DIH-World - Accelerating deployment and matureness of DIHs for the benefit of Digitisation of European SMEs

Summary

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. 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.

This will be achieved thanks to the:

  • DIH-World platform, that will provide a full coverage of the services needed by the DIHs and the SMEs willing to identify the right DIH for them,
  • the DIH-Academy that will provide the tools to train DIHs and bring them to the next level,
  • Open calls for experiments, that will provide sufficient technological support to SMEs and midcaps.
  • As well as with a broad geographical coverage, with more than 26 countries to be covered in Europe including specific activities to involve regional and national actors in the DIH network.
More information
Web resources: https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/952176
Start date: 01-07-2020
End date: 30-06-2023
Total budget - Public funding: 8 566 745,00 Euro - 7 999 366,00 Euro
Call topic: I4MS (phase 4) - uptake of digital game changers (DT-ICT-03-2020)
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