If you are considering applying to the SmartEEs2 Call for Application Experiments (AEs), please download and consult the FAQ document (pdf file) where you can find a list of frequently asked questions and answers which could help you clarify any doubts you may have about the rules of participation in the SmartEEs2 Call for AEs.
FAQ is a living document, constantly updated with new questions and answers. Therefore, please stay tuned for new versions of the FAQ!
Alternatively, you can check the list of questions and answers below.
1. What is an Innovative Company (IC)?
Innovative Companies (ICs) are legal entities (SMEs and midcaps) which can apply and be selected for the SmartEEs2 Call for AEs. The ICs implement Application Experiments (AE) with the objective to validate the implementation of flexible and wearable electronics technologies into functional and operational demonstrators / series of demonstrators.
2. What is an Application Experiment (AE)?
Application Experiments (AE) are 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 8 Competences Centres which will act as the Service Delivery Manager.
3. Who are Competence Centers?
Competence Centres are CEA, CPI, TNO, VTT, EUT, FHG, IMEC and CeNTI.
4. Who are Innovation and Business Developers?
Innovation and Business Developers are in charge of product trajectory, business support and access to finance. They are BLM, EBN and AMI.
5. What is cascade funding?
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.
6. Who are investors?
Investors are Legal entities and third parties to the SmartEEs2 consortium.
7. Who are other third parties?
Other Third Party is an EU based entity that can be a supplier, technology or business provider and/or technology adopter.
8. What are Digital Innovation Hubs?
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.