The DIH4CPS consortium consists of 13 DIHs from 9 countries in all regions of Europe which all have a strong regional foundation and are role models for the transfer of research results into the industrial practice of regional SMEs and MidCaps.

BIBA – Bremer Institut für Produktion und Logistik GmbH

Linked regional initiatives BRETECE Bremen Test Center (http://www.bretece.com) is a Bremen based consortium specializing in systems testing. From highly complex physical aerospace test-rig design and development, right through to Hardware in the Loop (HiL) and Virtual Testing products and services, BRETECE provides cutting edge flexible, scalable, modular, open solutions for the systems testing market. LogDynamics (http://www.logdynamics.de/logdynamics.html?&L=1) is the Bremen Research Cluster for Dynamics in Logistics (LogDynamics), established in 1995, offers interdisciplinary research in logistic areas and a focused, structured and international doctoral programme at the University of Bremen. Through research, knowledge transfer and PhD education in an international environment, the LogDynamics contributes to the profile development of an excellent and modern University of Bremen. The LogDynamics contributes also to new impulses and driving forces in the logistics sector in Bremen due to their emergences and synergies, which leads to strengthening the economy and dynamic regional development in Bremen. mit uns digital (https://kompetenzzentrum-bremen.digital) is the expert factory on autonomous control in production and logistics at BIBA is a demonstration and transfer center, showcasing the application possibilities and potentials of cyber-physical systems in production and logistics. It fosters the sensitisation and implementation of Industrie 4.0 concepts in enterprises. I4KMU – BMBF Industrie 4.0 KMU TestBed (http://www.i4kmu.de) is a certified test, competence and transfer centre for CPS technology

Partners

BIBA

Country

Germany

Status

fully operational

ICT 4 Manufacturing DIH

Roadmap to become a fully operational DIH Supported by the university of Lyon 2 research teams in IT and industrial engineering, the ambition of ICT4Manuf DIH is to serve IT and industrial partners at the regional, national and international levels with seven proved competencies developed within more than 25 research projects and programmes in the last two decades. Two catalogues with related services for education and industry are proposed by the ICT4Manuf DIH. The registration in the S3 online platform is already performed and the DIH is waiting for EU approval. Linked regional initiatives The ICT4Manuf DIH is aligned with the DIGITAL STRATEGIC PLAN for the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes Region (2017-2021) aiming to promote the Region as an European “Silicone valley”. For 2021 horizon, the region aims at: investing 450 million; creating 10 000 jobs; supporting 750 start-ups; connecting 100% of the region area; supporting the digital transition of companies; developing new digital competences with the local players in education and professional training; accelerating research and innovation; developing digital citizenship and trust, etc.

Partners

LYON2

Country

France

Status

fully operational

Quai Alpha

Roadmap to become a fully operational DIH and regional link Supported by the university of Lorraine through the CRAN laboratory research teams in IT and industrial engineering, the ambition of CCI Quai Alpha DIH is to be useful to the IT and the industrial partners at the regional, national and international levels. The Quai Alpha is a start-up incubator in operation and will be uplifted to be an officially recognised DIH during the project phase. Through the Quai Alpha structure, the CCI focuses its action as a business incubator helping the new and start-up companies to develop by providing services such as management training or office space. It is a catalyst tool for either regional or national economic development. The Quai Alpha provides services which helps them get through initial hurdles in starting up a business. Among the most common Quai Alpha services there are the help with business basics, the networking activities, the marketing assistance, the market research, the high-speed Internet access. The Quai Alpha structure has 1700m² of fully equipped spaces ready to welcome SMEs.

Partners

CCI

Country

France

Status

in operation

Data Cycle Hub

Linked regional initiatives

Activities of the Data Cycle Hub are aligned with almost all Valencia RIS3 areas, including Industry (working directly with the Industry 4.0 Lab with IVACE), Health, Tourism, Agrifood, Habitat and Cities, Transport, Energy (also working in Smart Grid Lab with IVACE), all them included in the RIS3CV priorities.

ITI has been working very closely with IVACE (Valencian Institute for Business Competitiveness) in the RIS3CV strategy since the beginning, carrying the ICT secretariat out and working with all the ICT ecosystem. At regional level, ITI has developed the Industry 4.0 Agenda of the Valencia region and is currently developing the Industry 4.0 Valencia Ecosystem Map. ITI is also working with the Valencian Agency for Innovation, creating a big alliance of Competence Centres in Enabling Technologies (TECH4CV) where the Data Cycle Hub is a key element to coordinate all of them.

