Boosting Digital Innovation in Europe

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Project information

Technical area: Widening
Duration: January 2020  – June 2023
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About the project

BOWI aims to boost innovation uptake across Europe through widening and knowledge transfer between different regions and innovation hubs. The objective of the project is to support the collaboration between Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs) across Europe to increase their capacity to support SMEs with digital technologies and thus strengthen regional economy and the competitiveness of the European SMEs.

BOWI project will ensure technology and experience transfer from established DIHs located in mature regions to developing hubs in underrepresented regions. This will be done by direct funding through Technology Transfer Experiments (TTEs) where established and developing DIHs collaborate jointly in solving concrete digitalisation problems of companies from emerging regions.

The experiments will run in 2 stages – pilot and extended – and in total 60 experiments will be carried out with a total funding of € 4,8 M. The participants for the experiments will be selected through 3 open calls.

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