SMART Emerging Electronics Servicing DIH logo

2nd Cut-off - SMART Emerging Electronics Servicing DIH SmartEEs Call for Application Experiments - smartEEs12-2017
Deadline: Jul 20, 2018  

 Entrepreneurship and SMEs
 Start Up
 Energy Efficiency
 Renewable Energy
 Electronics and Microelectronics
 Industrial Manufacturing
 Industrial Textile Manifacturing
 Industrial Engineering


Call identifier: smartees12-2017 call
Project acronym: SmartEEs
Project full name: SMART Emerging Electronics Servicing DIH Project grant agreement number: 761496

SmartEEs, a European acceleration program, is organizing an open Call for Application Experiments with the objective of providing support to Innovative Companies to access new markets and grow their businesses by integrating flexible electronics technologies into advanced products and services.

The types of activities that qualify for receiving support have to be related to industrial and societal adoption of new digital products, services and business models enabled by flexible electronics technologies (visit SmartEEs showroom):

  • OLED and novel lighting - Bringing Light to your products with OLED and novel lighting

  • Flexible electronics and OLED displays - Bringing Interaction to your products with Flexible

    electronics and OLED displays

  • Organic and flexible photovoltaics - Bringing Energy Harvesting to your products with organic and flexible photovoltaics

  • Novel electronics and components and smart integrated systems- Bringing Intelligence to your products with Novel Electronics and Components and Integrated Smart Systems.

    Specifically, the aims of application experiments will be:

  • The transformation of a product idea into a functional product demonstrator which will be demonstrated in relevant environment with technical and non-technical services available from SmartEEs multiple cross-sectoral partnership;

  • The creation of an application & business model. When?

The Call will be open from 18th of December 2017 to the 20th of September 2019, and applicants will be able to apply anytime. Any submitted proposal will be evaluated in the nearest cut-off (deadline: 17:00 CET).



1st Cut-off
19th of March 2018

2nd Cut-off
20th of July 2018

3rd Cut-off
16th of November 2018

4th Cut-off
19th of April 2019

5th Cut-off
20th of September 2019



The Call is open to:

▪ SMEs, start-ups and Midcaps with EU-VAT registered

▪ Tech (innovative companies) or non tech (traditional industries)

▪ From all activities fields:



Building & architecture

Medical & pharmaceutical

Consumer electronics



Printing & graphic arts


Textile & fashion



Please note that the main factors determining the type of the company are staff headcount and, either, turnover or balance sheet total (see the attached document). Please also note that the check of the type of company will be complete if your application experiment is selected for funding.

Type of company: Mid cap (independent companies and not subsidiaries of any other companies.)

Staff headcount < 3,000

Turnover N.A.

Balance sheet total N.A.



Type of company: SME Medium-sized

Staff headcount < 250

Turnover ≤ € 50 m

Balance sheet total ≤€ 43 m


Type of company: SME Small

Staff headcount < 50

Turnover ≤ € 10 m

Balance sheet total ≤ € 10 m



Type of company: SME Micro

Staff headcount < 10

Turnover ≤ € 2 m

Balance sheet total ≤ € 2 m


In order to be eligible for this Call, your company will also have to be established in one of the eligible countries. Please check the list of countries in the attached document.



All applicants to the SmartEEs program will get access to more than 35 flexible electronics technologies, such as organic photovoltaics, flexible displays, OLED lighting, electronics & components or integrated Smart Systems to integrate as advanced features/functions inside new products.

The winners of the Call will benefit from SmartEEs unique ecosystem composed of leading research organizations, recognized experts in business development and access to funding, as well as more than 34 international clusters, 18 industrial partners and 8 private organizations.

The selected Innovative Companies will be provided customized support through a complete set of services from technology to business connections and access to funding beyond SmartEEs acceleration support.

With SmartEEs, Innovative Companies will benefit from freedom in design, high flexibility in functions integration and the agility of flexible electronics to make the difference in the marketplace.

The budget available for an Application Experiment is up to 165 k€:

  • 80 k€ (max.) worth of technical and non-technical services delivered directly by SmartEEs.
  • 60 k€ (max.) Voucher assigned to the Innovative Company.
  • 25 k€ (max.) In-kind contribution (own funding)

from the Innovative Company. Can be the input of labour, and materials time to the Project.

Detailed information about the SmartEEs services, voucher, and cost eligibility can be found in the Service Delivery Agreement and SmartEEs Financial Guidelines for Application Experiments.




Any submitted proposal will be evaluated in the nearest cut-off by the Evaluation Panel composed of 5 evaluators. All proposals will be evaluated (scores ranging from 0 to 5) according to the following criteria:

• Concept
• Implementation • Impact.

The maximum overall score is 15. The standard threshold for individual criteria is 3, and the standard overall threshold, applying to the sum of the three individual scores, is 9. Proposals failing to achieve the threshold score per individual criteria and the overall threshold will be rejected. Proposals will be ranked according to the overall scores in descending order.

The most successful proposals, having passed two rounds of evaluations, will be offered the chance to negotiate and define a Joint Implementation Plan with the Service Delivery Manager assigned by SmartEEs.

Evaluation will be returned approximately 4 weeks from submission deadline. The entire process from proposal submission until the end of service delivery could take from 9 to 12 months in the case that your proposal is selected for funding.



If you are interested in applying to the Call, please follow the steps listed below before submitting your application.

  1. Check out the SmartEES Showroom on the web platform

  2. Discover & review more than 35 flexible electronics technologies

  3. Select & identify the technology(ies) that could bring advanced features/functions to your

    novel product idea

  4. Download & read SmartEEs guidelines

  5. Submit your project by email to .

We will accept only applications in English language.

Call documents

Application Form
Application Guidelines
SmartEEs Financial Guidelines for Application Experiments
Service Delivery Agreement (SDA)


If you need assistance with applying to the Call, or explanations about technology offerings and your possibilities with SmartEEs, please send us your enquiries by phone to: +420 226 217 422 or by email to . Helpdesk will be active Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. to 17.00 p.m. We will be happy to help you.

Public link:   Only for registered users

Looking for a partnership?
Have a look at
Ma Région Sud!