The workshop explored the progress achieved so far by the Smart Anything Everywhere (SAE) initiative and the impact it had on Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). The concept of the initiative is to facilitate the access of SMEs and mid-caps to the latest technologies in the areas of systems and components. The first results were presented together with best practices and lessons learnt. The future of the initiative was discussed and the corresponding forthcoming call ICT-4-2017 "Smart Anything Everywhere Initiative" was presented. Additionally, there was a discussion on how to continue this scheme under Work Programme 2018-2020.
The objectives of the workshop were:
- Presentation and best practices of ongoing innovation actions
- Presentation of the forthcoming Horizon 2020 call on Smart Anything Everywhere ICT-04-2017
- Inform the participants about the Horizon 2020 call on the SAE initiative by presenting the four focus areas of technologies:
- Cyber-physical and embedded systems
- Customised low energy computing powering Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) and the Internet of Things (IoT)
- Advanced micro-electronics components and smart systems integration
- Organic and large area electronics
- Discussion of future plans for the Work Programme 2018-2020
In the light of lessons learnt so far with SAE, participants discussed with EC staff possible directions for SAE innovation actions during WP 2018-2020.
- Networking and synergies
The workshop programme covered the main aspects of the initiative, the experience of the participating companies, and some of the experiments and applications developed under the initiative. SMEs will have the opportunity to interact with the main actors within the SAE community and were informed on how their company can benefit from the initiative.
This workshop was organized by HiPEAC in collaboration with the European Commission.
For futher details, please check the documents:
- Short Draft Report on "Position statements & discussions on directions for the future Work Programme 2018 – 2020"
- Brochure Enhancing the Digital Transformation of the European Industry. The Smart Anything Everywhere Initiative"
- SAE and the digitisation of European Industry- Max Lemke (EC)
Innovation Hubs Delivering results:
- CPSELABS achievements Holger Pfeifer (Fortiss, DE)
- TEMPO experiment Nico Plat (West IT Solutions, NL)
- EUROCPS achievements Olivier Thomas (CEA, FR)
- IBT³ Industrial experiment Nick Trigg (CEO ExaInformatics, UK)
- GATEONE achievements Régis Hamelin (Blumorpho, FR)
- Monitoring of windmill bearings Igor Reinares (Laulagun Bearings, SP)
- SMARTER-SI achievements Rainer Günzler (Hahn-Schickard, DE)
- CO2 Sense SME experiment Arndt Steinke (CISMST)
- TETRACOM achievementsRainer Leupers (RWTH, DE)
- Accelerate computer engineering Grigori Fursin (Dividiti, UK)
- COLAE achievements Ilkka Kaisto (VTT, FI)
H2020 ICT-04-2017 Smart Anything Everywhere SAE Call
- Overview of the call's objectives & CSA- Anna Marie Sassen, Jerome Dethier (EC)