Innovative Companies (ICs) are legal entities (start-up, SME and midcap) chosen through open calls. The ICs implement Application Experiments (AE) with the objective to validate the implementation of Flexible electronics technologies into functional and operational demonstrators. They are third parties.
Application Experiments (AE) are 20 collaborative projects centred on Innovative Companies (ICs). Each AE will be centred on the needs of a single IC, possibly associating Other Third Parties as partners. Each AE will be coordinated by one of the 7 Competences Centres which will act as the Service Delivery Manager.
Competence Centres are CEA, CPI, TNO, VTT, EUT, FHG and IMEC.
Business Network will contribute to the IC outreach, networking and dissemination activities for the Project. The Business Network partner is EBN.
Innovation and Business Developers are in charge of product trajectory, business support and access to finance. They are BLM, AMI, CEA, FhG, CPI, EUT, and TNO.
Cascade Funding means financial support from the EC which will be distributed by the Service Delivery Manager to the IC for the needs of an AE.
Investors are Legal entities and third parties to the SmartEEs consortium.
Other Third Party is an EU based entity that can be a supplier, technology provider and/or technology adopter.
Digital Innovation Hubs are ecosystems that consist of SMEs, large industries, start-ups, researchers, accelerators and investors. They aim at creating the best conditions for long-term business success for all parties involved. They help ensuring that every company, small or large, high-tech or not, can grasp the digital opportunities.