Smarter Access to Manufacturing for Systems Integration, Innovation Action co-financed by the European Commission, DG Connect, ICT 2-2014 Smart Systems Integration, Grant Agreement No. 644596, as well as the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) under contract number 15.0085.

Coordinator: Dr. Rainer Günzler, Hahn-Schickard, Germany
Project duration: February 2015 – January 2018, 36 Months
Web Portal: http://www.smarter-si.eu
Partners: Hahn-Schickard (D), CiS (D), CSEM (CH), IK4 IKERLAN (ES), IVF Swerea (SE), Tyndall National Institute (IE), VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH (Germany), IPHT Jena (Germany)


The major objective is to provide easier access to advanced Smart Systems Integration and to Cross-cutting Key Enabling Technologies and to support SMEs in gaining access to markets for smart products where only some hundreds to thousands items per year are needed.

  1. Offer a single access point for Smart Systems design, manufacturing and testing of Smart Systems to SMEs in Europe
  2. Give SMEs access to the necessary expertise from a group of RTOs with a wide range of experience
  3. Enable SMEs to test the systems manufactured by the RTO foundry in several applications with their clients
  4. Cover the whole chain from RTD to manufacturing, usage in products to final customers