A Pan‐European Network of Robotics DIHs for Agile Production (DIH2)
Research Project, 2019 – 2022

DIH2 is a network of 26 DIHs, with a target to reach over 170 DIHs. The sole aim of the network is to spark incremental (cut 50% cost of advance robotics solutions, double the growth of robotics market) and disruptive (maximum productivity & optimum agility) innovations in over 300,000 Manufacturing SMEs and Mid-Caps. It will support SMEs in their Agile Production challenge (50% increase in productivity) and unleash their digitalization potential by enabling robot solutions that are more cost effective at lower lot sizes.

DIH2 relies on:
• A Common Open Platform Reference Architecture for Agile Production (COPRA-AP) -based on Industrial Data Space Reference Architecture Model and FIWARE technologies- to serve the needs of SMEs by means of a continuously growing set of Robotic-based Open Standard Enablers (ROSE-AP).
• A marketplace as one-stop-shop for SMEs to access essential services for digital transformation including business modelling, technical support, access to skills and finance.
• 2 competitive Open Calls to launch an ambitious Technology Transfer Program with 260 Agility Audits, 26 cross-border Technology Transfer Experiments and 26 ROSE-AP, leveraging over 26M€ of public & private funding in advance robotics solutions for Agile Production.
• Members deeply rooted in their regional Smart Specialization Strategy (bringing €5M additional funding on top of EU funds), ensuring ‘working distance’ services for every SME in Europe - whichever the sector, wherever the location, whatever the size.
• A Corporate Sponsorship Program from equipment and automation suppliers committed with the network to get access to wider market and latest research in robotics.

DIH2 will transform this network into a self-sustainable non-profit association with members all over Europe. DIH2 will demonstrate that public funded research can help SMEs & Mid-Caps achieve digital excellence and global competitiveness through adopting advanced robotics solutions in Agile Production.


Johan Stahre (contact)

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Production Systems

Omkar Salunkhe

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Production Systems

Hao Wang

Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Production Systems


Aalborg University

Aalborg, Denmark


Paris, France

Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH)

Thessaloniki, Greece

Consorzio di Ricerca per l' Energia, l' Automazione e le Tecnologie dell' Elettromagnetismo (CREATE)

Napoli, Italy

Cyprus Research and Innovation Centre (CYRIC)

Lefkosia, Cyprus

EffizienzCluster Management

Muelheim An Der Ruhr, Germany

European Dynamics

Marousi Athina, Greece

FIWARE Foundation

Berlin, Germany

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Zur

Munchen, Germany


Madrid, Spain


Tallinn, Estonia

Industrial Research Institute for Automation and Measurements (PIAP)

Warsaw, Poland

Innovation Centre Nikola Tesla (ICENT)

Zagreb, Croatia

Intemac Solutions

Kurim, Czech Republic

International Data Spaces

Berlin, Germany


Madrid, Spain

Irish Manufacturing Research

Rathcoole, Ireland


Berlin, Germany

Linz Center Of Mechatronics

Linz, Austria

Lithuanian Robotics Association

Vilnius, Lithuania

Loupe 16

London, United Kingdom


Gyor, Hungary

Pomurski Technology Park

Murska Sobota, Slovenia


Porto, Portugal


La Roche-sur-Yon, France

Proyectos Y Sistemas De Mantenimiento S L

Madrid, Spain

Romanian Association for Electronics and Software (ARIES)

Cluj-Napoca, Romania


Brussel, Belgium

Slovakian National Centre of Robotics

Bratislava, Slovakia

Sofia Tech Park

Sofia, Bulgaria

Stichting Robovalley

Delft, Netherlands

Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT)

Espoo, Finland

The Technology Centre of Catalonia (Eurecat)

Barcelona, Spain

University of Belgrade

Beograd, Serbia

Ventspils High Technology Park

Ventspils, Latvia


European Commission (EC)

Project ID: GA824964
Funding Chalmers participation during 2019–2022

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