Robocoast’s core competencies are in robotics, cyber security, data analytics, artificial intelligence and IoT. Our goal is to promote the introduction and research of these technologies in companies in particular, and thereby enhance the digitalisation of the region’s strong export industry. We share information about our stakeholder events and also organize the events ourselves. See upcoming events here.
Robocoast has the Digital Innovation HUB (DIH) status granted by the European Commission.
The Robocoast consortium is coordinated by Prizztech Oy’s Robocoast coordination unit. The consortium includes the following organizations / research units:
- Satakunta University of Applied Sciences / RoboAI,
- University Consortium of Pori / Robo AI,
- University of Vaasa, VEBIC,
- Vaasa University of Applied Sciences,
- Centria University of Applied Sciences,
- Kokkola University Consortium Chydenius,
- University of Jyväskylä,
- JAMK University of Applied Sciences,
- Novia University of Applied Sciences,
- University of Turku,
- Turku University of Applied Sciences and
- Åbo Akademi University
- Turku Science Park Ltd
- South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences
- Oulu University of Applied Sciences
- Lapland University Of Applied Sciences
Robocoast Coordination Unit, Prizztech Oy
Satakunta University of Applied Sciences / RoboAI
As a core competence center of Robocoast, RoboAI/Samk are focusing on machine vision, simulation, digital health and artifical intelligence.
University Consortium of Pori / RoboAI
As a part of RoboAI our focus areas are: machine learning, artifical intelligence, smart agri and data analytics.
University of Vaasa
As a core competence center of the Robocoast EDIH UVA’s focus areas are R&D entities and research especially in machine learning and artificial intelligence (especially in computer vision and automation technology context), energy cyber security, robust geospatial technology and data economy (see the attachment 1 for detailed key competencies).
Vaasa University of Applied Sciences
As a core competence center of Robocoast, Vaasa University of Applied Sciences is focusing on R&D entities and testbeds of Technobotnia: IT laboratories, Electrical laboratories and Mechanical laboratories. We offer services and training to substantial industrial sector, SMEs in West-Coast of Finland as well as to other partners in DIH / EDIH network.
Centria University of Applied Sciences
As a core competence center of the Robocoast EDIH, Centria focus areas are R&D laboratories and competences in cybersecurity and robotics. We offer services and training to substantial industrial sector, SMEs in West-Coast of Finland as well as to other partners in DIH/EDIH network.
University of Jyväskylä
As a core competence center of the Robocoast EDIH, JyU’s focus areas are R&D entitites and research especially in artificial intelligence (math. foundations & applications), cyber security and information science and economy.
Jamk University of Applied Sciences
As a core competence center of the Robocoast EDIH, JyvSecTec & Jamk focus areas are R&D entitites and research especially in cybersecurity. Potential service provider of DIH services according to mutual agreements.
Novia University of Applied Sciences
As a part of Robocoast EDIH Novia’s focus areas are in applied intelligent systems (artifical intelligence, machine learning, IoT, data management and analytics) as well as robotics and additive manufacturing within education and research laboratory Techobothnia.
Åbo Akademi University
As a core competence center of the Robocoast EDIH Åbo Akademi University is focusing especially in R&D services within: Evalution and exploitantion of factory internal data (IoT, Edge-computing) and sensor technologies (machine vision, LIDAR, car radars, UWB, etc.), Design and deployment of AI based factory automation systems, Mission-critical software and Smart Shipping.
University of Turku
As a core competence center of the Robocoast DIH, UTU as a multidiscipline university, performs research serving the R&D activities especially in: digitalization of manufacturing processes and quality assurance, machine learning, algorithms and computational intelligence, autonomous and intelligent systems, cybersecurity, mixed reality, interaction design, natural language technology, software engineering, industrialization of 3D printing and additive manufacturing, battery materials and technologies, environmentally friendly technologies, and business models.
