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Scale Up for a Real Smart Future

Scale Up for a Real Smart Future

From 23-24 October, the 7th FIWARE Global Summit is heading to the dynamic city of Berlin (Germany). The Summit, co-hosted with the Smart Country Convention, will be a joint effort, combining the strengths of both events, which will attract a total of 10,000 guests, of whom at least 1,000 will also be joining the FIWARE Global Summit.

FIWARE continues to evolve globally to be what smart economies need: fueling growth strategies through scalable innovations, open, reliable, and really smart. Join us at the FIWARE Global Summit in Berlin to discover what the world’s smartest open companies, cities, universities or developers are doing differently to succeed in tomorrow’s digital economy.

The event will consist of two content-packed days full of new and exciting FIWARE-related innovations. Great speakers, each a leader in his or her field, will be taking the stage during keynote speeches, panel discussions, fireside chats, and workshops on important challenges and best practices within the domains of Smart Cities, Smart Industry, Smart Agrifood, and Smart Energy. Leading trends and disruptive developments in tech will complement the five-track program. In addition, the 200m2 exhibition area will provide an attractive space for no less than 20 exhibiting partners to present their innovative solutions.

10 UNBEATABLE REASONS WHY TO JOIN

  • Extended Summit Program with lots of new features with more than 1,000 participants.
  • Co-hosted with the Smart Country Convention in Berlin.
  • More than 70 sessions, panels, workshops, and keynotes.
  • 20 FIWARE members co-exhibiting in the FIWARE community booth.
  • Answers to your questions, and solutions to your development and business challenges.
  • iHubs Growth Program and new ‘Do-It-Package’.
  • Startup Day featuring Startups and VCs.
  • Spanning the industries of Smart Industry, Smart Energy, Smart AgriFood with a Special Track on Smart City Showcases.
  • Brand new Track on Trends and the Disruptive Future (FIWARE with AI, Blockchain, Big Data, IoT, and more).
  • Meet the Community during the Meet-the-Open-Minds Aperitivo and FI-Night.

GET STARTUP-READY IN 6 HOURS!

Want to take your business to the next level, experiencing the power of FIWARE Open Source technology firsthand? The ‘Startup Day’ on 24 October is set to give you the tools you need to start your journey to success. From ‘How-to Sessions’ with business- and decision-makers and FIWARE success stories to tips and tricks on how to access those “unreachable” EU funding opportunities!

But wait, there is more! Up for a challenge? Join the FIWARE Hackathon, which will conclude during the Startup Day, and use your skills to make a real difference in the world. The FIWARE Hackathon, an initiative promoted by the FIWARE Foundation, the MIDIH Consortium, and the Connecting Europe Facilities (CEF), will focus on the use of FIWARE Open Source technologies and the Context Broker as a CEF Building Block. The Hackathon is aimed at developing new services/applications in the sectors of Smart Cities, Smart Manufacturing, and Open Data.

SUPER EARLY BIRD TICKETS ON SALE!

Don’t forget to take advantage of the Super Early Bird ticket offer for a fantastic discount. Be with us at the forefront of technological advancements and smart reliable innovations and grab your tickets now.

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DIH² launches its first open call to encourage robotics-related technology adoption in the field of manufacturing.

DIH² launches its first open call to encourage robotics-related technology adoption in the field of manufacturing.

    • The European Commission project, part of the Horizon 2020 programme, will be distributing up to €248,000 to consortia made up of technology providers and manufacturing Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) and Mid-Caps to enable them to adopt robotics-related technology.

10th July 2019. DIH², the pan‐European network of 26 robotics Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs) for Agile Production launched on 1st July 2019 its first open call. The European project will be investing close to €3 million in the course of the next eight months.

The open call will distribute up to €248,000 to 13 selected consortia. Each consortium will have a maximum of 3 members and must include a technology provider (e.g. a start-up, SME, research organisation, competence centre or any type of technology provider) and a manufacturing SME or Mid-Cap.

Many large manufacturers have developed in-house technologies to optimise their production. However, manufacturing SMEs still face significant challenges in the automation of their processes and are not able to quickly react and adapt to market changes and customer needs. The main barriers to the adoption of an Agile Production process are the lack of knowledge and economic constraints.

The DIH² first open call aims at removing the knowledge and financial barriers and enable manufacturing SMEs and Mid-Caps to collaborate with technology providers. The technology providers will work with companies to integrate robotics solutions and facilitate the adoption of an Agile Production process.

THE TYPES OS APPLICANTS

Technology providers are any type of organisation specialised in technology transfer or system integration to end users. They can consist of system integrators, research and technology organisations, digital innovation hubs centres, start-ups and SMEs.

On the other hand, end users are expected to be manufacturing SMEs or Mid-Caps (organisations with a staff headcount below 500 employees and a turnover below €100 million).

THE FIRST PHASE OF THE OPEN CALL

During the first phase of the open call, manufacturing SMEs, Mid-Caps and technology providers can apply individually between 1st July 2019 and 31st October 2019 through a simple application form.

10 companies from each category (technology providers and SMEs/Mid-Caps) will be selected to participate in one of 26 local brokerage events taking place at a national level across Europe. In total, 520 companies will be invited to participate in a brokerage event.

Participants will receive €1,000 each to attend a brokerage event and form a consortium with a company with a complementary activity. Consortia will receive support from one of the 26 DIHs that make up the DIH² network to prepare their application for the second stage of the open call. Companies who did not participate in the first stage are able to apply during the second stage but are not entitled to any kind of support in the preparation of their application.

THE SECOND PHASE OF THE OPEN CALL

Applications during the second phase of the open call need to be submitted (by consortia of 2 to 3 members) between 3rd December 2019 and 27th February 2020. 26 applications will be selected to receive a mini-grant of €1,000 to participate in the Jury Day. A panel will evaluate the relevance and feasibility of the consortium partners.

During Jury Day, 13 consortia will be selected as the final beneficiaries of the DIH² programme and will obtain up to €246,000 extra funding plus premium technology transfer services.

ABOUT DIH2

DIH² is a network of 26 European Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs). Our objective is to grow this network to over 170 DIHs by 2022. Led by Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy, the network has a total of 37 European partners.

The ultimate goal of DIH² is to establish a sustainable network of robotics DIHs, endowed with tools and procedures, to facilitate the commercialisation and broad uptake of Agile Production by manufacturing SMEs/Mid-Caps.

DIH² offers a number of benefits:

  • A Common Open Platform Reference Architecture for Agile Production which can be instantiated to serve the needs of any Manufacturing SME by means of selecting and integrating a set of Robotic-based Open Standard Enablers [ROSE-AP].
  • A Technology Transfer Program bringing support to the best-in-class Technology Transfer Experiments.
  • A marketplace as one-stop-shop for SMEs with access to premier-class technical and non-technical services. A Corporate Sponsorship Program to support DIHs in liaising with component and robot suppliers, and system integrators.

This section summarises the characteristics of the open calls under the DIH² project.

DIH² has received funding from the European Commission Horizon 2020 programme under Grant Agreement 824964.

Related links:

The DIH2 Open Call Website

The Guide for Applicants

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