BOWI Open Call 3 will distribute up to €2.16 M among 36 SMEs and Mid-caps from the 9 regions, to develop their digital experiments. Additionally, up to €300,000 (€15,000 per experiment) will be made available in the form of a voucher among 20 experiments from particular regions.
The selected experiments will become part of a 10 months Support Program which in addition to support and funding includes:
● Technical support to support the experiment implementation from industry experts at their local DIH;
● Business mentoring to build a business strategy out of the outcomes of the project from their local DIH;
A funding of 92.900, 00 EUR was won by the consortium of Slovenian company SEAL-MART d.o.o. and BlueDIH for development and implementation of e-commerce warehouse system. Seal-mart d.o.o. is a manufacturing SME, slowly growing into a global company, selling all kinds of sealing solutions, gaskets and engineered plastic and rubber parts for different industries including maritime, wood, food, construction. This 6 month project will create a solid ground for the company’s long-term ambition to enter global markets and have efficient everyday operational capacities. The main aim of the project is digital transformation of the company warehouse system and its connection to the global e-commerce platform. The project is an important step towards digitalising their most pressing challenge – digitalisation of the warehouse through QR code storage and innovative automated storage and retrieval system - both connected to the tailor-made warehouse system and a newly set up global e-commerce platform. As a new eCommerce business, Seal-Mart will save more because their warehouse will effectively utilise their operational assets and labour. BlueDIH will support SEAL-MART company during the project implementation period by providing support and engainging an external expert for needs analysis and feasibility study to provide main features and architectual solution that will be implemented during the project lifespan. BlueDIH is also in charge of dissemination activites and helping company to enter new markets, specifficaly maritime industry in the Balkan markets. The main goal of DIH-World open calls is to support digitization experiments involving Digital Innovation Hubs and SMEs in the production sector in the 27 EU countries. In the first open call for experiments 28 different projects were selected, involving 56 partners (28 SMEs and 28 DIHs). The innovative experiments received up to EUR 95,000 to support the integration of digital technologies into the processes, products or services of an SME. The selected innovative technological experiments will join the DIH-World community.
On May 20th at CLUJ IT Cluster Cluj Innovation Days we will present EDIH and participate in the panel about digital transformation, the European Digital Innovation Hubs Network and the implications and mechanisms behind the initiative.
DIH4S is located in the North-West Region of Romania, with the headquarter in Cluj-Napoca. DIH4S was established in 2019 by Cluj IT Cluster. Their focus is on Artificial Intelligence and Smart Robotics to support smarter, safer, and more sustainable companies, organizations, communities, cities, and territories.
CETMA is a top player for innovation in Southern Italy covering Apulia and Basilicata regions. CETMA-DIHSME was born from CETMA's more than twenty years experience in assisting SMEs for applying advanced technologies and materials.
The project of EDIH Corsica is carried by a group of eleven digital enterprises and supported by the Corsican Region and is aimed to play the role of an accelerator for the technological and digital transformation of the region. Bluedih and EDIH Corsica have signed MoU for collaboration in topics of joint interest.
Proposals are sought that address business challenges from European SMEs covering varied application domains, preference being given to engineering and manufacturing, or sectors able to demonstrate fast economic growth or particular economic impact for Europe. Priority will be given to consortia centred on SMEs that are new to the use of advanced HPC services.
The first Open Call was opened on 2nd November 2020 and will be closed on 27th January 2021.
The grants offered to SMEs in this blue economy window call for proposals shall help advance market-readiness of new products, services or processes. Activities could, for example, include trials, prototyping, validation, demonstration and testing in real environment conditions, and market replication.
This call is intended for SMEs across the European Union. You can get up to 70% co-funding for your project with an average EU contribution between €700.000 and € 2.500.000.
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