Kokkola University Consortium Chydenius
As a CC of the Robocoast EDIH UC Kokkola’s focus areas are: Wireless Sensor Networks & IoT, Smart Environment (smart & sustainable manufacturing, monitoring of industrial processes etc), industrial sector includes Chemical & Metal Industry, Mining etc, Role individually in wide scopes of projects and as a partner projects related especially to different technologies serving the industries and SMEs in digital transformation
Alliance of Baltic Sea Region EDIHs for Manufacturing SME Support
The European Union Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR) is Macro-regional Strategy that aims to strengthen cooperation between the countries bordering the Baltic Sea to meet the common challenges and to benefit from common opportunities facing the region. Boosting digital innovation and transformation, as well as facilitating macroregional challenge-driven innovation policies and actions are among the priority actions in the EUSBSR Action plan. In line with these macroregional priorities, the project will implement its activities in an integrated approach by setting up partnerships with EDIHs across the Baltic Sea Region to maximize its impact regionally and spillover at the European level.
In the context of the upcoming EDIH program and responding to the needs for collaboration among EDIHs, we are a regional strategic alliance to build closer links, develop trust, share expertise and resources, and join in common digital transformation initiatives for the common goal – facilitate the digital transformation of manufacturing SMEs in Baltic Sea Region.
• AI & Robotics Estonia, Estonia
• EDIH4IAE. coordinated by Lithuanian Innovation Center, Lithuanian
• EDIH Vilnius coordinated by Sunrise Valley Technology Park, Lithuanian
• Latvian Digital Innovation Hub Power by Latvian IT Cluster, Latvian
• MIGHTY Mid Sweden Industry and GovTech EDIH coordinated RISE, Sweden
• NEMONOOR coordinated by Digital Norway, Norway
• PDIH – Pomerianin Digital Innovation Hub coordinated by Pomeranian Special Economic Zone Ltd, Poland
• Robocoast coordinated by Prizztech, Finland
Artificial Intelligence EDIH, Hungary
The Hungarian Artificial Intelligence (AI) Coalition was founded upon the initiative of the Ministry of Innovation and technology under the Digital Success Program as an expert and consultation forum for the local AI ecosystem. The Hungarian Artificial Intelligence platforms connect stakeholders in business, research, academia, and government in the field of artificial intelligence to prepare the Hungarian economy and society for the AI revolution. We bring local AI-powered use-cases closer to the public through an awareness campaign, interactive exhibits, and education programs.
Centre for Cybersecurity and Artificial Intelligence EDIH (CCSAI), Poland
CCSAI is the reference point in Poland for SMEs working with cybersecurity and AI systems. Our EDIH specializes in cybersecurity and AI systems in energy and transportation networks and in public administrations systems. https://ccsai.com.pl/
C-Hub: Cybersecurity DIH, Portugal
The C-Hub: Cybersecurity DIH – Cybersecurity Digital Innovation Hub (C-HUB) was recognized by the Portuguese Office of the Minister of State, Economy, and Digital Transition as a DIH in June 2021.The C-Hub, aims to support the process of digital transformation, raise awareness, develop innovative processes, technology and knowledge transfer, of SMEs and public administration by providing services, experimental laboratories and technical expertise focused on cybersecurity to foster the use of technologies and enhance cyber resilience and maturity. Given the focus of the C-HUB and the characteristics of its members, the C-HUB has a national and European scope. The multidisciplinary of its members and network, allows it to seek answers to local, regional, national, and European needs, crossing the various activity sectors of the economy and society. These answers are also achieved by active collaborations that can reinforce competencies in Cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence (IA), and High-Performance Computing (HPC), among other possible horizontal technologies. www.c-hub.pt
Defence4Tech Hub is the first Digital Innovation Hub fully dedicated to the European Defence Economy. Defence4Tech Hub, led by idD Portugal Defence, is the product from a consortium with AED Cluster Portugal, UNINOVA, the Research and Development centres from the three branches of the Armed Forces and from the Portuguese Military University Institute (CINAMIL, CIAFA, CINAV and CIDIUM), University of Beira Interior, Nova School of Science and Technology, ISQ, CEiiA and DTx CoLAB. Digital Innovation Hubs are a part of Digital Europe Programme and their objective is to accelerate the dissemination and adoption of digital technologies by companies and the Public Administration, contributing to the increase in the competitiveness of their processes, products and services. Defence4Tech Hub was designated to access the European network of Digital Innovation Hubs. Defence4Tech Hub is a major instrument for the Defence Economy strategy that idD Portugal Defence is promoting, playing an important role in promoting the economic fabric and contributing to Europe’s re-industrialization plan.
