Improving SMEs’ data services through federated Digital Innovation Hubs

ahedd is an invited DIH to present its services at the Workshop organised by DIGITAL SME, together with EUHubs4Data, on 17 November, 9.00 – 11.00 CET. The workshop aims to discuss how SMEs can access and benefit from European Digital Innovation Hubs expertise to develop their own services.

By offering a range of services, from technical expertise, testing services, financing advice and more, Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs) enable companies to face the challenges that digitalisation brings and feel confident that they are equipped to take advantage of the opportunities that can arise as digital processes are adopted.

EUHubs4Data, an EU project that DIGITAL SME and ahedd are part of, is looking to take this one step further, by creating a catalogue of data services for SMEs, that can be accessed by any European SME, rather than only those in the same region. This can help companies to better use their own data and access data from other sources, optimising product and service development and delivery. To validate the accessibility and effectiveness of this catalogue, the project will fund 14 SMEs through an Open Call, allowing them to use the services of the catalogue to improve their product development.

During the workshop, two DIHs will introduce their services and explain how EUH4D hopes to develop the federation of data-driven European DIHs so that SMEs from across Europe are able to access a greater range of technical services and expertise. We will then present the opportunity that the EUH4D offers for SMEs: participation in a product development experiment, where 14 SMEs will receive funding to test the services offered by the DIH federation to develop their service or product, so that the technical expertise offered by the federation can be validated in real-world scenarios. The workshop will close with presentations from SMEs currently engaged in the current funding round, to explain their experience with the experiments and offer some advice for companies interested in applying!



9.00 – 9.10 Welcome & Introduction – Justina Bieliauskaite, DIGITAL SME

9.10 – 9.50 Digital Innovation Hubs Presentations

Denia Kanellopoulou, ahedd
Andrea Manzi, EGI

9.50 – 10.00 Q&A with audience

10.00 – 10.20 EUHubs4Data and Open Call Presentation – James Philpot, DIGITAL SME

10.20 – 10.50 SMEs experience with EUH4D fundings

Kirill Blazhko, Tunnll
Debolina Paul, Digiotouch

10.50 – 11.00 Q&A and Closing


Archie Kendal
Denia Kanellopoulou
Archie Kendal
Andrea Manzi
EGI Foundation
Archie Kendal
Debolina Paul 
Archie Kendal
Kirill Blazhko
Archie Kendal
James Philpot
European DIGITAL SME Alliance
Archie Kendal
Justina Bieliauskaite
European DIGITAL SME Alliance

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