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RIOHUB Hub de la Industria 4.0 en La Rioja para implementar soluciones de Innovación Manufacturera Digital Regional en sectores clave

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Contact Data

Coordinator (Economic development agency)

Agencia de Desarrollo Económico de La Rioja (ADER)

Coordinator website

Year Established



Calle Francisco Muro de La Mata 13, 26001, Logroño (Spain)


Contact information

Enrique Esteban
+34 941 291 568



RIOHUB aims at developing a feasibility study for the creation of a hub around 4.0 Industry in La Rioja, to promote the adoption of ICT in traditional and key manufacturing sectors in the Region (Agro-food and foot-wear), by empowering the uptake of I4MS technologies, namely Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) and Internet of Things (IoT). To this end RIOHUB brings together 5 entities who represent the key actorsfor the Digitalisation and Modernisation of strategic manufacturing sectors in La Rioja Region. Additionally 26 key stakeholders (e.g. main public institutions, clusters and competence centres) have shown their strategic interest in the articulation of this Hub, for the promotion of I4MS technologies in La Rioja Manufacturing Sectors.

RIOHUB tiene por objetivo desarrollar un estudio de viabilidad para la creación de un hub alrededor de la Industria 4.0 en La Rioja, para promover la adopción de las TIC en sectores tradicionales y manufactureros clave en la Región (Agroalimentario y calzado), potenciando la adopción de tecnologías I4MS, en concreto Sistemas Ciber Físicos (CPS, por sus siglas en inglés) e Internet de las cosas (IoT). Para conseguir su objetivo, RIOHUB reúne a 5 entidades que representanactores clave para la Digitalización y Modernización de sectores manufactureros estratégicos en La Rioja. Además 26 actores clave (ej. instituciones públicas, clústers y centros de competencia) han mostrado su interés estratégicos en la articulación de este Hub, para la promoción de tecnologías I4MS en Sectores Manufactureros de La Rioja.

Link to national or regional initiatives for digitising industry

Regarding the technologies to be applied to improve the competitiveness of traditional sectors, ADER has recently launched the Programme of ICT Structures and Systems and 4.0 Industry, addressed to finance“…the development and implementation of industrial technologies with the aim of bringing smart products and services based on CPS technologies which integrate virtual with physical technologies or Internet of Things (IoT), into communication technologies or information treatment or other digital technologies, to the factories and its industrial processes into a reflexive, planned and integrative way” .

Taking into account this background, RIOHUB will focus its action plan in fostering the implementation of CPS technologies and Internet of Things (to be aligned with 4.0 Industry Regional Policy), in the manufacturing sectors where Rioja has traditionally been more active (to be aligned with Rioja RIS3), in order to become them more competitive.

The hub is also participating in the Innovation for Manufacturing SMEs (I4MS) intiative of the European Commission, through the H2020 project, BEinCPPS.

Market and Services

Market sectors

  • Agriculture, hunting and forestry
  • Electricity, gas and water supply
  • Construction
  • Manufacture of food products, beverages and tobacco
  • Manufacture of textiles and textile products
  • Manufacture of leather and leather products
  • Manufacture of rubber and plastic products
  • Manufacture of basic metals and fabricated metal products
  • Manufacture of machinery and equipment

TRL Focus

  • TRL8 - Actual system completed and qualified through test and demonstration
  • TRL9 - Actual system proven through successful mission operations
  • TRL7 - System prototype demonstration in an operational environment

Services provided

  • Awareness creation
  • Ecosystem building, scouting, brokerage, networking
  • Collaborative Researchs
  • Testing and validation
  • Incubator/accelerator support
  • Education and skills development

Service Examples

Technological services for footwear characteristics and traceability labelling

A regional SMEs (The Art Company) benefitted from
the services of the Hub, connecting it to a provider of the specific technologies needed for the optimization of its production (JMP Ingenieros). The solution consisted of incorporating a technology allowing to include in the shoe label, pictograms to identify the shoe materials and codes regarding size and lot number for traceability. La etiqueta se emite con la infomación procedente de la línea de fabricación.

Footwear customization technology services

A regional SME (Calzados Hergar) benefitted from the services of the Hub, being connected to an entity able to help in the implementation of a proof of concept for an improvement in the customization and comfort of their products (Footwear Technology Centre - CTCR), where they introduced innovative technologies into the footwear production process.

Assets and resources efficiency optimization intehrated system in Winery & Vineyard

A regional SME winery (Bodegas Entremontes) benefitted from the connection with a provider (Bosonit) of specific technologies needed for the optimization in the use of an integrated system to maximize the use of assets that can be drawn by the organization for an efficient performance, with minimum wasted resources and expenses, thus reducing production costs by 15% at vineyard and winery.

Access to Finance: Program Connect Challenges Rio-4.0

The program will be based on a detection of challenges or problems of up to 5 La Rioja tractor companies that have followed the Activa 4.0 program, developed jointly by the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness, EOI and the Government of La Rioja, and have a Digital Transformation Plan for Industry 4.0 that identifies and prioritizes transformation opportunities, develops opportunity cards and a digital transformation plan.
The program will select the necessary digital enablers in this transformation process through a call for Riojan companies providing solutions and new StartUps of the national panorama, which should set their headquarters in La Rioja.


Organizational form

Networked organization, without formal structure



Number of employees


Evolutionary Stage

Fully operational

Geographical Scope



  • Horizon 2020
  • European Regional Development Fund
  • Partner resources


Number of customers annually


Type of customers

  • Start-up companies
  • SMEs (<250 employees)


Agencia de Desarrollo Económico de La Rioja (ADER)

Partner Type

Economic development agency



Partner Type



Innovative Business Association of the ICT sector in La Rioja (AERTIC)

Partner Type

Industry association



Partner Type

Industry association


Centro Tecnológico del Calzado de La Rioja

Partner Type

Industry association


Technological competences

  • Sensors, actuators, MEMS, NEMS, RF
  • Cyber physical systems (e.g. embedded systems)
  • Robotics and autonomous systems
  • Internet of Things (e.g. connected devices, sensors and actuators networks)
  • Artificial Intelligence and cognitive systems
  • Location based technologies (e.g. GPS, GIS, in-house localization)
  • Interaction technologies (e.g. human-machine Interaction, motion recognition and language technologies)
  • Cyber security (including biometrics)
  • Data mining, big data, database management
  • Augmented and virtual reality, visualization
  • Software as a service and service architectures
  • Cloud computing
  • ICT management, logistics and business systems
Last updated: 11/09/18 06:03