Research Infrastructures - EuroCC Belgium

H2020 RI


Within the EuroCC project under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 program (H2020), participating countries are tasked with establishing a single National Competence Centre (NCC) in the area of high-performance computing (HPC) and high-performance data analytics (HPDA). Each NCC will coordinate activities in all HPC-related fields at the national level and serve as a contact point for customers from industry, science, (future) HPC experts, and the general public alike.

Project description

For Belgium, the NCC is a consortium of 12 entities:


These are the objectives of EuroCC Belgium:

  • Support usage of high-performance computing and data analytics
  • Set up a full training offer
  • Set up a framework to ease access to HPC/HPDA for industry
  • Identify available competences at national and European level
  • Facilitate access to systems, scientific and technical expertise and knowledge pools
  • Set up communication and dissemination actions

Role of Ghent University

Ghent University is joint task-leader of WP30.5, set on mapping HPC/Big Data/AI technical competences within Belgium.
UGent is further involved as a contributor in WP30.3 focusing on ‘Technology Transfer/Business Development’ and WP30.4 ‘Collaboration with Industry’.



Ewald Pauwels
HPC-UGent, department ICT