DIGIS3 Smart, Sustainability & CoheSive Digitalization coordinated AIR Institute, Spain
The general objective of DIGIS3 is to ensure the smart, sustainable and cohesive digital transformation of SMEs and public administration entities in the region, covering both urban and rural territories through the provision of comprehensive support to users. DIGIS3 facilitates access to specialised technical knowledge and experimentation environments, in a one-stop shop service whose central core of knowledge and training is structured around Artificial Intelligence and Supercomputing, and where Cybersecurity is considered an imperative layer of any digitisation process. This is done through appropriate digitalisation itineraries, in accordance with the users’ level of digital maturity, and also taking into account the specific needs of the sector and the geographical environment. https://digis3.eu/en/objectives
Digital Innovation Hub for Society DIH4, Romania
DIH4 focus on Intelligent Robotics (had & soft), Cybersecurity, Blockchain, and Digital Transformation, to support the creation of smarter, safer, and more sustainable companies, organisations, and communities. https://dih4society.ro/
DIH 4 Global Automotive coordinated by MOBINOV Automotive Cluster Association, Portugal
DIH 4 Global Automotive coordinated by MOBINOV Automotive Cluster Association was founded in 2016, to promote the convergence of various players in the national automotive industry, including global manufacturers suppliers, associations and knowledge centers and universities, in order to transform Portugal in a competitive and recognized Automotive Industry in terms of the development of technological solutions and the industrialization of components, modules, systems and vehicles. Mobinov’s mission is to promote a sustainable growth and competitiveness of the national automotive industry through greater cooperation and coordination between companies, associations, public administration bodies and SCTN entities. Mobinov’s mail goals are: reinforce the competitiveness of the automotive sector; promoting the increase of exports and its internationalization and prepare a new cycle of the automotive industry on a trajectory for the “car as a service”, and other automotive global trends. www.mobinov.pt
DIVA, Digital Innovation Value Accelerator, France
The DIVA (Digital Innovation Value Accelerator) is to be the European Digital Innovation Hub
for the Pays de la Loire region, which has just been chosen by the French State to respond to the
European Commission’s call for EDIH (European Digital Innovation Hub) proposal. DIVA thus
become a one-stop-shop, covering the entire Pays de la Loire region, for stimulating and helping
regional companies become more competitive in designing and developing their products and
services, as well as their business and production (manufacturing) processes, by using
Artificial Intelligence including robotics.
DIVA consists of organizing a “tailor-made” support pathway, from raising awareness of AI to the
commercial deployment of solutions using AI technologies and services. lt addresses also the
following technologies: AR, VR, industrial robotics, IoT, Additive Manufacturing, advanced
materials. “Traditiona!” SMEs and mid-caps are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of
data, but there are still a number of obstacles to using AI technologies and services: the lack of data
for testing, difficulties in assessing the contribution of AI, a shortage of skills, the lack of a clear
view of maintenance and upgrade costs. To respond to these challenges, the range of services
developed by DIV A will be aimed at companies of all sizes and all levels of maturity (microbusinesses,
SMEs, mid-caps and start-ups). Assessments of the digital maturity and use of AI within
companies will be carried out. https://www.diva-dih.eu/en/home/
EDIH Odense: Collaborative Robots in Manufacturing Logistics coordinated by Erhvervshus Fyn, Denmark
The objectives of the EDIH Odense is to significantly increase the uptake of collaborative robots in the Danish manufacturing industry by supporting and assisting SMEs in deciding how to incorporate collaborative robots in their production and by enabling the investment. The EDIH Odense brings together a well suited, strong consortium of 4 local partners each with a proven track record of excellent competencies, which will be dedicated to the EDIH: Business Hub Fyn: One of six regional business hubs in Denmark offering specialized advice on business opportunities and equity-free funding for Danish companies with the aim of growing and scaling their business. Danish Technological Institute: DTI is a leading research and technology institute offering specialist knowledge and test services to companies. DTI in Odense has2800m2 of robot halls where they exhibit, experiment, test, and investigate new technologies from technology providers and robot developers, and house start-up companies. Odense Robotics: Denmark’s national robot and drone cluster. Brings together the entire ecosystem to drive innovation and growth in the industry nationwide. EEN partner South Denmark European Office (SDEO): Connects southern Danishbusinesses, public and private actors to the European Union, its funding programs, and international networks and partnerships. Besides the key partners, the hub includes several associated partners including leading universities, clusters, and industry associations who will support the activities of the HUBwithin their specialization areas. The partners are all central actors of the robotic ecosystem both at a regional and a national level with complementary special expertise and know-how within the services offered by the Hub. https://ehfyn.dk/content
European Digital Innovation Hub Zagore coordinated by Telelink Business services, Bulgaria
Under the umbrella of Digital Innovation Hub ZAGORE, led by the Regional Economic Development Agency – Stara Zagora, more than 25 association members and non-political foundation partners work together transversally to achieve this goal.
