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3. The Italian-DIH network and the national industry strategy 4.0


The Italian-DIH network is part of the national context where the Italian Government and Confindustria are strongly committed to boosting the competitiveness of Italian manufacturing companies, which depends on their ability to deliver highly innovative products, where innovation often comes from the progress made through the adoption of ICT solutions.

The solution to this need can be provided by the Digital Innovation Hub, which aims to promote state-of-the-art technologies and to disseminate ICT-based research projects.

The European network in which the Italian-DIH network interacts can help you identify all Industry 4.0 solutions (eg robotic, cloud-based simulation services and high performance computing systems, add-on manufacturing, laser-based applications, intelligent sensor-based devices).

3.a What can a Digital Innovation Hub do? (main goals and activities)

Create an ecosystem

Workshops, company visits, conferences, brokerage, project development

Market ratings

Commercial evaluations, feasibility studies, intellectual property evaluations

Provide skills

Research and Development Projects, Consultancy

Dissemination and awareness raising

Conferences, newsletters, publications, lobbying activities

Trend analysis

Forecast studies, market surveys

Obtain the infrastructure

Pilot production infrastructures, laboratories, demonstrations, validating solutions

Education and information

Training courses, hosting training institutes, webinar

Product ratings

Listen to the “customer’s voice” and develop the business accordingly


Digital market, brokerage sessions to innovate, access to finance

Do you need to deepen the national strategy for industry 4.0?

Italy's Industry Plan 4.0

Consult and / or download the Guidelines

The Confindustria's Plan

Download the Piano Guidelines

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