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DIATOMIC, a Europe-wide, EC-backed network of Digital Innovation Hubs has been officially launched. With €3 million committed in funding for microelectronics SMEs and midcaps, DIATOMIC aims to be Europe’s foremost network of innovation hubs in the industries of health, agrifood, and manufacturing.
DIATOMIC will build three sector-specific Digital Innovation Hubs, focusing on advanced microelectronics and smart integration systems (AME/SSI) technologies. These will be interconnected into a pan-European network that will assist companies with low digital maturity to access digital assets by allying with companies with complementary technological strengths.
Keeping up with the fast-moving digital economy
Acting as a ‘one-stop-shop’, DIATOMIC pulls together resources and expertise from each Digital Innovation Hub, allowing industry-leading leading innovators, most notably SMEs and midcaps across the continent to:
- Access cutting edge infrastructure and experimentation facilities to test and experiment with AME and SSI-based products, processes and business models;
- Receive tailored support as they move along the innovation pipeline to design, develop, prototype, and prepare their products for manufacturing;
- Drive product/market fit and exploit new market opportunities through funding support, tailored business training services, cross-border brokerage, and more;
In today’s hyper competitive entrepreneurial landscape, DIATOMIC arms SMEs and midcaps in health, agrifood, and manufacturing with the necessary tools to accelerate their technology, and move their products, processes, and business models closer to market.
We offer the right mix of technology and world-class business support empowering organizations to become more agile and responsive to market dynamics – for the economy, and for society as a whole. In a sense, DIATOMIC serves as a validation tool and a door opener for high-potential market oriented business ideas.
Accelerate your value creation
Two open calls for consortium application experiments will be launched to pull disruptive solutions from health, agrifood, and manufacturing sectors based on AME and SSI. 3mEUR will be distributed to the best of tech adopters, tech providers, and competence centers, who have the opportunity to receive up to €100K equity free funding per call to generate AME/SSI-based products, processes, and business models with strong growth potential. The first open call will be launched during Spring 2018, and the second call will be in Autumn 2018.
Applying? Download Open Call documents.
The three-year project is a part of the Horizon 2020 initiative Smart Anything Everywhere (SAE), and brings together technological research centers (Fraunhofer IPA, Instituto Pedro Nunes and BioSense), competence centres (INTRASOFT Intl, Libellium and Synelixis), innovation consulting (InoSens), SMEs community (F6S) and investors (FastTrack).