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By providing access to technical expertise and experimentation as well as the possibility to 'test before invest', EDIHs will help companies improve business/production processes, products, or services using digital technologies. They will also provide innovation services, such as financing advice, training, and skills development that are needed for a successful digital transformation. Environmental issues will also be taken into account, in particular with regard to energy consumption and low carbon emissions.
How will the EDIHs work?
European Digital Innovation Hubs will have both local and European functions. The Digital Europe Programme will increase the capacities of the selected hubs to cover activities with a clear European added value, based on networking and by promoting the transfer of expertise. Member States have an essential role in the selection process of the EDIHs: the initial network of EDIHs will be established from a list of candidate-hubs designated by the Member States.
The European Commission has developed a document (.pdf) that explains how the EDIH will be implemented in the Digital Europe Programme as well as a series of answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ as pdf). The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission has developed a practical handbook with good practices on investments in Digital Innovation Hubs.
Many European Digital Innovation Hubs (EDIH) will be based on existing clusters, or include organisations that are part of an EEN consortia. The SME Strategy also commits to expand Digital Innovation Hubs in connection with Startup Europe and the EEN and provide a seamless service within local and regional ecosystems. Access the guidance document (.pdf) to establish these collaborations.
The short survey that NCP Flanders is conducting to collect feedback on its services and suggestions on how they can be further improved is open for five more days. The NCP Flanders team greatly appreciates it if you could take a few minutes of your time (if you haven’t done so yet) to provide your answers and suggestions via this link.... read more
NCP Flanders is conducting a short survey to collect feedback on its services and suggestions on how they can be further improved. The NCP Flanders team greatly appreciates it if you could take a few minutes of your time (if you haven’t done so yet) to provide your answers and suggestions via this link. The survey will be open for answers f... read more
NCP Flanders is conducting a short survey to collect feedback on its services and suggestions on how they can be further improved. The survey is structured along three main chapters: NCP assistance, info sessions, and NCP website & LinkedIn. If the responding person indicates not to know one of these aspects, the survey will automatically cont... read more
The first 2023 calls under the Digital Europe programme are now open for submission. You will find information on the calls and relevant documents on the Funding & Tenders Portal of the European Commission. Deadline to submit proposals is 26 September 2023 17:00:00 Brussels time. For information on the programme and the different call topics,... read more
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The Department of Economy, Science and Innovation of the Flemish government coordinates the Horizon 2020 Coordination and Support Action SAPHIRe, which started on 1 December 2018. The aim of the project is to secure the adoption of personalised medicine in all European regions, including sparsely populated and remote regions and regions with different innovation capacities.
The activities of SAPHIRe are complementary to the smart specialisation partnership on personalised medicine – S3P4PM, which is also coordinated by the Department of Economy, Science and Innovation.