A model for industrial usage is being developed to allow companies and start-ups to use computational resources either for research and development (R&D) or for proprietary projects on a pay as you compute basis, as well as other special access models for businesses such as annual subscription fees and confidential access. SimEA will strengthen the cooperation of CaSToRC with industrial partners, by driving innovation in engineering applications, assisting also other researchers to better exploit their research outcomes, and make the best utilization of the center’s infrastructure and expertise. Industrial access models will be developed, evaluated, and subsequently adopted for access to the production systems of CaSToRC.

Industry weeks

A yearly industry week, during which graduate students and researchers from CaSToRC will carry out an applied research project defined with an industrial partner or participant. This intensive, week-long co-development program with industrial partners will prepare students for job placement.

Co-supervision with industry

Co-supervision program for Ph.D. students with industry and governmental units is being developed. The expectation is that this program will implement co-development projects and support future graduate students.

National role

Collaboration with engineering departments at local universities and the introduction of advanced computation and data science to engineering applications in academia and industry will provide advanced computing infrastructure and knowhow.