Digital Innovation Hubs

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innomine DIH - South Transdanubian branch

Hub Information

Hub Name
innomine DIH - South Transdanubian branch
Local Name
Evolutionary Stage
Fully operational
Geographical Scope


The main goal Digital Innovation Hubs is to help companies become more competitive using digital technologies and aim to implement Manufacturing-as-a-service concept - inlcuding the support in digital transformation. Innomine, a non-for-profit DIH serves this purpose focusing on manufacturing SMEs especially in the automotive / discrete manufacturing sector. Based on previous projects and cooperation activities with international partners we have wide network of both manufacturing companies, research organizations and specialized experts. We have means to access them, and already surveyed their needs in becoming more effective within their everyday practices (like reduce scrap rate, decrease maintenance cost, improve planning and cost control etc.) and how to manage digital transformation.

Our mission is to become the key partner in the South Transdanubian region in SME digitalization and digital transformation projects. We plan to empower manufacturing companies with digital technologies to further improve and maximize innovation capabilities and productivity. Our mission and Unique Value Proposition is offering of our digital transformation expertise, services and previous proven experience in three areas: 1. provide knowledge (what to do, what technology to use, how to solve specific issues etc.), 2. Remove risks connected to digitization project and 3. Ensure (co-)funding from public funds.

Innomine is located in Pecs, Hungary (Southern Transdanubian region). 

Innomine DIH aims to make an impact on Hungarian SMEs, increase their efficiency by using digital technologies therefore contribute to the sustainable development of the country and to build a circular economy.  

Innomine DIH is currently part of Cloudifacturing project ( to design and support experiments to optimize manufacturing processes with the help of cloud and HPC technologies. 

in 2017 we have been selected by EC to be part of the CEE DIH program to upscale our DIH activities - carried out by PWC and Oxentia. In 2018 we have successfully completed the program.

In 2018 we have been selected by a Hungarian program to expand our digital innovation services in the Southern Danubian region. 

Our main thematic focus is smart manufacturing, using digital technolologies to increase efficiency of SMEs. Main technologies: HPC, cloud, human centered production, digital twinning, AI, zero defect manufacturing, networked factory etc. 

Contact Data

Coordinator (Private investor, institute)
innomine DIH
Year Established
Kodaly Zoltan utca 15/b 2. em. 7, 7624, Pécs (Hungary)
Social Media
Contact information
Dr Gabor Vicze


Organizational form
(Part of) Private organization
Number of employees


  • Micro/nano electronics
  • Sensory systems
  • Cyber physical systems
  • Robotics
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Advanced, or high performance computing
  • Software as a service and service architectures
  • Cloud computing
  • Logistics
  • Internet services

We are delivering DIH services since 2017 when started the Cloudifacturing project.

Innomine South Transdanubia has been created based on the South Transdanubian S3 strategy and since we are especially active in two regions we carefully analyzed also the RIS3 strategies. One proof of the alignment is a recent structural fund financed project, where our DIH was awarded to develop and digitize local traditional SMEs in the Southern Danubian region in the framework of an EU program (which is by default in synch with RIS3 strategies and for all selected project this was a prerequisite).

Innomine DIH is part of the local ecosystem, innomine DIH’s CEO (Dr Gábor Vicze) was one of the persons in Hungary to initiate the Ipar40 (Industry40) platform (later turned to an association). Gábor is leader of the innovation and business model working group of the platform.

innomine has been selected in 2017 by EC within the Support and mentoring program for DIHs in new member states program. (link to original program  innomine has completed the program in 2018 with success (carried out by PWC and Oxentia)

innomine DIH is connected with other local policy initatives and currently is leader of a Structural fund supported project to scale its DIH activities in the Southern Transdanubia region (reaching 50+ local SMEs) in full alignment with the Hungarian and regional S3 strategies.

Member of I4MS supporting organisations programme (used this form Supporter of ADMA (European Advanced Manufacturing Support Centre) program.

