DIHs in different socio-economic contexts DIHs in different socio-economic contexts

An indicative non-exhaustive, non-exclusive list of some DIHs cases in several EU countries under different socio-economic contexts is presented below. For more information on the hub profiles presented as follows, the analysis of all DIH profiles per Member State (country fiches) provided in the relevant section as well as the information provided on the Catalogue of DIHs should be taken into consideration.
BioNanoNet is an Austrian scientific network that specialises in Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) on national and international level, with a strong focus on bio- and nanotechnologies.
This hub presents a wide spectrum of partners comprising SMEs, large companies and industry associations, RTOs, and governmental bodies. Among others, the hub’s activities have a strong focus on AI and are well aligned with the Austrian national initiative for digitising industry, Industrie 4.0 Oesterreich and the Digital Roadmap, as well as with the Health and Food Technology RIS3 priority.
3IF.eu is the Belgian Industrial Internet, Industrial IoT and Industrie 4.0 knowledge and expert centre focusing on the digital transformation of manufacturing SMEs mainly in Flanders. Among its technological competencies are AI, HPC and Cybersecurity.
The hub targets a wide spectrum of market sectors in manufacturing industry (manufacturing of food products, beverages and tobacco, textiles, leather, wood, chemicals, plastics, machinery and equipment, basic and fabricated metals etc.) and presents a strong network of partners.
Its activities are well aligned with Flanders’ regional initiative for digitising industry, Industrie 4.0 in Vlaanderen - Industrie 4.0 in Flanders, and the Industrial design and creative industries RIS3 priority.
CybersecRDI: Cybersecurity Research, Development and Innovation Hub, hosted within Innovation Centre Nikola Tesla (ICENT), is a networked organisation without formal structure, a facility to support companies to become more competitive by improving cybersecurity in their business activities as well as develop cybersecurity products and services by up-taking education, research, development, and innovation activities.
The hub covers a wide spectrum of market sectors (electricity, gas and water supply, transport, storage and communication, public administration and defence etc.) and presents a strong network of partners in Croatia and other EU Member States.
Its activities are well aligned with the Security RIS3 priority.
IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Center is a public organisation which provides state-of-the-art technologies and services in the field of High-Performance Computing (HPC) and makes it available for Czech and international research teams from academia and industry. IT4Innovations is the only national large research HPC e-infrastructure operating national Tier-1 systems. It currently operates two supercomputers, Anselm (94TFLOPS Rpeak, installed in summer 2013) and Salomon (2PFLOPS Rpeak, installed in summer 2015).
The hub presents a strong network of partners and interesting industrial case examples of services offered to SMEs to support them with their digital transformation (virtual prototyping, numerical modelling and simulation of centrifugal pump etc.).
The hub participates in the H2020 I4MS CloudiFacturing project and its activities are well aligned with the Digital Market Technologies and Electrical Engineering RIS3 priority.
The Danish Technological Institute (DTI) is a European robotics innovator, a public institution that develops, applies and transfers technology to industry and society specialising in the field of robot technology and primarily focusing on manufacturing, service, construction, food, health and agricultural robotics.
The hub presents a wide network of partners in manufacturing industry and a list of strong industrial case examples. Its activities focus mainly on AI and HPC while there are well aligned with the health and welfare innovation RIS3 priority. The hub also participates at the H2020 I4MS Amable project.
Minalogic is a public-private partnership, a European DIH for digital technologies serving France’s Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. The products and services developed address a wide spectrum of industry markets such as ICT, healthcare, energy & environment, advanced manufacturing, agrifood & foodtech, aerospace & defense, mobility & transportation, finance & insurance, smart cities & buildings, and trade & distribution.
Among others, the hub’s technological competencies also cover AI, HPC and cybersecurity and its activities are well aligned with France’s national initiatives for digitising industry, Alliance Industrie du Futur and Collectif des pôles Industrie du Futur, and the Digital technologies and user-friendly systems RIS3 priority.
VDTC is a public organisation based in the Sachsen-Anhalt region of Germany with a mission to explore and promote the role of human operators in an ever-increasing digitised and automated production and work environment. Following an approach coined as “Digital Engineering and Operation”, this hub postulates the consistent and consequent use of digital data throughout the life cycle of a production and/or work system. Being able to fully retain and exploit data from and within all steps in the life cycle, from design, to testing, documentation, factory planning, training, operation to dismantling, offers the opportunity to radically change human machine interaction.
The hub’s activities focus mainly on AI and present a strong list of industrial case examples in the field of the SMEs digital transformation (digital engineering in machinery manufacturing, the Galileo test bed etc.).
The hub presents a strong partners network and its activities are well aligned with German national initiative for digitising industry, Industry 4.0, the regional initiative, Partnernetzwerk Wirtschaft 4.0 which is funded by the Saxony-Anhalt Ministry of Economy, Science and Digitalisation, and the Efficient and intelligent manufacturing techniques RIS3 priority.
nZEB Smart House is a public organisation, part of the Center for Research and Technology Hellas/Information Technologies Institute (CERTH/ITI), a (near) Zero Energy Building based on state-of-the-art construction materials (insulations, windows, etc.) with smart sensing technologies that provide advanced and innovative technological testbed infrastructure. More specifically, the provided rapid prototyping & novel technologies demonstration infrastructure resemble a real domestic building where occupants can experience actual living scenarios while exploring various innovating smart IoT-based technologies in the fields of energy, health, security, big data, robotics and artificial intelligence.
Consisting a near-Zero Energy building the CERTH/ITI Smart House introduces the first house in Greece that combines enhanced construction materials and intelligent ICT solutions creating a future-proof, sustainable and active testing, validating and evaluating environment.
The hub activities cover AI, HPC and Cybersecurity technological sectors and are well aligned with the Electronics, electrical appliances and ICT, renewables RIS3 priority. The hub presents a strong partners network and participates in the H2020 I4MS project, L4MS.
HPC4Poland is a networked organisation with the objective to co-create and provide HPC tools in response to the demand of Polish manufacturing enterprises.
The hub’s activities cover mainly the regional manufacturing industry and among others provide technological competencies in HPC, AI and Cybersecurity. Presenting a strong network of partners, the hub’s scope is well aligned with the national Polish Industry 4.0 Platform and the ICT-based development RIS3 priority.
MEDISDIH is the evolution of the Mechatronics Technological Cluster MEDIS S.c.ar.l. operating since already ten years on the Apulian territory in compliance with a memorandum of understanding jointly signed with Apulia Region. In the last decade, it has gained a relevant experience in the integration of innovative activities of large companies, SMEs, private research centres as well as Universities and public research centres for the development of mechatronics enabling technologies and their technological transfer to the territory.
Presenting a strong partners network, the hub’s technological competencies cover HPC, AI and Cybersecurity while its activities are well aligned with Italy’s national initiative for digitising industry, Piano Nazionale Industria 4.0, and the Mechatronics RIS3 priority. MEDISDIH is also participating in the Enterprise Europe Network.

