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Basic Information

Prof. Dr. Gabriele Marquart
Prof. Alexander Mitsos, Ph.D.
Faculty / Institution:
Mechanical Engineering, Georesources and Materials Engineering
Excellent Science
Project duration:
01.10.2015 to 30.09.2018
EU contribution:
5.403.491 euros
  EU flag This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 676629.  


Energy oriented Centre of Excellence for computer applications


The aim of the present proposal is to establish an Energy Oriented Centre of Excellence for computing applications, (EoCoE). EoCoE (pronounce “Echo”) will use the prodigious potential offered by the ever-growing computing infrastructure to foster and accelerate the European transition to a reliable and low carbon energy supply. To achieve this goal, we believe that the present revolution in hardware technology calls for a similar paradigm change in the way application codes are designed. EoCoE will assist the energy transition via targeted support to four renewable energy pillars: Meteo, Materials, Water and Fusion, each with a heavy reliance on numerical modelling. These four pillars will be anchored within a strong transversal multidisciplinary basis providing high-end expertise in applied mathematics and HPC.


  • Commissariat à l’énergie et aux énergies alternatives, France (Coordinator)
  • Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Germany
  • Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaft e.V., Germany
  • Agenzia nazionale per le nuove tecnologie, l'energia e lo sviluppo economico sostenibile, Italy
  • Centre Européen de Recherche et de Formation Avancée en Calcul Scientifique, France
  • Instytut Chemii Bioorganicznej Polskiej Akademii Nauk, Poland
  • Università degli Studi di Trento, Italy
  • Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Angewandten Forschung e.V., Germany
  • University of Bath, United Kingdom
  • The Cyprus Institute, Cyprus
  • Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy
  • Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
  • Barcelona Supercomputing Center – Centro Nacional de Supercomputación, Spain