We are currently part of multiple programs and scaling our service portfolio and geographical coverage.

Specific case where our DIH offered access to facilities for an SME to the latest digital technologies:

Pls review our project with Bakony Elektronika (an automotive supplier in Hungary, where we provided access to the latest HPC/cloud technology for them.

Details here:

Used HPC/cloud providers: IT4I, Cloudbroker, Sztaki solution etc.

Market and Services


  • Agriculture and food
  • Manufacture of basic metals and fabricated metal products
  • Manufacture of machinery and equipment
  • Manufacture of electrical and optical equipment
  • Other Manufacturing

TRL Focus

  • TRL6 - System/subsystem model or prototype demonstration in a relevant environment

Services provided

  • Awareness creation
  • Ecosystem building, scouting, brokerage, networking
  • Visioning and Strategy Development for Businesses
  • Collaborative Research
  • Digital Maturity Assessment
  • Incubator/accelerator support
  • Access to Funding and Investor Readiness Services
  • Mentoring

Service Examples

Access to funding

Based on needs and project design support to access public and private funds. This service include the collection and analysis of project ideas, matching with public funds, support to desing project and prepare proposal (submit it) and also support throughout the implementation.

Worked with 50+ SMEs in the recent years both with traditional SMEs and with innovative companies.

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Collaborative research

Support to design new innovation projects, match with local and international partners, design and manage collaborative research and innovation projects. 

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Digital transformation

Support manufacturing companies to plan and execute digital transformation. This service includes the collection of the needs of the end-user, match with solution provider(s), design projects (and/or create a roadmap for the digital transformation), and the implementation of the project (management of partners, subcontractors etc.) and in case it is needed also secure public funds (structural funds or H2020).


  1. Client profile: Bakony Elektronika, an automotive supplier in Hungary
  2. Client needs: they wanted to digitize the assembly line
  3. Provided solution to meet the needs: developed a plan how to boost efficiency of the manufacturing process (technological design), discovered funding opportunities (became part of Cloudifacturing project to secure part of the needed funding) and implemented the solution. Detail here:


  1. Client profile: Technoprodukt (local, manufacturing SME)
  2. Client needs: they wanted to digitize the company’s operation
  3. Provided solution to meet the needs: developed a plan on the needed technological solution (IT, ERP, customized systems etc), discovered funding opportunities (got co-funded by a structural fund program) and implemented the solution


  1. Client profile: Szerelvénybolt (Hungarian SME in logistics, warehousing, selling different part items)
  2. Client needs: they wanted to digitize the company’s operation
  3. Provided solution to meet the needs: developed a plan on the needed technological solution (IT, ERP, customized systems etc), discovered funding opportunities (got co-funded by a structural fund program) and implemented the solution.

Partner search

Match with partners for digital transformation projects, might also include funding search (like H2020 project).

This service include the creation of intl expansion strategy and support of the execution in partner search, support in social media, presence at major events (conferences and workshops) etc.


  1. Client profile: RacioNet (Hungarian SME looking to build international partnerships)
  2. Client needs: wanted to develop an Industry40 solution for manufacturing SMEs
  3. Provided solution to meet the needs: collected system requirement, supported product design and validation, looked for funding (awarded approx. 300k€). Also developed an internationalization plan for the Central-Eastern European region.

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Specific personal trainings on funding, digital transformation strategies in person and/or online.

Example is the trainings provided within Altfinator project on international best practices on alternative funding (crowdfunding, platform based financial solutions).

