Newsletter Q3/2019

The team of the SmartAnythingEverywhere initiative is delighted to present its latest newsletter. Please feel free to subscribe to it by sending a short notice to news@smartanythingeverywhere.eu!

Dear reader,

Thank you very much for your interest in the latest news of the Smart Anything Everywhere Initiative. You are very welcome to distribute our newsletter. To subscribe to our news service please send a short email to news@smartanythingeverywhere.eu. Enjoy reading!

Best regards from the team of the Smart Anything Everywhere Initiative
Stephan Karmann & Julia Koch
Hahn-Schickard, Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany

WHAT’S NEW

Digital workshop to improve investment readiness, July 18th 2019, 11:00 am (CET)

Have you ever asked yourself “How to make investors falling in love with your company”?

Geraldine Andrieux Gustin, BLUMORPHO’s CEO and Founder who is collaborating with investors on a daily basis, will introduce good practices and share some tips on how to introduce yourselves to investors and to select the best investors profiles for your specific activities. Companies ready to meet with investors will also be welcome to get involved in the introduction process to private investors. Furthermore, if requested the workshops covers the topic “loans and banks” during this session.

Please register here https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1010155817226200835

Open & Upcoming CALLS

Currently, several projects aligned to the SAE initiative offer possibilities to engage within their open calls:

SmartEES Open Call for Flexible Electronics (apply until September 20th 2019)

Last chance to apply for SmartEES open call. The application experiments aim at providing support to innovative companies to access new markets and grow their businesses by integrating flexible electronics technologies into advanced products and services.

Find the complete call text and further information here.

Want to engage with SmartEES?

Check out SmartEEs marketplace with its showroom, community and brokerage tool. Discover more than 35 flexible electronics technologies, interact with the community and make business between flexible electronics providers via the brokerage tool! Sign in under https://marketplace.smartees.eu/

TETRAMAX Open Calls for Technology Transfer Experiments

Several calls open in summer! Don’t miss your chance to engage with

  • Bilateral TTX opening on September 30th 2019
  • Value chain oriented interdisciplinary TTX opening on August 31st 2019 as well as on November 30th 2019
  • Entrepreneurial TTX opening on August 31st 2019

Find further information here

Still looking for a partner? Search online through the Tetramax Brokerage for specific technology partners throughout Europe and post technology offers/requests.

Results of CLOSED CALLS

Overview of results for FED4SAE Open Calls

Regarding the 3 open calls launched by FED4SAE since its opening, 165 SMEs from 34 countries registered on FED4SAE submission portal, 116 proposals from 26 countries were fully submitted. 32 projects were selected (from 13 countries), 98% being cross borders, and are now running.

Results for SmartEES 4th cut-off date

Following the evaluation process of proposals submitted by the 4th cut-off date, the SmartEES consortium has selected 8 proposals to proceed with the contracting phase. The projects are focused on integrating flexible electronics into advanced new products. Altogether 18 proposals were received for this cut-off date, all 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.

Further information about the evaluation results are available in the Public Evaluation Report.

Sneak peek at first results of SmartEEs support

SmartEEs financial support to Innovative Companies becomes ever more evident as first prototypes and business plans start to materialize following detailed planning and several month implementation of selected application experiments. Innovative Companies have been intensively working in cooperation with SmartEEs technical and business partners, such as VTT, EURECAT, TNO, CPI, CEA, AMIRES, BLUMORPHO, and EBN on developing new products and positioning themselves on new markets. If you can’t wait for the deliverables to be published, you can check out some first results here!

Two new TETRAMAX Technology Transfer Experiments selected for financial support

Within its 2nd open call for Value Chain Technology Transfer Experiments (TTX) two experiments for financial support have been selected:
CLEC PV, CLEC Blockchain Technology for Photovoltaic Power Purchase Agreements and Low-Power Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence for the sustainability of processes in Smart Farming (PROMIoTOR). Further information on partners and content can be found here.

EVENTS

Meet us at the following events:

September 12th: 8th meeting of the Working Group on Digital Innovation Hubs

Announcement, further information will follow on time.