Digital Innovation Hub ZAGORE is part of the network of the European Digital Innovation Hubs (EDIHs) which will function as one-stop shops that help companies dynamically respond to the digital challenges and become more competitive. By providing access to technical expertise and experimentation as well as the possibility to “test before invest”, EDIHs help companies improve business/production processes, products, or services using digital technologies. In Digital Innovation Hub ZAGORE we are part of one of the largest corridors in Europe, formed by European Digital Innovation hubs from more than 15 EU/EEA countries focused on AI, cybersecurity, smart robotics, smart cities, IoT. http://edih-zagore.szeda.eu/
Green Digital Innovation HUB (Gren eDIH), is a virtual superstructure model as a “Digital Innovation Center” administered by Green Technology CLUSTER (GTC), with the given role of Green eDIH Governor (Administrator/Orchestrator), having Green Technology Association (GTA) as legal Management Entity, based in Bucharest, Romania.
Green Digital Innovation HUB members and partners include entities from all areas of coverage. Among the public authorities, we have 7 members: The Mayor’s Office of the Chitila City; The Mayor’s Office of the Giurgiu Commune; The Mayor’s Office of the Pantelimon City; The Mayor’s Office of the Sector 4 – Bucharest; The Mayor’s Office of the Sector 6 – Bucharest; The Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure and Communication; The National Library of Romania. Academic members: INCAS – The National Institute of Research- Development “Elie Carafoli”; Romanian Aviation Academy; Romanian Space Agency; The Body of Expert and Licensed Accountants of Romania – CECCAR; The Faculty of Automatic Control and Computers – University Politehnica of Bucharest; The Faculty of Transportation – University Politehnica of Bucharest; The National Institute of Research Development in Tourism – INCDT. NGO’s: The Romanian Association for Smart City; The National Center for Counseling and Information in the Field of Consumer Protection – InfoCons”. Partner DIHs: Smart Energy DIH (Lithuania); Plan4all (Czech Republic); Hadas Bar (Israel); Terra Tehnolopis DIH (Croatia); Competencia Centre (Croatia); SmartVillage DIH (Bosnia&Hertegovina); Valencia Region Digital Innovation Hub (Spain). We have more than 15 private companies activating in the field of IT&C and Green Technology.
Green eDIH support and accelerate innovation through green digital technologies. One of the main objectives of Green eDIH is to support and accelerate innovation through green digital technologies. In this context, Green eDIH has created and will constantly develop 5 Digital Platforms that will cover digitally and in full all the main functions of an eDIH:
- The Digital Platform: GreenTech Academy
- The Digital Platform: GreenTech Network
- The Digital Platform: GreenTech Arena
- The Program: GreenTech Policy
- The Program: GreenTech Projects
- Green Digital Innovation HUB mission is to provide a digital innovation ecosystem, based on green (eco- friendly) technologies, for the private economy and public administration. Green eDIH’s vision is based on the ambition to transform the way actors involved in the public and private environment operate, by supporting them in the process of adopting green technologies (AI, ITS, HPC, Smart City, Digitization, Cyber Security, Matchmaking, Big Data, Aeronautical Research, High Tech Legal), in order to align with European standards in terms of sustainable development.