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  • Horizon 2020
  • Regional funding
  • Private funding


Number of customers annually
Type of customers
  • SMEs (<250 employees)
  • Partners

    H2020 Projects

    • EuroCPS
      European Network of competencies and platforms for Enabling SME from any sector building Innovative CPS products to sustain demand for European manufacturing

      European Network of competencies and platforms for Enabling SME from any sector building Innovative CPS products to sustain demand for European manufacturing

      SMEs play a key role in European economies; they constitute the largest business block and provide the bulk of employment. They generate most of the innovative ideas for ICT and CPS-enabled IoT products, two areas which represent an inflection point for innovators and industry in Europe.  
      EuroCPS is an ambitious project that aims to arm Europe with a network of design centres that will boost and initiate synergies between SMEs, major CPS-platforms, and CPS-competency providers, to capture the emerging markets for IoT products.

      EuroCPS will
      1. Leverage the existing regional ecosystem across the full value chain (from micro-electronics, smart systems, and CPS, to high value added products and services) and range of expertise and competencies to provide innovators from any sector with an easy path to build innovative CPS-enabled systems.
      2. Act as a one-stop-shop that provides a critical mass of technologies and competencies by facilitating user-supplier partnerships across value-chains and regions. Hence the typical development time of innovative for CPS applications will be significantly decreased through the ease of access to the platforms, and coaching by the competence partners within EuroCPS.
      3. Link software, system and nano-electronic industries along the full CPS value chain to demonstrate a new cooperation model evidenced by experiments initiated and led by innovators that translate the rich pool of ideas from end users into implementation of CPS applications made in Europe.

      EuroCPS gathers major European system suppliers and world class research centres and technology providers, all rooted in the top European regional ecosystems. Based on strong foundations in European and national initiatives, EuroCPS will, through pan European collaboration and knowledge exchange and access to the strong value chain in this strategic sector, significantly reduce development time and certification efforts, thus putting Europe at the cutting edge of CPS development and implementation.

      TEchnology TRAnsfer via Multinational Application eXperiments

      TEchnology TRAnsfer via Multinational Application eXperiments

      The major objective of TETRAMAX is to provide an implementation of the European “Smart Anything Everywhere (SAE)” initiative in the domain of customized low energy computing (CLEC) for CPS and the IoT. The project builds on three major activity lines: (1) Stimulating, organizing, co-funding, and evaluating different types of cross-border Application Experiments, providing “EU added value” via innovative CLEC technologies to first-time users and broad markets in European ICT-related industries, (2) Building and leveraging a new European CLEC competence center network, offering technology brokerage, one-stop shop assistance and CLEC training to SMEs and mid-caps, and with a clear evolution path towards new regional digital innovation hubs where needed, and (3) Paving the way towards self-sustainability based on pragmatic and customized long-term business plans. The project impact will be measured based on well-defined, goal-oriented performance indicators. The immediate ambition of TETRAMAX within its duration is to support 50+ industry clients and 3rd parties in the entire EU with innovative technologies, leading to an estimated revenue increase of 25 Mio. € based on 50+ new or improved CLEC-based products, 10+ entirely new businesses/SMEs initiated, as well as 30+ new permanent jobs and significant cost and energy savings in product manufacturing. Moreover, in the long term, TETRAMAX will be the trailblazer towards a reinforced, profitable, and sustainable ecosystem infrastructure, providing CLEC competence, services and a continuous innovation stream at European scale, yet with strong regional presence as preferred by SMEs.

    • Smart4Europe
      Catalysing Digitisation throughout Europe

      Catalysing Digitisation throughout Europe

      The project Smart4Europe responds to ICT-04-2017, Smart Anything Everywhere (SAE) Initiative, scope b), Coordination and Support Actions. In recent years innovation in products and services is to an increasing extent based on digitisation. Prominent examples are consumer products like smart phones, autonomous driving, Industrie 4.0 etc. Digitisation enables enhanced or new functionalities in most products and services. A key question is “How to optimise the transformation of this potential?” Especially SMEs need an easy access to digitisation technologies. Here SAE will help by pooling different offers in a one-stop-shop.
      The concept of Smart4Europe is to serve SAE at three levels:
      • the Commission
      • projects aligned to SAE and
      • all parties interested in SAE, with a focus on SMEs and mid-caps.

