Call identifier: SmartEEs203-2020 call
Project acronym: SmartEEs2
Project full name: SUSTAINABLE ECOSYSTEM FOR THE ADOPTION, RAMP-UP AND TRANSFER OF EMERGING ELECTRONICS SOLUTIONS
Project grant agreement number: 872076
SmartEEs2, a European acceleration program, is organizing an open Call for Application Experiments with the objective of providing support to Innovative Companies to digitalise their businesses and access new markets by integrating Flexible and Wearable Electronics technologies (FWE) into advanced products / series of products and services.
Interested companies can apply to one of the following two topics:
Important notice for applicants applying to both topics:
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 and Wearable electronics (visit Marketplace for technology details):
Specifically, the aims of Application Experiments for this topic will be:
Please take careful note of the following:
The types of activities that qualify for receiving support have to be related to the following manufacturing technologies (visit Marketplace for manufacturing technologies):
This topic is open for companies which already have a Flexible and Wearable Electronics demonstrator but do not have the necessary manufacturing capacity to transform the existing demonstrator into production demonstrator for volume manufacturing. Examples of typical applicants are given below:
Specifically, the aims of application experiments for this topic will be:
Please take careful note of the following:
The Call will be open from March 2020 to September 2021, 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 05/06/2020
2nd Cut-off 23/09/2020
3rd Cut-off 15/01/2021
4th Cut-off 07/05/2021
5th Cut-off 31/08/2021
The Call is open to:
Building & architecture
Medical & pharmaceutical
Printing & graphic arts
Textile & fashion
Interested companies can do a self-assessment against a set of criteria distinguishing among innovators, early adopters, and early majority by downloading and answering a simple questionnaire.
Please note that the main factors determining the type of the company are staff headcount and, either, turnover or balance sheet total (see the COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION of 6 May 2003 concerning the definition of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises). If you are still not sure, please check the User Guide to the SME Definition. Please also note that the check of the type of company will be complete if your application experiment is selected for funding.
Type of companyStaff headcount(and)Turnover(and/or)Balance sheet totalMid-cap ˂ 3,000N.A.N.A.SMEMedium-sized˂ 250≤ € 50 m≤€ 43 mSmall˂ 50≤ € 10 m≤ € 10 mMicro˂ 10≤ € 2 m≤ € 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.
The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020. There is now a transition period until the end of 2020 while the UK and EU negotiate additional arrangements. UK participants will continue to receive EU grant funding for the lifetime of individual Horizon 2020 projects, including projects finishing after the transition period ends at the end of 2020.
European Commission’s general notice for UK applicants: ‘’In conformity with the EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement, the UK and persons or entities established in the UK continue to be eligible to receive Union funds under actions carried out in direct, indirect or shared management, which implement Union programmes and activities committed under the MFF 2014-2020 until the closure of those Union programmes and activities. Restrictions may, however, apply for security-related reasons or concerning financial instruments. When such restrictions apply, these will be clearly specified in the call for proposals.”
For more information, please check the links below:
 Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community
All applicants to the SmartEEs2 program will get access to FWE and manufacturing technologies as listed above to integrate advanced features/functions inside new products and / or to make a series of products.
The winners of the Call will benefit from SmartEEs unique ecosystem composed of leading research organizations, a number of innovative technology suppliers, recognized experts in business development and investors.
The selected Innovative Companies will be provided customized support through a complete set of services integrating technical, business, ecosystem expertise which will enable them to build up sustainable business cases.
With SmartEEs2, Innovative Companies will benefit from freedom in design, high flexibility in functions integration and the agility of flexible and wearable electronics to make the difference in the marketplace.
The financial support available for an Application Experiment is up to 100 k€:
The financial support of the Application Experiment will be complemented by the in-Kind contribution of all third party benefiting from the Voucher (being suppliers of services or Innovative Companies), complying with the H2020 funding rules (70% funding rate of eligible costs for private organisations). This can be translated as follows for the 3 cases described above:
The Voucher and the In-kind contribution from the IC will be used to cover services and costs that are not available within SmartEEs which are necessary to the successful realization and completion of the Application Experiment. Only the costs listed below are eligible:
Please note that equipment and investment costs are not eligible.
Other third parties (table) are optional to the Application Experiment. Other third parties must be sub-contractors proposing products & services readily available at the time of the application. The sub-contracted products & services must have no impacts on the risk assessment of the Application Experiment. Sub-contractors are not partners in the Application Experiment.
THIRD PARTY TYPESERVICE DESCRIPTIONSuppliers of ICs for designs, materials, components, equipment, and system-level integration processes.Other, additional but optional Third Party – Delivering services and developing parts and processes for fabrication of the functional demonstrators at TRL 6Suppliers of ICs for testing and validation servicesOther, additional but optional Third Party – Delivering services and developing methodologies for testing and validation of the functional demonstrators in TRL7 conditions(Future) customers (end-users) of ICs’ productsOther, additional but optional Third Party – Providing product requirements and feedback about the functional demonstrators and business cases
Detailed information about the SmartEEs services can be found on the Ecosystem Management Platform.
Please consult the Service Delivery Agreement (SDA) for detailed information about:
Maximum financial support to third parties (FSTP) received via calls from H2020 I4MS and SAE projects is 100,000 Euro. Please also note that financial support will not be awarded to individual legal entities that have already received 100,000 Euro via calls (FSTP) from H2020 I4MS and SAE projects.
Any submitted proposal will be evaluated by 3 evaluators in the nearest cut-off. All proposals will be evaluated (scores ranging from 0 to 5) according to the following criteria:
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. The average of the 3 scores given by evaluators per section and total will be calculated for each proposal. 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 the evaluation and technical feasibility check, will be offered the chance to negotiate and define a Joint Implementation Plan (JIP) with the Service Delivery Manager (SDM) assigned by SmartEEs2.
Evaluation will be returned approximately 8 weeks from submission deadline. The entire process from proposal submission until the end of service delivery could take from 13 -16 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.
We will accept only applications in English language.