Digital Innovation Hubs


European DIH Profile


Hub Information

Hub Name
Local Name
European DIH
Geographical Scope


We are the candidate EDIH for the region of Brandeburg in Germany.

The region is a rural area, undergoing structural changes due to the energy transition. Mostly characterised by small-sized businesses, the degree of digitalisation varies greatly among the sectors of operations.

pro_digital Target Groups

  • Companies, especially SMEs and midcaps (SMEs) 
  • Public services (GO) 

all sectors of operations

pro_digital Objectives

  • Enhancing the digitalisation processes and digital transformation for / in SMEs, midcaps and the public sector
  • Supporting the green development of innovation in the regional ecosystem through advanced approaches in knowledge and technology transfer, in line with the European Green Deal goals
  • Increasing the competitiveness and visibility of the regional ecosystem at European level

pro_digital Approach

  • Establishing a one-stop shop for the actors of the local ecosystem to access knowledge and technology for the digitisation and digital transformation of their business (SMEs) and services (GO)
  • Applying the established qualification model developed by the consortium, the “Learning, Training, Assistance“ (LTA) to set up new and consolidate knowledge and technology transfer instruments characterised by a high degree of digitalisation (e.g. web-based innovation radars, digital workshop offerings, virtual test fields & environments)
  • Adapting and combining new knowledge and technology transfer instruments with existing (and continuously enhanced) instruments: testbed, showroom, workshops, makerspaces, conferences, co-working spaces, fab labs
  • Monitoring the effectiveness of the transfer instruments applied as well as the Digital Transformation processes



high, at regional level. The consortium has a long and consolidated experience in knowledge and technology transfer to SMEs through national and ERDF funded projects:


What we are looking for

EDIHs who are interested in establishing collaborations

  • for addressing similar target audiences
  • located in European regions with a similar profile
  • with similar and/or complementary expertise



Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau (THW) –coordinator-

Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg (BTU)


We are connected to the:

AI4EU initiative as supportive partner

I4MS initiative as gold contact point

Contact Data

Coordinator (University)
TH Wildau
Year Established
Hochschulring 1, 15745 Wildau, Germany, 15745, Wildau (Germany)
Contact information
Markus Vossel
+49 3375-508673
Contact information
Chiara Bearzotti
+49 3375-508233
Contact information
Grit Rehe


Organizational form
(part of) Public organization (part of RTO, or university)
Number of employees


  • Artificial intelligence
  • Cyber physical systems
  • Cyber security
  • Internet of things
  • Logistics
  • Mobility & Location based technologies
  • Photonics and imaging technologies
  • Robotics
  • Virtual, augmented and extended reality

The consortium has a long and consolidated experience in knowledge and technology transfer to SMEs. Current and previous expertise has been gained through national funded projects: Mittelstand 4.0-Kompetenzzentrum Cottbus (funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, this is a competence center for the SMEs) and Innovation Hub 13 (funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research).

Market and Services


  • Education
  • Life sciences & healthcare
  • Mobility (incl. Automotive)
  • Other Manufacturing
  • Public administration
  • Transport and logistics

TRL Focus

Services provided

  • Ecosystem building, scouting, brokerage, networking
  • Collaborative Research
  • Concept validation and prototyping
  • Testing and validation
  • Market intelligence
  • Access to Funding and Investor Readiness Services
  • Mentoring
  • Education and skills development
Last updated: 10/08/22 18:31