Applications for Digital Innovation Hubs Enhanced-Learning Programme are now open. Digital Innovation Hubs are invited to apply from 28 Nov 2018 to 16 Jan 2019.

DIHELP is a programme launched by the European Commission to support 30 Digital Innovation Hubs across at least 12 European Member States to develop and/ or scale-up their activities for 9 months through a coaching and mentoring programme to establish and/or scale-up your Digital Innovation Hub (DIH).

Who should apply?

  • New DIHs as well as established DIHs;
  • DIHs operational in any technological domain;
  • Based in one of the EU 28 Member States*.

The deadline for expression of interest is by 16 January 2019 at 17:00 CET, find out how to apply.

Following the period for expression of interest an evaluation and selection of the 30 participating DIHs will take place. Successful applicants will be announced in February and invited to the DIH Academy kick-off, planned for 5-7 March 2019.

As part of the DIH Academy, the selected DIHs will receive mentoring and coaching on business development, financing and innovation management delivered both face-to-face and remotely. The coaching and mentoring programme will set up a sector-specific business plan for the digital innovation hubs to support the digital transformation of industry.

DIHELP representatives, Marie Bourdon and David Vidal, will hold a dedicated session during the Digital Innovation Hubs annual event presenting and explaining both the programme and call for expression of interest. If your DIH did not participate in the Annual Event, another opportunity to learn more about the programme is the online information session, planned on Tuesday, 11 December 2018. You can register here.

*The call is not open to DIHs that were supported to carry out a feasibility study within I4MS (phase 2) or participated in the Smart Factory project in EU 13 Member States.


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