The Fed4Sae Project, Accelerating European CPS Solutions to Market

Isabelle Dor
Commissariat A L Energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives, Fr


Fed4SAE - accelerating European CPS solutions to market - will boost digitization of European industry by strengthening companies' competitiveness in the CPS market under the Smart Anything Everywhere Initiative. The H2020 project aims at creating a pan-European network of Digital Innovation Hubs (DIH) by leveraging existing regional technology or business ecosystems across complete value chains and multiple competencies. The network within Fed4SAE will enable start-ups, SMEs and mid-cap companies in all sectors to build and create new digital products and services. The project mission also includes innovation management and links these companies to suppliers and investors in order to create innovative CPS solutions and accelerate their development and industrialization.

The Fed4SAE project will fund industrial projects by means of the cascade funding process set by the European Commission and through an adapted, fast-response and agile approach to attract innovative companies. Three open calls haven taken/will take place in 2017 and 2018 in order to support the best projects in accordance with several criteria: innovative solution in terms of technical expertise, mature solution with a good technology readiness level, impacting solution thanks to efficient innovation management.

Companies will be able to use industrial CPS programmable platforms in combination with expertise and know-how from the R&D Advanced Platform according to the application domains. The ultimate goal of each project within Fed4SAE is to provide a complete solution combining hardware and software, available to be tested in the market environment prior to large deployment in the targeted market - this deployment will be supported to enhance the innovation management.