Small Data Garden the 1st company to implement its IoT Flexi Node with SmartEEs

Small Data Garden, SDG, is a young Finnish company that powers the IoT with the simplest communication solutions. Company is based in Riihimäki, Finland, in the heart of the Finnish Growth Corridor.

SDG’s core business revolves around commercializing IOTSU, the scalable platform solution for the global IoT industry.

Over the course of the Application Experiment we will combine our accumulated IoT expertise with SmartEEs’ expertise in flexible electronics. This cooperation is expected to result in IoT Flexi Node, which is a flexible and stretchable wireless sensor platform that is optimized for IoT specified networks. To visualize the benefits of the technology we aim to create two Product Demonstrators: Eco-friendly plaster like thermometer and IoT tape for letters to track when/where they are opened.

“We see tremendous potential in scaling our platform technology to cover applications where the dimensions of boxed IoT devices cause restrictions and have significant drawbacks in the range. We are very much looking forward to commencing the co-operation with the SmartEEs team”, states Timo Liukko, Chairman of SDG.

“Our expertise in IoT platforms and IoT optimized networks can be combined with flexible electronics to produce flexible wireless sensor platforms that are optimized for long-range low-energy solutions”, says Petri Hänninen CTO of SDG.

SmartEEs Webinar 12 June 2018 at 13.00 p.m. CEST

Interested in SmartEEs Call for Application Experiments? Want to learn more about how to prepare for the Call? If so, join representatives from SmartEEs project as they offer tips for preparing your application experiment proposals. Presenters will talk about SmartEEs flexible electronics technologies giving you ideas on how to adopt these technologies into advanced products and services. This webinar is tailored for SMEs, and Mid-caps who want to learn more about the SmartEEs technologies and application process, and who want to increase their chance of winning the Call.

The Webinar will take place on 12 June 2018, at 13.00 p.m. CEST.

Please click on the following link to register:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/377356078685381891

If you wish to learn more about the topics discussed, listen to the webinar recording or download the presentation.

SmartEEs Open Call – 3 proposals selected for the 1st cut-off date

Following the evaluation process of proposals submitted by the 1st cut-off date, the SmartEES consortium has selected 3 proposals to proceed with the contracting phase. The projects are focused on integrating flexible electronics into advanced new products.

Altogether, 19 proposals were received for this cut-off date, 18 of which were evaluated by the SmartEEs Evaluation Panel. The funding amount for each of the selected projects will be decided during the contracting phase.

If you would like to know more about the 1st cut-off evaluation results, please check the Public evaluation report.

If you are interested in SmartEEs funding opportunities, you can apply anytime until 20 September 2019. The next cut-off date for evaluations is 20 July 2018 (deadline: 17:00 CET).

SmartEEs opportunities to be presented to Czech companies

The Technology Center of the Czech Academy of Sciences will hold in partnership with the Czech Ministry of Industry and Trade on 24 April 2018 SME Instrument and Fast Track to Innovation (FTI) Instrument seminar. The event is intended for companies interested in engaging in these two funding instruments of the European Commision’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation framework programme. Presentations will be delivered by the National Contact Points, a reviewer of SME and FTI instrument proposals, recipient of Seal of Excellence and thus GAMA TACR funding, and a member of FTI consortium.

AMIRES, represented by Dr. Václav Smítka, will present to the Czech companies the opportunities for SMEs within SmartEEs, the new acceleration program for integration of flexible electronics technologies into novel products.

Click HERE for more information on the event (in Czech language).

Business support

Following a competitive selection process, 20 Application Experiments (AE) will be selected and conducted to demonstrate the transfer of flexible electronics technologies into new products, processes, business models and business opportunities.

Apart from a range of technical services, which will be provided by SmartEEs competence centers – CEA, CPI, TNO, VTT, EURECAT, FRAUNHOFER FEP, and IMEC, each selected Application Experiment will benefit from a set of non-technical services. These services will be provided by SmartEEs innovation and business developers – BLUMORPHO, EBN and AMIRES. The three partners will work together with the selected companies on product development, ensuring business support, and access to finance in order to prepare the companies for a smooth transition from the product development towards market supply.

Meet the SmartEEs innovation and business developers.

The BLUMORPHO team has been working in innovation for more than 20 years. BLUMORPHO is operating at the major critical steps, when the technical differentiation must absolutely be demonstrated, the market must be educated, and revenues are not yet generated. These early steps are indeed perilous, and BLUMORPHO engages with the entrepreneurs and innovators in reaching their objectives and generating value.

EBN is the European network of innovation comprised of more than 150 qualified Business Innovation Centers and incubators and other 70 organizations as clusters, universities, and national networks.

EBN is a large community of professionals that support the development and growth of innovative entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs all over Europe. For this, EBN contribution to SmartEEs acceleration program will be focused on Business development support to the selected companies and projects.

With its members, EBN will provide advisory and guidance in development strategy, market studies, access to market, financing, marketing, IP, internationalization. Through its network and partners, EBN will also provide preferred and fast track access to qualified contacts as potential partners, clients or investors. Finally, through its business and innovation focused international events, EBN will bring constant visibility to all the companies and projects.

AMIRES is a dynamically growing innovation consultancy primarily focused on business innovation of SMEs. Its unique strength lies in impact-oriented activities, leading to product development in partnership or in cooperative projects. AMIRES applies SME-MPOWER methodology for business innovation coaching and is part of platinn – innovation network in Switzerland. The support includes benchmarking, idea and prototype conceptualization, market identification and segmentation, product idea validation by pilot customers and development roadmap.

AMIRES has been successfully supporting companies to prepare portfolios of product ideas and projects for integration of TOLAE components, to develop new medical devices combining discrete components, printed electronics and large volume surface structuring. AMIRES assisted in development of product strategy and commercialization of chemical analysis tools, consumer products as well as innovation in service providing enterprises. This consulting, assisting and coaching experience in the industry will be offered to the winners of the SmartEEs Call for Application Experiments.