Health Hub coordinated by Institute of Entrepreneurship Development iED, Greece
The Health Hub is a candidate European Digital Innovation Hub in Thessaly, lying in the center of Greece, acting as a reference point of Digital Health at regional, national and European level. It is a one-stop-shop that delivers digital transformation services to SMEs and public administrations of the health and pharma sector and supports them in boosting their outreach, precision, innovation capacity, and networking efforts. https://ied.eu/about/health-hub/
Latvian Digital Innovation Hub Powered by Latvian IT Cluster
Latvian Digital Innovation Hub want to cultivate the competitiveness of our local businesses, putting Latvia firmly on the digital map of the world. That is why we help entrepreneurs discover the most effective smart tools and find their way in all the digital solutions and knowledge options. We can help you set the target for the digital development of your company and together we can reach it in the most straightforward way. We will boost the knowledge and skills of your employees, recommend ways to attract funding, go through technology testing together, and create new ideas on how to digitalize and strengthen your business. https://dih.lv/en/
MinaSmart in brief:
■20 services for companies
■13 partners in the core team
- 3 digital-technology clusters: Minalogic (lead), Digital League, Entreprises & Numerique
- 7 clusters focusing on other markets: Axelera, Cara, InnovAlliance, Lyonbiopole, Techtera, Tenerrdis, Vegepolys
- 2 competency centres: CEA and INRIA
- The Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes regional government and the Auvergne-Rhone-Alpeseconomic development agency
■Universities, technology development platforms, and industrial R&D partnersMinaSmart were shortlisted at the national level by the French Directorate-General for enterprise to compete at the European level.
PICS2 Puglia Innovation Center for Safety and Security coordinated by LUM University, Italy
The P/CS2hub consists of6 research bodies, 26 partners including SMEs and big companies, public bodies, and infrastructures operators. Moreover, 5 strategic partners (regulating bodies and companies operating in the public sector) are joining the consortium for the European restricted call and more partners may join the consortium before the submission of the proposal. LUM University is the Coordinating Partner.
The proposal obtained the expression of interest from the Department of Economic Development, Innovation, Education, Training, and Labour of the Regional Government of Apulia. The competence center intends to guide companies and public bodies that operate and interact with each other in the Special Economic Zones ecosystem, towards digital transformation, with a specific focus on the issues of safety (health and well-being of economic operators) and security (protection of factories, logistic infrastructures, interchange systems (e.g. customs), energy infrastructure) both from a physical and digital point of view.
The technological focus of the hub is represented by Cybersecurity and Artificial Intelligence and other enabling technologies such as the Internet of Things, Robotics, Big Data, Data Analytics, Building Information Modelling (BIM), Geographic Information systems (GJS), Energy technologies. Among the sectors that would benefit from the services provided by P/CS 2 there are ICT, Health and Wellbeing, Industry 4.0, Transport and Logistics, Public Administrations, and Regulating Bodies. The cluster target is represented by:
• industrial enterprises operating within the Apulian Industrial Development Areas and Special Economic Zones and enterprises offering support services;
• public and private organizations managing industrial areas, infrastructures for the transport of people and goods, companies operating in the field of telecommunication infrastructures and their supply chain;
• public organizations and agencies that regulate and manage the monitoring, protection, and safety of the environment, resources, people, and infrastructures;
• employees of organizations operating within the Industrial Development Areas and Special Economic Zones. https://www.lum.it/en/
PDIH – Pomeranian Digital Innovation Hub coordinated Pomeranian Special Economic Zone Ltd., Poland
Pomeranian Digital Innovation Hub (PDIH), functioning on the basis of a one-stop-shop model located in the Gdansk Science and Technology Park, will operate in the region of Pomeranian, Kujavian-Pomeranian, and Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship and will offer entrepreneurs comprehensive access to specialized services based on the latest knowledge, experience, and technology. PDIH will enable testing and implementing digital innovations suitable for companies’ current products and processes and will encourage new solutions. Based on the experience of partners and modern technological infrastructure (demonstrators) services will be provided covering all stages of digital transformation, from analysis and audit of the company’s structure, its business processes, to designing changes, their demonstration, and testing solutions using the latest technologies. PDIH will also be a center for accumulating the most up-to-date knowledge on digital technologies, provided in the form of meetings, training, and workshops. https://investinpomerania.pl/en/news/pomerania-bay-of-artificial-intelligence/
Transilvania IT Cluster
Transilvania IT Cluster, created in 2013 by ARIES Transilvania, currently includes over 100 members – 30% startups, 50% SMEs, 20% large companies, 2 universities, 2 public administration entities, cumulating a turnover of 320 million euros and more than 7,700 employees. Transylvania IT Cluster holds the Gold Label Certification.
