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An interdisciplinary Digital Twin Engine for science

Code interTwin (ID:101058386)

Beneficiary Entity

LIP - Laboratório de Instrumentação e Física Experimental de Partículas

Project summary

interTwin co-designs and implements the prototype of an interdisciplinary Digital Twin Engine (DTE), an open source platform thatprovides generic and tailored software components for modelling and simulation to integrate application-specific Digital Twins (DTs).Its specifications and implementation are based on a co-designed conceptual model - the DTE blueprint architecture - guided by theprinciples of open standards and interoperability. The ambition is to develop a common approach to the implementation of DTs thatis applicable across the whole spectrum of scientific disciplines and beyond to facilitate developments and collaboration.Co-design involves DT use cases for High energy physics, Radio astronomy, Astroparticle physics, Climate research, andEnvironmental monitoring, whose complex requirements are expected to significantly advance the state of the art of modelling andsimulation using heterogeneous distributed digital infrastructures, advanced workflow composition, real-time data management andprocessing, quality and uncertainty tracing of models, data fusion and analytics. As a result, a consolidation of software technologiessupporting research will emerge.The validation of the technology with multiple infrastructure facilities, will boost the accessibility of users to technological capacityand the support of AI uptake in research. interTwin builds on the capacities of experts from pan-European research infrastructuresand the long tail of science, an open source community of technology providers that will deliver TRL 6/7 capabilities to implement theinterdisciplinary DTE, experts of the European Centre of Excellence in Exascale Computing, and infrastructure providers from the EGIFederation, PRACE and EuroHPC supporting data and compute intensive science. interTwin key exploitable results will be continuallyco-developed and aligned with the contribution of external initiatives such as Destination Earth, EOSC, EuroGEO and EU data spaces.

Support under

Reforçar a investigação, o desenvolvimento tecnológico e a inovação

Region of Intervention




Total eligible cost

€ 12,000,000.00

EU financial support

€ 12,000,000.00

Funding LIP

€ 342,812.00

National public financial support

€ 0.00










Kickoff meeting: LIP partner presentationOral presentation in collaboration meeting


Jorge Humberto Lúcio Oliveira Gomes
Samuel Sousa Nascimento Bernardo
Zacarias José Miranda Benta