A Pan‐European Network of Robotics DIHs for Agile Production

Project: EU project

Project Details


DIH^2 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. DIH^2 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. DIH^2 will transform this network into a self-sustainable non-profit association with members all over Europe. DIH^2 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.
Effective start/end date1/01/1930/06/23

Collaborative partners

  • VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (lead)
  • PROXINNOV (Project partner)
  • Consorzio C.R.E.A.T.E. (Project partner)
  • Sirris (Project partner)
  • Pomurski tehnološki park d. o. o. (Project partner)
  • Irish Manufacturing Research (Project partner)
  • IMECC OÜ (Project partner)
  • Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH) (Project partner)
  • European Dynamics S.A. (Project partner)
  • Inovacijski centar Nikola Tesla (ICENT) (Project partner)
  • Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e. V. (Project partner)
  • Proyectos Y Sistemas De Mantenimiento S.L. (Project partner)
  • International Data Spaces E.V. (IDSA) (Project partner)
  • European Dynamics Luxembourg SA (Project partner)
  • Loupe 16 Ltd. (Project partner)
  • Linz Center Of Mechatronics GmbH (Project partner)
  • EffizienzCluster Management GmbH (Project partner)
  • Romanian Association for Electronic Industry and Software (ARIES) (Project partner)
  • FundingBox Accelerator sp. z o.o. (Project partner)
  • Stichting RoboValley (Project partner)
  • Pannon Gazdasági Hálózat Egyesület (PBN) (Project partner)
  • Národné centrum robotiky (Project partner)
  • University of Belgrade (Project partner)
  • Internetsia S.L. (Project partner)
  • Intemac Solutions s.r.o. (Project partner)
  • FIWARE Foundation, e.V. (Project partner)
  • PRODUTECH – Associação para as Tecnologias de Produção Sustentável (Project partner)
  • Sofia Tech Park JSC (Project partner)
  • Industrial Research Institute for Automation and Measurements (PIAP) (Project partner)
  • Fundingbox Research ApS (Project partner)
  • iTechnic GmbH (Project partner)
  • BLUMORPHO SAS (Project partner)
  • Fundació Eurecat (Project partner)
  • Foundation Ventspils High technology Park (VHTP) (Project partner)
  • Cyprus Research and Innovation Center (CyRIC) (Project partner)
  • Aalborg University (Project partner)
  • Lietuvos Robotikos Asociacija (Project partner)
  • Chalmers University of Technology (Project partner)

Funding category

  • EU-H2020


  • H2020-DT-2018-1
  • Robotics


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