At national level, ITI is linked to the “Industria Conectada 4.0” national strategy of the Spanish Industry DG, and has become a key player in the Activa Industria SMEs assessment program. In 2017 and 2109, ITI led the UNITI4.0 group that was homologated as an assesment and roadmap provider for Industry 4.0, assessing more than 20 manufacturing companies towards their digital transformation. In addition, ITI is member of Planetic and Enertic technology platforms, and is working on Spanish Big Data Initiative promoted by Ministry of Economy. ITI is also member of different Spanish technology platforms focused on Digitising Industry, like Manuket or Logistop (Board member)

Partners

ITI

Country

Spain

Status

fully operational

Politecnico di Milano

Linked regional initiatives

POLIMI is running the MADE Competence Center https://www.som.polimi.it/nasce-made-il-competence-center-per-lindustria-4-0-a-guida-politecnico-di-milano of the Italian Industria 4.0 National Plan, attracting public-private investments for more than 22M EUR in 2019-2021 horizon. The MADE legal entity is currently under discussion among the 30+ partners as well as the negotiations about the construction of the building hosting it c/o POLIMI BOVISA Campus. The MADE CC is going to provide a permanent showroom for Industry 4.0 technologies (12 use cases have been identified and currently discussed in 12 working groups) as well as an intense programme for digital skills development and digital transformation for Italian SMEs.

POLIMI is also in daily contact with the DIH Lombardia (http://www.dihlombardia.com/) of the same Industria 4.0 plan, regarding digital maturity assessment, using the methods and tools provided by POLIMI to Confindustria https://www.testindustria4-0.com

Partners

POLIMI

Country

Italy

Status

fully operational

Innovalia ZDM Digital Innovation Hub

Linked regional initiatives

Basque industry 4.0, industria conectada (national)

Partners

INNOVALIA

Country

Spain

Status

fully operational

Basque Digital Innovation Hub (BDIH)

Linked regional initiatives

Basque industry 4.0, regional government is part of this DIH

Partners

INNOVALIA

Country

Spain

Status

fully operational

Hub 4.0 of Manufacturing Sectors in Valencian Region

Linked regional initiatives

HUB4.0MANUVAL is the result of the feasibility study performed under I4MS initiative, and with the mentoring of HORSE project. This initial study provided a general view of Valencia ecosystem related with industry 4.0 in traditional sectors. A relevant result of the study was also the business plan created to start up the consolidation of the DIH.
The main goal of HUB4.0MANUVAL DIH is contribute to increase and improve the digitization level of manufacturing sectors of Valencian Region with expected results in competitive advantages such as a reduction in production time, increase in accuracy, less human errors, less employees’ costs, increased safety or higher efficiency in manufacturing customised products. Specific methods to deploy Robotics, AI, and CPS/IoT technology solutions will allow companies to reduce their reluctance to the introduction of new technologies and unpredictable times and costs for implementation and maintenance.

During 2018 HUB4.0MANUVAL has been collaborating with Industria Conectada strategy, and RIS3 Comunitat Valenciana (RIS3CV).
In both forums HUB4.0MANUVAL is taking part in technical committees, contributing to the definition of ESDIH model and defining strategic lines and actions for Lab i4.0 of RIS3CV.

Partners

UPV

Country

Spain

Status

fully operational

PRODUTECH Digital Innovation Hub National Platform

Linked regional initiatives

PRODUTECH DIH National Platform is hosted by PRODUTECH – Production Technologies Cluster, the officially recognized cluster in Portugal for Production Technologies. At the core of the cluster is the transfer, dissemination and diffusion of R&D and innovation results and the fostering of its adoption by the industrial fabric. It is also emphasized that as production technology cluster, PRODUTECH is horizontal to the several industrial sectors. This furthers its focus on the cross-fertilization and intersectorial transfer of research results.

The cluster embeds in its members multipliers such as industrial associations (both national and regional as well as sectorial) and also industry oriented research centers (e.g. Ceramics and glass, Metalworking, Cork, Textile and apparel, Shoe making, Moulds and Plastics, Leather products, …)

PRODUTECH is also a member of the coordination committee of PORTUGAL Clusters, gathering the majority of the officially recognized clusters in Portugal. The inter-cluster partnership and initiatives furthers and extends the links and the impacts in term of diffusion and adoption of technologies by the industrial fabric.

