The Digital Innovation Hubs’ European event taking place in Madrid on the 22nd of September will showcase the achievements and next steps in the implementation of the pan-European network of Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs), which is one of the key pillars of the Digitising European Industry Strategy.
More than 30 international speakers will present their experiences, strategies and thoughts about the Digital Innovation Hubs.
We will be part of the event, Andreas Ocklenburg, CEO of cloudSME, will be one of the 30 speaker.
Since 2013, cloudSME, Competence Center for cloud-based HPC simulation is part of the I4MS initiative.
What is I4MS?
The I4MS initiative (ICT Innovation for Manufacturing SMEs) of the European Commission is one of the European networks and has started its Phase 1 in July 2013 and continued with Phase 2 in autumn 2015 (total funding nearly 110 Mn EUR) with the aim to support SMEs and mid-caps in the manufacturing sector along three dimensions:
• Provide access to competences that can help in assessing, planning and mastering the digital transformation.
• Provide access to innovation networks of a broad spectrum of competences and best practice examples.
• Provide ﬁ nancial support to SMEs and mid-caps on the demand and the supply side to master the digital transformation.
The basic idea is to enable and foster the collaboration of manufacturing SMEs and mid-caps across their value chains through the help of European competence centres/innovation hubs (such as HPC centres, top universities, application oriented research organisations) in predominantly cross-border experiments to create a win-win situation for all actors.