DIH World – Accelerating deployment and matureness of DIHs for the benefit of Digitisation of European SMEs
Research Project, 2020 – 2023

DIH-World aims to harmonise and widen the landscape of European DIHs across all of Europe to address the “digital innovation hubs divide”.
DIH-World aims to accelerate the uptake of advanced digital technologies by European manufacturing SMEs in all sectors by supporting them in building sustainable competitive advantages and reaching global markets. DIH-World strengthens the capacities of regional DIHs, particularly in underrepresented regions across Europe.

As intermediaries of successful local SME digital transformation, DIH-World aims at providing DIHs, access to harmonised tools, well proven technologies, effective methodologies, sound knowledge, smart investment sources, rich training assets and overall a vibrant innovation environment.

The final aim is to accelerate the matureness of DIHs and the development of their collaboration capabilities, and avoid a DIH divide due to lack of access to technologies, skills, networks, investment and infrastructures with special emphasis in underrepresented regions; so they can capitalise and leverage on the European DIHs Networks their resources and facilities for the benefit of their local SMEs.


Johan Stahre (contact)

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Production Systems

Sven Ekered

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Production Systems

Åsa Fasth Berglund

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Production Systems

Björn Johansson

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Production Systems

Anders Skoogh

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Production Systems



Kristiansand, Norway

AIT Austrian Institute of Technology

Wien, Austria

Asociacion de Empresas Tecnologicas Innovalia Bilbao

Bilbao, Spain

Asociatia Intreprinderilor Mici Si Mijlocii Covasna

Sfintu Gheorghe, Romania

Avantalia s.l.

Santa Cruz De Tenerife, Spain

Bodegas Monje SL

El Sauza, Spain

Bulgarian Innovation and Technology Hub – DigiTech 4.0

Sofia, Bulgaria

Capsule Skateboards Ltd

Nicosia, Cyprus

CBT Comunicacion Multimedia Sl

Las Arenas, Spain

Consultores de Automatización y Robotica S.A.

Las Palmas, Spain

Cyprus Research and Innovation Centre (CYRIC)

Lefkosia, Cyprus

Czech Technical University in Prague

Praha, Czech Republic

Danish Technological Institute

Taastrup, Denmark

DUTIREG Terület - és Gazdaságfejlesztési Szolgáltató Nonprofit KFT

Szeged, Hungary

EffizienzCluster Management

Muelheim An Der Ruhr, Germany

Energy & Management AS

Oslo, Norway

European Association of Development Agencies (EURADA)

Brussels, Belgium

Flanders Make

Lommel, Belgium

Fomatec Oy

Kuopio, Finland

Images & Réseaux

Lannion, France

IMP³ROVE – European Innovation Management Academy EWIV

Düsseldorf, Germany

Institute of Electronics and Computer Science

Riga, Latvia

Instituto de Desenvolvimento de Novas Tecnologias (UNINOVA)

Caparica, Portugal

Lukasiewicz Research Network - Institute of Microelectronics and Photonics (LUKASIEWICZ-IMIF)

Warszawa, Poland


Esch Sur Alzette, Luxembourg

Machine Prognostics AS

Grimstad, Norway

MEDISDIH S.c. a r.l. - Distretto Meccatronico Regionale e Digital Innovation Hub della Puglia

Bari, Italy

Pago de Carraovejas SL

Penafiel Valladolid, Spain


Milano, Italy

Slovak University of Technology Bratislava

Bratislava, Slovakia

Smart Factory Solutions Ltd

Limerick, Ireland

Switzerland Innovation

Biel, Switzerland

Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech)

Tallinn, Estonia

The AIR Institute

Carbajosa De La Sagrada, Spain

University College Dublin

Dublin, Ireland

University of Eastern Finland

Joensuu, Finland

University of Maribor

Maribor, Slovenia

Universityof Patras

Rio Patras, Greece

Ustanova - Razvojna agencija Sisačko-moslavačke županije SI-MO-RA d.o.o. za poticanje gospodarskog razvoja, savjetovanje i zastupanje

Sisak, Croatia

V-TEST Szolgáltató Kft.

Szeged, Hungary


European Commission (EC)

Project ID: EC/H2020/952176
Funding Chalmers participation during 2020–2023

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