Date: Thursday the 14th of November, 2019.
Location: Room 5.10, EPCC, Bayes Centre 47 Potterrow, Edinburgh, EH8 9BT, UK.
Detailed agenda is available here
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This workshop introduces SMEs to a funding programme designed to facilitate the uptake of High Performance Computing (HPC).
Many SMEs rely on modelling/simulation or big data analytics for their business and could benefit from access to HPC. However, the cost of owning and maintaining an HPC system to perform simulations is simply not affordable for most, if not all, SMEs. Moreover, many SMEs do not have the necessary expertise on site to exploit HPC, whether it is on-site or in the Cloud.
This funding programme, named "HPC Europa3", pays for visits from HPC and simulation experts to SMEs to advise the SME on an HPC adoption activity.
Funding covers travel, accommodation and a daily allowance for visits between 3 and 13 weeks. In this case, the SME would play Host to the visitor, who can come from anywhere across Europe. Further, the programme can also support reciprocal visits, i.e. pay for SME staff to visit experts in Europe.
As computers become more powerful, the benefits they can offer within both the academic and business sectors become more apparent. It is clear that the ability to perform advanced simulations will become more and more important. Therefore businesses, which otherwise could not afford to run advanced simulations, can acquire the necessary tools and access via the HPC Europa3 programme.
This workshop will present an overview of HPC for both simulations and big data analytics, and introduce the HPC Europa3 funding programme giving guidance on how to submit a successful proposal.
During the workshop SMEs from a variety of industries such as Engineering and Finance will talk about how their businesses have benefited from adopting HPC.
Lunch and coffee/tea breaks will be provided.
Based in Scotland – a world-leading hub of innovation – the national CAN DO Innovation Summit enables full immersion into the innovation journey to help businesses embrace the possibilities of tomorrow.
SMEs will learn how collaborative innovation can help you to spark new ideas to drive productivity and tackle challenges through creative solutions. Meet the innovators, entrepreneurs, academics and investors that can help you adopt new technologies, futureproof your workforce and access the right support to maximise your potential.
The CAN DO Innovation Summit is a headline event for VentureFest – Scotland’s festival of discovery and innovation.
600+ attendees | 30+ speakers | 30+ support village exhibitors | Inspiring Sessions | Interactive Workshops | Innovation Showcase | Networking
Jenn Gustetic: Digital research fellow – Harvard Kennedy School
MIT graduate Jenn Gustetic is a digital Harvard Kennedy School research fellow. She is also
the program executive for the Small Business Innovation Research program (SBIR) at NASA.
She served as the Assistant Director for Open Innovation at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and is a global leader in open innovation, having served as the program executive for prizes and challenges at NASA.
Tickets for this event can be booked via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/materials-research-exchange-2020
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