September 19-20 2019: ICT Proposers Day, Helsinki (Finland)

ICT Proposers’ Day focuses on the upcoming calls of the Horizon 2020 work programme in the field of Information & Communication Technologies, Future and Emerging Technologies (FET), and Societal Challenges. The event offers an exceptional opportunity to build quality partnerships with academics, researchers, industrial stakeholders, SMEs and government actors from all over Europe. For further information click here

October 15-17 2019: EPoSS Annual Forum, San Sebastián (Spain)

The European Technology Platform on Smart Systems Integration – EPoSS – will hold its General Assembly and Annual Forum 2019 in San Sebastián, Spain on 15-17 October 2019. This year’s Annual Forum titled MiSSIon Smart Systems will address all demands related to the automated and sustainable production of and by Smart Integrated Systems.

The event will be hosted and co-organized by the EPoSS member IK4 Research Alliance, as represented by Ikerlan. For further information, registration and call for papers click here.

November, 13-15 2019: Digitising European Industry Stakeholder Forum 2019, Madrid (Spain)

Artificial Intelligence and Digital Innovation Hubs for the European industry beyond 2020 is this year’s topic of the annual Stakeholder Forum, a yearly key European conference co-organised this year by the Spanish Government and the European Commission. It will take place from Wednesday November 13th afternoon to Friday November 15th morning, in Madrid, on the grounds of “Feria de Madrid”. It follows directly the Spanish national event “Industria Conectada 4.0” earlier the same week. For further information click here.

November, 19-21 2019: EFECS European Forum for Electronic Components and Systems 2019, Helsinki (Finland)

EFECS is the international forum with a focus on ‘Our Digital Future’ along the Electronic Components and Systems value chain in Europe. The organisers of this event, AENEAS, ARTEMIS-IA, EPoSS, ECSEL Joint Undertaking and the European Commission, in association with EUREKA, have joined forces to bring all stakeholders together on 19-21 November 2019.

EFECS provides numerous opportunities to learn more about the latest developments, cooperation and funding possibilities in the ECS Community. For further information click here.

PAST EVENTS

Digital Innovation Hubs Day, May 14th 2019, Stuttgart, Germany

Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs) are one of the key elements of the Digitising European Industry Strategy (DEI) strategy of the European Commission with the aim to support companies – notably SMEs, start-ups and mid-caps – to become more competitive through the adoption of latest digital technologies.

The Digital Innovation Hubs Day brought together European digitisation initiatives and Digital Innovation Hubs (DIH) with the ones situated in Baden-Wuerttemberg (south-western Germany) and its neighbouring countries Austria, Switzerland and France. Honoured to have Max Lemke, Head of Unit for “Technologies and Systems for Digitising Industry” from the European Commission as keynote speaker participants shared their concepts of the DIHs and initiatives, experiences and explored possible collaborations. Interactive discussion sessions were addressing questions such as:

  • How to support many small projects
  • Cascade Funding – an instrument fitting the needs of SMEs
  • Experiences and lessons learnt (by DIHs and SMEs)
  • Re-use of technological building blocks in new projects
  • How to create a leverage effect of public funding
  • Collaboration of initiatives and hubs on regional, national and EU levels

Find here all given presentations.

Future Approaches and Recommendations to Enhance Digital Transformation of SMEs

On the 25th June Smart4Europe organised an EC consultation meeting on “Future Approaches and Recommendations to Enhance Digital Transformation of SMEs” in Brussels. At the meeting the draft recommendations of the Smart4Europe CSA were outlined concerning linking DIHs at an international level with PPPs and other initiatives, the need for synchronised funding, targeted actions towards white spot countries, a Technology Radar for SMEs, the need to address new application domains, a Research and Innovation Radar targeting Horizon Europe, the need to support skills and education and finally the promotion of standardisation to SMEs.

The event was supported by a presentation by Sandro d’Elia, Programme Officer at the European Commission, on Horizon Europe and Digital Europe as well as presentations from key DIH initiatives. The event was also characterised by active discussions and breakout sessions to brainstorm ideas for the way forward as we move into the next Framework Programme.

Find here further information as well as all presentations given.

Want to know more?

SUCCESS STORIES & VIDEOs

Numerous interesting applications experiments have been funded through Innovation Actions aligned to the Smart Anything Everywhere Initiate. Check out the latest videos and success stories online at Success Stories or videos.

JOIN OUR COMMUNITY

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By becoming a member and joining our community you will benefit free of charge from our contacts with suppliers and users of innovative digital technologies get help on the path towards digital transformation and find a Digital Innovation Hub (DIH) in your region to support you brokerage facilities to look for or launch new proposals or projects investment opportunities in different digital technology areas networking possibilities with other members and exchanging information on the latest digital innovations. Join our community today under https://smartanythingeverywhere.eu/sae-membership

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