The first version of the Digital Innovation Hubs catalogue is online. You can search more than 450 hubs from all over Europe. The search can be either a free text one or filter for technical competences, services provided, TRL focus or market sectors addressed. By clicking on the Digtial Innovation Hubs (DIH) in a map or a search result list, more detailed information about each DIH is provided.
As part of the implementation of the Digitising Europe Industrial Strategy a Digital Innovation Hubs catalogue is currently being created containing comprehensive information on the digital innovation hubs in Europe to help companies get access to competences needed in order to digitize their products and services. The catalogue will give european DIHs a platform to communicate their expertise to potential customers by showcasing their services on a European level. The availability of information on 'who-is-who' will also create opportunities for collaboration between DIHs and stimulate a pan-European network of DIHs.
A consortium of partners led by TNO has been developing the catalogue of the present existing DIHs to create a database. This database has been used to create the online portal. During the first stage the emphasis will be on DIHs that meet the following four minimum conditions:
1. the DIH provide services to established industry to support its digitalisation
2. it is Initiated under a national or European policy initiatives to digitize the industry
3. It receive governmental funding
4. it can provide three examples of services that have already been provided to clients (1 example each of technology support, business development support and ecosystem development)
Comprehensive information on European DIHs is collected by the consortium partners using the national policy initiatives as a starting point to identify and assess potential DIHs.
The tool has now been updated with an editing and upload function, so that DIHs can edit information about themselves, or propsoe a DIH that has not been included previously. Teh editing function is found in the bottom right hand corner of each DIH's profile page. The propose new DIH function is on the front page of the tool.