Fortissimo 2

The core objective of Fortissimo 2 is to promote the uptake of advanced modelling, simulation and data analytics services by European small and medium enterprises in the manufacturing sector. The project builds on the Fortissimo project and re-uses the Öffnet externen Link in neuem FensterFortissimo marketplace, focusing on application experiments that involve the modelling and simulation of coupled physical processes or high performance data analytics.

The usage of application experiments ensures that the project is driven by end-user requirements and promotes the development of new services for the Fortissimo marketplace as a "one-stop pay-per-use-shop".
European SMEs have the possibility to profit from the know-how of HPC and software experts and get easy access to hardware and software in the Fortissimo cloud.
This leads to new and enhanced products improving the competitive standing and economic growth of the European market.

Fortissimo 2 started in November 2015 and is coordinated by the University of Edinburgh. The more than 90 partners of the project include HPC Cloud Service Provides, Independent Software Vendors, software and domain experts and most importantly the end-users - usually SMEs from the manufacturing sector. Fortissimo 2 is funded under the European Commission's Horizon 2020 Framework Programme addressing the topic ICT Innovation for Manufacturing SMEs.

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scapos main contributions

scapos supports the overall management of the Fortissimo 2 project and has managed the two open calls for proposals: Additional to the 14 initial application experiments, 25 further experiments were selected through two open calls in 2016.


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