21 November 2023
Vienna 1220, Austria
Technologiezentrum Seestadt - tz1
Digitalisation in manufacturing | Vienna – Linz – Brno – Bratislava
What are European Digital Innovation Hubs?
European Digital Innovation Hubs (EDIHs) are part of the European Commission's efforts to boost the digital transformation of businesses across various sectors. These hubs serve as one-stop shops, providing expertise, facilities, and access to technology for companies, especially small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), to embrace digital technologies. The goal is to accelerate innovation, enhance competitiveness, and facilitate the adoption of advanced digital solutions, such as artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and the Internet of Things. EDIHs aim to create a network of hubs across Europe to promote collaboration, knowledge exchange, and support the development of a digitally skilled workforce.
In addition to serving as catalysts for digital transformation, European Digital Innovation Hubs (EDIHs) often adopt a "test before invest" approach. This means that companies, particularly SMEs, can leverage the resources and expertise provided by EDIHs to prototype and test digital solutions before making significant financial investments.
By offering a supportive environment for testing, EDIHs aim to de-risk the adoption of new technologies, encourage experimentation, and ultimately empower businesses to make informed investment decisions in the rapidly evolving digital landscape.
Czech Repbulic: DIGIMAT
This unique platform develops and implements digital technologies in manufacturing companies and coordinates educational activities. In addition, it also connects Czech manufacturers with experts and helps create new projects in the implementation of digital technologies. Founding members of the DIH DIGIMAT platform: INTEMAC center, Brno University of Technology, INDUSTRY CLUSTER 4.0, JIC.
At the Slovak Center for Digital Innovations (SCDI), we want to advance the digital transformation in Slovakia. We support the development of the industry in the field of digital technologies and raise awareness of successful digitization projects.
In cooperation with partners, we coordinate the preparation of research and innovation projects and help with the adaptation of the workforce to digital transformation. At the same time, we connect stakeholders from the academic and industrial sectors.