2. The Italian-DIH Network in the European’s Strategy (DEI)
Digitising the European industry (DEI) is one of the priorities of the European Commission which aims to “ensure that every industry in Europe, large or small, wherever it is located and in any sector, can benefit fully from digital innovation to improve its products, processes and adaptation of models Business to digital change“.
2a. The Digital Innovation Hubs: what are they and where they are in Europe
Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs) are a key component of the Digitization Strategy by promoting contacts between Competence Centers, industries, technology experts and investors. DIHs can also assist the industry in the transformation needed to digitize their products and benefit from digital opportunities.
At European level, the European Commission has already put in place a number of initiatives to create the European DIH network. One of these initiatives is ICT Innovation for Manufacturing SMEs (I4MS), which aims at achieving at least one DIH in each European region (see map below).