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CPI announces that the SmartEEs acceleration programme is organising an open call for applications

The types of activities that qualify to receive support from SmartEEs must be related to industrial and societal adoption of new digital products, services and business models enabled by flexible electronics technologies

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23 May 2018 | Editor

The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) announces that the SmartEEs acceleration programme is organising an open call for applications to help companies grow by integrating flexible electronics technologies into advanced products.

The types of activities that qualify to receive support from SmartEEs must be related to industrial and societal adoption of new digital products, services and business models enabled by flexible electronics technologies.

They can include OLED and novel lighting, flexible electronics and OLED displays, organic and flexible photovoltaics, and novel electronics, components and smart integrated systems.

The application experiments aim to support the transformation of a product idea into a functional product demonstrator and the creation of an application and business model.

CPI is part of a ten-strong partner consortium on SmartEEs, which has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme.

The deadline for SmartEEs support applications is July 20, 2018. Applications are submitted via the SmartEEs website: https://smartees.eu/

Further calls are planned for 2018 and 2019.

In April, CPI opened a state-of-the-art printable electronics centre to help companies exploit opportunities across the Internet of Things. Based in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, the facility will create rolls of thin, flexible inlays containing multiple electronic components, which can be converted into labels or embedded into smart products or wearable goods.

Providing open access facilities, including incubation areas for closer collaboration between companies and CPI, will help companies’ journey from concept through design, development and pilot-scale production.

The Aycliffe base is an expansion of CPI’s National Printable Electronics Centre at NETPark, in Sedgefield, also County Durham.

"Flexible electronics is an exciting and fast growing market and by creating digital innovation hubs as part of this project, we can help companies of all sizes take advantage of these digital opportunities."


Sandy Gunn, Business Development Manager at CPI

www.uk-cpi.com    www.smartees.eu   


About Centre for Process Innovation (CPI)

The Centre for Process Innovation is a UK-based technology innovation centre and is part of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult. The company uses applied knowledge in science and engineering combined with state of the art development facilities to enable its next generation of products and processes.

Established to support the UK process manufacturing industry, CPI collaborates with universities, SMEs and large corporations to help overcome innovation challenges. Operating across a broad range of technologies, partners are supported at every stage; from concept to market; business support to technology development; and from scale up to supply chain intervention.

CPI consists of dedicated national innovation centres that support industrial biotechnology and biorefining, printable electronics, biologics and formulation. The centres enable advancements in major markets such as healthcare, electronics, food and drink, aerospace, automotive, materials, and energy. These world leading, digitally enabled and open access facilities are available for partners to get their products and processes to market quickly with minimal risk.

Utilising strong networks, CPI brings together a range of partners in the delivery of innovation projects, with a common goal of strengthening the UK’s position in High Value Manufacturing.

Source: Centre for Process Innovation (CPI)

About SmartEE (EU Project)

SmartEEs – An original European acceleration program dedicated to help innovative companies to access new markets and grow their business in adopting flexible electronics in new products lines.

SmartEEs is a European project funded by the European Union´s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme the aim of which is to help the European Industry reinforce its competitive advantage by providing acceleration support to Innovative Companies for integration of Flexible Electronics Technologies .

SmartEEs is one of the Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs) which are ecosystems that consist of SMEs, large industries, start-ups, researchers, accelerators and investors. They aim at creating the best conditions for long-term business success for all parties involved. They help ensuring that every company, small or large, high-tech or not, can grasp the digital opportunities.

Source: SmartEE (EU Project)


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