The PPI4HPC project has been shortlisted for the Procura+ Awards under the category of Outstanding Innovation Procurement in ICT, which is recognising the outstanding application of Procurement of Innovation and Pre-commercial procurement of ICT.
PPI4HPC was selected among other projects due to its innovative joint procurement process aiming to acquire innovative high-performance supercomputers and storage systems for science and engineering applications. The Procura+ Awards jury appreciated the project’s efforts to achieve a significant upgrade of the European HPC infrastructure towards future exascale systems.
Procura+ Awards are organised by the Procura+ Network that has been developed by and for procurers and staff dealing with sustainability and innovation issues in public authorities. The awards highlight sustainable and innovation procurements and tender procedures and give visibility to the most dynamic, forward-looking and innovative public authorities and their initiatives.
The results for this year will be announced in August 2020. The procured solutions will have a strong potential for replication and scaling up and will be an excellent showcase in using sustainable and innovation procurement instruments to purchase cutting edge solutions, particularly in the field of ICT.