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.
|Innovation Action||Call: ICT- 04-2017
Topic: Smart Anything Everywhere Initiative
|Partners||10 partners from 8 EU countries|
|Duration||36 months (2017 – 2020)
|Expected results||20 Application experiments
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.
- A Committed and growing Community
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 – COMMISSARIAT À L’ÉNERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ÉNERGIES ALTERNATIVES
AMIRES – EU projects, Technology scouting & Business innovation