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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.
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:
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:
The organisation hosting the trainee would:
In order to be eligible, the applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must:
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
Ministry of Research, Innovation and Digital Policy
Directorate of Research and Innovation
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(Publish Date: 17/03/2023-for internal use only)
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