How can DIH help you to access funding and support for your digital innovations?



Join this online event to learn about Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs) in the Central-Eastern European Region.


Digital Innovation Hubs are one-stop-shops that help companies to become more competitive with regard to their business/production processes, products or services using digital technologies. They are based upon technology infrastructure and provide access to the latest knowledge, expertise and technology to support their customers with piloting, testing and experimenting with digital innovations. DIHs also provide business and financing support to implement these innovations.

Learn how regional DIHs can help your company to be more competitive using digital technologies:


09:30 Opening the event

Hassan Charaf, Dean, Budapest University of Technology and Economics

09:40 Innovation support for SMEs and Midcaps

Meike Reimann, Steinbeis 2i

09:50 The implementation of the DIH concept in Hungary

Krisztina Szentkirályi-Szász, Digital Success Programme, Hungary

10:00 State of play on European Digital Innovation Hubs

Anne-Marie Sassen, European Commission

10:15 Horizon Europe opportunities for SMEs

Ágnes Divinyi, National Research, Development and Innovation Office, Hungary

  Q&A session

Panel: Innovation support for SMEs and Midcaps

Panel moderator: Gábor Vicze, Innomine, Hungary

10:50 Boosting Digital Innovation in Europe

Sander van der Molen, BOWI

11:00 Digitalise the European Manufacturing Industry

Begoña Sanchez Gonzalez, I4MS

11:05 Z10 – The university startup hub at BME

Zsolt Gémesi, BME Z10

11:10 Support for SMEs in digitalization, international expansion and access to funds – innomine DIH

Gábor Vicze, Innomine, Budapest, Hungary

11:20 OptimAPS – a success story in manufacturing optimization

Richard Milanovits, DSS Consulting Kft, Hungary

11:30 FermiCloud – a success story in industrial biotechnology

Mateusz Lipinski, Spinsplit LLC, Hungary

11:40 Know-how and infrastructure for innovative SMEs – BME EET DIH

Ferenc Ender, BME, Hungary

11:50 SmartSSL – a success story in smart cities

János Hegedűs, BME, Hungary

  Q&A session


Panel: DIHs in the Central-Eastern Europan Region

Panel moderator: Ferenc Ender, BME, Hungary

12:20 Get to know DIH Transilvania

Bianca Muntean, DIH Transilvania, Romania

12:30 Get to know 4P DIH

Jure Tirar, 4P DIH, Slovenia

12:40 Get to know DIH TERA

Ivan Štefanić, DIH TERA, Croatia

12:50 Get to know DIH PISMO

Tomislav Plesec, DIH PISMO, Croatia

13:00 Get to know DIGIPARC

Gordana Nikolić, DIGIPARC, Croatia

  Q&A session

Save the date: DIH Ecosystem Building Event

30 June 2021

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This event is organized in the framework of the Smart4Europe2 project.  

The Smart Anything Everywhere initiative is supported by Smart4Europe2, a Coordination and Support Action funded by the

European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 872111.