Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

European Initiatives

FP7 & H2020 Projects

  • Title: Energy oriented Centre of Excellence for computer applications

  • Program: H2020

  • Duration: October 2015 - October 2018

  • Coordinator: CEA

  • Partners:

    • CEA, Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique et aux Énergies Alternatives (France)

    • Forschungszentrum Julich (Germany)

    • Max Planck Gesellschaft (Germany)

    • ENEA, Agenzia Nazionale Per le Nuove Tecnologie, l'energia E Lo Sviluppo Economico Sostenibile (Italy)

    • CERFACS, European Centre for Research and Advanced Training in Scientific Computing (France)

    • Instytut Chemii Bioorganicznej Polskiej Akademii Nauk (Poland)

    • Universita Degli Studi di Trento (Italy)

    • Fraunhofer Gesellschaft (Germany)

    • University of Bath (United Kingdom)

    • CYL, The Cyprus Institute (Cyprus)

    • CNR, National Research Council of Italy (Italy)

    • Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium)

    • BSC, Barcelona Supercomputing Center - Centro Nacional de Supercomputacion (Spain)

  • Inria contact: Michel Kern (Serena team)

  • The aim of the projevt is to establish an Energy Oriented Centre of Excellence for computing applications (EoCoE). EoCoE (pronounce “Echo”) will use the prodigious potential offered by the ever-growing computing infrastructure to foster and accelerate the European transition to a reliable and low carbon energy supply. To achieve this goal, we believe that the present revolution in hardware technology calls for a similar paradigm change in the way application codes are designed. EoCoE will assist the energy transition via targeted support to four renewable energy pillars: Meteo, Materials, Water and Fusion, each with a heavy reliance on numerical modelling. These four pillars will be anchored within a strong transversal multidisciplinary basis providing high-end expertise in applied mathematics and HPC. EoCoE is structured around a central Franco-German hub coordinating a pan-European network, gathering a total of 8 countries and 23 teams. Its partners are strongly engaged in both the HPC and energy fields; a prerequisite for the long-term sustainability of EoCoE and also ensuring that it is deeply integrated in the overall European strategy for HPC. The primary goal of EoCoE is to create a new, long lasting and sustainable community around computational energy science. At the same time, EoCoE is committed to deliver high-impact results within the first three years. It will resolve current bottlenecks in application codes, leading to new modelling capabilities and scientific advances among the four user communities; it will develop cutting-edge mathematical and numerical methods, and tools to foster the usage of Exascale computing. Dedicated services for laboratories and industries will be established to leverage this expertise and to foster an ecosystem around HPC for energy. EoCoE will give birth to new collaborations and working methods and will encourage widely spread best practices.

Env&You 2016
  • Title: Env&You

  • Program: EIT Digital

  • Duration: January 2016 - December 2016

  • Coordinator: Inria (MiMove)

  • Partners and subgrantees:

    • Inria


    • Cap Digital

    • Forum Virium (Finland)

    • TheCivicEngine (United States)

    • Ambientic

  • Inria contact: Valérie Issarny (Mimove project-team)

  • Env&You aims at delivering the whole picture of urban pollution, from the individual exposure to neighborhood-by-neighborhood and day-to-day variation, to citizens and governments, informing their decisions for healthy urban living. There is a clear, and probably increasing, desire from the citizens to better know their individual exposure to pollution. Partial solutions exist to the exposure data problem but each focuses on one or another domain of information—crowdsourcing exposure, translating governmental open data to usable consumer information, harnessing social media information, harnessing biometrics—what is unique about Env&You is that it will assimilate a multi-dimensional picture of exposure and provide the integrated information to citizen, government, and business use.