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DIH2 network aims to support local manufacturing industry especially small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the deployment of latest Robotics and AI technologies. Currently the network already has 25 Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs) as members representing 25 European countries. The goal of this call is to induct new members and increase the reachability of the network to all regions of Europe. 

Under this call, at least 132 organisations will be selected to join the DIH² network and receive up to EUR 10,000 for their active participation in the network.

As members of the network, selected applicants will have access to some of the most advanced technologies in the fields of Robotics and AI for the manufacturing industry, plus access to European funding opportunities. The network members will have the possibility to provide direct input for the funding programs of European Commission and also get their direct messages about upcoming funding opportunities.

Who can Apply?

  • DIHs, technology clusters or associations that are eligible as partners in EU-funded projects.
  • Research institutes, universities or other private or public entities active in the field of research and development.
  • Research and technology organisations, technological platforms, innovation organizations,and NGOs active in the field of research and development.

Deadline: there will be two cut-off dates: 31 October, 2022 and 31 January, 2023.

Opportunity Details

Target audience
Digital skills for the labour force.
Digital skills for ICT professionals and other digital experts.
Digital technology / specialisation
Digital skill level
Geographic scope - Country
Austria
Belgium
Bulgaria
Cyprus
Industry - field of education and training
Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) not further defined
Engineering, manufacturing and construction not further defined
Geographical sphere
International initiative
Form of funding
Beneficiaries

Digital Innovation Hubs, technology clusters or associations that are eligible as partners in EU-funded projects, research institutes, universities or other private or public entities active in the field of research and development, research and technology organisations, technological platforms, innovation organizations,and NGOs active in the field of research and development.

Financing conditions

New entities that want to join the DIH² Network are required to do the following:

  • attend a minimum of 4 network meetings;
  • participate in the elaboration of a minimum of 2 policy documents.