From July 2013 until the end of 2015, ScaleTools was a key partner of the cloudSME project, whose baseline technology it constantly improved and adapted to project requirements. The cloudSME project was funded by the EU, in order to implement a scalable platform offering simulation software as a service for manufacturing end engineering SMEs. One of its main technology components, namely the Cloudbroker Platform, was recently awarded for its innovation potential in the latest study by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission. It was ranked as No. 1 EU innovation among 517 innovations in information and communication technology (ICT) from 279 FP7 and H2020 EU projects, which were examined by the study regarding their innovation readiness, innovation management and market potential.
The CloudBroker Platform was the major output of the SCI-BUS project which finished in September 2014. The results of SCI-BUS have been carried forward in the CloudSME project by ScaleTools, who participated in both projects.
ScaleTools as one of the major partners of both projects considerably contributed to the success of the project, by performing the development necessary to enhance the baseline platform technology. This mainly included the development of necessary cloud adapters and the development and integration of the commercial components, porting of simulation applications and supporting the front-end / GUI tools which have been implemented together with its partner CloudBroker, the owner of the CloudBroker platform.