IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Center conducts excellent research via national and international projects. Quite unique is the success rate in being involved in projects in the European Union's Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, where IT4Innovations currently features in 16 international projects, in one of which as the coordinator.
The European Union's Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation for the period 2014-2020 supports world-class science. With a budget of over €77 billion, it is the largest transnational research programme in the world. Horizon 2020 funds research in all areas of science and innovation and is open to, among others, universities, research institutions, and industry, offering a variety of funding opportunities for their research activities and collaborations. Its projects and recent challenges are currently running towards their completion and a smooth transition to the new Horizon Europe Framework Programme.
The IT4Innovations research teams are actively involved in many research projects. However, cooperation on international projects remains a priority in research and development activities. Currently, IT4Innovations is part of a consortium of 16 projects, namely, for example, the EuroCC project, under which IT4Innovations is building the National Competence Centre for HPC. At the same time, it is a member of the European POP2 Centre of Excellence in HPC and ensures coordination of the LEXIS project aimed at building a smart platform for efficient data processing using HPC, big data, and cloud technologies. “Of the newly launched projects, I would like to mention the LIGATE project, which will contribute to increasing the speed and accuracy of computer-aided drug design, and the SCALABLE project conducted in collaboration with the Renault and Airbus companies to develop massively parallel software based on the Lattice-Boltzman method for computational Fluid Dynamics calculations. However, the strategic plan for the future is to further increase the involvement of our scientists in international research projects through the Horizon Europe Framework Programme," says Tomáš Kozubek, the Scientific Director of IT4Innovations.
Very often, international projects also support innovative activities. Innovations typically resulting from projects are monitored by the Innovation Radar. This is a European Commission initiative that identifies high potential innovations and innovators in the framework programmes for research and innovation. Excellent research carried out by IT4Innovations has also been confirmed by the result of the Innovation Radar ranking IT4Innovations among the key innovators of the Czech Republic with its seven innovations supported by European projects. For more information, see here.
For research projects within the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme IT4Innovations participates in, see here.