SMARTEES AT A GLANCE

SmartEEs – An original European acceleration program dedicated to help innovative companies to access new markets and grow their business in adopting flexible electronics in new products lines.

 

Project facts:

Innovation ActionCall: ICT- 04-2017
Topic: Smart Anything Everywhere Initiative
Partners10 partners from 8 EU countries
Budget4,5M€
Duration36 months (2017 – 2020)
Expected results
20 Application experiments

CONTEXT

SmartEEs is a European project funded by the European Union´s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme the aim of which is to help the European Industry reinforce its competitive advantage by providing acceleration support to Innovative Companies for integration of Flexible Electronics Technologies .

SmartEEs is one of the Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs) which 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.

As a Digital Innovation Hub (DIH), the project is aligned with the Smart Anything Everywhere (SAE) initiative. SAE initiative supports product and service innovation through digital technologies. Currently, the initiative constitutes 8 EU projects and it boasts the following numbers:

  • Total budget of 25M€
  • 23 of Europe’s leading competence centres
  • 11 Member States
  • 100 user-supplier experiments with 200 SMEs and mid-caps

If you are interested in the latest news related to the Smart Anything Everywhere initiative, and wish to learn more about open and upcoming calls of the Digital Innovation Hubs aligned with the SAE initiative, please check the first issue of the SAE newsletter.

OBJECTIVES & ACTIONS

SmartEEs objectives are to deliver, implement and manage:

  • A complete set of actions to accelerate flexible electronics integration

SmartEEs will organize and deliver coordinated services and expertise to help ICs (Innovative Companies, such as start-ups, SMEs and Mid caps) develop new business ideas using flexible electronics technologies.

Through a Call for Application Experiments (Dec 2017 – Sept 2019), SmartEEs will select and support 20 Application experiments aimed at generating business success stories and reaching new markets. 

SmartEEs will manage a Marketplace, consisting of a Showroom with more than 35 products and disruptive technologies, a Community with Business connections and Brokerage activities services. 

SmartEEs will help enlarge the Community originally composed of 2 Associations, 34 Clusters, 18 Industrials, 8 Investors and a Private portfolio of 360 investors.

PARTNERS & TEAM

SmartEEs is a consortium of 10 partners, coordinated by CEA from Grenoble.

  CEA http://liten.cea.fr/cea-tech/liten/en/
  CPI http://www.uk-cpi.com/printable-electronics/ 
   TNO  http://www.tno.nl
   VTT  http://www.vtt.fi
   EUT  www.eurecat.org/en
   FHG  www.fep.fraunhofer.de
   IMEC  http://www.imec.be
   BLM  http://www.blumorpho.com
   EBN  www.ebn.be
   AMIRES www.amires.eu

 

Leader contacts:

SmartEEs coordinator

 

Jérôme GAVILLET

CEA – COMMISSARIAT À L’ÉNERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ÉNERGIES ALTERNATIVES

Email: jerome.gavillet@cea.fr

SmartEEs project manager

 

Minja Maric

AMIRES – EU projects, Technology scouting & Business innovation

Email: maric@amires.eu

 

COMMUNICATION KIT

If you are interested to know more about SmartEEs and its services, please download and consult the documents from the links below.

SmartEEs project