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Contact Data

Coordinator (Research & Technology organization)

Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center, PSNC

Coordinator website

Year Established



10 Jana Pawla II st., 61-139, Poznan (Poland)


Contact information

Adam Olszewski
+48 510117254



Mission: To create HPC tools for companies

Scope: HPC4Poland objective is to co-create and provide HPC tools in response to the demand of Polish manufacturing enterprises.

Services: We provide access to comprehensive digital simulation services. Our services include computational methods, such as Finite Element Method, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Fluid-Structure Interaction. Our core services may include the following building blocks:
-mesh modelling,
-set up of the dedicated HPC environment with the access interface,
-optimization of computational algorithms (including big data),
-access to area-specific software, such as Ansys, FlexSim, Altair Hyperworks,
-area-specific engineering suport in terms of defining parameters for computation and interpreting results,
-visualization of results.

In addition to the core HPC services, with our trusted Partners we provide support in the following areas:

-IoT services (connected devices, sensors and actuators networks), such as digitization of production lines, processing and visualization of IoT data, enabling federations of IoT platforms, bartering and trading of IoT data,
-interaction technologies (e.g. human machine interaction, motion recognition and language technologies),
-artificial intelligence and cognitive systems,
-augmented and virtual reality, visualization,
-broadband and other communication networks (e.g. 5G).

Moreover, via HPC4Poland a set of business development services is available:

-training and mentoring services in the area of digital technologies and Industry 4.0 transformation,
-innovation scouting,
-strategy development,
-access to specialist expertise and infrastructure,
-access to funding.

Misja: Tworzymy narzędzia HPC dla firm

Cel: Celem HPC4Poland jest tworzenie i udostępnianie narzędzi obliczeniowych dużej mocy (z ang. HPC-High Performance Computing), odpowiadających na zapotrzebowanie polskich przedsiębiorstw produkcyjnych.

Usługi: Zapewniamy dostęp do kompleksowych usług w zakresie prowadzenia symulacji numerycznych z wykorzystaniem szeregu metod obliczeniowych, w tym metody elementów skończonych (FEM) oraz metody obliczeniowej mechaniki płynów (CFD oraz FSI). Usługa węzła HPC4poland może obejmować wszystkie, bądź wybrane elementy:
-projektowanie modelu siatki,
-przygotowanie dedykowanego środowiska HPC i interfejsu dostępowego,
-optymalizacja algorytmów obliczeniowych (w tym big data),
-przeprowadzenie obliczeń,
-dostęp do oprogramowania typu Ansys, FlexSim, Altair Hyperworks,
-inżynieryjne wsparcie dziedzinowe w zakresie definiowania parametrów do obliczeń oraz interpretacji wyników,
-wizualizacja wyników.

Link to national or regional initiatives for digitising industry

HPC4Poland DIH and its partners are engaged in digital innovation related activities on regional, national and international levels. We participate in development of National and Regional Smart Specialization strategies and support our government in the creation of strategic documents.

On the European level, the DIH coordinator is delegate (next to the Ministry of Science) to the European Commission’s Future Internet Forum focusing on European future internet projects and acts as national contact point for NGI.

On a national level, the DIH co-creates the vision and strategy for the Polish Industry 4.0 Platform. 

On a regional level, we co-create the RIS of Wielkopolska Region and the development strategy Poznan 2030. Our offering is focused on Regional and National Smart Specialization areas and embraces the approach of local, national and European strategic documents, taking into account the key industrial areas originating from traditional economic specialisations and strengths of Wielkopolska Region.

HPC4Poland Digital Innovation Hub (DIH) has been launched in 2016 as a result of the project named Feasibility for cloud based simulation services hub to accelerate the servitization processes in smart factories, completed under the Innovation for Manufacturing SMEs (I4MS) initiative.

Market and Services

Market sectors

  • Manufacture of chemicals, chemical products and man-made fibres
  • Manufacture of rubber and plastic products
  • Manufacture of machinery and equipment
  • Manufacture of electrical and optical equipment
  • Manufacture of transport equipment
  • Other Manufacturing

TRL Focus

  • TRL6 - System/subsystem model or prototype demonstration in a relevant environment
  • TRL7 - System prototype demonstration in an operational environment
  • TRL8 - Actual system completed and qualified through test and demonstration
  • TRL9 - Actual system proven through successful mission operations

Services provided

  • Collaborative Researchs
  • Concept validation and prototyping
  • Testing and validation
  • Digital Maturity Assessment
  • Incubator/accelerator support
  • Access to Funding and Investor Readiness Services
  • Education and skills development

Service Examples

Big data analysis for production line and intralogistics optimization

Ster sp. z o.o. company (seats manufacturer for transportation vehicles) needed to optimize their intralogistics and production line efficacy. Three services were introduced: production line balancing, production objects balancing, computational intralogistics optimization. The following technologies were used: HPC computing, LogABS computational model, data aquisition from operational routes, assembly diagrammes and chronometers.

More details:

Advanced 3D digital immersion platform with HPC rendering in distributed network architecture

Meble VOX company (furniture manufacturer) needed an HPC-based visual immersion system for advanced visualization of furniture to enable remote interior design and speed up furniture prototyping. The provided complex solution (a dedicated 3 level digital immersion environment) combined the following technologies: HPC computation environment for 3D object rendering and positioning, distributed network architecture, Virtual Reality and immersion cave systems, elements of artificial intelligence.

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Accelleration / business development

AISENS company (offering remote rehabilitation services) required IT related business development support. It received a 6 months accelleration and tailored mentoring service, including: business model development, building monetization strategy, fundraising and internationalization recommendations. 

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Organizational form

Networked organization, without formal structure



Number of employees


Evolutionary Stage

Fully operational

Geographical Scope



  • Horizon 2020
  • European Social Fund
  • European Regional Development Fund
  • Regional funding
  • Private funding
  • Partner resources


Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center, PSNC

Partner Type

Research & Technology organization


Poznan University of Technology

Partner Type



Fundingbox Accelerator Sp. z o.o.

Partner Type




Partner Type



Polish Agency for Entrepreneurship Development

Partner Type

Economic development agency


Atres Intralogistics Ltd.

Partner Type



Wielkopolska ICT Cluster

Partner Type

Networked, cluster organization



Partner Type

Research & Technology organization


Technological competences

  • Robotics and autonomous systems
  • Internet of Things (e.g. connected devices, sensors and actuators networks)
  • Artificial Intelligence and cognitive systems
  • Advanced or High performance computing
  • Data mining, big data, database management
  • Augmented and virtual reality, visualization
  • Simulation and modelling
  • Cloud computing
Last updated: 20/11/18 13:47