The benefit is related to the BM that we want to implement in our DIH. The BM is based on both T-D and B-U activities on 5 pillars:  Awarness, Skills-UP, Proof, The Model, Action.

Corresponding to these actions we have 5 objectives:

  • First objective is to complete the preparation of the DIH model, within the next 6 months. The Hub will be based on the competence centre of the OUC, in partnership with industry associations, chambers of commerce, regional development agencies and local authorities.
  • A second objective, for next 12 months, is to identify the regional needs and develop a detailed vision and plan for the services it will offer.
  • Third objective is to start delivering services to regional companies, in the next 12-18 months, implementing a one-stop-shop concept. The Hub will generate and transfer knowledge to the regional companies for using safe digital technologies and for increasing competiveness.
  • During the next 2 years, the Hub should become operational, with high-quality digital infrastructure, business, legal and ITC support, dedicated highly-skilled human resource (ITC, engineering, economics, law, education and behavioural sciences).
  • In 3-5 years, a new infrastructure, will host the Hub and a science park with a business incubator.

 

Objective Output from the Project
First objective is to complete the preparation of the DIH model, within the next 6 months. The Hub will be based on the competence centre of the OUC, in partnership with regional stakeholders. Goal: Learn how to prepare a quality DIH model

Timeframe: within the first 6 months

Topics covered:  how to define tailored strategic goals for the DIH, based on a SWOT analysis of the internal context and regional specificity

Audience: the managerial and the technical/scientific teams (including representatives of the stakeholders)

A second objective, for next 12 months, is to identify the regional needs and develop a detailed vision and plan for the services it will offer, together with industry associations, chambers of commerce, regional development agencies and local authorities Goal: Learn how to prepare a detailed vision and plan for the services the DIH will offer

Timeframe: within the first 12 months

Topics covered:

– how to identify stakeholders and beneficiaries and their needs;

– how to develop a detailed action plan in consultation with internal experts and regional stakeholders;

– how to attract funding for building a science park;

Audience: the managerial and the technical/scientific teams of the project (including representatives of the stakeholders) as well as the staff of the hub

Third objective is to start delivering services to regional companies, in the next 12-18 months, implementing a one-stop-shop concept. The Hub will generate and transfer knowledge to the regional companies for using safe digital technologies and for increasing competiveness.

 

Goal: Learn how to organize activities and how to deliver quality services to companies

Timeframe: within the first 12 months

Topics covered:

– how to deliver quality services to companies with digitalization gap (digital maturity assessment and awareness creation, developing a tailored digitalization action plan, mentoring and monitoring implementation);

– how to deliver quality services to innovative companies and start-ups (intellectual property protection and technological transfer that is mutually beneficial);

– how to deliver business, legal and financial consultancy to SME as well as access to funding and investment opportunities;

– how to insure sustainability and service diversification of the hub (training on cybersecurity and industrial safety, additive manufacturing, energy efficiency in manufacturing, personalizing the workplace, increase comfort and performance, addressing human conduct issues, etc.)

Audience: the staff of the hub

In 3-5 years, a new infrastructure, will host the Hub and a science park with a business incubator.

 

Goal: Learn how to design and implement a science park, with a business incubator

Timeframe: within the first 18 months

Topics covered:

– how to design a tailored science park that delivers quality services to companies with digitalization gap (digital maturity assessment and awareness creation, developing a tailored digitalization action plan, mentoring and monitoring implementation);

– how to deliver quality services to innovative companies and start-ups (intellectual property protection and technological transfer that is mutually beneficial);

– how to deliver business, legal and financial consultancy to SME as well as access to funding and investment opportunities;

– how to insure sustainability and service diversification of the hub (training on cybersecurity and industrial safety, additive manufacturing, energy efficiency in manufacturing, personalizing the workplace, increase comfort and performance, addressing human conduct issues, etc.)

Audience: the staff of the hub

 

So, the training, workshops, and mentoring helped us to develop general and sustainable activities related to the assumed objectives. Also, specific workshops and mentoring will overcome the continuous challenges that will appear in the fields of cybersecurity and industrial safety and to use Success Stories and experience from other DIHs to create a unique one-stop-shop interdisciplinary centre that generates and transfers knowledge to the regional companies.