SmartAnythingEverywhere 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!

Dear reader,

The end is not the end…

After 2 years, the CSA Smart4Europe coordinating the SmartAnythingEverywhere initiative ended in August 2019. Nevertheless, the SAE initiative will continue and a new CSA taking care will start in January 2020. Until then several partners of the last CSA entered into the commitment to keep the basic services running including the website and this newsletter service. All newsletter subscribers will continue receiving the SAE news without further actions even after January 2020. To unsubscribe to our news service please send a short email to

Enjoy reading our latest issue!

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


Insight Thoughts on Digital Innovation Hubs

What is the SAE initiative and Digital Innovation Hubs all about? Numerous videos deal with these topics and explain the scope of this initiative strongly supported by the European Commission.
The videos were filmed at the DIH Day 2019 in Stuttgart that 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 “DIH offer and organisation”, “European network of DIHs” or “How can SMEs benefit”.

Find here all given presentations as well as videos. Main outcomes fed into a White Paper about “Digital Innovation Hubs supporting Small and Medium-sized Enterprises” issued at the upcoming EFECS 2019 event.

Digital workshop to improve investment readiness

You have missed our webinar “How to make investors falling in love with your company”? No problem! Find here the video and check your fundraising readiness with the assessment tool
Geraldine Andrieux Gustin, BLUMORPHO’s CEO and Founder who is collaborating with investors on a daily basis, introduces good practices and shares some tips on how to introduce yourselves to investors and to select the best investor profiles for your specific activities.

Horizon2020 funded project 5E to set up the vision for European Electronics Ecosystems Convergence

Let’s shape a joint vision for the European Electronics sector! Several workshops organised by the 5E consortium focus on the cooperation and mutual exchange of the three Electronics Areas: Nano-Electronics, Electronic Smart Systems and Flexible & Wearable Electronics.

Workshop #1 is co-located to #EFECS2019 and will take place in Helsinki on November 21 while workshop #2 will primarily target experts from the community of flexible & wearable electronics. It is supported and hosted by OE-A, the Organic and Printed Electronics Association (see, a working group within VDMA.

Find further information as well as registration links online:

Further workshops will take place in 2020 and will be announced in time via the project’s website.

No time to attend the workshops? Then share your thoughts ONLINE. With the survey, partners in 5E are looking for input from the larger European electronics community in order to identify hot spots requiring further actions of the European electronics in near future.

Click here to participate.

Phase 3 of the Smart Anything Everywhere Initiative launched

Several new Innovation Actions (IA) and a new Coordination and Support Action (CSA) are in their Grant Agreement Preparation (GAP) at the moment. Their start is expected during the coming three months defining the launch of the third Phase of the SAE Initiative (compare SAE brochure, page 30).
In summary 19 consortia proposed actions in response to the Call H2020-DT-2019-1 that closed on 2 April 2019. The call addressed especially the technical Areas Cyber-Physical and Embedded Systems, Customised low energy omputing and Flexible and Wearable Electronics. Also actions widening Digital Innovation Hubs were encouraged to propose.
Several consortia already active in the SAE initiative were again among the successful proposers and will be able to continue their previous successful work together with new partners.
All new Actions will be introduced in a special issue of this newsletter as soon as all projects finalized their GAP and are ready to start.

Open & Upcoming OPEN CALLS

TETRAMAX Open Calls for Technology Transfer Experiments

Currently Open Call in the field of customized low-energy computing for cyber-physical systems and the Internet of Things. Don’t miss your chance to engage with

  • Value Chain Oriented and Interdisciplinary TTX call: apply until 30 November 2019
  • Entrepreneurial TTX call: apply until 30 November 2019
  • Bilateral TTX call: apply until 31 December 2019

Find further information here

TETRAMAX Upcoming Open Calls for Technology Transfer Experiments

  • 30 November 2019: Value Chain Oriented and Interdisciplinary TTX call
  • 31 January 2020: Bilateral TTX call
  • 30 April 2020: Entrepreneurial TTX call

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



After nearly 2 years of operation, the SmartEEs project, a SmartAnythingEverywhere acceleration program for the integration of Organic & Large Area Electronics (OLAE) technologies into novel products, can proud itself to have successfully launched 20 business cases.

101 companies from 20 countries have applied to this acceleration program in total while 20 of them from 8 countries have been selected. Selected cases are covering more than 10 different sectors of applications with a top 3 sectors highlighting a strong demand from end-users on health, building & architecture and packaging & logistics.

Further information on the selected Application Experiments can be found here.

TETRAMAX ignites entrepreneurial spirit

The €7 million Horizon 2020 project to supports the digitization of European SMEs, has just entered its third project year. By September 2019, TETRAMAX has already supported 28 technology transfer experiments in Customized Low-Energy Computing. Very remarkable is the result achieved by EVErMORE, which closed a €7 million Venture Capital round in its series A to further deploy and commercialise the experiment.

Learn more about TETRAMAX success stories and funded projects here.

Want to know more? The SAE website is regularly updated with new success stories of the Aligned Projects either available as video or as text.


Meet us at the following events:

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.


EPoSS Annual Forum, San Sebastián (Spain)

The European Technology Platform on Smart Systems Integration – EPoSS – held 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 addressed all demands related to the automated and sustainable production of and by Smart Integrated Systems.

The SmartAnythingEverywhere initiative was presented by Stephan Karmann (Hahn-Schickard) with a focus on the Cascade Funding mechanism (financial support to third parties) and how SMEs can benefit from it. The EPoSS community has a major interest in addressing Smart Systems Integration and Electronic Smart Systems as prominent topics in the upcoming Horizon Europe and Digital Europe funding frameworks including SAE aligned Innovation Actions directly addressing these EPoSS-related Areas.

Want to know more?


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.

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Seeking Process Technologists Interested in US-based Business and Technology Development Opportunities

The ENRICH in the USA Advanced Manufacturing-Focused Tour, a Horizon 2020 funded initiative, provides connections and information to help explore and/or identify transatlantic customers, suppliers, and/or investment opportunities in the binational Great Lakes region, North America’s economic engine, to visiting EU process technology experts. The Tour will enable participants to experience a one-of-a-kind interaction with US-based government, industry, and research experts who share similar challenges and solutions within the advanced manufacturing/production industry. For more information please visit the project website.

Please find further news regularly updated on our website

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Julia Koch & Stephan Karmann (Hahn-Schickard, Germany)