DIGIFED

DIGIFED
Project

DIGIFED

Creating a DIH federation for large scale adoption of digital technologies for European SMEs

DigiFed implements a business plan for the sustainability of the federation of Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs) whilst encouraging the adoption of advanced digital technologies by EU SMEs with a focus on non-digital businesses to foster the introduction of digital technologies in their product and service offerings.

 

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement Nº 872088

12
PARTNERS
10
COUNTRIES
€8 M
TOTAL BUDGET
3
YEARS
Digifed

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Project: 
DIGIFED
Programme: 
HORIZON 2020
Period: 
2020-2023
Sector: 
Cascade Funding
01
The Challenge: 

DigiFed paves the way to a new era of digitising European industry. It aims to bring a new wave of products and services enhanced by digital functionality and responding to societal and market needs. Providing “value” represents the main outcome of DigiFed: value for SMEs (by providing resilience through digital transformation and EU-wide collaboration), value for their customers (by enhancing product or service through codesign, co-development or personalisation), value for Europe and the regions (by the creation of new jobs and growth opportunities).

02
Solutions: 
DigiFed targets SMEs with different level of digital maturity and offers them the capacity to catch up and upgrade their skills and existing products with dedicated services, tools and solutions. For SMEs with higher digital maturity it offers further innovative technology integration. DigiFed experiments with cross-border innovation schemes through existing and emerging DIH all over Europe. To reach those objectives, the project will learn from the success of projects such as those supported by Smart Anything Everywhere (SAE) and ICT Innovation for Manufacturing SMEs (I4MS) and develops new synergies within value chain and funding from public and private stakeholders.
03
Impacts: 

DigiFed expects to attract a significant number of new users of advanced ICT in the manufacturing sector, and more innovative technology suppliers, SMEs and mid-caps. Also, expect the creation of a sustainable network of DIHs, providing European added value to investments done at national and regional level in DIHs. Finally, DigiFed expects, to provide the DIH services across Europe and its regions with strong industrial capacities.

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