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Apply until:

Funding up to:

If you are:

September 4, 2024

€300 000

Startup; SME

Industry:

Any

Short description:

The Fortissimo Plus (FFplus) project empowers European SMEs by integrating advanced computational capabilities to drive innovation and enhance competitiveness. It features two open call tracks: the Call for Business Experiments, aimed at addressing the uptake of High-Performance Computing (HPC) by SMEs, and the Call for Innovation Studies, which focuses on developing generative AI models using large-scale European HPC resources. The initiative seeks to fund projects that showcase the benefits of adopting HPC and AI technologies, supporting SMEs and start-ups in their digital transformation journeys. The FFplus project aims to fund multiple projects under these calls, promoting the use of HPC in various business challenges and enhancing generative AI capabilities in areas such as large language models, customized AI solutions, and innovative computational methods. The overarching goal is to demonstrate significant business impacts, including increased innovation potential, competitiveness, and successful AI model deployment across diverse sectors.

Eligibility Criterias:

Selected startups and SMEs will receive a grant of up to €200,000 for the Call for Business Experiments and up to €300,000 for the Call for Innovation Studies, which are non-diluting, meaning they do not require giving up equity in the company. This funding is intended to support the development and implementation of innovative HPC and generative AI solutions, including product development, market research, and pilot testing in real-world business and technological settings.

The grant also provides technical and business support through tailored workshops and mentorship, helping beneficiaries grow and scale their solutions. Regular evaluations will ensure projects meet predefined objectives and KPIs, such as increased innovation potential, business impact, and technological advancement. Additionally, tailored services will support the delivery and expansion of project activities, including technical guidance and resource optimization.

Funds are disbursed in multiple tranches based on the delivery of project reports and evaluations: an initial advance payment at the start of the project, followed by subsequent installments linked to the delivery of intermediate and final reports. All activities must comply with relevant data protection and ethical guidelines, particularly when involving sensitive data or advanced computational methods.

Projects under the Call for Business Experiments must address one of the following areas: numerical simulation, data analytics, AI integration, and other HPC applications that solve specific business challenges. Projects under the Call for Innovation Studies should focus on developing generative AI models, including large language models, customized AI solutions, and other advanced AI applications. Each solution must be rigorously tested and evaluated, and include a detailed project proposal outlining how it will meet the objectives and requirements of the selected challenge area.

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