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Boosting Widening Digital Innovation Hubs

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 873155

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2020

  • End date

    30 June 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 8 045 981,25

  • EU contribution

    € 7 863 731,25

Coordinated by:

UAB CIVITTA

Lithuania

Objective

BOWI project addresses the challenge of limited capacities among DIHs to support the uptake of SAE/I4MS technologies during the last 7 years in the European industry at large. The overall aim of the project is to create a DIH widening network that supports the collaboration of new DIHs (proto-hubs) in regions where SAE and I4MS technologies are underrepresented and well-established DIHs that are highly experienced in these technologies (mature hubs). BOWI takes the first step towards creating a fully sustainable post-project network by:
1. Strengthening proto-hubs by carrying out actual experiments and facilitating the collaboration between proto-hubs and mature hubs;
2. Ensuring sustainability of BOWI network by developing a blended financing accelerator and membership model;
3. Creating the BOWI community, initiating the participation of proto-hubs, mature hubs, regional stakeholders, and investors.
The mechanism will be first tested by supporting 6 pioneer proto-hubs (pioneer stage), which will be later extended to 9 proto-hubs in the second full-fledged strengthening stage, allowing new members of the EU DIH community to participate, including the proto-hubs and mature hubs that are currently not part of the consortium. The post-project BOWI network business model is to be explored, including service and funding needs. To ensure practical experience, all 15 proto-hubs will be supported to conduct 60 (15x4) SAE/I4MS uptake experiments with SMEs in total. For this purpose, an extensive FSTP approach will be used.
The consortium includes experienced partners that participate intensively in the SAE/I4MS strategies (Civitta, FBA, VTT, and RWTH). They are complemented by 6 proto-hubs from various countries that act as pioneer hubs to test and validate approaches (TIT, LITC, UWB, KTP, NTNU, ICT).

Coordinator

UAB CIVITTA

Address

Gedimino Avenue 27
01104 Vilnius

Lithuania

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 269 237,50

Participants (10)

FUNDINGBOX ACCELERATOR SP ZOO

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 5 288 856,25

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 553 500

Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 617 125

RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 409 375

ASOCIATIA TRANSILVANIA IT

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 107 187,50

LATVIJAS INFORMACIJAS TEHNOLOGIJU KLASTERIS

Latvia

EU Contribution

€ 124 375

ZAPADOCESKA UNIVERZITA V PLZNI

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 81 250

KRAKOWSKI PARK TECHNOLOGICZNY SP ZOO

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 48 825

NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 285 625

FOUNDATION CLUSTER INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES

Bulgaria

EU Contribution

€ 78 375

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 873155

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2020

  • End date

    30 June 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 8 045 981,25

  • EU contribution

    € 7 863 731,25

Coordinated by:

UAB CIVITTA

Lithuania