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

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.
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Coordinator

THE CYPRUS INSTITUTE

Address

Constantinou Kavafi 20
2121 Lefkosia

Cyprus

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 139 375

Participants (6)

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FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 135 500

MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT, COMMUNICATIONS AND WORKS

Cyprus

EU Contribution

€ 28 750

MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND ENVIRONMENT OF CYPRUS

Cyprus

EU Contribution

€ 22 500

Ministry of Health of the Republic of Cyprus

Cyprus

EU Contribution

€ 25 625

HYPERION SYSTEMS ENGINEERING LTD

Cyprus

EU Contribution

€ 22 500

SIGNALGENERIX LIMITED

Cyprus

EU Contribution

€ 22 500

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 763558

  • Start date

    1 September 2017

  • End date

    31 August 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.4.a.

  • Overall budget:

    € 396 750

  • EU contribution

    € 396 750

Coordinated by:

THE CYPRUS INSTITUTE

Cyprus