The links of the PRODUTECH DIH National Platform also extends to the regional level, as PRODUTECH is also host and co-coordinator of iMan Norte Hub (http://s3platform.jrc.ec.europa.eu/digital-innovation-hubs-tool/-/dih/1535/view), a regional digital innovation hub, in Norte Region of Portugal, and focused on cyber physical systems and robotics.

PRODUTECH also has links to the smart specialization works within several regions. E.g. PRODUTECH is the designated representative of the Norte region, under Vanguard initiative, notably in within the pilot actions “Efficient and Sustainable Manufacturing” and “High Performance Production through 3D printing”, as well as it belongs to the regional/national stakeholders groups in policy making related projects, such as NMP-Reg project under INTERREG EUROPE programme. Another example is the participation of PRODUTECH in the innovation platform on “Industrial Sustainable Solutions” that contributes to the definition of the priorities under the Smart Specialization Strategy of the Center region in Portugal.

PRODUTECH also participates in the government sponsored Industria 4.0 Strategic Committee, in representation of the Partnership Portugal Clusters.

Partners

UNINOVA, PROD

Country

Portugal

Status

fully operational

Digital Manufacturing Innovation Hub Wales

The Digital Manufacturing Innovation Hub Wales (DMIW) based in South Wales, is a non-profit organisation, working and investing in creating connectivity and innovative technology solutions for Small and Medium Enterprises across Europe.  DMIW boasts a fully operational test facility for Industry 4.0 experimentation and is supported by a range of large manufacturing companies, Universities and local sector support initiatives. The Hub is part of a network of specialist technology organisations for Industry 4.0 practices around the UK and Europe, with a specific focus on Control Systems and the interactions made between Robotics, Sensors, Cyber-Physical Systems and the Internet of Things (IoT). 

DMIW provides a physical link between SMEs, academia and other organisations, facilitating engagement with like-minded organisations looking to improve their digitization conceptions. It allows all members to develop, research and establish innovative technological solutions by connecting individuals to a wider network, sharing their experiences from many different trades, environments and manufacturing processes; as well as supporting and facilitating financial investment, strategic focus and operational procedures.

SME support is based upon a holistic approach to improving profitability and sustainability, by solving common manufacturing failures or problems.  

Innovation development and prototyping

We have a fully equipment testing and simulation facility where we can provide equipment, knowledge and applications to test and improve prototypes and prove concepts in a live manufacturing environment.

Learning 

By engaging with other SMEs, academia and our own digital community, we are able to share knowledge and draw upon a wealth of research and expertise across Europe, strengthening our Welsh manufacturing industry and forging links with SMEs across the network.

Deployment

Working directly with SMEs and technology providers we are able to identify commercial opportunities for the new products and services developed and support our clients to engage with supply-chains.

 

Linked Regional Strategies:

Innovate UK – UK Industrial Strategy: Associations with a number of innovative organisations driving growth across the UK and identifying ‘Grand Challenges’.

https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/the-uks-industrial-strategy

Catapult Centre Links – Promoting the development and early adoption of advanced digital technology https://catapult.org.uk/catapult-centres/

Forming links to the Digital Catapult Centre (https://www.digicatapult.org.uk ) to become one of the Manufacturing Centres.

Continuing with http://www.i4ms.eu/ initiatives via Fundingbox (https://fundingbox.com/).

Aligned with the Wellbeing of Futures Generations Act https://futuregenerations.wales/about-us/future-generations-act/

Aligned with the UK Industrial Strategy https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/the-uks-industrial-strategy

Smart Specialisation Platform S3 Link: https://s3platform.jrc.ec.europa.eu/digital-innovation-hubs-tool/-/dih/13294/view

 

Partners

DMIW

Country

United Kingdom

Status

fully operational

Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology

The Luxembourg Institute for Science and Technology (LIST) is a mission-driven Research and Technology Organisation (RTO) active in the fields of materials, environment and IT.
By transferring technology to society as well as local companies, LIST contributes strongly to the building of tomorrow’s Luxembourg.

Linked regional initiatives

The activities of the hub are well aligned with Luxembourg’s national initiative for digitising industry, Digital4Industry – D4I. In particular, LIST will collaborate with the up-coming DIH Luxembourg that will be operated by LuxInnovation by developing and identifying a generic set of digital services to be tested at a pre-commercial level as templates to fuel the up-coming DIH. Indeed, under the guidance of the Ministry of Economy in Luxembourg, LuxInnovation (www.luxinnovation.lu) is in charge to set up the Luxembourg DIH gathering all public and private stakeholders, shaping appropriate guidance and services to companies to acquire top-notch digital technologies and services across strategic economic sectors. In this frame LIST is positioned as a competence centre owing to assets (knowledge, competence, technology) developed and provided to Luxembourg’s and Europe’s companies, well aligned with national economic priorities.

