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PRIDE Exhibition and HPC for SME Forum

June 1st 2016, Grand Hotel Adriatic, Opatija, Croatia
May 17th 2016
PRIDE Exhibition and HPC for SME Forum

We are pleased to invite you to participate in HPC (High Performance Computing) for SME Business Advancement Forum on theMIPRO/PRIDE – PRoject Information and Dissemination Event 2016to 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 Institute 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. 


PRIDE Exhibition 31-3/JUNE/2016

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

Exhibits will include projects from all MIPRO conferences with this years special highlight 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


Entrance for HPC for SME Forum is FREE! Registration MIPRO participants is open through MIPRO portal on:

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

Fee for exhibiting on PRIDE 2016 is 65 € and prices for booths can be found in the Exhibitor manual. Registration & details:


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