The DIGIS3 consortium will receive a funding of €1,065,361.45 to incorporate new companies and strengthen its visibility. The Council of Ministers has approved a Royal Decree, published this week in the BOE, which regulates the direct award of grants to 12 Digital Innovation Hubs within the Support Program for Digital Innovation Hubs (PADIH) financed by the Next Generation funds under the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan. The total amount of the grants amounts to 15 million euros.
The objective of the program is to create a network of European Digital Innovation Hubs in Spain to provide SMEs with the advanced digitization tools needed to meet the challenges arising from the digital transition. These programs will contribute to the digitization of our SMEs, improving their competitiveness and contributing to the generation of employment, especially among young people and women.
About Digital Innovation Hubs
Digital Innovation Hubs (DIH) are conceived as “one-stop shops” through which to offer the information, services and experimentation facilities that companies need to successfully address their digital transformation processes.
The Digital Innovation Hubs Support Program (PADIH), promoted by the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism, is endowed with 37.59 million euros and is proposed within the framework of the Digital Europe Program, which provides for the creation of an initial network of European Digital Innovation Hubs (EDIH) during its first year of operation.
The grant will be used to finance actions aimed at:
- Facilitate collaboration, information exchange and the provision of specialized and customized business support services.
- Increase the participation of new companies or organizations in the EDIH and strengthen their visibility.
- Management of EDIH facilities, organization of training programs, workshops and conferences to promote knowledge sharing and networking, as well as transnational cooperation.
List of beneficiaries and maximum funding
The overall objective of DIGIS3 is to ensure the intelligent, sustainable and cohesive digital transformation of SMEs and Public Administration entities in the region; with an urban and rural territorial scope focused on cohesion, through comprehensive support to users, facilitating their access to specialized technical knowledge and experimentation environments, in a one-stop shop service whose central core of knowledge and training is structured around Artificial Intelligence and Supercomputing, bearing in mind cybersecurity as a necessary layer in any digitization process.