Transilvania Digital Innovation Hub works strategically to catalyze regional innovation potential and capabilities. On the other hand, it acts as provider of competences, know-how, innovation programs, support for startups and SMEs. With a vision to increase competitivity through an innovative mix between technologies, skills, systemic approach, operational models, it engages relevant regional stakeholders and proactively adapts to European and global trends. Transilvania DIH sets the framework for digital transformation in all businesses and public sector through a cross-sectoral approach. https://www.transilvaniait.ro/about-us
UMBRIA Digital Data UDD, Italy
UDIH is a no-profit entity performing networking, matchmaking, brokerage, and dissemination activities. The aim of UDIH is to help companies to become more competitive by improving their business/production processes as well as products and services by means of digital technology. DIH deals with the promotion of digital manufacturing transformation towards the Industrie 4.0 approach and the Value Chain processes overall. https://www.confindustria.umbria.it/
In particular, the main activities are:
• Awareness Dissemination (Meeting, Workshop, etc.)
• Supporting activities to industrial companies for Industry 4.0-based project implementation
• Support access to tax breaks provided by Piano Industria 4.0
• Supporting activities for assessing digital readiness
• Supporting activities to facilitate manufacturing companies access to innovation regional ecosystem
• Design and delivery of training initiatives
• Coordination activities for implementing I4.0-based factories
Athena Research Center in Information Technologies
The mission of Athena RC is to conduct outstanding research in Informatics and Computational Sciences with substantial social impact, addressing both global challenges and local needs. Athena RC explores a broad spectrum of research areas within the ICT field, as well as topics raised by other scientific fields, industry needs, or societal challenges. Athena RC covers the research and innovation lifecycle end-to-end, commencing from basic and applied research, moving on to system and product prototyping and infrastructure service provision, and wrapping up with technology-transfer and entrepreneurship-enabling initiatives. In a nutshell, Athena RC aspires to create new knowledge and conceive ground-breaking solutions and technologies for the digital era. Its competitive advantage lies in the unique amalgama of skills and know-how of both its research and scientific staff that has already earned it national and international reputation and acclaim.
Further to research, innovationis also a fundamental pillar of Athena RC’s mission. Its several Research Institutes, Units, Spin-off companies and particularly its dedicated innovation-support Unit (Corallia) create a fertile technological innovation ecosystemand intensify systematic efforts to bring to market research and technological results. https://www.athena-innovation.gr/en/DIH
University of Tartu Institute of Computer Science
DIH Tartu porvides services for companies to enable and support digital innovation in the areas of Data Science (Big Data, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence), Software Engineering & Information Systems, Bsuiness Process Management Cyber Security, Distributed Systems, Cloud Computing & IoT.
DIH Tartu is the centre of digital excellence with strong and versatile network of partners from public, private and third sector, each with its clear focus and capability to contribute to the DIH’s value proposition to companies seeking for support in digitalizing their businesses.
The services include consultations, mentoring, trainings, workshops, prototyping, joint R&D projects, technology and process audits, access to labs, infrastructure and high performance computing power, access to international research and collaboration networks, etc. DIH Tartu also contributes to skills development of future digitization specialists and entrepreneurs by offering: pre-incubator programmes for students to encourage digital entrepreneurship; support for researchers to create spin-offs for innovation, knowledge and technology transfer from academia to industry; project based internships and digital product innovation experiments, industrial master and doctoral programmes to co-educate future IT specialists and data scientists (in collaboration with specific industry partners). https://www.cs.ut.ee/en/DIHTartu
Ventspils High Technology Park
Ventspils High Technology Park is the only existing Digital Innovation Hub (DIH) in Latvia. DIH in Ventspils helps regional companies to become more competitive by improving their business processes as well as services and products by means of digital technology.
