September 14, 2023

200 European digital innovation hubs connect and share knowledge

Supported by the Digital Transformation Accelerator (DTA), the event was a unique opportunity for over 200 digital innovation hubs from 30 countries across Europe to connect and share knowledge. EDIH representatives, decision-makers, and experts from the digital transformation community exchanged their experiences and best practices on how to best help SMEs achieve their digital goals.

Representatives from the network’s hubs delivered engaging presentations on innovative projects and demonstrated how their technologies are enhancing domestic businesses. Additionally, four working groups concentrated on specific topics with the aim of broadening the EDIH Network’s influence, both within various sectors and across borders. Participants also gained valuable insights into successful collaborations between hubs through well-attended panel discussions.

In addition to delivering cutting-edge technologies and boosting the capacities of SMEs and the public sector, it became evident during the summit that the network’s hubs are emerging as major players in regional innovation ecosystems. Italy, for instance, has allocated about EUR 33.5 million to co-finance the EDIHs. Ireland’s Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment is spearheading the local EDIH programme through Enterprise Ireland with the objective of assisting more than 9,000 companies.

The Traceability & Big Data network counts on several EDIH coming from regions involved in our Thematic Partnership, such as Andalusia, Aragon, Brittany, Emilia-Romagna, Galicia, Occitanie, Navarra, New Aquitaine, Pays de la Loire and Satakunta. Additionally, some DIH coming from Andalusia, Basque Country, Cork, Emilia-Romagna, Extremadura, Pazardzhik and Sardinia have been recognized with the “Seal of Excellence”.

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