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Upgrade of CaSToRC into a Center of Excellence in Simulation and Data Science

Objective

The project will upgrade the Computation-based Science and Technology Research Center of The Cyprus Institute (CyI) into a Centre of Excellence in Simulation and Data Science (SIMDAS) in Cyprus by teaming it with the Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ). Local partners are three public institutions as holders and providers of key data, the Departments of Antiquities, and Meteorology, and the Nicosia General Hospital, and two SMEs, Hyperion Systems Engineering, and SignalGeneriX connecting the center directly to commercial applications. During Phase-1 a comprehensive business plan for the six-year development of the center will be prepared with a detailed research, innovation and educational roadmap, governance structure, outreach and sustainability plan. Outreach and dissemination activities will engage the research communities, governmental institutions, and industry. The long-term vision of the SIMDAS project to be realized in Phase-2 revolves around five themes:
i) Simulation and data science fundamentals, tools and services: Develop methodologies, tools and services, including mathematical modeling, scalable data analytics and simulations algorithms, statistics, data management, mining, security and visualization, under a Transversal Lab.
ii) Simulation and data-driven research: Enable scientific breakthroughs in the key areas of Digital Cultural Heritage, Health and Life Sciences, Solar Energy, Earth System Science and Physical Sciences.
iii) Government and Industry: Pursue applications of tangible innovation potential in partnership with public and private institutions utilizing the industry expertise and structures of FZJ.
iv) Education: Expand graduate educational and training programs in SIMDAS.
v) Infrastructure: Design and build the knowledge environment and infrastructure for a sustainable operation and provisioning of computing and data-intensive services to the broader user communities, and promote the science hub role of CyI in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/physical sciences
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/atmospheric sciences/meteorology
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/big data
  • /natural sciences/mathematics/applied mathematics/mathematical model
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy/solar energy
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance

Call for proposal

H2020-WIDESPREAD-04-2017-TeamingPhase1
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

THE CYPRUS INSTITUTE
Address
Constantinou Kavafi 20
2121 Nicosia
Cyprus
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 139 375

Participants (6)

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 135 500
Address
Wilhelm Johnen Strasse
52428 Julich
Activity type
Research Organisations
MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT, COMMUNICATIONS AND WORKS
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 28 750
Address
Acheon 28
1424 Nicosia
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND ENVIRONMENT OF CYPRUS
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 22 500
Address
Athalassa
1417 Nicosia
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Ministry of Health of the Republic of Cyprus
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 25 625
Address
1 Prodromou Street & 17 Chilonos Street 1 & 17
1448 Nicosia
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
HYPERION SYSTEMS ENGINEERING LTD
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 22 500
Address
44 Kallipoleos Street 3 Floor
1071 Nicosia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SIGNALGENERIX LIMITED
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 22 500
Address
Grigori Afxentiou 23C Mesa Geitonia
4003 Limassol
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)