30 Digital Innovation Hubs from 17 different countries have been selected to participate in a new EU-funded training programme.

Participants of the training programme attending the launch event and listening to one of the sessions

The Digital Innovation Hub Enhanced Learning Platform (DIHELP) will provide mentoring and coaching for 30 Digital Innovation Hubs to develop and/or scale-up their activities for a 9-month period.

Participants will receive specific support on business development, financing and innovation management to set up sector-specific and sustainable business models.

Following an 8-week period open access to DIHs throughout the EU and H2020 associated countries, operating in any technological domain and at different stages of development, the selection of hubs that will benefit from the DIHELP programme is completed. A total number of 80 applications were received from 20 countries in the call for Expressions of Interest, and 30 of them were selected by digital innovation experts, supervised by the European Commission.

The training programme was kicked off on 20-22 March with a launch event in Brussels. The discussions and training will be followed up at the DIHELP Academy with individual on-site coaching and a virtual back office offering an e-learning portal, a helpdesk and webinars. The first webinars will take place in April 2019. Some of them will be open to the public.