Building Successful Consortiums – LEE-BED Project
In January 2019, the Consortium between Fraunhofer and DTI could be part of the LEE-BED Project. The LEE-BED project was funded by the European Union with the aim of bringing together world-leading European Research and Technology Organizations (RTOs). This Open Innovation Test Bed provides European Companies with easy, risk-free access to printed and embedded electronics.
How LEE-BED Works?
A great advantage of the LEE-BED project is that even customers without experience have been granted access to R&D facilities in the field of printed electronics.
Phase 1: At the Single Entry Point (SEP) stakeholders can assess their ideas at a technological and economic level. It will determine the benefits of their production lines. Positive assessments will be able to run a pilot project in phase II.
Phase 2: Pilot projects will be performed on the RTOs, which provide the adequate infrastructure for this.
Phase 3: Successful pilot projects will receive knowledge transfer and start discussing business plans.
Towards the One-stop Shop
This project was developed under the Horizon-2020 framework. Since 2019, more partners have joined the LEE-BED project, increasing the chances to build an open innovation test bed. The aim is to establish a commercially viable concept for the LEE-BED by the end of the project in December 2022.
“The vision of LEE-BED is to be a one-stop-shop for the entire industry providing services and pilot lines for embedded electronics.” Zachary Davis, Coordinator of LEE-BED project
The great potential of this project could not only better the current industrial ecosystems, but also guarantee ecological and sustainable standards for the entire value chain from raw materials to embedded electrical components.