The services available through DIH in Ventspils may be categorised as: Awareness and Skills Creation, Knowledge and Networks, Co-creation Infrastructure, Collaborative Research and Business Development.
The market sectors covered by DIH in Ventspils today include high-tech and mid-tech manufacturing industries (e.g., ICT, machinery and equipment, electrical and optical equipment). We plan to upgrade existing DIH in Ventspils by meeting wider needs of regional economy and setting-up the fully operational DIH in specific ICT competencies (robotics and automation) and Edtech. https://www.vatp.lv/en/digital-innovation-hub
This is the KTH Innovation Hub on Industrial Digitalization. We belong to the ITM School and are hosted by the Mechatronics and Embedded Control Systems Division. We are also closely associated with the Industry network ICES. The Stockholm based Innovation Hub is aiming to become an active core of the Nordic and European ecosystem related to Industrial Digitalization. We are located in the intersection industry, scaleups and education, as well as a multitude of innovation actors. As part of KTH, we also have a large international network to leverage.
Our role is to:
- Connect stakeholders and stimulate networking within the CPS innovation eco-system including between SME’s, Large corporations, Innovation supporting agencies, Funding bodies, CPS networks, as well as CPS experts and related students in academia and at research institutes,
- Provide access to competence and resources in both CPS technology and business in terms of CPS experts, related KTH centers and labs (research and infrastructure), and innovation agencies. This includes providing updated insights on research developments and trends,
- Provide access to capital through connections to various funding opportunities from funding agencies, venture cap and other organizations, including innovation hub support of experiments and pilots (innovation experiments)
- Provide and stimulate development of continued education
These roles complement those of other actors in the innovation ecosystem, in particular by being anchored at a Technical university. The roles further strive to establish collaboration with existing actors. The corresponding activities address some of the key identified barriers to innovation in Sweden. https://www.dihid.eu/
Lithuanian robotics DIH (LTroboticsDIH)
Lithuanian Robotics Association (LRA) is a coordinator of Lithuanian robotics DIH (LTroboticsDIH) and is non-profit organization which has the status of association. LRA seeks to become a “one-stop shop” for everything related to robotics in Lithuania and currently quickly builds up ecosystem around major robotic solution providers and competence centres.
Lithuanian robotics DIH helps robotic business in Lithuania to enter transnational value chains and to find new export markets. DIH helps manufacture industry to better understand their needs and to find the right solution providers for their problems. DIH also helps competence centres and robotic solution providers to enter into cooperative research agreements and also consults how to lower the risk of investments by aligning them with Governmental support. LRA as coordinator of DIH helps Government, Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Science and education to address national policy challenges related to digitalization of the industry and changing roles of the future workforce.
DIH includes two research organizations (competence centers):
- Center for Physical Sciences and Technology (FTMC) in Vilnius
- Panevėžys Mechatronics Center (PMC) in Panevėžys
Learn more about solutions developed by DIH members there
Examples of how we can help
The AI Health Corridor
The AI Health Corridor is a network shaped by candidate European Digital Innovation Hubs (EDIHs) in the fields of health, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and cybersecurity. Health is one of the specializations favourited by the European Commission and all societies, therefore EDIHs of this network will strongly and efficiently cooperate to evolve the digitalization of health as much as possible.
Joint actions and activities, co-development and sharing of services, joint training, participation in common even, common use of infrastructure, and exchange of knowledge and best practices are some of the pillars of this network.
Members of the AI Health Corridor:
- HEALTH HUB EDIH: Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Industry Transformation through Artificial Intelligence Digital Services, Greece
- Robocoast EDIH, Finland
- ZAGORE EDIH, Bulgaria
- Digital Innovation Zone, Romania
- CCSAI – Centre for Cybersecurity and Artificial Intelligence EDIH, Cracow University of Technology, Poland
- Transilvania Digital Innovation Hub, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
- am-LAB Digital Innovation Hub, Hungary
- Digital Health&Biosciences (DIH·bio), Spain
- DIVA, France
- DIGital INNovation Hub – DiGiNN, Cyprus
- Minasmart, France
- Health Data Sweden (HDS), Sweden
- DIGI-SI, Slovenia
Crazy Town is a community of 200 companies and teams that cooperate, learn new and grow their business together. Our members include a mix of solopreneurs, micro-sized companies, startups and teams from larger organizations, since we believe that having a diverse member base is key to having an enriching community. Crazy Town community is operating also virtually.
