Inria is the only French public research body fully dedicated to computational sciences. Throughout its 8 research centres and its 180 project teams, Inria has a workforce of 3,400 scientists with an annual budget of 265 million euros. MIMESIS research team at Inria focuses on creating a synergy between clinicians and scientists in order to develop new technologies capable of redefining healthcare, with a strong emphasis on clinical translation. They developed a partnership with the Institut Hospitalo-Universitaire- IHU on image-guided minimally invasive surgery. Over the past years they have developed new approaches supporting advanced simulations in the context of simulation for training. They now propose to focus our research on the use of real-time simulation for per-operative guidance. The underlying objectives include numerical techniques for real-time computation and data-driven simulation dedicated to patient-specific modeling. The main research topics are: Real-time patient-specific computational models ; Adaptive meshing and advanced simulation techniques and Image-driven simulation.

University of Limerick 

The University of Limerick (ULIM) with over 13,000 students and 1,300 staff is an energetic and enterprising institution with a proud record of innovation and excellence in education, research and scholarship. Composite Materials and Manufacturing research is conducted within The Bernal Institute at ULIM has state-of-the-art composites manufacturing laboratory and host the Irish Composites Centre (ICOMP). Material sciences and technologies, and especially for composite materials, require data-driven simulation at every level from the material modeling and  manufacturing to the analysis of structural mechanics. To this respect, the Bernal Institute at ULIM is a an internationally leading centre in composite materials technologies and their state-of-the-art equipment will be to your disposal during the DRIVEN project.

University of Texas, Austin

The University of Texas at Austin is ranked amongst the biggest and best research universities in the USA. UT Austin is home to more than 51,000 students and 3,000 teaching faculty. UT Austin is the flagship school of the University of Texas System, which includes nine academic universities and six health institutions statewide.The Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES) is an interdisciplinary research unit and graduate program at UT Austin dedicated to the advancing computational science and engineering through a variety of programs and research centers. The institute currently supports 11 research centres, six research groups and maintains the Computational Sciences, Engineering and Mathematics Program, a graduate degree program leading to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computational Science, Engineering and Mathematics. ICES supports 11 research centres and six research groups. Each centre and group is organized around a research topic and is directed by an ICES faculty member.