Discover
Great EU-funded Innovations

Innovation

Improved Simulation Software Packages for Molecular Dynamics

Market Maturity

Exploring: These are innovations that are actively exploring value creation opportunities.More about market maturity categories

Innovation topic

Excellent Science

Date of analysis

Innovation Radar's analysis of this innovation is based on data collected on 20/11/2018

Go to market needs

Needs that, if addressed, can increase the chances this innovation gets to (or closer to) the market incude:

  • Prepare for Market entry
  • Project

    This innovation was developed under the Horizon 2020 project E-CAM. Details of this project are provided below:

    Project acronym: E-CAM

    Project Title: An e-infrastructure for software, training and consultancy in simulation and modelling

    Project description: E-CAM will create, develop and sustain a European infrastructure for computational science applied to simulation and modelling of materials and of biological processes of industrial and societal importance. Building on the already significant network of 15 CECAM centres across Europe and the PRACE initiative, it will create a distributed, sustainable centre for simulation and modelling at and across the atomic, molecular and continuum scales. The ambitious goals of E-CAM will be achieved through three complementary instruments: 1. development, testing, maintenance, and dissemination of robust software modules targeted at end-user needs;2. advanced training of current and future academic and industrial researchers able to exploit these capabilities; 3. multidisciplinary, coordinated, top-level applied consultancy to industrial end-users (both large multinationals and SMEs). The creation and development of this infrastructure will also impact academic research by creating a training opportunity for over 300 researchers in computational science as applied to their domain expertise. It will also provide a structure for the optimisation and long-term maintenance of important codes and provide a route for their exploitation. Based on the requests from its industrial end-users, E-CAM will deliver new software in a broad field by creating over 200 new, robust software modules. The modules will be written to run with maximum efficiency on hardware with different architectures, available at four PRACE centres and at the Hartree Centre for HPC in Industry. The modules will form the core of a software library (the E-CAM library) that will continue to grow and provide benefit well beyond the funding period of the project. E-CAM has a 60 month duration, involves 48 staff years of effort, has a total budget of €5,836,897 and is requesting funding from the EC of €4,836,897, commensurate with achieving its ambitious goals.

    Project end date: 30/09/2020

    More info:

    • Read more about this project on CORDIS (find names of contact persons and their phone numbers on the CORDIS page)

    • Details of this project on the Horizon 2020 dashboard

    Key Innovator(s)

    TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN

    WIEN, AT

    Higher Education Institute / Research Centre

    SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL

    SWINDON, UK

    Higher Education Institute / Research Centre

    UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM

    AMSTERDAM, NL

    Higher Education Institute / Research Centre