DIGITAL INNOVATION HUBS
DIGINAL INNOVATION HUBS (DIHs)⇗ ARE ONE-STOP-SHOPS WHERE COMPANIES –ESPECIALLY SMES, STARTUPS AND MID-CAPS– CAN GET HELP TO IMPROVE THEIR BUSINESS, PRODUCTION PROCESSES, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES BY MEANS OF DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY.
Recently, three DIH projects were launched in collaboration with the S+T+ARTS initiative. They support companies to become more competitive by stimulating exchanging and consulting artistic point of views in their process and mindset.
October 2020 - September 2024
The objective of this DIH is to enable European Manufacturing SMEs to grow their manufacturing business by producing new and personalized products.
On one hand, Better Factory brings artists from the S+T+ARTS network together with Manufacturing SMEs, to analyse the deep knowledge within the Manufacturing SMEs and support them in diversifying their product portfolio to meet new market demands.
At the same time, Better Factory provides state-of-the-art technology for SMEs to maximize their production capacity, so that new and personalized products can be manufactured alongside existing products within the same production resources.
COORDINATOR: VTT (FI)
September 2020 - August 2023
MediaFutures brings together startups, SMEs and artists in the media value chain to expand on standard models and comes up with unconventional ways for people to engage with quality journalism, science education and democratic processes. It aims to create products, services, digital artworks and experiences that will reshape the media value chain through innovative, inclusive and participatory applications of data and user-generated content.
In an age of polarisation and misinformation, MediaFutures is instrumental in helping Europe lead the way in establishing a new, inclusive brand of innovation, fueled by seamless access to data and multidisciplinary expertise. MediaFutures funds and supports products, services, artworks and experiences that transform for the better the ways people consume news and engage with facts, and the ways experts make decisions and contribute to society.
COORDINATOR: Leibniz University Hannover (DE)
Management and Communication Contact Person: Alexandra Garatzogianni (Leibniz University Hannover, DE) ✉
July 2020 - December 2023
Under the vision of Value Of Joint EXperimentation (VOJEXT) in digital technologies, VOJEXT encourages producers and SMEs to adopt cognitive autonomous systems for human-robot interaction and dynamizes science-driven industry approaches engaging human and Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) in the same loop. In this context, VOJEXT amplifies the cognitive capabilities needed to achieve more effective sociotechnical and business ecosystems. To this end, VOJEXT designs, develops, and demonstrates a cost-effective, market-oriented and easy-to-repurpose autonomous mobile robotic systems, which shall be a component of the smart, agile and scalable cognitive cyber-physical environment in the factories of the future.
VOJEXT brings new scenarios to the project, fostering creative, scientific and business driven innovation by engaging with artistic research through the S+T+ARTS initiative and linking with innovative SMEs under the umbrella of Digital Innovation Hubs (coupled with I4MS action).
COORDINATOR: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (ES)
Management Contact Person: Maria Eugenia (Xenia) Berltran (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, ES) ✉
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