inNOVA4tech will maintain a position of UNINOVA in the area of ​​digitization.

inNOVA4TECH hub aims at providing advanced technologies services to companies and public sector to digitally transform. In order to bridge the gap between research, public sector and industry (specifically SMEs), inNOVA4TECH provides expertise on the following competences: Big Data Analysis, Blockchain, Cyber-Physical Systems, Cybersecurity, Digital Business Development, Internet of Things, Science and Engineering of Machine Intelligence, Smart products with a focus on Cyber-Physical Systems, Computer Science and Engineering.


inNOVA4TECH hub aims at providing advanced technologies services to companies and public sector to digitally transform. In order to bridge the gap between research, public sector and industry,inNOVA4TECH provides expertise on the following competences:Big Data Analysis,Blockchain,Cyber-Physical Systems,Cybersecurity,Digital Business Development,Internet of Things,Science and Engineering of Machine Intelligence,Smart products with a focus on Cyber-Physical Systems,Computer Science and Engineering

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DIH4CPS aims to develop a network of DIHs in the Embedded and Cyber Physical Systems domain, by identifying and materializing service-based collaboration processes among them. First, the DIH4CPS Service Models and Specifications are going to be defined. Starting from the I4MS service models, the Ecosystem-Technology-Business (ETB) models will be improved and customized for the Embedded and Cyber Physical Systems domain.  
Its three main classes are:

  1. Ecosystem Services aim at creating, nurturing, expanding and connecting the local SME constituency. In particular, different roles need to be covered in the SME Digital Transformation processes: technology providers, technology users, competence centers, education and training hubs, business and market development experts, regional development agencies and associations;
  2. Technology Services aim at following the whole lifecycle of CPS technologies from conception to idea generation, from design to proof of concept, from MVP prototyping to commercialisation. They can be interpreted from the technology providers viewpoint and from the technology users viewpoint, through the steps of access-experiment-experience spiral model;
  3. Business Services are more related to high TRL solutions, identifying viable business models and compiling business and operational modelling CANVAS. Find raising services are also identified and modelled including private matchmaking or access to public (local regional) funding opportunities.

DIH4CPS project will add two class dimensions (Skills and Data) to the ETB model, moving to the extended ETBSD model.

Skills Services have been added since companies need to understand their status quo when they deal with digital technologies. Indeed, for manufacturers it is not enough to employ technology in their plants but they also need to deploy them in an adequate way. For doing this, they need to analyse their process, organizational and human capabilities maturity with the final aim of setting a skills improvement project.

Also Data services are linked to the adoption of digital technologies. Indeed, their use generate a huge amount of data, whose value needs to be grasped and exploited. However, manufacturing companies core activities are dedicated to the development, production and delivery of a product/service/solution portfolio. Therefore, they need support to conduct the new set of activities aimed at analysing data (Data acquisition and sensing, data processing & analysis, decision-making, physical-human action & interaction, data sharing).

In addition to the configuration of the service portfolio, also the DIH4CPS Customers Journeys is going to be defined. It aims at determining flexible service workflows for DIH customers, by combining ETBSD services of the catalogue towards the implementation of DIHs Unique Value Proposition. Some DIHs are in fact more targeting the development and commercialisation of new CPS technologies, some others are more interested in creating awareness and investments in the demand side of the marketplace. The experience journeys templates will consider both SME technology providers and users, defining progress gates and different levels of maturity and awareness.

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Between 15-17 January all 33 partners of the project met in Lisbon to kick-off the project called Fostering DIHs for Embedding Interoperability in Cyber-Physical Systems of European SMEs.

The goal of the meeting hosted by UNINOVA was to have a place for introduction, discussion and planning. Partners introduced their company, the experiment they are participating in, and all work package was discussed during the three days of the meeting.

The initiative of DIH4CPS will help European enterprises overcome innovation hurdles and establish Europe as a world leading innovator of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. DIH4CPS will create an embracing, interdisciplinary network of DIHs and solution providers, focused on cyber-physical and embedded systems, interweaving knowledge and technologies from different domains, and connecting regional clusters with the pan-European expert pool of DIHs.

At the first day of the meeting UNINOVA welcomed the participants and the introduction of the partners began. In the first wave, 13 DIH will help the work of the experiments and support the project management by taking part in almost all work packages. The list of participating companies can be found at the Partners menu.

The second day was dedicated to discuss the work packages, each WP leader presented the main tasks and responsibilities and a separate timeslot was dedicated for the experiments to introduce their cooperation, ideas, business model and how they plan the work for the next months. website has been launched officially together with the social media channels, which will be used for the continuous communication of the results, open calls, events and public information.

At the third day of the meeting the partners participated in a workshop where they identified the value proposition of DIH4CPS and created business model canvases for the different segments. Partners had an overview about the work packages, interdependencies and deliverables, to know how will they cooperate during the 3 years of the project.

The kick-off meeting and the social events created space for introduction, planning, cooperation, and what is most important: to have a solid basis for the next years of work. Thank you to all partners for attending and for the active participation, we are looking forward to the success stories!

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