News Bulletin from DIH related initiatives – August 2021

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Dear DIHNET community

We hope you are enjoying these last days of August. From DIHNET we want to keep you up to date with news from other EU-funded DIH related initiatives so you can warm up for September. Enjoy the reading with a cold drink!

• EPoSS awards start-ups on the field of “Smart Electronic Systems”
As part of the EPoSS Annual Forum 2021, a competition for start-ups (companies founded after January 1, 2018 with innovative business idea, product or service and high growth potential) and young innovators will take place on October 6, 2021. The start-ups participating in the final round will receive a certificate and a voucher to promote one of their products with the EPoSS SSI Trademark for free. Application form must be submitted by August 31, 2021. Further information can be found here.

• PULSATE: 1st Technology Transfer Experiments open call results
In April 2021, the first Technology Transfer Experiments (TTE) Open Call of PULSATE closed with 35 proposals submitted from 16 different European countries. The proposals went through a rigorous, multi-step selection process, to identify the best teams and experiments, which will demonstrate an effective adoption of laser solutions by end-users. The official first Technology Transfer Experiments Open Call results report will be available on the project website. Meet the winning proposals here.

• SMART4ALL 2nd Open Call on Focused Technology Transfer Experiments
SMART4ALL invites nominations for its 2nd Open Call on Focused Technology Transfer Experiments (FTTE) which comprise novel short-term (9 months) experiments allowing for cross-border synergies that transfer knowledge and technology (specific SW or HW) between academia and industry, aiming to accelerate product orient projects and offer guidance towards successful commercialization. 4 Pathfinder Application Experiments (PAEs) will be selected for funding of up to 80.000 € each. Consortia including at least one member of specific South-East Europe countries will be prioritized and given 1 extra point to the overall score. Find information on the open call here.

• Industry 5.0: the next chapter of the future of European industry
Human-centricity, sustainability and resilience are the three key values that will reposition the future of European industry through Research and Innovation. This is what makes Industry 5.0 a continuation of industry 4.0, shifting the focus from technology to the key values. Know more about the this new concept and how I4MS network is working for the future of the European industry here.

• AIRegio 1st Open Call
The objective for the first open call of AI REGIO project is to select up to 8 SME-driven experiments to complement AI REGIO in the extension of the current portfolio of “AI for Manufacturing” solutions; and directly benefiting SMEs in underrepresented regions, with the perspective to join VANGUARD Initiative. Selected consortia will benefit from financial support of up to 100.000 €. Experiments are expected to cover two technological topics: Industry 5.0 and Collaborative Intelligence AI-driven solutions and Manufacturing Data Spaces and Data4AI pipelines. Apply before the 30 September 13:00 CET here.

• Let’s talk about Digital Twin in Change2Twin Community!
Change2Twin community is a vibrant online platform within I4MS system! They are bringing together technology providers, researchers, DIH and manufacturers to exchange experience, support to each other and showcase their best practices in digital twinning. Take a look to their tutorial here to get started and join the Change2Twin Community here!

Keep calm and digital!

The DIHNET team