Announcement I4MS calls for Regional Digital Manufacturing Innovation Hubs
The second stage of the call to request proposals for the establishment of Regional Digital Manufacturing Innovation (RDMI) Hubs will open on 31 January 2016. It will remain open until 28 April 2016.
The aim of the call is to expand the coverage of the I4MS to regions with limited activity in the field of I4MS. The proposals should aim at the development of a plan for the creation of a digital innovation hub in the regions. Consortia of relevant organisations are asked for proposals, which also should address the financial issues for such hubs. I4MS will provide mentoring and coaching services to the selected consortia to develop business plans for RDMI-hubs in their region.
The call aims at consortia of organisations that show expertise, infrastructure and a preliminary network in the I4MS domain in regions where there is no I4MS competence centre yet. Funding will be provided up to €50,000 for direct costs and travel and a total of 20-30 hubs are planned. The project time frame including mentoring and coaching and the development of a solid plan for the regional hub will be 6 months.