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inSSIght Report Summary

Project ID: 731665
Funded under: H2020-EU.2.1.1.

Periodic Reporting for period 1 - inSSIght (In-depth support for innovation and exploitation in Smart Systems Integration)

Reporting period: 2017-01-01 to 2017-12-31

Summary of the context and overall objectives of the project

inSSIght - In-depth support for innovation and exploitation in Smart Systems Integration

The objective of the inSSIght CSA is to support and complement R&I activities in Smart Systems Integration (SSI) by structuring industrial cooperation and facilitating end-user adoption for the next generations of miniaturised smart objects and systems.
Previous CSAs have revealed the immense breadth of SSI in its technology demands, its application sectors, its business ramifications, its provider and user communities, and have commenced the task of joining all these aspects for concerted action. They have also developed support tools, whose proven value can continue to be instrumental in the new CSA.
Building on the above and supporting the strategic activities of EPoSS, the role for inSSIght is to deepen and implant this understanding through a cadre of influential partners from SSI-related clusters, research institutes and industries who will define and encourage actions to unlock and exploit innovation opportunities, provide practice-oriented support to the SSI ecosystem, underline the vital position of SSI as a Key Enabling Technology for competitive advantage and future innovation, and give credit to their enabling role as building blocks in sectors with high potential for growth and high return on investment, such as IoT, Industry 4.0, electric mobility, automated driving, smart medical devices etc. Special attention is brought to the Micro-Nano-Bio sector, including the Health aspects, as it implies different value chains and more complex processes and pathways for market introduction, notably due to the strong regulation in this sector and the multiplicity of parties (users, beneficiaries, payers, regulators, procurers, prescribers).

inSSIght brings together a consortium of partners including
1) a “core group” of 10 partners with expertise from previous or on-going actions such as CEPoSS, COWIN, IRISS, EXPRESS, GateOne and SMARTER SI and able to capitalise on their results,
2) An “industry board” of 8 leading SSI companies covering 7 priority application sectors and able to assure the link with the demand side as well as with the industrial strategies and initiatives for SSI such as ECSEL.
3) Three boards of associated partners (15 Associated RTOs, 6 Associated Clusters, 10 Associated ETPs), guaranteeing a broad sectoral and vertical anchorage for retrieving emerging needs and requirements of end users, for aligning actions with research and educational priorities as well as for reach out and dissemination.

inSSIght is organised in the following Work Packages:
WP1: Management & Coordination
WP2: Investigate
• Analysis of emerging needs of end users and changing requirements for customer acceptance
• Provision of digested information as input for other WPs to conduct their work
WP3: Strengthen
• Support, train, enlarge and internationalise the Smart Systems Integration ecosystem
• Foster cooperation
• Provide tools and events for community building, training and networking
WP4: Lead
• Elaborate 5 White Papers to integrate Customised Innovation Priorities into the overall SSI strategy
• Impact durably the wide range of stakeholders in and beyond the SSI ecosystem
WP5: Attract
• Increase user communities’ awareness on benefits and potentials of smart systems based solutions
• Organise demonstration workshops as showrooms to increase visibility of Smart Systems
• Connect smart systems technology developers and user communities in selected sectors
WP6: Promote
• Provide communication material
• Define and implement marketing strategy integrating the trademark concept
• Disseminate project achievements
WP7: Engage MNBS
• Plug in to each of the above mentioned activities considering the specificities of MNBS and Healthcare
• Interface with other Health related EU initiatives such as ESTHER or EIT Health

Work performed from the beginning of the project to the end of the period covered by the report and main results achieved so far

In summary, in the first reporting period, important basic work of the project was successfully performed in all Work Packages:
• In WP1 the efficient management and coordination of the project and the consortium,
• in WP2 the analysis of the state of the art, the information gathering and information digestion that fed into the other WPs,
• in WP3 the organisation of numerous community building, networking, brokerage events, the extension of the capability radar, the support for the MNBS project clustering,
• in WP4 the organisation of Comprehension Workshops as input to the Customised Innovation Priorities and White Papers,
• in WP5 the organisation of 3 webinars and 1 Open Lab like workshop,
• in WP6 the analysis of the ecosystem’s visibility needs, the provision of the communication package, the roll-out of a marketing campaign and the launch of the European Community Trademark Smart Systems Integrated®,
• in WP7 the report on the MNBS ecosystem, and the gathering, analysis and provision of MNBS use cases to WP5.

Progress beyond the state of the art and expected potential impact (including the socio-economic impact and the wider societal implications of the project so far)

In addition to covering the impacts set out in the work programme and call text, namely
1) Strengthened cooperation between the multi-disciplinarily miniaturised smart systems research and innovation stakeholders,
2) Better connected smart systems technology developers and users community in selected sectors, and
3) Strengthened smart systems integration ecosystems and better addressing public procurers needs,
the network of partners with their different backgrounds and affiliations engaged in inSSIght significantly contribute to European welfare and well-being by encouraging:
• European economic growth and employment by turning innovation opportunities into concrete market shares, competitive advantage, increased turnover and qualified jobs in the SSI sector but especially in priority application sectors: Mobility, Healthy living, manufacturing, communications, energy, natural resources and safety & security. (Impact 1)
• The well-being of European citizens by enabling the emergence of future smart systems based products supporting the societal needs of safety, fairness, fastness, affordability, pleasure, sustainability, fashionability, user-friendliness, productivity, painlessness, effectivity and efficiency. (Impact 2)
• The structuration of new value chains and ecosystems composed of highly qualified organisations and individuals able to adapt to the emergence of new needs and changing requirements by appropriating and reproducing the best practices developed by inSSIght. (Impact 3)
• The general perception of Smart Systems as indispensable component for innovation. (Impact 4)
• Future public, corporate and private investments for SSI. (Impact 5)

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