PRACE Industrial Seminar 2013

5th PRACE Executive Industrial Seminar
HPC Changing Europe’s Industrial Landscape

15th and 16th April 2013, Bad Boll, Stuttgart, Germany
A seminar designed for key decision makers in the area of modelling, numerical simulation and technology

In the times of increasing global economic challenges, PRACE Industrial Seminar is heading to the cradle of the European car industry, nowadays a well-known cluster of high-tech and engineering industry as well as academic and research organisations. The 5th PRACE Industrial Seminar will take place in Stuttgart, one of the most vibrant European industrial regions and home to a number of world-class companies. In Stuttgart, business meets the future.

During the event, we will demonstrate the results obtained by the companies using the PRACE infrastructure, review PRACE’s Industrial Offer and introduce PRACE’s Industrial Advisory Committee (IAC), as well as tackle a number of significant business and technological topics in the HPC industrial use area.

Within two half-days in the relaxing surroundings of Stuttgart, the event will provide answers to the following questions:

  • How your company could benefit from PRACE’s Industrial Open Research Access Programme
  • How HPC can help save time and money as well as improve quality and accuracy
  • How HPC application changes the behaviour of supply chains (i.e. customers and suppliers)

The Seminar will offer several key-note speakers from Europe’s leading innovative companies, introducing Europe’s most exciting HPC applications and how they have changed their organisations’ prototyping and simulation paradigms, together with thematic sessions on HPC industrial applications e.g. in the automotive or pharma industry.

PRACE Industrial Seminars

Already a tradition in the European HPC landscape, they serve as a forum to develop PRACE’s working relations with Industry. The 2012 event took place in Bologna in April 2012 and attracted a total of 96 attendees, including 67 non-PRACE attendees, and 30 speakers who provided 20 talks and 4 workshops. 30 of the companies attending were SMEs and 21 of them attended such an event for the first time. In total, the four industrial seminars to date have attracted as many as 120 different companies of various business and industrial profiles.


Participation in the seminar is by invitation only. If you have not been invited and are interested in taking part in the event, please send an email to our Seminar Organisation Team at If you have already been sent a password required for registration, please proceed to fill in the registration form (registration is now closed).


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Public presentations are available for download here.

Supporting Program

For those registered participants who arrive early, we have organized a tour of the Mercedes-Benz Engine Production Plant on Monday morning as a supplement to the main programme.

Attendance to this activity is limited to 30 persons and is provided on a first come first serve basis.


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Hotel Accommodation

Accommodation in the seminar hotel can be booked with the registration for the seminar. For more information, please go to the registration form link.


The seminar will take place in the suggestive atmosphere of Bad Boll at the edge of the Swabian Alb.

The seminar will open on April 15th at 12:00 and close on April 16th at 13:30. A lunch buffet will welcome participants on the 15th and will close the event on the 16th, offering a taste of the unique food and drink of Swabia.

A bus shuttle service from Stuttgart Airport to the venue will be organized for the seminar attendees.

Hotel Bad Boll, Michael-Hörauf-Weg 2, 73087 Bad Boll

Seminaris Hotel Bad Boll, Michael-Hörauf-Weg 2, 73087 Bad Boll

PRACE Open Competition 2013

PRACE continues its effort to identify the most innovative HPC application in Europe. The objective of this contest is to award the boldest industrial HPC end-user application – we want to see how far one can take this technology in changing the present paradigms of HPC use by European industry. As usual, this competition is open to all fields of HPC and industrial sectors and is not necessary to take part in the Seminar in order to enter this contest.

This year’s competition (its second round) is open to end-user applications challenging the traditional way of doing business in Europe. We are looking for compelling HPC solutions submitted by industrial end-users that address a specific business problem within the industrial environment of the applicant, changing the operational patterns of their business.

For more information, please visit our Open Competition web page.

For questions and further information please contact us at:
is2013-info (at)