Fortissimo Plus, the new edition kicks off on May 1st. EuroCCItaly is the reference point for Italian SMEs and startups intending to participate.

May 1st officially marks the launch of the fourth edition of the Fortissimo project, “Fortissimo Plus” (FFplus), a program supporting European small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and startups in testing new applications of High Performance Computing and Artificial Intelligence. This initiative fulfills the European Commission’s mandate to promote the adoption of supercomputing and artificial intelligence among SMEs.

FFplus will last 48 months and will issue six open calls inviting European SMEs and startups to submit proposals for commercial experiments and innovation studies using large-scale HPC resources to develop artificial intelligence models. Selected applicants will receive funding and support for their projects.

Italy is once again a partner in this edition, alongside Germany, France, Poland, Spain, and Slovenia, with the team from EuroCC Italy, which has already supported around 100 Italian SMEs in obtaining millions of euros in funding and co-developed innovative solutions across all sectors.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal for FFplus, please contact us by filling out the form on the Contact Page.

FFplus builds on the success of previous editions – Fortissimo, Fortissimo 2, and FF4EuroHPC – which carried out over 130 experiments with 330 partners, generating 120 success stories and promoting the adoption of digital technologies in the European industry, known as Industry 4.0.

The program, centered at the German supercomputing center HLRS/University of Stuttgart, will continue to support and document the productive applications of high-performance computing (HPC) and generative artificial intelligence in various success stories, demonstrating the competitive advantages for SMEs and startups.

Discover more on the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking website > https://eurohpc-ju.europa.eu/fortissimo-plus-ffplus-will-increase-use-hpc-and-ai-smes-2024-05-01_en