EPoSS Projects

Since 2008, EPoSS has been working in synergy with several European projects to promote Europe as the leading location for Smart Systems, to define R&D&I priorities, to develop long-term strategies for the sector and to facilitate networking and cross-fertilisation among the Smart Systems stakeholders. Following projects provided crucial results for the Smart Systems community as well as for public authorities on EU, national and regional level.

inSSIght (2017 - 2018)


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

This Coordination and Support Action has the goal to foster successful integration of Smart Systems in a broader spectrum of products and applications. Major objectives of inSSIght are to

  • secure the position of SSI as a key enabler for innovation,
  • support the Smart Systems industry and community in Europe, as represented by EPoSS (European Technology Platform on Smart Systems Integration),
  • support R&I activities in SSI, and
  • open new market opportunities for SSI by responding to the needs of the demand side.

Furthermore the project will unveil and promote new functionalities and advantages enabled by the integration of Smart Systems in existing products and processes.

For further information visit the project website.

Enjoy your smartness with the inSSIght videos.

inSSIght has received funding from the European Community‘s programme Horizon 2020 under GA No. 31665.


SMARTER-SI (2015 - 2018)


SMARTER-SI - Smarter Access to Manufacturing for Systems Integration

In order to provide access to manufacturing capabilities for SMEs, several European Research and Technology organisations (RTOs) joined efforts and formed SMARTER-SI.

The ultimate goal of this project was to test a new concept for small lot production, which we call the Cooperative Foundry Concept. During previous research, all RTOs have built components / parts of systems, i.e. building blocks, which are available and characterised by their high Technology Readiness Level (TRL).

The idea was to combine these building blocks in so-called Application Experiments (AEs), thereby creating innovative Smart Systems which serve SMEs' needs.

A White Paper on "Smart Systems Manufacturing in small lot sizes meeting the demands of SMEs" was developed in the framework of SMARTER-SI and was endorsed by EPoSS.


For further information about the click here. The project has ended in March 2018. The project website will therefore not be upgraded.

The Innovation Action SMARTER-SI has received funding from the European Community’s Programme HORIZON 2020 under Grant Agreement No. 644596, and from the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) under Contract No. 15.0085.


EXPRESS (2014 - 2016)


EXPRESS - Mobilising Expert Resources in the European Smart Systems Integration Ecosystem

EXPRESS was a Coordination and Support Action funded by the European Commission under Grant Agreement No. 610551  to examine and accelerate the adoption of Smart Systems Integration in Europe, and as a result to gain global leadership and societal benefits in this fast-developing field. EXPRESS underpinned and promoted the strategic objectives and priorities of the European Technology Platform on Smart Systems Integration (EPoSS), whose Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) is foundation and key resource for a strategy towards a strong, competitive and sustaining European Smart Systems Integration Ecosystem.

A video titled "Smart Systems - Europe's key to a Smarter World" was developed at the end of the project which combines an elevator pitch on Smart Systems Integration with a summary of achievements from the EXPRESS project and an invitation for joining up to shape the future. To run the video click here.

A project flyer is available here.

For further information visit the project website.

IRISS (2011 - 2013)


IRISS - Implementation of Research and Innovation on Smart Systems Technologies

IRISS was a Coordination and Support Action that received funding from the European Commission under Grant Agreement No. 287842. The objectives of IRISS were to hedge and extend competitive advantages of European industry in order to make Europe number one in the world in Smart Systems research and production. Therefore the project focused on improvements of the European innovation system in the Smart Systems sector, which comprised

  • the formulation of a coherent strategy involving all major stakeholders
  • the opening of new application fields and markets
  • the intensification of cooperation in the Smart Systems value chain, paying particular attention to the inclusion of SMEs
  • the overcoming of fragmentation in the political landscape.

The innovation focus of IRISS was to identify, examine and recommend ways to gain a European advantage in smart, integrated products and systems, with an emphasis upon engaging with user communities.

A project flyer is available here.

For further information please visit the project website.