INFAB HUB at the 2nd national EDIH meeting in Bilbao

INFAB HUB, the cross-border Industrial Digital Innovation Hub of Galicia and Portugal, took part in the second national meeting of European Digital Innovation Hubs (EDIH) in Bilbao on 25 January.

The meeting, which took place at the Science and Technology Park of Bizkaia (Zamudio), was attended by more than 60 representatives from 22 regional EDIHs. There they were able to strengthen the cooperation network, exchange experiences of collaboration with national and international companies and establish general guidelines to address challenges such as digital transformation and the rise of advanced technologies.

La reunión comenzó con la bienvenida por parte de hub BDIH y de Acció. Posteriormente intervino María Jesús García Martín, subdirectora general de Digitalización de Industria y Entornos Colaborativos. También participó Victoria Sánchez, quien informó a los EDIHs sobre el estado actual del Programa de Apoyo a los Digital Innovation Hubs (PADIH), una iniciativa del Ministerio de Industria y Turismo que aspira a mejorar la competitividad de las pymes a través del asesoramiento para la implantación de tecnologías digitales.

The Digital Transformation Accelerator (DTA) initiative, promoted by the European Commission, which aims to consolidate and expand the network of EDIHs through networking, dissemination, cooperation and training activities, was also presented.

Complementing these presentations, 10 success stories from different Spanish hubs were presented and group sessions were held, where issues such as types of financing, the status of IHLs or the resolution of doubts about the support programme for IHLs launched by the Ministry of Industry and Tourism were discussed.

Once the event was over, INFAB HUB representatives took part in a visit to the facilities of the Centre for Advanced Aeronautical Manufacturing (CFAA), a specific area of specialisation of INFAB HUB itself, where technology transfer from large manufacturers to SMEs in the industrial environment of Galicia and Northern Portugal is promoted.

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