Smart Anything Everywhere Workshop: Enhancing digital transformation in European SMEs

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Hotel and Congress Centre Bedford, 135 Rue du Midi, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

The workshop will take place in Brussels, 13 June 2016.

This workshop will explore 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 will be presented together with best practices and lessons learnt. The future of the initiative will be discussed and the corresponding forthcoming call ICT-4-2017 "Smart Anything Everywhere Initiative" will be presented. Additionally, there will be a discussion on how to continue this scheme under Work Programme 2018-2020.   

The objectives of the workshop are:

  • 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:

  1. Cyber-physical and embedded systems
  2. Customised low energy computing powering Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) and the Internet of Things (IoT)
  3. Advanced micro-electronics components and smart systems integration
  4. 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 can discuss with EC staff possible directions for SAE innovation actions during WP 2018-2020.

  • Networking and synergies

The workshop programme will cover 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 will be informed on how their company can benefit from the initiative.
This workshop is organized by HiPEAC in collaboration with the European Commission.
The registration to this workshop is free of charge and has to be done by 06/06/2016.  The number of places is limited.