Sixteen BSC technologies on Innovation Radar for Digital Day 2018

10 April 2018
The European Commission’s Innovation Radar aims to identify high-potential innovations and innovators in EC-funded projects, helping to maximise the outcomes of public money spent on research.

Sixteen innovations developed at Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) within projects funded by the European Commission will be published on the Innovation Radar to celebrate Digital Day 2018 in Brussels. The innovations, which have been identified by independent experts, span a wide range of areas including low-power computing, big data analytics, the Internet of Things and wind energy.

The European Commission’s Innovation Radar, which was initially launched as a pilot in 2014, aims to identify high-potential innovations and innovators in EC-funded projects, helping to maximise the outcomes of public money spent on research. Innovations are classified in terms of their maturity using the following categories:

  • Exploration refers to innovations in early phases of technology readiness, but with high levels of commitment from the organisations developing them.
  • Commitment includes innovations for which concrete market-oriented ideas have been put together, which are considered as being advanced in market preparation, but whose technology needs further development.
  • Creation refers to innovations which are considered advanced in technology preparation, but which will require further work in order to become marketable products or services.
  • Optimisation is the category for innovations considered ready for the market, which are both technologically mature and whose project consortium is highly committed to bringing to the market.

The BSC innovations selected, which are listed below, were developed by teams from the Computer Science, CASE and Operations departments at BSC as part of 10 European projects.


  • Hardware designs for time-randomised multicore/manycore processors for safety-critical systems (avionics, space, railway, automotive)
    FP7 project: PROXIMA
  • Highly scalable Material Science Simulation Codes
    H2020 project: MaX
  • IoT Security
    FP7 project: COMPOSE
  • iServe
    FP7 project: COMPOSE
  • Platform prototype and SDS tools
    H2020 project: IOSTACK
  • Software Defined Storage Services for Big Data Analytics
    H2020 project: IOSTACK
  • Simulation Code Optimisation and Scaling
    H2020 project: MaX


  • Framework for below-Vdd and 3D integration
    FP7 project: ParaDIME
  • Power-estimator for heterogeneous CPU architectures
    FP7 project: ParaDIME
  • Interoperability between programming models used in HPC
    H2020 project: INTERTWINE
  • Programming model and tools

H2020 project: AXIOM

  • Vortex Bladeless SL: Parallel multi-code coupling Fluid-Structure Interaction

H2020 project: PRACE-4IP


  • Customer-Specific Performance Analysis for Parallel Codes
    H2020 project: POP
  • HPC ARM-based development tools ecosystem
    FP7 project: Mont-Blanc 2
  • IOStack Toolkit
    H2020 project: IOSTACK
  • Pre-Competitive Procurement (PCP) for energy efficient High Performance Computing (HPC) systems
    FP7 project: PRACE-3IP