DIMECC is the leading breakthrough-oriented co-creation ecosystem that speeds up time to market. Our innovation platform makes leaders and winners meet. Our network consists of 2.000+ R&D&I professionals, 400+ organizations, 69 shareholders and 10+ co-creation facilitators.
EIT Digital is a leading European digital innovation and entrepreneurial education organisation driving Europe’s digital transformation.
European Cluster Collaboration Platform
The European Cluster Collaboration Platform (ECCP) is an action of the Cluster Internationalisation Programme for SMEs funded under COSME launched by DG GROW of the European Commission in 2016. The ECCP provides networking and information support for clusters and their members aiming to improve their performance and increase their competitiveness through trans-national and international cooperation.
Gamecoast is a Satakunta-based cluster of companies operating in the gamification field. Gamecoast aims to use gamification to create added value for industrial companies. Robocoast collaborates with Gamecoast by promoting synergies between companies in the industry. gamecoast.fi
Turku Science Park
Turku Science Park Ltd. is a non-profit regional development company for the entire Turku subregion that works in close cooperation with local, national and international actors in the fields of business and economic development.
Turku Science Park Ltd. is in charge of producing and coordinating the region’s business and innovation services. It is in the middle of a triple helix pattern where universities generate new knowledge, business exploits it and the public sector acts as a facilitator.
Our mission is to produce and facilitate the best possible services to support the founding of companies as well as their growth, development and internationalisation. We work hard every day to make our region the best place to do business, so that new talents, investments and companies can easily find their way here.
Tieke – Finnish Information Society Development Centre
The Real-Time Economy (RTE) of TIEKE works to accelerate adoption of RTE solutions among small and mid-size enterprises. RTE provide access to infrastructure using cybersecurity, AI and HPC technologies, and provide advisory and support services for co-developing and testing of RTE tools and services. https://tieke.fi/en/home/
AgROBOfood is an EU funded project aiming to build a European ecosystem for the effective adoption of robotic technologies in the agri food sector, which in turn will become more efficient and competitive.
Allied ICT Finland
Robocoast is part of the national AIF network, which brings together different research communities and ecosystems. The aim of the network is to bring together experts from all around Finland, develop synergies between clusters and assemble the best talent to solve business challenges.
Big Data Value Association BDVA
The Big Data Value Association (BDVA) is an industry-driven international not–for-profit organisation with 200 members all over Europe and a well-balanced composition of large, small, and medium-sized industries as well as research and user organizations. BDVA is the private counterpart to the EU Commission to implement the Big Data Value PPP program. BDVA and the Big Data Value PPP pursue a common shared vision of positioning Europe as the world leader in the creation of Big Data Value. The mission of the BDVA is to develop the Innovation Ecosystem that will enable the data and AI-driven digital transformation in Europe delivering maximum economic and societal benefit, and, achieving and sustaining Europe’s leadership on Big Data Value creation and Artificial Intelligence.
HiPEAC is an expert network consisting of various scientific communities across Europe. In HiPEAC, any member can propose a technical challenge and take part in solving other proposed challenges.
I4MS, ICT Innovation for Manufacturing SMEs, is a European initiative supporting manufacturing SMEs and mid-caps in the widespread use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in their business operations. Under I4MS, SMEs can apply for technological and financial support to conduct small experiments allowing them to test digital innovations in their business via open calls.
RobotUnion is an ecosystem that encompasses SMEs and startups together with corporates, researchers, acceleration programmes and investors. The aim is “to create the best conditions for long-term business success for all involved”, as per the DIH definition by the European Commission. The RobotUnion consortium is comprised of 14 partners from 7 European countries and Canada. RobotUnion congregates a constellation of top players representing all the links of the innovation value chain from research to market.