DIGIHALL is the official Digital Innovation Hub for the Ile-de-France region.
The DIH seeks to federate the Region's innovation ecosystem, answering the needs of industry more efficiently and contributing to the creation of a European innovation market.
DIGIHALL is led by an RTO (CEA LIST) and an industry cluster (SYSTEMATIC), who federate the different actors in the hub, spanning academia and education providers, venture capital, incubators, and testbeds / affiliate programmes aimed at accelerating the pace of technology adoption and value creation.
DIGIHALL members are also active in the efforts to build and work with European digital platforms, making them available to industry partners to ease the deployment of new technology.
The DIH is supported by the Regional Government of Ile-de-France and enshrined in its Smart Industry strategy.
The DIH includes a network of competence centres in the following areas:
- Artificial Intelligence
- Cyberphysical Systems and IoT
- High-Power Computing
- Additive Manufacturing
- Control and Non-Destructive Testing
In the case of the Robotics Competence Centre, DIGIHALL relies on the RIF@Paris-Saclay Robotics Innovation Facility, active at European level since 2013 through the ECHORD++ initiative.
DIGIHALL est le DIH officiel de la région Île-de-France.
La DIH cherche à fédérer l'écosystème d'innovation de la région, à répondre plus efficacement aux besoins de l'industrie et à contribuer à la création d'un marché Européen de l'innovation.
DIGIHALL est dirigé par une RTO (CEA LIST) et un cluster de l’industrie (SYSTEMATIC), qui fédèrent les différents acteurs dans le DIH : les académies et les prestataires de formations, les entreprises de capital-risque, les incubateurs et les programmes de test, les programmes affiliés à l’accélération du rythme d’adoption des technologies et à la création de valeur.
Les membres de DIGIHALL participent également activement aux efforts visant à créer et à travailler avec des plateformes technologiques Européennes, les mettant ainsi à la disposition des partenaires industriels pour faciliter le déploiement de nouvelles technologies.
Le DIH est soutenu par le gouvernement régional d'Ile-de-France et inscrit dans sa stratégie Smart Industry.
DIGIHALL offers industry access to a portfolio of hundreds of digital technologies from the DIH partners. Technology areas offered include AI, cybersecurity, robotics, vision, communications, and human-machine interfaces.
The service includes the following elements: strategic counselling, prototyping, knowledge transfer and intellectual property transfer. The following is an example of an established industrial SMEs that have benefited from this service:
- Sarrazin Technologies: Sarrazin technologies, an SME in the field of manufacturing manipulators, acquired advanced robotics technologies from CEA LIST (DIGIHALL PARTNER) in order to launch a new product: Cobomanip, a zero-gravity, high-precision robotic manipulator arm that has opened new markets for the company.
The company approached the DIH in order to find a technology that could meet the demand of a particular customer. The collaboration that ensued led to the development of a new product and the participation of Sarrazin Technologies in other services offered by the DIH (ecosystem building, access to funded collaborative R&D).
DIGIHALL offers ecosystem development services for companies of all sizes that wish to engage with the Digital Innovation Hub. The DIH includes several open innovation platforms that can be used by SMEs to share infrastructures and pool resources, but also to engage with customers and suppliers around innovation projects. Examples of these platforms are:
- Additive Factory Hub
An example of a company that has benefited from this service is RB3D, a French robotics SME. By joining FactoryLab, RB3D has opened up new applications and market sectors for its innovative solutions by engaging with major industry partners in the aeronautics, naval, automotive and oil and gas sectors, developing new products and increasing turnover.
Access to finance
DIGIHALL includes a number of mechanisms to facilitate financing for industry partners, including participation in funded collaborative projects, support to raise financing through innovation-specific instruments, and access to investors. DIGIHALL benefits from access to an incubator - Incuballiance, a SATT (Technology Transfer Acceleration society with over 60m€) and an investment fund (Supernova).
A recent example of access to investors is that of Isybot, a manufacturing robotics startup that has benefited from several services within DIGIHALL. Isybot benefited from counselling and brokering, and raised 1m€ in February 2018.
New Service 1 : IA4U
Development and customization of data intelligence bricks (image analytics, semantic analysis...) support digitalization in all industrial sector. DIHDigihall propose an analysis of the industrial need, a survey of existing solutions developed by the SME partners of the Digihall ecosystem and a R&D program if appropriate.
New Service2 : TrustIA
Industrial application with Artificial Intelligence require the capability to explain and to assess the performance of the application, and ultimately the capability to certify and guarantee. Based on formal method and model based system engineering, DIHDigihall will propose a service to analyze and validate the algorithm engineering of the application.
New Service3 : EmbedIA
Integration of Artificial Intelligence application on an electronic architecture is challenged by issues related to calculation power, memory need, energy consumption; hardware cost …. DIHDigihall will propose a survey of existing hardware architecture suitable for your application, an exploration and redesign of your application to optimize the deployment on selected electronic architectures.