It has been widely recognised that the availability and fast upgrade of digital skills in European industry will be vital for the future of the European economy. European companies who do not grow and update their digital skills will not be able to fully take stock of future opportunities arising from advances in fields such as artificial intelligence, future networks and mixed reality.
Often, financial aid for companies looking to digitise their products and create innovative market-ready solutions is limited by the capacities of regional authorities and is focused on local actors, which can make it difficult for SMEs from two or more European countries wishing to collaborate on innovative projects.
The EU’s Digital Single Market strategy seeks to change this by fostering a European approach to digital transformation that empowers and includes every citizen, strengthening the potential of every business and meeting global challenges with EU core values.
Since 2015 the “Smart Anything Everywhere Initiative” contributes to this vision by supporting SME and industry to become more competitive with regard to their business and production processes, products or services by adopting digital technologies.
Within the SAE initiative lies DigiFed – an EU funded H2020 project dedicated to supporting EU industries to digitalize their product & services and reach new markets enabled by Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) & Embedded Systems.
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Digital Innovation Hubs
Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs) are a first regional point of contact (a “one-stop-shop”) to gain access to:
- Technology infrastructure with latest digital expertise.
- Business expertise and financing support across the value chain.
- Regional multi-partner cooperation (RTOs, universities, industry associations, chambers of commerce, incubator/accelerators, regional development agencies and even governments).
- Networks with service providers outside of their region supporting companies to access their services.