Submissions for DIHNET’s 1st technology transfer experiments are open

June 8, 2020

From 8th of June until 15th of September 2020, manufacturing SMEs and mid-caps from predefined regions are invited to apply for the open call. Selected companies will take part in 10 month-long technology transfer experiments supported by several digital innovation hubs and receive funding up to € 60 000 per experiment.

Aim of the experiments is to aid companies in testing and implementation of advanced digital solutions and raise them for at least 1 TRL (Technology Readiness Level). Each experiment will run for 10 months and the participating company will receive:

  • technology support from industry experts,
  • business mentoring,
  • up to €60k funding
  • access to specific facilities and infrastructure
  • media exposure.

Eligibility criteria

The areas of experiments can include low energy computing powering CPS, cyber-physical and embedded systems, Internet of things, flexible and wearable electronics, organic and large area electronics, advanced or high-performance computing, robotics for manufacturing, additive manufacturing technologies, modelling and simulation, CPS for manufacturing or artificial intelligence. Proposals should address technologies which are currently assumed between TRL5 – TRL7.

Companies legally established in the below listed regions are eligible for applications:

  • Nord Vest, Romania,
  • All regions, Latvia,
  • Jihozápad, Czech Republic
  • Małopolskie, Poland
  • Yugozapaden, Bulgaria
  • Trøndelag, Norway.

Financial support will not be awarded to individual legal entities that have already received more than € 100 000 via open calls (Financial Support to Third Parties = cascading funding) from H2020 I4MS and SAE projects. For details visit the Guide for Applicants.

Before submitting proposal

Visit the application page and read the Guide for Applicants. Check the FAQs if you have any questions.

We suggest getting in touch with your local digital innovation hub to receive detailed information in your local language.

If you haven’t found the answer to your question, contact us in the DIHNET open call help desk or send us an email to

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