The European Union’s Digital Europe Program (2021-2027) promotes the digital transformation of society and the economy of its member countries. To this end, since 2016 the European Union has developed the concept of Digital Innovation Centers (DICs, also known as Digital Innovation Hub or DIH) as collaborative ecosystems aimed at providing services that promote the incorporation of solutions for the digitization of products, services or processes, especially in small and medium-sized businesses.
For this purpose, these centers are made up of various agents, such as universities, private and public R&D centers, industrial associations, chambers of commerce, incubators and accelerators, with multiple complementarities among them.
Digital Innovation Centers have the human resources and technological infrastructure necessary for companies to access knowledge, experience and cutting-edge technology.
At the same time, Digital Innovation Centers operate as a “one-stop shop” through which necessary information, services and facilities will be offered to companies so that they can successfully face their digital transformation processes.