In CPS4DIH, LIST is acting DIH on behalf of LuxInnovation and will support to identify the set of services that will fuel into the DIH Luxembourg. LIST has developed some digital assets for the sustainable mobility in Luxembourg and Europe, sometimes in collaboration with some European partners that are already committed in other European DIHs. In this regard, LIST will liaise with its European partners to initiate the very first step of connection across the Pan-European DIH network.

Partners

LIST

Country

Luxembourg

Status

fully operational

HPC4Poland

Linked regional initiatives

HPC4Poland DIH leader, PSNC, operates POZMAN (metropolitan) and PIONIER (national) broadband networks up to 100Gbs connected with all neighboring countries, Asia and the US, interconnecting ca. 1000 partners across Poland, in it all public R&Ds and HEIs with their labs. PSNC owns Data Centers with a 24/7 Operations Desk and 4 computational clusters totalling more than 1500+TFlops power, 200TB memory and 40000+ cores. Also, PSNC owns 16 advanced ICT labs, including SAE/ES labs and IoT lab among others. PSNC eInfrastructure which is available for DIH partners, is a part of European eInfrastructure projects: GEANT, PRACE, EUDAT, Indigo DataCloud, EGI, EOSC etc. The DIH is listed in the EC catalogue with fully operational status and includes business and research (CC) partners with complementary competences with whom partnership agreements have been signed. The DIH connects area-specific competences of client and supplier companies and research institutes in the region to provide advanced collaborative services on top of research infrastructures. The DIH plays a key role in defining the national strategy for Industry 4.0 by the Polish Ministry of Development and has participated in a number of DIH related projects, such as I4MS-Growth, L4MS, MIDIH, Smart Agri Hubs, AI DIH to name a few.

Partners

PSNC

Country

Poland

Status

fully operational

Innomine Digital Innovation Hub

  • In 2017 innomine has been selected by EC as a digital innovation hub to receive specific mentoring and support.
  • In 2018 innomine completed the program with success and has a network of 30+ DIHs from Europe
  • Innomine acts as DIH in Cloudifacturing project (2017-2021) and in a structural fund program, is an I4MS supporter organization and in part of ADMA (European Advanced Manufacturing Center)

Linked regional initiatives

Links to ICT: innomine has a track record of 10 years to work with ICT and SME ecosystems in Hungary and in Central-eastern Europe. innomine worked with 50+ ICT companies on specific R&D and product development or international expansion related complex matters.

Innomine is a member of the Alliance ICT cluster (50+ memebers) and has a direct reach to regional and European ICT companies with several involvements. Innomines founder (Dr. Gábor Vicze) is member of the board of the ICT Association of Hungary with almost 500 members and was member of the executive board of DIGITALEUROPE.

Links to manufacturing SMEs: The innomine Digital Innovation Hub is specialized in digital transformation and smart manufacturing. In this aspect innomine is in working in partnership with 100+ manufacturing SMEs in Hungary, currently

on a structural funds related digital transformation program involving 50+ manufacturing SMEs.

Dr Gábor Vicze was one of the initiators of the Hungarian Industry40 platform and is currently leader of the innovation working group.

Links to multipliers: innomine has been worked for Microsoft for 8 years to dynamize ecosystem of ICT companies. This project included to analyze, select and advise approx. 300 projects/yearly in Hungary. innomine has been involved into the program with Microsoft also on EMEA level, worked in most Central-Eastern European countries.

innomine worked for Hungarian Chamber of Commerce on a major country-wide digital transformation projects (reaching to 5.000+ SMEs).

Links in Central-Eastern Europe: innomine has worked in 10+ European countries, especially in Central-Eastern European region. Currently acts as Digital Innovation Hub for the Cloudifacturing project. While working with Microsoft and DIGITALEUROPE innomine has established a strong network in Europe with ICT Associations and other multipliers. Innomine is the member of I4MS supporting organisations programme, and supporter of ADMA (European Advanced Manufacturing Support Centre) program.

Partners

INNOMINE

Country

Hungary

Status

fully operational