SHAPE (SME HPC Adoption Programme in Europe)

SHAPE (SME HPC Adoption Programme in Europe) aims to raise awareness and provide European SMEs with the expertise necessary to take advantage of the innovation possibilities created by high-performance computing (HPC), thus increasing their competitiveness. 

This pan-European initiative is supported by the PRACE project (Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe) and allows SMEs to benefit from the expertise and knowledge developed within the top-class PRACE Research Infrastructure.

Successful applicants to the SHAPE programme get effort from a PRACE HPC expert and access to machine time at a PRACE centre. In collaboration with the SME, the PRACE partner helps them try out their ideas for utilising HPC to enhance their business.