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PRIDE Exhibition & HPC for SME Forum

June 1st 2016, Grand Hotel Adriatic, Opatija, Croatia

We are pleased to invite you to participate in HPC (High Performance Computing) for SME Business Advancement Forum on the MIPRO/PRIDE 2016 to be held in Opatija, Croatia on June 1st 2016. The event is organized as part of the SESAME Net project funded through the European Commission’s program for research and innovation - Horizon 2020 and by joint effort of MIPRO, Ruđer Bošković Insitutute and Arctur d.o.o.. The Forum, dedicated to promoting access to computational expertise anywhere in Europe, aims to solve some of the main challenges faced by SMEs in efforts to advance their business. It will demonstrate best practices, applications and concrete actions for introducing HPC to SMEs in order to:

  • Accelerate the innovation process and time to market
  • Enhance competitiveness
  • Develop new products and services
  • Create innovative solutions

The Forum will also support initiatives at the regional and international levels to increase cooperation and coordination amongst different HPC Centres and user community and also present financing opportunities for SMEs that are currently opened.

Successful use cases of HPC integration by SMEs through participation in the EU project FORTISSIMO will be presented. More on

The forum is opened for all who are involved in development, design, integration, marketing, use or support of HPC technologies and those who wish to become a part of the user community. The forum will be especially helpful for SMEs that wish to gain knowledge about how to better adapt to market demand, develop innovation, produce new services and goods faster and increase their overall market competition.


PRIDE Exhibition 31/MAY - 3/JUNE/2016

PRIDE Exhibition Call for participation is still opened! *Register NOW!*

Exhibits will include projects from all fields with this years special higlight on:

  • HPC ongoing projects
  • HPC Providers - poster presentations

HPC for SME Forum 1/JUNE/2016

1. Karolj Skala, Head of Centre for informatics and computing, Ruđer Bošković Institute, CRO

Introduction and opening welcome speech

2. Key note speaker: Max Lemke, EC Head of Unit Complex Systems and Advanced Computing, European Commission (TC)

Topic: “ICT Innovation and manufacturing

3. Key note speaker: Karen Padmore, Bangor University, Wales, UK (TC)

Topic: “Sesame Net project Overview

4. Key note speaker: Horst Schwichtenberg, Fraunhofer Institute for Algorithms and Scientific Computing, DE

Topic: "HPC technologies and applications for SME’s

5. Key note speaker: Enis Afgan, John Hopkins University and Ruđer Bošković Institute, CRO

Topic: “HPC/Cloud based Business in Bioinformatics for SMEs

6. Key note speaker: Tomi Ilijaš, Head of ARCTUR d.o.o. SLO

Topic: “Business model and profit perspective

7. Key note speaker: Matej Andrejašić, Pipistrel d.o.o., SLO

Topic: “Application of HPC technology in aerospace industry

8. Q&A

More information on HPC for SME Forum and PRoject Information and Dissemination Event - PRIDE can be found at:



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Grand Hotel Adriatic

200 Ulica Maršala Tita

51410 Opatija


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Organizer Ruđer Bošković Institute, Centre for informatics and computing

Organizer of PRIDE Exhibition & HPC for SME Forum

Scientific research, development and maintenance of the infrastructure, technology and logistics for contemporary multidisciplinary (RBI) and multi-institutional (global) scientific research, based on modern computer science, technologies, informatics, which have resulted in the development of eScience technologies on the basis of Science Information Communication Technology—ICST.

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