Governance

There are three bodies in the EuroHPC Joint Undertaking:

Governing Board

The Governing Board is composed of representatives of the EU and Participating States. The Commission and each Participating State appoint one representative in the Governing Board. Each representative may be accompanied by one expert.

The Governing Board is responsible for strategic policy making and funding decisions related to the activities of the Joint Undertaking, in particular for all the public procurement activities and the research and innovation actions.

The EU holds 50% of the voting rights through the Commission representative. The voting rights of the EU are indivisible; the rest of the voting rights are distributed among the Participating States according to the following lines:

  • For the general administrative tasks of the Joint Undertaking, the voting rights of the Participating States should be distributed equally among them.
  • For the tasks corresponding to setting up the work plan for the acquisition of supercomputers, the selection of the hosting entity and the research and innovation activities of the Joint Undertaking, the voting rights of the Participating States that are Member States are based on the principle of qualified majority. The Participating States that are countries associated with Horizon 2020 hold voting rights for the tasks corresponding to the research and innovation activities.
  • For the tasks corresponding to the acquisition and operation of supercomputers, only those Participating States and the EU that contribute resources to the procurement of petascale supercomputers and the total cost of ownership of pre-exascale supercomputers have voting rights proportional to their contribution.

Executive Director

The Executive Director is chief executive responsible for day-to-day management of the Joint Undertaking in accordance with the decisions of the Governing Board and is the legal representative of the Joint Undertaking.

 

Industrial and Scientific Advisory Board 

The Industrial and Scientific Advisory Board consists of the Research and Innovation Advisory Group (RIAG) and the Infrastructure Advisory Group (INFRAG) which provide independent advice to the Governing Board on the strategic research and innovation agenda and on the acquisition and operation of the supercomputers owned by the Joint Undertaking.