DIVA is the European Digital Innovation Hub for the Pays de la Loire region, France. It aims at supporting the digital transformation of SMEs. It consists of a one-stop shop that provides services towards the implementation of green and human-centered Artificial Intelligence, data and robotics within companies and public administrations. It adresses as a priority traditional SMEs implementing advanced digital technologies to meet the needs of Agriculture, Agrifood, Energy, Health, Mobility, Aeronautics, Shipbuilding, Sailing, Vehicles, Tourism, as well as start-ups which design digital products and services. DIVA pursues a human-centric, ethical approach to accelerating the best use of technologies and adoption of trustworthy AI according to the values of the European Union. The DIVA consortium brings together 11 partners from the regional ecosystem; technical centers and technology platforms, training & research bodies and competitiveness clusters. They will offer internal services (mutualised by consortium members), as well as a list of external services, to tackle the obstacles encountered when integrating AI and robotics into user activities, such as cost, lack of technical support and internal skills. DIVA will collaborate with the Digital Transformation Accelerator network, in addition to facilitating its own complementary EDIH network. Thus, integrated into a larger network of EDIHs, DIVA aims at: • Implementing AI and digital transformation projects that ensure an ethical and environmental impact • Identifying technologies and tools that are adapted to the needs of the companies • Finding the right providers and the best funding opportunities Over the next three years, DIVA aims at raising awareness among 3,000 organisations, carrying out 480 digital maturity diagnoses and supporting 150 companies with “Test Before Invest” activities, including 50 experiments. The EDIH DIVA budget amounts to €5.9 million for a 36-month duration, representing 839 PM.
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