Projects funded by the European Commission

DARE – Delivering Agile Research Excellence on European e-Infrastructures

The aim of the DARE project is to provide a new working environment for scientific communities, wrestling with the challenges of extreme data, computing and complexity. For that purpose, DARE includes experts and use cases from two research infrastructures: EPOS (European Plate Observing System) and IS-ENES (Infrastructure for the European Network of Earth System Modelling), engaging in the co-design and production use of extreme methods that address these challenges. The resulting platform and development context will build transparent, traceable and developer-friendly bridges over existing European e-infrastructures and services and consequently allow for easily usable and reproducible huge data-driven experiments, and rapid prototyping. SCAI will take part in various aspects of the project but primarily contribute its expertise as an e-infrastructure expert in service integration and operations on highly distributed infrastructures.
Project duration: 01/2018 - 12/2020 – Supporting European Experts Presence in International Standardisation Activities in ICT defines a pragmatic approach to reinforcing EU expert presence in international ICT standardisation. By setting up, managing and monitoring a continuous open call, will provide a streamlined process supporting the participation and contribution of EU specialists in SDOs & SSOs in the 5 essential building blocks of the Digital Single Market (DSM), viz.: cloud computing, 5G communications, IoT, cybersecurity & data technologies.
Project duration: 01/2018 - 12/2019


PHAGO - a new approach to help patients with Alzheimer's disease

It was only recently discovered that the innate immunoreceptor genes TREM2 and CD33 / SGLEC3 play a role in Alzheimer's disease. However, the significance of the identified genes and of the cellular mechanism has not been sufficiently investigated. The PHAGO project is designed to close these knowledge gaps and develop new tools and test methods that work on these immune receptors and open the way to the development of drugs that inhibit the course of the disease. This will allow new therapies for Alzheimer's patients. The project is funded by the Innovative Medicine Initiative (IMI), a public-private partnership between the European Union and the Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries in Europe (EFPIA).
Project duration: 11/2016 - 10/2021



The European research initiative EPAD targets to improve the understanding of the early phases of Alzheimer's disease and to develop provisions which contribute to the prevention of Alzheimer. Project duration: 01/2015 - 12/2019

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HBP - The Human Brain Project

In the "Human Brain Project" (HBP), which is funded by the European Commission, leading research institutions work together to better understand the human brain. For that purpose the project partners will develop new simulation methods, for example on high performance computers. The project aims to develop new therapeutic approaches for the treatment of brain diseases and new methods of High Performance Computing. Project duration: 10/2013 - 03/2020

Projects funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi)

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MathEnergy - Mathematical Key Technologies for Energy Networks

The project MathEnergy develops mathematical aproaches to tackle the challenges which arise in the context of the energy turnaround. In order to adapt the workload and the expansion of the energy networks, offers and demands have to be adjusted and flexibilities among the energy sources have to be utilized. For this purpose, network-transcending models and model-based monitoring, controlling and evaluation concepts are developed. The goal is to develop a software package for hierarchical complex network models which supports stochastically varying input data and workflows for the integrated simulation and analysis of network-transcendent scenarios of the energy supply with power and gas. Project duration: 10/2016 - 09/2020
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Projects funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

ORKA-HPC: OpenMP for Reconfigurable Heterogeneous Architectures

The project "OpenMP for Reconfigurable Heterogeneous Architectures" (ORKA-HPC) aims to support the use of field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) in heterogeneous HPC architectures. The parallel programming interface for the productive use of the FPGAs will be OpenMP. FPGAs are reconfigurable and allow very efficient implementation of algorithms; but their programming is currently very time-consuming. The developments in ORKA-HPC will significantly reduce the porting effort on FPGAs.
Project duration: 11/2017 - 10/2020


VMAP - Virtual Material Modelling in Manufacturing

The VMAP project aims to gain a common understanding of interoperable definitions for virtual material models in CAE. Using industrial use cases from major material domains and with representative manufacturing processes, new concepts will be created for a universal material exchange interface for virtual engineering workflows.
Project duration: 09/2017 - 08/2020

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RoKoRa - Secure human-robot collaboration using high-resolution radars

In the RoKoRa project, the aim is to exclude hazards of humans by robots. For this purpose, compact radar systems are used. They offer many advantages: radars operate independently of any lighting and are largely insensitive to environmental conditions. In addition, radar sensors can measure not only the distance to the sensor, but also the motion vector of the detected targets. The sensor system to be developed significantly improves personnel safety in human-robot collaboration, resulting in new degrees of freedom for a safe cooperation with larger robots and at higher distance-dependent execution speeds. In the project, SCAI develops a software component for environmental perception for situational analysis and decision-making using methods of machine learning.
Project duration: 07/2017 - 06/2020

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The ITEA project Flex4Apps addresses the challenges of monitoring and optimizing large, distributed, cyber-physical systems. The goal of the project is to provide a solution to manage the high data volumes and complexity of system monitoring whilst disturbing the target system as little as possible.
Project duration: 08/2016 - 07/2019
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In the project IDSN (Integrative data semantics for neurodegenerative research) Fraunhofer SCAI, the Deutsche Zentrum für neurodegenerative Erkrankungen (DZNE) and the Universitätsklinikum Bonn (UKB) cooperate to improve the early recognition of dementia diseases. For that purpose they analyze clinical data and research data in an overall view.
Project duration: 03/2016 - 02/2019
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Aim of the project WAVE is the development and implementation of a portable HPC toolbox for the simulation and inversion of wave fields (including reverse time migration). Project duration: 02/2016 - 07/2019
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Further Funded Projects

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Modeling and optimization of the coupling of energy sectors for the flexibilization of the energy infrastructure.
Duration: 06/2016 - 06/2019
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