DIH-World aims to harmonise and widen the landscape of European Digital Innovation Hubs
DIH-World aims to accelerate the uptake of advanced digital technologies by European manufacturing SMEs in all sectors by supporting them in building sustainable competitive advantages and reaching global markets. DIH-World strengthens the capacities of regional DIHs, particularly in underrepresented regions across Europe.
As intermediaries of successful local SME digital transformation, DIH-World aims at providing DIHs, access to harmonised tools, well proven technologies, effective methodologies, sound knowledge, smart investment sources, rich training assets and overall a vibrant innovation environment.
The final aim is to accelerate the matureness of DIHs and the development of their collaboration capabilities, and avoid a DIH divide due to lack of access to technologies, skills, networks, investment and infrastructures with special emphasis in underrepresented regions; so they can capitalise and leverage on the European DIHs Networks their resources and facilities for the benefit of their local SMEs.
The DIH-World project consortium is launching its first open call to select and support up to 35 SME-driven experiments.
The DIH-World open calls are designed to support digitalisation experiments involving DIHs and SMEs from the manufacturing sector. Innovative experiments will receive up to EUR 95.000,00 to support the integration of digital technologies in the processes, products or services of an SME.
The selected innovative technology experiments will be joining the DIH-World community, boosting the interaction and cross border cooperation among DIHs and SMEs, and also among DIHs from the European Network.
The deadline to submit your proposal is 15 July 2021.