About this event

Digital Innovation Hubs (DIH) support the faster adoption of latest digital technologies notably by SMEs, start-ups and mid-caps. They act as a one-stop-shop, providing customers with access to digital technologies and competences, infrastructure and training to test digital innovations, financing advice, market intelligence and networking opportunities.

The Digital Innovation Hubs' European event taking place in Madrid on the 22nd of September will showcase the achievements and next steps in the implementation of the pan-European network of Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs), which is one of the key pillars of the Digitising European Industry Strategy.

In particular, the event will take stock of the European initiatives I4MS (ICT Innovation for Manufacturing SMEs) and SAE (Smart Anything Everywhere), which play a key role in the development of the network of DIHs. Different hubs and SMEs will present their experiences and success stories, providing practical information on how to set up, reinforce and network DIHs. Building on this exchange of best practices and experiences, representatives from Member & Associated States, European initiatives and other relevant actors will also explore how to reinforce the network of DIHs beyond 2020.

Innovalia, the European Commission (DG Connect), and the Spanish Ministry (MINECO) are the organisers of the event, which will take place back to back with the 1er Congreso de Industria Conectada 4.0 from the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness, celebrated in Madrid on the 21st September.


International speakers

More than 30 international speakers will present their experiences, strategies and thoughts about the Digital Innovation Hubs.



Great opportunities for networking!

What to expect?

  Success stories from Digital Innovation Hubs and SMEs.

  Results of the mentoring programmes that have helped some regions less advanced in the deployment of hubs.

  Services that the Digital Innovation Hubs provide in areas such as digital skills, training and business development.

  Practical experiences from Member & Associated States on how to set up or reinforce DIHs.

  An opportunity to network and exchange best practices.

  The European catalogue of DIHs and the upcoming open calls.

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