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SUSTAINABLE ECOSYSTEM FOR THE ADOPTION, RAMP-UP AND TRANSFER OF EMERGING ELECTRONICS SOLUTIONS

Project description

An OLAE twist for flexible electronic technologies

SmartEEs2 is a Digital Innovation Hub with a strong technological OLAE platform dedicated to Flexible & Wearable Electronics (FWE). One objective is easy access to digital innovation. This is to ensure growing awareness and interest in the opportunities of (FWE) technologies within European industry, investors, governments and other important stakeholders. Another objective is high-value services to innovating companies. This means provide high value services in an affordable manner to help EU companies in digitalising their business thanks to FWE technologies testing, experimentation and manufacturing support. A third goal is building an ecosystem of DIHs in the field of FWE to increase the users' base and create a sustainable and collaborative network on pan-EU scale. This will ensure that any business in Europe has access to a DIH at ‘a working distance’.

Objective

Despite significant recent progress made by the EU industry, the level of digitalisation of industry remains uneven, depending on the sector, country and company size. Facing at the same time a scattered landscape of Research, Industry and Institutional stakeholders, the efficient adoption and transformation of enabling technologies into business visions & concrete market cases remain limited. This slow diffusion of digital technologies poses a risk to the EU’s ability to compete in the global economy. This is particularly true for Organic Large Area Electronics (OLAE) enabling technologies whose industry made significant progress recently and has established itself as a competitive growth industry. Despite proving that more and more products have matured onto the global market, the actual diffusion and efficient adoption of OLAE technologies remain limited. Underlying reasons and key challenges are identified (cost, processes, encapsulation, scalability, yield, standards & regulations), for which major breakthroughs are needed on use, production and cost rather than on basic technology, which reflects the growing market orientation of OLAE. To address both market & technology specific challenges, SmartEEs2 will be key role to link technology promises with real use/business cases. These cases will be implemented through a unique digitalisation experience providing experimentation, testing or support to manufacturing. SmartEEs2 will capitalize upon SmartEEs’ strong technological OLAE platform and focuss on the uptake of Flexible & Wearable Electronics enabling use cases, where OLAE can valorize its uniqueness (flexibility, conformability) and its promises for solutions in the fast growing business of wearables and Internet of Everything. SmartEEs2 will orchestrate a pan-EU collaboration network of Regional DIHs promoting the best quality level of digitalisation experience, hence boosting the efficiency and effectiveness of the overall OLAE European inDIH on Area3

Call for proposal

H2020-DT-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-DT-2019-1

Coordinator

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
Net EU contribution
€ 1 233 353,75
Address
RUE LEBLANC 25
75015 PARIS 15
France

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
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Total cost
€ 1 233 353,75

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