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First DigiFed DIH Network Event

Are you interested in discussing, refining and exploring the services provided by Digital Innovation Hubs (DIH) to foster and support the development and consolidation of SMEs across Europe? Then we are happy to invite you to the First DigiFed DIH-Network Event, to be held virtually the 17th of November and co-organized by the SmartAnythingEverywhere (SAE) initiative.

This workshop will focus on exchanging experiences between different DIHs, particularly from the field Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS). We will discuss the different challenges faced by DIHs, including the development of operationally and financially sustainable services to support SMEs, the reaching out to strategic stakeholders, and the interaction with local, national and European eco-systems. Moreover, we will develop a collaboration roadmap to outline and establish strategies to exploit potential synergies between the different participating DIHs.  ​​​​​​​

Participants will also learn the DigiFed approach to support SMEs, foster technology transfer and improve the digital maturity of companies across Europe. Participants will have the opportunity to learn the SmartAnythingEverywhere approach towards DIHs and its strategy to support and foster them in their consolidation. Moreover, the perspective of sustainability will be deeply discussed particularly from a European perspective. In addition, the different Innovation Actions under the SAE umbrella fosuced on CPS will also present their tools and strategy to support SMEs.


08:50 – 09:00  Registration and access to event

First Session – Description of Digifed       

09:00 – 09:05  Welcome and Objectives of the Event – Sabine Hafner-Zimmermann/Fredy Rios,

09:05 – 09:35  The DigiFed IA and its tools foster technology transfer – Isabelle Chartier, CEA

09:35 – 09:45  Results, experiences and lessons of OC1 and OC2 dissemination – Isabelle Dor, CEA

Second Session – European Context of CPS DIHs

09:45 – 10:00  SAE approach and strategy to DIHs – Meike Reimann, Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum

10:00 – 10:15  Sustainable DIH Networks – Maurits Butter, TNO

10:15 – 10:45  Tools and support to SMEs through DIHs – Holger Pfeifer (HUBCAP), fortiss and
José Ferreira (DIH4CPS), UNINOVA

10:45 – 11:00  Lessons and experiences from FED4SAE –  Isabelle Dor, CEA

11:00 – 11:05  Overcoming Challenges – María Roca (I4MS), FundingBox

BREAK – 11:05 – 11:10

Interactive Session – Lessons Learnt, Experiences and Key Challenges of DIHs

11:10 – 12:00  Creating sustainable DIH services in support of increasing SME’s digitalisation

12:00 – 12:30  Roadmap to collaboration

Closing and Farewell

12:30 – 12:35  Conclusions, future actions and engagement strategy

**Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email and a calendar file containing the link to join the event.


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