Regional Digital Innovation Hubs are essential to the development and expansion of innovation ecosystems, making digital technologies accessible to any EU business. The regional hubs are consortia of organisations that maintain, expand and create the (regional) ecosystem on I4MS related activities. Innovation Hubs act as the ‘spider in the web’ of innovation ecosystem, supporting the (regional) community, sharing infrastructure and expertise, and linking research, industry and (regional) government.
Innovation hubs include one or more competence centres and offer innovative services to activate and stimulate the digitisation of SMEs, MidCaps, but also large companies. DIHs offer services such as business support, networking, matchmaking, brokerage and dissemination activities.
Within the framework in I4MS, Digital Innovation Hubs are key to expanding the coverage of I4MS to regions that show limited activity in the field of I4MS and establish active network.