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EVENT | 11 April 2018

Third meeting of the Working Group on Digital Innovation Hubs

  •   25 May 2018
  •   Centre Albert Borschette, CCAB 0.D, rue Froissart 36, Brussels

The discussion will be focussed on networking among Digital Innovation Hubs, the role of Member States and regions, and the catalogue of Digital Innovation Hubs.

Report and presentations

The Working Group on Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs) was launched after the High-level governance meeting of the European platform of national initiatives on digitising industry to support the implementation of the Digitising European Industry initiative.

On its third meeting, the working group aims to bring together Digital Innovation Hubs representatives, Member States, regions and other interested stakeholders to discuss:

  • Networking among DIHs.
  • Role of Member States and regions for the development of DIHs.
  • Catalogue of DIHs.

The event will take place on 25 May in Brussels, from 9.15am to 5pm. Webstreaming will be available and questions can be sent online via sli.do.

Digital Innovation Hubs, regions and Member States are encouraged to share a best practice or present their ideas on one of the topics of the day. You can submit your interest through the registration form by 13 May.

The full list of registered participants is available here.


  • 09.15-10.00: Welcome coffee and registration

  • 10.00-10.10: Setting the scene

    • Max Lemke, Head of Unit, Technologies and Systems for Digitising Industry, DG CNECT: Networking among DIHs, role of Member States and regions for the development of DIHs, catalogue of DIHs – objectives & expectations
  • 10.10-12.00: Session 1: Networking and collaboration among DIHs

    • Andrea Halmos, Project Officer, European Commission (20')
    • (Individual presentations of 5' and 40' discussion)
    • Funding Box (ES), Mayte Carracedo: Activities performed under I4MS to reinforce the network of DIHs
    • University of Oulu (FI), Jukka Riekki: Allied ICT Finland - Building a National Network of DIHs
    • Innomine (HU), Gábor Vicze: Networking & cooperation opportunities
    • MINEK Cluster (HU), Esteban Pelayo: Experience and Cooperation with DIHs
    • I4MSOUTH (ES), Pedro Arques: Success stories and networking activities among DIHs focused on agriculture sector
    • Smart Industry Hub (NL), Jan Post: Future co-operation and partnerships
    • CEA LIST (FR), Gregorio Ameyugo: DIH networking: Designing connections that build value chains
    • Steinbeis2i GmbH (DE), Meike Reimann: Networking DIHs through the Smart Anything Everywhere Initiative
    • Latvian IT Cluster (LV), Aiga Irmeja: Cross-industry corporate hackathons, facilitated by clusters
    • Discussion
  • 12.30-13.00: Networking lunch

  • 13:00 – 15:00 Session 2 – The Digital Innovation Hub Catalogue and measuring impact

    • Gabriel Rissola, Policy Officer, JRC-Sevilla, European Commission (15')
    • Politecnico di Torino (IT), Anna Carbone: From the DIH Catalogue to a Multipurpose DIH Platform
    • Discussion
  • 15:00 – 15:30: Coffee break

  • 15.30-16:45: Session 3 – The role of Member States and Regions for the development of DIHs

    • Anne-Marie Sassen, Deputy-Head of Unit, Technologies and Systems for Digitising Industry, DG CNECT (10')
    • (Individual presentations of 5' and 30' discussion)
    • Saxony-Anhalt (DE), Susanne Lueders: The role of Saxony-Anhalt for the development of DIHs
    • Eurecat (ES), Julia Palma: Our role linking the regional, national and EU DIHs
    • Andalucia Agrotech (ES), Ignacio Carvajo: Digital Innovation Hub Andalucia Agrotech
    • SPRI (ES), Amaia Martínez: The role of the Basque government for the development of the Basque DIH and its collaboration at national level
    • Hahn-Schickard (DE), Rainer Günzler: DIHs in Germany and Baden-Württemberg region
    • TRAGSA (ES), Mariano Navarro De La Cruz: Digital Innovation Hubs for an inclusive Europe
    • IrRADIARE (BE), Marcos Antionio Nogueira: Guimarães 4.0: The tale of a digital city
    • Discussion
  • 17:00: Summary and conclusions & Closing

You can download the agenda as PDF.

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