News Bulletin from DIH related initiatives – September 2021

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Dear DIHNET community

We are back to the office and ready to bring you the latest news from other EU-funded DIH related initiatives for September. Stay digital!

  • Up to 70 000 EUR for developing AI Solutions

BonsAPPS will help SMEs digitalize by allowing them to access, implement and make use of Artificial Intelligence in an easy and affordable way through Bonseyes Marketplace Platform. The project was created in line with the EC’s AI Strategy for building an ecosystem of excellence that can support the development and uptake of AI across the European Union that will interoperate with the AI on-demand platform (AI4EU). Know more on how to apply here.

  • BOWI-Tetramax webinar: SME experiments as a way to forge collaborations and support regional adoption of digital technologies

On the 23 September, two EU projects – BOWI and Tetramax – will present their respective approach to support uptake of digital technologies across Europe and forge sustainable collaborations. Both projects aim to boost innovation, supporting SME experiments and building EU collaborations. Register for the BOWI-Tetramax webinar here.

  • Robotics FSTP funding, beneficial for SME’s? – TRINITY experience

TRINITY project explains their experience after their workshop focused on FSTP funding for robotics projects from the point of view of the participating SMEs. Following the launch of Trinity’s open call for 18 European SMEs, 72% of participating organisations report team growth,56% say that they have gained new customers and 76% of participating companies were able to attract additional funding, averaging 240K EUR per company. Read the full article here.

  • I4MS Workshop: How can regions support the digital transformation of SMEs?

This workshop organised by I4MS will explore how regions can mobilise existing ESI Funds to provide SMEs with access to existing marketplaces and facilitate connections with highly knowledgeable service providers. The main goal is to understand the challenges regions have in delivering tools for the digital transformation of SMEs and discuss ideas for improving them. We will also present two best practices on regional support programmes, and how regions can take advantage of I4MS tools. Know more about the workshop agenda and register 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 Open Call 2, participated in a 2-day welcome camp hosted by University of Seville, partner of the project, last July. The event was attended by all project partners, project Digital Innovation Hubs and some of the more important Industry- specific representatives in Europe. 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 EUR. Take a look to RIMA’s 2nd Open call summary report here.

  • i4Trust 1st Open Call – Deadline Extension!

Last chance to submit your ideas in datasharing and gain up to 120K EUR in funding and a 9-month mentoring program with i4trust technical support. More information on the i4Trust open call here.

  • SMART4ALL booth in PATRAS Innovation Quest virtual exhibition

SMART4ALL invites all interested parties to virtually browse its virtual booth on Patras IQ exhibition of Innovation and Know-how Transfer on 8 – 10th October and meet its representatives for a live discussion about collaboration and funding opportunities via the project’s Open calls. PATRAS IQ is a continuous development initiative that promotes a set of actions for networking and transfer of know-how and technology, with the annual exhibition, that has been running since 2012, being its flagship event. Find information about this event here.

Have a fantastic week!

The DIHNET team