News Bulletin from DIH related initiatives – July 2021

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Dear DIHNET community

We are delighted to bring you the hottest news on digital innovation for this month of July. Enjoy the reading!

  • SmartAgriHubs Learning and Exchange programme supports DIHs

SmartAgriHubs is proud to announce that the Learning&Exchange Programme has finished phase 1 and is entering phase 2! The LXP, a learning programme developed by SmartAgriHubs, offers capacity building opportunities to Digital Innovation Hubs. This programme is also supporting the ecosystem building process by creating a knowledge community where DIHs can exchange their experiences and learn from each other. Register in the platform and visit the modules on business planning and business models and strategy here.

  •  Introducing Change2Twin pilot experiments

 The 7-steps journey to acquire a digital twin is halfway through for the four pilot experiments. What are the similarities between the pilots and projects to be funded via Assessment Voucher? How is the transition to the deployment phase? And which steps are still needed for full operation? Read the Change2Twin article about the progress of the pilots here.

  • PITCCH project calls for large businesses to submit corporate challenges

The PITCCH project is seeking new large businesses with a challenge to be addressed in one of the following areas: Digital, Industry, Space, Climate, Energy, Mobility, Health, Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture, Environment, Civil Security for Society, Culture, Creativity and Inclusive Society. The deadline for submitting the challenges is the 31st of July 2021. Find more information about the PITCCH corporate challenges here.

  • TRINITY second open call gathered applications from all EU27

The second round of TRINITY open call officially closed on the 1st of June and gathered 77 eligible applications. The goal of improving the gender balance of the applicants and to attract more participants from the EU-13 countries was successfully reached, based on the statistics of the eligible applications. Know more about the applicants of the demonstration program for agile manufacturing here.

  • I4MS Brokerage System

 Are you a Manufacturing SME and would like to improve your technology adoption cycle in a quicker and smarter way? I4MS new groundbreaking brokering system is here to connect you and help boost your technology adoption! Find out more about the brokerage system here.

  • Calling for DIHs to join BOWI network and get up to 60K!

Boosting Widening Digital Innovation Hubs (BOWI) project is looking for well-established digital innovation hubs (DIHs) to apply to its Call for DIHs. Out of all Expressions of interest received, 5-6 DIHs will play a key role in the BOWI project by giving support to SMEs selected during the 3rd Open Call. The DIHs selected will receive up to 60,000 € (15,000 € per experiment with a maximum of 4 experiments per DIH). If you are a Digital Innovation Hub registered as fully operational in the European DIHs catalogue, submit here your application before 1st of September 2021.

  • Materials of the RODIN Summer Camp 2020

 RODIN hosted its second Summer Camp – an annual robotics DIH network event aimed to address joint actions and common challenges faced by RODIN as a CSA and the five Innovation Actions (IAs): DIH2, DIH-HERO, TRINITY, agROBOfood, and RIMA. Supporting the exchange of experiences and knowledge, and helping develop deeper connections between the individual IAs, RODIN’s Summer Camp was virtual this year due to COVID-19 constraints. Download the presentations of the RODIN Summer Camp here .

  • RIMA received new batch of robotics experiments, at Welcome boot camp, to deliver up to 8.1M€ from the EU

The FSTP beneficiaries, selected within the RIMA  second Open Call, participated in a 2-day welcome camp hosted by the University of Seville, partner of the project, on the 8th and 9th of July. The event was attended by all project partners, project DIHs and some of the more important Industry- specific representatives in Europe in the robotics inspection and maintenance sector. In total there were 31 experiments making a total of 50 technology experimentations among SMEs that are seizing the fund that the European Commission put in place, ascending to 8.1M€. Find out more about the event and the selected SMEs here.

  • L4MS success Story: Replacing forklifts with robots to speed up intra-factory logistics

 Located in La Rioja, Spain, EMKA Sealing Systems manufactures rubber profiles that are used for sealing in the automotive sector and in the EMKA group companies which produce electrical closets and windows.  At the end of each extrusion line, semi-finished rubber profiles are collected on circular platforms of a metal rack and moved to an intermediate area with a forklift. As conventional forklifts require drivers, a considerable amount of time of the operators is spent on transportation of semi-finished and finished products. The goal of the L4MS experiment was to automate these processes. Specialists at Bosonit, a Spain-based solution provider, designed a solution that replaced forklifts with collaborative mobile robots on both routes in the factory. Read the full story here.

  • SMART4ALL new Marketplace and Matchmaking services

We are very happy to present the new Marketplace and Matchmaking services, offered by the SMART4ALL project. The aim of both services is to bond European stakeholders and facilitate transfer of knowledge and collaborations. Take a look to the Marketplace here and to the Matchmaking service here.

Have a great week!

The DIHNET team