EuroHPC traineeships in Hosting Entities, Centres of Excellence and Competence Centres, SMEs and Industry


Programme Category

EU Competitive Programmes

Programme Name

Digital Europe Programme

Programme Description

Digital Europe Programme is the first EU programme that aims to accelerate the recovery and drive the digital transformation of Europe.

Worth €7.6 billion (in current prices), the Programme is a part of the next long-term EU budget, (the Multiannual Financial Framework), and it covers 2021 to 2027. It will provide funding for projects in five crucial areas: supercomputing, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, advanced digital skills, and ensuring the wide use of digital technologies across the economy and society.

The Programme is fine-tuned to fill the gap between the research of digital technologies and their deployment, and to bring the results of research to the market – for the benefit of Europe’s citizens and businesses, and in particular SMEs. Investments under the Digital Europe programme supports the Union’s twin objectives of a green transition and digital transformation and strengthens the Union’s resilience and strategic autonomy.

Programme Details

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EuroHPC traineeships in Hosting Entities, Centres of Excellence and Competence Centres, SMEs and Industry


EuroHPC JU would like to invite applications from consortia who will develop a EuroHPC Training Platform which will be a portal that will provide a central database of HPC training services based on a user-oriented approach, is inclusive, interactive, easy to administer, and provide a neutral and independent platform to promote training initiatives from across the EuroHPC ecosystem.

The objective is to train future HPC specialists to acquire the necessary advanced digital skills needed for the deployment of a specific technology, by providing traineeships in either an HPC competence centre, companies or SMEs using HPC systems or EuroHPC Hosting Entities.

Detailed Call Description

The topic will provide future HPC users access to training and working experience competence centres, companies, SMEs or EuroHPC Hosting Entities by being trained ‘on-the-job’.

A consortium of different HPC actors would organise over the period of 4 years:

  • A number of paid traineeships within their own organisations
  • As a second stage, would organise paid traineeships to be allocated in other HPC organisations involved in the EuroHPC ecosystem who are not members of the consortium

The traineeships are open to applicants under 40 year old, willing to work in Europe, (as long as they have met all local immigration and labour laws in the countries of the EuroHPC JU Participating States). Trainees have to prove an interest in HPC technologies and applications. The traineeships will serve to train the next generation of HPC High level support staff to work in the private or public sector.

A consortium made up of different actors in the European HPC sector who would organise traineeships in national HPC competence centres, companies, SMEs, European & EuroHPC Participating States Supercomputing Centres or a EuroHPC Hosting Entities established in EuroHPC Participating States.

This consortium would:

  • Create and design traineeship opportunities within their organisations
  • Identify traineeships opportunities in national HPC competence centres, companies, SMEs, European & EuroHPC Participating States Supercomputing Centres or a EuroHPC Hosting Entities
  • Promote the action widely to ensure a minimum of 50 participants per annum
  • Identify prospective candidates who are willing to participate in these traineeships
  • Interview and allocate trainees to particular traineeships
  • Ensure that each trainee has a mentor in the organisation who can guide them in the tasks they are doing
  • Place each selected trainee in the HPC place of work for up to six months. The traineeships would last a minimum of 3 months and a maximum of 6 months long.
  • Pay, either directly or via the hosting organisation, thes selected trainees for the period of traineeship (this would include subsistence and accommodation)
  • Support any reasonable in-company expenses (tbc) that the training organisation incurs.
  • Provide each trainee with a end of traineeship EuroHPC certificate

The organisation hosting the trainee would:

  • Invest in the traineeships in English with funds provided by the selected consortium
  • Provide him/her with a ‘mentor’ who works in same organisation and can guide
  • Allocate tasks which will help the trainee expand their skills in the field of HPC
  • Depending on employment rules in the host country, pay each selected trainee with a bursary provided by the selected Consortium which will allow them to live close to the job.

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Thematic Categories

  • Information Technology
  • Small-Medium Enterprises and Competitiveness

Eligibility for Participation

  • Private Bodies
  • Semi-governmental organisations
  • Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
  • State-owned Enterprises
  • Training Centres

Eligibility For Participation Notes

In order to be eligible, the applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must:

  • be legal entities (public or private bodies)
  • be established in one of the eligible countries, i.e.:
    • EU Member States (including overseas countries and territories (OCTs)
    • non-EU countries:
      • listed EEA countries and countries associated to the Digital Europe Programme or countries which are in ongoing negotiations for an association agreement and where the agreement enters into force before grant signature (list of participating countries)

Targeted stakeholders:
Public and private organisations in the eligible countries with relevant expertise in HPC.
Funding will cover traineeships in HPC facilities in companies, SMEs, HPC Hosting entities and centres of excellence and competence centres who make up the consortium.

Consortium composition – Proposals must be submitted by:
a consortium of a minimum of 3 independent entities (beneficiaries; not affiliated entities) from 3 different eligible countriesEligible activities

Call Opening Date


Call Closing Date


National Contact Point(s)

Ministry of Research, Innovation and Digital Policy

Eleana Gabriel
Directorate of Research and Innovation
Telephone: +357 22 691918

(Publish Date: 17/03/2023-for internal use only)

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