While DIGITALIS is focusing on industry and manufacturing, other EDIHs will be supporting other vertical markets (construction/building, energy, government, …) or will focus on specific technologies (cybersecurity, AI, cloud computing, …).
Following the adoption of the Digital Europe Programme work programme (DIGITAL) (.pdf) , the first restricted call for EDIHs has already been completed with 136 Grants expected to be signed and operational by the end of 2022. 50% of the funding is provided by DIGITAL, and the other 50% is provided by the Member States and/or their regions. National governments and regional authorities played a central role in the selection process of the EDIHs by identifying suitable candidate EDIHs to respond to European call for proposals.
To find a corresponding EDIH, use the following tool from the European Commission Joint Research Center (JRC) on the S3 platform. Select the country to Belgium to find out about the other 5 EDIHs in Belgium that started in 2022; or select a specific technology if you’re interested in connecting to specific vertical domains.