The SHAPE programme (SME HPC Adoption Programme in Europe), led by the European research infrastructure PRACE, opened on 22 June 2016 its 4th call for applications towards European SMEs. Based on the model of the French HPC for SMEs Initiative, carried out by Bpifrance, GENCI and Inria between 2010 and 2015, SHAPE intends to support the use of HPC by European industry, in particular SMEs. 

SHAPE's assistance, which includes expertise and access to PRACE computing resources for targeted tests, allows the selected SMEs to demonstrate the gain in competitiveness achieved with HPC

2 French SMEs were selected among 8 in the past call for applications of SHAPE.

SHAPE's 4th call for applications will end on 9 September 2016.

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