News Bulletin from DIH related initiatives – December 2020

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Dear DIHNET community

This month closes 2020, and so are closing some open calls of innovation actions. Do not miss the opportunity to apply and take a look to our open calls page here to be up to date with calls in different technology fields. This December bulletin brings you news on some of the upcoming open calls and activities for the next two months. We are looking forward to a 2021 full of good news for Digital Innovation Hubs in Europe!

KITT4SME is bringing AI to European SMEs production systems

The EU-funded KITT4SME project is developing scope-tailored and industry-ready hardware, software and organisational kits for European SMEs and mid-caps. The aim is to deliver these as a modularly customisable digital platform that can seamlessly introduce artificial intelligence in their production systems. Implementation and adoption of the customised kits will provide SMEs better quality control, optimization and human-robot interaction in the production process. In the Spring of 2021, the first open call will be launched with a goal to increase the number of technology providers using the digital platform to showcase and deliver their solutions. For more information about the open calls, follow KITT4SME on LinkedIn here and Twitter here.

New Year – New SAE Funding Opportunities

This month 4 Open Calls including all technology areas covered by the Smart Anything Everywhere Initiative start – and there are many more to come in 2021! So, don’t miss your chance to receive funding for your digitisation project. Check out the various calls and respective deadlines online here.  

AgROBOfood open call for evaluators

agROBOfood has launched a call for independent evaluators who would be able to assess the quality of the proposals shortly after the closing of its 2nd Open Call, focused on Industry Challenges. The call closes on the 20th of January 2021, and the evaluation will take place during February and March. Find out how to become an agROBOfood evaluator here.

The 2nd RIMA open call to be launched on the 15th December

During the 2nd Open Call, RIMA (Robotics for Inspection and Maintenance) will support the development and deployment of robotics I&M applications with grants for one type of eligible actions: Robotics Innovation Experiment (RIE). Robotics Innovation Experiment (RIE) consists of developing, testing and validating the technical and economic viability of a robotic system prototype demonstrated in an operational environment. Know more about the second open call of RIMA network here.

First EDIH conference in January 2021

The European Digital Innovation Hub (EDIH) conference will take place from 26-27 January 2021. This virtual event is jointly organised by the European Commission, Luxinnovation, the Luxembourg Ministry of the Economy and DIHNET project. Registration will open soon! Know more about the EDIH conference here.

Change2Twin extends its DIH network to 15 countries

During the pilot phase paving the way to the first round of Open Calls, Change2Twin established contacts with 31 Digital Innovation Hubs in 15 countries. The strong interest from DIH to participate in Change2Twin funding scheme was astonishing and covering a broad geographical area. The representatives of these DIH will get a training course in the first weeks of January 2021 so that they are ready to take up their role when the next Open Call opens – 28 January 2021. Read more about the role of DIHs in Change2Twin here.

CloudiFacturing and DIGITbrain are building synergies amongst their DIHs

The DIGITbrain project is deeply rooted in the innovation ecosystem of the I4MS project CloudiFacturing and the industrial platforms FIWARE and IDS, and it will build on these results, by means of extending the CloudiFacturing solution with an augmented digital-twin concept calls “Digital Product brain” and a smart business model calls “Manufacturing as a Service”. Know more about these two Horizon 2020 projects here.

Join this I4MS webinar to discover details related to Digital Europe Programme!

Are you a manufacturing SME struggling to become digital or you found a particular solution but cannot afford all the equipment? Don’t miss this I4MS webinar coordinated by TECNALIA to learn about Digital Europe Programme. Register for the event here.

Missed SAE @EFECS2020?

Missed SAE workshop during the first virtual edition of EFECS, the European Forum for Electronic Components and Systems? Then find all presentations on the download section of their website here!

Have a joyful Winter holidays!

The DIHNET team