• SEED consortium includes 8 full partners (universities) and 5 associated partners. The programme is coordinated by UPC and managed by CIMNE

  • SEED program aims to meet industry current needs, where early product prototyping and development is now entirely carried out through numerical modelling, prior to physical experimentation of a few selected designs.



Call for SEED fellowships 2015 opens on 15 October 2014 and closes on 5 January 2015.
The Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate SEED provides in-depth training in the development and implementation of new state-of-the-art computational techniques for the modelling and solution of cutting-edge engineering problems in industry. Research will be carried out one or more up-to-date techniques such as:

  • Discontinuous Galerkin (DG)
  • Fluid Structure Interaction (FI)
  • Isogeometric analysis
  • X-FEM
  • Mesh-free methods
  • Mortar Methods
  • Error estimation
  • Multi-scale analysis
  • Mesh generation


SEED program aims to meet industry current needs, where early product prototyping and development is now entirely carried out through numerical modelling, prior to physical experimentation of a few selected designs. The complexities of such models require new computational approaches, which are the main focus of SEED research activities. As a result, SEED candidates aim to cover important areas in engineering which include:

  • Biomedical engineering: vascular system, respiratory system, tissue engineering.
  • Civil engineering: soil stability, foundations, earthquake engineering, durability.
  • Aerospace engineering: composite materials, turbulence analysis, aerodynamics.
  • Environmental engineering: noise analysis, pollution analysis, risk management.


Students will be also taught to develop core entrepreneurial skills to successfully move ideas into commercial practice through a series of transversal entrepreneurship modules, as part of their training. Doctoral students will be immersed in an innovation environment through interaction with newly established R&D spin-offs hosted within specialist incubator units.