The Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), through its FCCN Unit, is promoting the National Survey on Advanced Computing 2023 (INCA 2023). This initiative is mainly addressed to the National Science and Technology System and the National Innovation System and aims to assess needs and propose solutions to boost the area of advanced computing in Portugal.
The INCA 2023 is an essential step to identify the specific needs of the sector and guide the development of public policies aligned with the needs of the scientific and technological community. By collecting comprehensive information, the survey seeks to understand scientific computing requirements and identify existing challenges and opportunities to boost research, innovation and technological development in several areas.
The results of the survey will be used to inform the developments of the National Advanced Computing Network, a nationwide infrastructure of computing resource, as well as for the review of the National Advanced Computing Strategy, which will take place later in 2023.
The General Directorate on Education and Science Statistics (DGEEC) and the National Innovation Agency (ANI) were involved in the operationalization of the survey. The involvement of research, development, and innovation (R&D&I) institutions is essential to ensure that public policies are developed on a comprehensive and representative view of the sector.
The National Survey on Advanced Computing is requested to be answered, by all institutions of the National Science and Technology System, by 18 July at https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/INCA-2023