What is DIH² about?

DIH² is a network of 26 DIHs (digital innovation hubs), 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.
The  program  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.
More information on the ​DIH² website​.

What is the goal and activity of  ​DIH²?

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.

Among its activities, DIH² will manage two Open Calls in order to select a final total of 26 experiments in order to promote technology transfer to SMEs

Open Call. 1st Stage’

260 beneficiaries are expected to be selected in the 1st-stage of the DIH² Open Calls. The critical issues at this stage are the standardisation potentiality of the requested solutions/experiments and the cross-industry approach where the potential of generating new businesses based around platform supply business models can be envisaged.

 The selected Projects will then benefit from the Agility Audit service. The Audits will have 4 main focuses: 1. SME’s agility needs (product variants, batch size, skill demand, etc.); 2. Effect on productivity to meet these production demand; 3. Robotics and additional technologies needed for Agile Production; and 4. The identification of business practices and tools in DIH2 network, to bring the recognized capabilities for the SME.

Additionally, a Voucher will be offered in TTEs’ request. The ‘TiR Coordinator’, together with the partners of reference in coordinating the services in those domains will support the TTE in finding the most suitable provider according with its needs.

This pool of mentors will act as a kind of Advisory Board for the TTEs. They will be coordinated at the beginning of the Program, will undertake the follow up of the experiments, throughout the 10-months Program and act as the Mentoring Committee.


Why can DIH² and INBOTS mutually benefit from collaboration?

DIH² will contribute to increase the efficiency on the robotics industry, at the same time that will support SMEs and develop education programs in the robotics field. INBOTS is going to collaborate with DIH² contrbuting to increase the impact of its activities and both projects will share knowledge and expertise in order to develop better education programs and and better identify SMEs needs.


INBOTS Collaboration with DIH2