      The ultimate goals of Smart4Europe are to provide support in:
      • reinforcing the collaboration between projects supported under SAE
      • increasing their outreach and impact
      • providing wide coverage of stakeholders in technological, application, innovation, and geographic terms.
      In order to achieve this, Smart4Europe will expand an existing website to create an Innovation Portal, provide a service centre; facilitate brokerage; coordinate communication and dissemination activities; help in sharing best practices and experiences; create a Technology Radar to identify technologies SAE can benefit from; and last but not least, establish links to regional/national initiatives to leverage investments and stimulate growth.
      Smart4Europe is driven by a strong consortium of partners that have already demonstrated their commitment and engaged for several years in shaping the SAE Initiative. Under the SAE umbrella there will be a growing number of projects, focusing on different technology domains and positions in the innovation cycle – Smart4Europe will include all of them, bringing together the community, helping it to grow organically and catalysing digitisation throughout Europe.

    • FED4SAE
      Federated CPS Digital Innovation Hubs for the Smart Anything Everywhere Initiative

      Federated CPS Digital Innovation Hubs for the Smart Anything Everywhere Initiative

      The overall ambition of the FED4SAE innovation action (IA) is to boost and sustain the digitization of the European industry by strengthening competitiveness in Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) and embedded system markets. In alignment with the "Smart Anything Everywhere" initiative goals, FED4SAE will:
      - Create a pan-European network of Digital Innovation Hubs (DIH) by leveraging existing regional ecosystems across full value chains and a range of competencies. DIHs will enable both tech and non-tech innovative Third parties (Startups SMEs, Midcaps) from any sector to build new products and services with “digital inside”.
      - Act as a European added-value one-stop-shop to facilitate innovators-suppliers cross-border partnerships which will accelerate innovation in products and processes of European Third parties by providing technical, industrial and innovation management expertise. This will lead to quantifiable increases in market shares, productivity, industrial capacities of the Third parties, and a broader adoption of CPS and embedded systems solutions.
      - Link innovators to investors associated to DIHs to reach out to further funding opportunities and enable the next steps of the Third parties’ developments after completing their application experiments (AEs).
      - Ensure the self-sustainability of the DIHs pan-European network by developing cooperation with regional organizations and key stakeholders engaging public and or private investment to fund FED4SAE network activities.
      FED4SAE is built upon the key learnings obtained in the EuroCPS, Gateone-project, CPSE Labs IAs. FED4SAE will leverage the best practices related to Third party engagement, submission, evaluation and selection of AEs. FED4SAE will give birth to a competitive ecosystem where European Startups, SMEs and Midcaps will thrive as they access to leading technology sources, competencies and industrial platforms and also to well-connected business infrastructures and existing regional innovation hubs.

      Digital Technologies, Advanced Robotics and increased Cyber-security for Agile Production in Future European Manufacturing Ecosystems

      Digital Technologies, Advanced Robotics and increased Cyber-security for Agile Production in Future European Manufacturing Ecosystems

      The main objective of TRINITY is to create a network of multidisciplinary and synergistic local digital innovation hubs (DIHs) composed of research centers, companies, and university groups that cover a wide range of topics that can contribute to agile production: advanced robotics as the driving force and digital tools, data privacy and cyber security technologies to support the introduction of advanced robotic systems in the production processes. The result will be a one-stop shop for methods and tools to achieve highly intelligent, agile and reconfigurable production, which will ensure Europe’s welfare in the future.  The network will start its operation by developing demonstrators in the areas of robotics we identified as the most promising to advance agile production, e.g. collaborative robotics including sensory systems to ensure safety, effective user interfaces based on augmented reality and speech, reconfigurable robot workcells and peripheral equipment (fixtures, jigs, grippers, …), programming by demonstration, IoT, secure wireless networks, etc. These demonstrators will serve as reference implementation for two rounds of open calls for application experiments, where companies with agile production needs and sound business plans will be supported by TRINITY DIHs to advance their manufacturing processes. Besides technology-centered services, primarily laboratories with advanced robot technologies and know-how to develop innovative application experiments, TRINITY network of DIHS will also offer training and consulting services, including support for business planning and access to financing. Services of participating DIHs and dissemination of information to wider public will be provided through a digital access point that will be developed in the project. Another important activity of the project will be the preparation of a business plan to sustain the network after the end of the project funding.

