NCC presenting the success story:

NCC-Bulgaria is founded by Institute of Information and Communication Technologies at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” and the University of National and World Economy.

NCC-Bulgaria is focused on:

  • Creating a roadmap for successful work in the field of high performance computing, big data analysis and artificial intelligence.
  • Analysing the existing competencies and facilitating the use of HPC/HPDA/AI in Bulgaria
  • Raising awareness and promoting HPC/HPDA/AI use in companies and the public sector.

Industrial organisations involved:

PLYGear – manufacturing and engineering sector

Technical Challenge: Improving the precision of furniture designed for specific environment

Furniture born in timely recorded digital dreams. Stepping on the possibilities that plywood provides with its stability, appearance and noble surface. Adding a functional minimalist design. Mixing ideas with passion and engineering precision. The material  used is the highest quality birch plywood, hand finished and treated with natural oils. Each model is designed and implemented in virtual environment, and then prototypes are proceeded.

The challenge is the shape desired by the customer and the space available in the interior.  Another challenge is to preserve the precision of the elements despite the complexity of the environment.


Improving the furniture precision by connecting the tailoring machine to a high-performance computer for a faster implementation of a code to produce delicate, fragile elements.

Module I – interface: this module records the data provided by the customer, determines the parameters of the material needed for the specific design, send the information to the tailoring machine operator; various options are available (e-mail; mobile-SMS; bot-supported phone call)

Module II – machine learning: AI and Machine Learning fully revolutionise the furniture design on demand. By providing the customers with an interactive dashboard the system offers endless showroom visits, cost-for-furniture, changes of details, and even, a new composition under the supervision of the company engineers-developers.

Module III – implementation: options: (1) access to external resource provided by HPC teams; (2) install a high throughput server designed for the company needs. The case reported used option 2.

Business impact:

  • The impact of using large-scale HPC simulations, machine learning, and augmented reality improved the precision of the furniture, the production rate and cost.


  • 3D catalog of possibility to rotate the objects
  • Each model is designed and implemented in virtual environment
  • Accelerated development of new furniture at different scales
  • Efficient budget allocation
  • Remote control of the whole process
  • Data Integration with the material characteristics – dynamic process
  • Personal comfort by enhancing user engagement

Success story # Highlights:

  • Keywords: Marine learning, AI, HPC, augmented reality
  • Industry sector: Manifacturing&Engineering
  • Technology: Augmented Reality (AR) powered by AI and HPC

Design of the different custom’s furniture

This project has received funding from the European High-Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (JU) under grant agreement No 101101903. The JU receives support from the Digital Europe Programme and Germany, Bulgaria, Austria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Slovakia, Norway, Türkiye, Republic of North Macedonia, Iceland, Montenegro, Serbia


  • Prof. Ana Proykova, Sofia University, Sofia University St Kl. Ohridski