Competence Centers as an Element of Digital Innovation Hubs
Digital Innovation Hub (DIH) is one-stop-shop that help companies to become more competitive with regard to their business/production processes, products or services using digital technologies.
DIH is based upon technology infrastructure (Competence Centre - CC) and provide access to the latest knowledge, expertise and technology to support their customers with piloting, testing and experimenting with digital innovations.
DIH also provide business and financing support to implement these innovations, if needed across the value chain. As proximity is considered crucial, they act as a first regional point of contact, a doorway, and strengthen the innovation ecosystem.
DIH is a regional multi-partner cooperation (including organizations like RTOs, universities, industry associations, chambers of commerce, incubator/accelerators, regional development agencies and even governments) and can also have strong linkages with service providers outside of their region supporting companies with access to their services.
We help people understand the opportunities brought about by digital technologies to overcome the business challenges, facilitate the adoption of those technologies and make the best from them in their application.
We support companies in searching for information on recent available innovations and identifying and engaging innovation partners.
We support companies shape their vision and strategy from a digital perspective and adjust their direction in response to a changing environment.
We strengthen collaborative mechanisms by bringing together professionals from different background and engaging them in a collective effort.
We provide access to knowledge and facilities to deliver excellence in all our services and increase companies’ competitiveness in the global market.
We operate in a network and facilitate the innovation of organizations by connecting different actors of the ecosystem and with external entities.
We grow a community of experienced and committed professionals who build businesses together and support each other in unlocking performance improvements.
We deliver training on digital skills to meet the needs and preferences of companies and enhance their digital transition in the innovation ecosystem.
We identify funding opportunities for our members and bring in contact all the stakeholders that can contribute to the purpose in order to facilitate the implementation of a large-scale investments.
22-12-2020: To present our vision and strategy building sustainable interregional corridors with the help of the experiments
BOWI second open call aims to select 9 developing hubs to activate cross-border technology transfer programmes together with mature DIHs.More details
START: 15 December 2020 at 00:00 (Brussels time)
END: 01 March 2021 at 13:00 (Brussels time)
BOWI project will offer mature hubs (mature DIHs) media exposure and networking opportunities. Additionally, the mature hubs will be invited to become a long-term member of the BOWI Network, having the opportunity to join the activities planned beyond the project.More details
START: 15 December 2020 at 00:00 (Brussels time)
END: 01 September 2021 at 13:00 (Brussels time)
In Czech Republic’s Jihozápad region, the following 4 applicants and experiment topics were chosen:
1st call for technology transfer experiments
Opportunity for SMEs and mid-caps to receive research and business support, and EU funding…
1st call CLOSED!
BOWI stands for Boosting Widening Digital Innovation Hubs. BOWI aims to build a digital innovation hub (DIH) network based on experience and practice sharing. A network that will support companies in turning their most innovative projects to life, aid investors in discovering the leaders of digital revolution and help development agencies understand the needs of industry.More details
Virtual prototyping is a method in the process of product development. It involves using computer-aided design (CAD), computer-automated design (CAutoD) and computer-aided engineering (CAE) software to validate a design before committing to making a physical prototype.
Topics: 3D scanning, product digital twin
Additive manufacturing (AM) is a process where a three-dimensional object is created from a CAD model with the use of 3D printer. By this printing process the core material is deposited, joined or solidified under computer control typically layer by layer.
Topics: composite printing and steel printing
Automation or automatic control is the use of various control systems for operating different equipment with minimal or reduced human intervention.
Topics: collaborative robotic, industrial robots, digital twins
Virtual reality (VR) is a technology that simulates virtual environment similar to or completely different from the real world with which the user can interact.
Topics: virtual reality, augmented reality
|Scientific director||Technical director|
|doc. Ing. Milan EDL, Ph.D.||Ing. Michal Zemko PhD.|
|CZ||49777513||Západočeská univerzita v Plzni|
|CZ||22890629||Klastr mechatronika, z.s.|
|CZ||06100198||Klastr Chytrý Plzeňský kraj, z.s.|
|CZ||66362717||Správa informačních technologií města Plzně, p.o.|
|CZ||25245091||Regionální rozvojová agentura Plzeňského kraje, o.p.s.|
|CZ||45354774||BIC Plzeň, společnost s ručením omezeným|
|CZ||72053666||Karlovarská agentura rozvoje podnikání, p. o.|
|CZ||22689982||Česká technologická platforma STROJÍRENSTVÍ, z.s.|
|DE||260608659||Cluster Mechatronik & Automation Management gGmbH|