteria to be applied, FAQs and an evaluation check-list, are provided on the submission webpage.
A description of all current Fortissimo experiments can be downloaded .
A full introduction to the current open call is downloadable as a PDF document.