What role will Digital Innovation Hubs play in the Digital Europe Programme? How will funding work? How can collaboration between hubs be fostered any further? These issues will be discussed in the next meeting of the Working Group on Digital Innovation Hubs.

The European Commission has proposed the creation of the first ever Digital Europe programme, which would invest €9.2 billion to align the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027 with increasing digital challenges.

Digital Innovation Hubs will play an important role in this programme to stimulate in particular the uptake of Artificial Intelligence, HPC and Cybersecurity by all industry and public sector organisations in Europe.

Digital Innovation Hubs will have both a local and European functioning, and therefore Member States will be expected to co-invest and participate in selection process of DIHs funded under Digital Europe.

This new meeting of the Working Group on DIHs will focus on the role and funding of hubs within Digital Europe, aiming to:

  • Gather feedback from stakeholders on the plans for future funding of DIHs under the next Multi-Annual Financial Framework, in particular the Digital Europe Programme
  • Discuss what needs to be done in preparation for the new programme, with a special focus on fostering collaboration between DIHs

The meeting will be co-organised with the DIHNET Coordination and Support Action that also manages the newly launched DIHNET community platform for DIHs.

Save the date in your agendas! More information on registration, programme and background docuemnts will be coming soon.

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