A Pan‐European Network of Robotics DIHs for Agile Production (DIH2)

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.

Partner organizations

  • European Dynamics (Private, Greece)
  • Sirris (Private, Belgium)
  • Romanian Association for Electronics and Software (ARIES) (Private, Romania)
  • Irish Manufacturing Research (Research Institute, Ireland)
  • EffizienzCluster Management (Private, Germany)
  • Proyectos Y Sistemas De Mantenimiento S L (Private, Spain)
  • Ventspils High Technology Park (Private, Latvia)
  • Intemac Solutions (Private, Czech Republic)
  • Internetsia (Private, Spain)
  • Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH) (Public, Greece)
  • Blumorpho (Private, France)
  • Aalborg University (Academic, Denmark)
  • Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT) (Private, Finland)
  • Sofia Tech Park (Private, Bulgaria)
  • Innovation Centre Nikola Tesla (ICENT) (Private, Croatia)
  • Stichting Robovalley (Other, Netherlands)
  • Linz Center Of Mechatronics (Private, Austria)
  • Cyprus Research and Innovation Centre (CYRIC) (Research Institute, Cyprus)
  • Industrial Research Institute for Automation and Measurements (PIAP) (Research Institute, Poland)
  • FIWARE Foundation (Other, Germany)
  • Lithuanian Robotics Association (Research Institute, Lithuania)
  • Pannon (Private, Hungary)
  • Loupe 16 (Private, United Kingdom)
  • IMECC (Private, Estonia)
  • Consorzio di Ricerca per l' Energia, l' Automazione e le Tecnologie dell' Elettromagnetismo (CREATE) (Research Institute, Italy)
  • The Technology Centre of Catalonia (Eurecat) (Research Institute, Spain)
  • Slovakian National Centre of Robotics (Research Institute, Slovakia)
  • University of Belgrade (Academic, Serbia)
  • Produtech (Private, Portugal)
  • FundingBox (Private, Spain)
  • International Data Spaces (Other, Germany)
  • Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Zur (Private, Germany)
  • Pomurski Technology Park (Private, Slovenia)
  • iTechnic (Private, Germany)
  • Proxinnov (Private, France)
Start date 01/01/2019
End date 31/12/2022

Published: Wed 12 Feb 2020.