Other indicative DIH profiles per country

  • Know-Center GmbH

  • Virtual Vehicle Research Center

  • 3IF.be & 3IF.be Fieldlab

  • SynHERA
  • CROBOHUB Croatian Robotics Digital Innovation Hub
  • Cyprus Digital Innovation Hub

  • DIGIMAT: South Moravian Digital Manufacturing Hub

  • Danish Technological Institute, Robot Technology

  • MADE - Manufacturing Academy of Denmark

  • Arctic Drone Labs

  • Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence (FCAI)



  • Aachen DIH Center for Robotics in Healthcare

  • Fraunhofer Future Work Lab (FWL)
  • Embedded System Design & Application Laboratory

  • Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH) / PRAXI Network
  • Tyndall National Institute, Tyndall
  • MEDISDIH - Apulian Mechatronics Technological Cluster and Digital Innovation Hub

  • t2i - DIH Triveneto

  • ThermoPlastic composites NL

  • HPC4Poland

  • Institute of Electron Technology (ITE)

  • HPC5 - High Performance and Cloud Computing Cross-border Competence Consortium

  • Catalonia AI DIH

  • Cybersecurity Innovation HUB

  • GALician manufACTuring Innovation ConsortiA (GALACTICA)

  • Bristol Robotics Laboratory’s RIF

  • The High Value Manufacturing Catapult