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MIPRO 2016 - 39th International Convention

HPC for SME Forum - High Performance Computing for SME Business Advancement

Wednesday, 6/1/2016, Fortuna or Pool, Grand hotel Adriatic, Opatija

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Prof. dr. sc. Karolj Skala, M.IT Jelena Čubrić

HPC for SME Forum 1/JUNE/2016

We are pleased to invite you to participate in HPC (High Performance Computing) for SME Business Advancment Forum on the MIPRO 2016 to be held in Opatija, Croatia on June 1st 2016. The event is jointly organized by MIPRO, Consortium of HORIZON 2020 project SESAME Net and Ruđer Bošković Insitutute. 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. 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.

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.

HPC for SME Forum

1st June 2016, 16:30 - 19:00

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

Poster Exhibition

31st May 2016 - 3rd June 2016   (Exhibition area - Central Lobby of Adriatic hotel)


SESAME Net, Zagreb, Croatia

Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe AISBL, Brisel, Belgium

University of Rijeka, Faculty of engineering,  Croatia

1.   Assessment of structural behaviour in limit state operating conditions

2.  Greener Approach to Ship Design and Optimal Route Planning

3.  Optimisation and modelling of thermal processes of materials

4.  Development of evolutionary procedures for characterization of biological tissues behavior

5.  Evolving Software Systems: Analysis and Innovative Approaches for Smart

6.  Autonomous Control for a Reliable Internet of Services


  1. Ultijack
  2. Pointme
  3. STEMI
  4. Exevio
  5. Fiziotech

Stanalone posters


ICSI Project, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences, Croatia

GRASS Project, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Textile Technology,  Croatia

SORDITO  Project, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences,Croatia

INDIGO Project, Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb, Croatia


FREE Entrance.

Registration for MIPRO participants is open trough MIPRO portal.

Participants that wish to register only to the HPC for SME Forum can use


Call Open - March 17, 2016

Call Closes at 12:00 PM (CET) - May 29, 2016




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