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Launch Joint High Computing Call (HPC BRIDGES)

The Ministry of the Economy, the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR) (“granting authorities”) and Luxinnovation have again joined forces to offer companies and research institutions a funding opportunity that supports consortia to take advantage of high-performance computing (HPC) capacities in their research field. The purpose of this joint funding call for projects is to accelerate the integration of computer aided engineering, design and analytics as well as high-performance computing into company’s internal innovation process. The joint funding call therefore supports the implementation of high quality, high impact and innovative applied research and development projects that aim to benefit from high-performance computing. Phase 1 runs from 15 September to 15 November 2023.

The joint call for projects targets research and development projects in the following HPC application fields:

  • Complex simulations with multiple parameters
  • Virtual testing and optimization (of new product designs, processes, complex materials)
  • Big Data analytics and visualization of millions of data points
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms
  • Predictions and forecasting of complex models

The thematic areas thereby include manufacturing, advanced engineering, materials, energy and environmental technology, and telecommunications.

In this second edition, the HPC call for projects targets primarily private stakeholders with substantial expertise in the field of computer-aided R&D, big data analytics or training of AI algorithms, but little or no expertise in the use of HPC infrastructures. Hence, companies that need to rely on a strong support from a public research institute to realize the successful transfer to HPC. 

Read the full call text on