On 9th February 2017 at the Faculty of Information Studies took place the Kick-Off event of InnoHPC project in the framework of the Interreg Danube Transnational Programme. The main objective of the InnoHPC project is to create transnational HPC laboratory for co-designing knowledge-intensive innovative products with high value-added in transnational value-chains. Besides the lead partner (FIS), in the project are involved Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding (Romania), RISC Software GmbH (Austria), Research Centre Regional and Global Development (Bulgaria), University of Rijeka, Center for Advanced Computing and Modelling (Croatia), IT$Innovations National Supercomputing Center, VSB-Technical University of Ostrava (Czech Republic), Budapest Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Hungary), Technical University of Kosice (Slovakia), West University of Timisoara (Romania), Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia – Electronic and electrical engineering association (Slovenia), University of Ljubljana (Ljubljana), Regional economic development agency for Sumadija and Pomoravlje (Serbia), Sarajevo Economic Region Development Agency (Bosnia and Hertzegovina), Regional Development Agency for Bjelasica, Komovi and Prokletije (Montenegro), University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Science (Serbia), Agency for Innovation and Technology Transfer (Moldova), The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre (United Kingdom) and Waterford Institute of Technology (Ireland).
The event started with welcome from Gregor Macedoni, mayor of Novo mesto; prof. dr. Dejan Jelovac, dean of FIS; and Tomaž Kordiš, director of GZDBK, proceeded by key-note speakers Tomi Iljaš, Arctur; dr. Tomaž Savšek, TPV Novo mesto; mag. Marko Bohar, GZS; and dr. Tomáš Karásek, University of Ostrava, IT4Innovations. Additionally, during the first day of the Kick-off meeting there were organized three round tables, with the main focus on High Performance Computing
The following day, namely on 10th of February 2017 the Steering Committee meeting took place, where a number of administrative issues were discussed regarding the InnoHPC project.