How can European industry become truly digital? Through a series of innovation initiatives, the European Union-funded Smart Anything Everywhere (SAE) programme supports both high- and low-tech sectors in digital value creation.

A workshop held on 13 June, organized by HiPEAC in collaboration with the European Commission, showcased results, best-practice examples and lessons learned from the programme’s innovation hubs, before highlighting themes in the Horizon 2020 ICT-04-2017 SAE call, which closes on 8 November.

This was followed by a collaboration workshop on advanced computing and cyber-physical systems (CPS) in which over 40 projects were presented, covering technical themes including next-generation servers, modelling, toolchains and methods for CPS, heterogeneous computing, real time/reliability, cloud and mixed criticality, as well as community building and roadmapping. The Commission showed how it supports intellectual property rights (IPR) management through the IPR helpdesk ( and how the Innovation Radar is supporting innovation in Europe (