The second Open Call of the DIH-World project, closed on 28 June, with a total of 59 experiment proposals received from 21 countries. It has been a great success and will be a great opportunity for the selected companies.

The objective of this call is to support innovative experiments that integrate digital technologies in the processes, products or services of manufacturing SMEs. The evaluation will lead to the selection of up to 20 experiments that will join the DIH-World Community and boost the European Digital Innovation Hub landscape with new technologies such as AI, IoT, Big Data or robotics, among others.

The selected companies will be eligible for financial support of up to €95,000. In addition to support for DIH development through the DIH Academy, and a community of DIHs and SMEs willing to strengthen collaboration and learn from each other.

At AIR Institute, as IoT DIH partners, we are part of this community and are committed to working with and supporting the selected experiments in achieving their goals. We have experience in developing innovative projects and work with technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Internet of Things, Cybersecurity, and others. Therefore, we can provide the tools that meet the needs of each participating company.

About DIH World

DIH-World is an initiative that aims to harmonise and broaden the European DIH landscape to address the “digital innovation hub gap”. This will be made possible through the adoption of advanced digital technologies by manufacturing SMEs. DIH-World will help them create sustainable competitive advantages so that they can reach global markets.

Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 de Mayo de 1971, Salamanca, España) Catedrático en la Universidad de Salamanca. Ha sido Vicerrector de Investigación desde el 2013 hasta el 2017 y Director del Parque Científico de la Universidad de Salamanca. Elegido dos veces como Decano de la Facultad de Ciencias, es Doctor en Ciencias de la Computación por la Universidad de Salamanca y, además, es Doctor en Inteligencia Artificial por la University of the West of Scotland. Dirige el Grupo de Investigación Reconocido BISITE (Bioinformática, Sistemas Inteligentes y Tecnología Educativa), creado en el año 2000. Director del IOT Digital Innovation Hub y presidente del AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado también es Profesor Visitante en el Instituto Tecnológico de Osaka desde enero de 2015, Profesor visitante en la Universiti Malaysia Kelantan y Miembro del Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado ha sido presidente de la asociación IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics, y coordinador académico del Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Arte y Tecnología de la Animación de la Universidad de Salamanca e investigador en las Universidades de Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) y en el Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). En la actualidad compagina toda su actividad con la dirección de los programas de Máster en Seguridad, Animación Digital, Telefonía Movil, Dirección de Sistemas de Información, Internet de las Cosas, Social Media, Diseño e Impresión 3D, Blockchain, Z System, Industria 4.0, Gestión de Proyectos Ágiles y Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings​, en la Universidad de Salamanca y su trabajo como editor jefe de las revistas ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) o Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado desarrolla principalmente trabajos en proyectos relacionados con Inteligencia Artificial, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids y Análisis de sentimiento.