    • DigiFed
      Digital Innovation Hubs (DIH) federation for large scale adoption of digital technologies by European SMEs

      Digital Innovation Hubs (DIH) federation for large scale adoption of digital technologies by European SMEs

      DigiFed’s main objective is to encourage the adoption of advanced digital technologies by EU SMEs with a focus on non-digital businesses. DigiFed implements a business plan for the sustainability of the federation of Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs), while providing significant support mechanisms for individual and groups of SMEs to foster the introduction of digital technologies in their product and service offerings. DigiFed aims to engage at least 200 SMEs and midcaps from all across Europe in its innovation programme. At least 80 of these will receive also funding support and benefits from one of Digifed’s innovation pathways- half of these will be businesses with low digital maturity.
      DigiFed’s business model is based on collaborative investments with fair return for contributing parties, realised by our ability to reduce innovation risks and generate new business opportunities. DigiFed leverage both funding from private sector and public co-funding from regions of DIHs, in order to maximise value from EU investments. These will be used for the development of truly differentiated and impactful digitization solutions targeting the needs of different markets, penetrating the value chain down to non-technology companies.
      DigiFed focuses on Cyber Physical and Embedded Systems with a particular attention on security and privacy, autonomy and human-machine interaction. Its innovation pathways offer two main instruments: Generic Experiments target a group of mainly non-tech SMEs to implement advanced technology demonstrators with co-funding from regional authorities; Application Experiments allow individual SMEs to define an R&I project to disrupt, upgrade or manufacture an innovative digital product or service.
      DigiFed gathers 6 DIHs from different countries with established ecosystems and will continue expanding and linking with other DIHs and DIH networks through its lifetime to create a truly EU-wide offering of sustainable cross-border DIH services.



      SMART4ALL builds capacity amongst European stakeholders via the development of selfsustained, cross-border experiments that transfer knowledge and technology between academia and industry. It targets CLEC CPS and the IoT and combines a set of unique characteristics that join together under a common vision different cultures, different policies, different geographical areas and different application domains.  SMART4ALL brings a new paradigm for revealing “hidden innovation treasures” from SEE and helping them to find the path to market via new, innovative commercial products. As part of its strategy, the project will develop and maintain an active network of DIHs across SEE for supporting academics, start-ups, SMEs, and mid-caps entering the digitization era. The mechanisms for achieving this are the design and implementation of 88 cross-border PAEs that will be executed by the consortium members and by 3rd party consortia (academics, companies and mid-caps). The latter will be supported via well-defined regular open calls and will have a day-by-day coaching by SMART4ALL consortium for boosting the research ideas to successful products. PAEs will be actively supported by SMART4ALL DIH cluster throughout and after their execution. The targeted application areas are domains that are not adequately represented in current SAE projects and include digitized environment, digitized agriculture, digitized anything and digitized transport. SMART4ALL introduces also the concept of marketplace-as-a-service (MaaS) that acts as one-stop-smart-stop of SMART4ALL DIH cluster for offering tools, services, platforms based mainly on open sources technologies as well as technology suppliers-adopter matchmaking capabilities customized to the four thematic pillars of the project. Finally, SMART4ALL plans horizontal activities that will support the Digital Skills Agenda of EC and the support of sensitive social groups via ideas and products that have significant impact on their lives.

    Last updated: 18/10/19 09:17