Widening Digital Innovation Hubs

The DIH-World innovation action was launched on 1st July 2020 with the goal of accelerating the development and consolidation of Digital Innovation Hubs and to improve the digitalisation of European SMEs. The project will last for three years, it has a budget of 8 million euros and 41 partners in 26 countries. The DIH-World project is supporting European SMEs in the development of sustainable competitive advantages and in the reach of global markets.

DIH-World is empowering Digital Innovation Hubs, one of the engines of the SMEs digital transformation, providing access to harmonized tools, proven technologies, effective methodologies, solid knowledge, smart investment sources, rich training assets, and an environment of continuous innovation.

During these three years, the DIH-World project aims to accelerate the maturity of the Digital Innovation Hubs so as the development of their collaboration capabilities by capitalizing and taking advantage of the European networks for the benefit of their local SMEs.

  • November 30, 2020

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  DIH-World aims to accelerate the uptake of advanced digital technologies by European manufacturing SMEs in all sectors and support them in building sustainable competitive advantages and reaching global markets strengthening the capacities of regional DIHs, particularly in underrepresented regions across Europe. The DIH-World Academy will provide the tools to train Digital Innovation Hubs so they can take SMEs to the next level through open calls for experiments, which will offer technical support to SMEs and medium-sized companies. The DIH-World network includes 27 Digital Innovation Hubs and those will grow to more than 70 through two open calls, one in 2021 and another one in 2022. DIH-World will be especially focused on those countries and regions with a lower level of digitalisation to establish a strong support system for digital transformation across Europe, also ensuring that all regions can take advantage of the opportunities offered by digital technologies. DIH-World is led by the Spanish SME CARSA, who is coordinating and managing the project to guarantee the achievement of its goals.

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