ER2Digit is the European Digital Innovation Hub of the Emilia-Romagna region to promote the improvement of public services and the adoption of innovative digital solutions.
ER2Digit supports the digitalization of small and medium enterprises and public bodies through concrete tools, by providing the knowledge, skills and resources to improve their competitiveness in many sectors: health, construction, culture, tourism, monitoring of the territory and sustainability.
ER2Digit focuses mainly on artificial intelligence and supercomputing technologies to support the strategic use of data for the enhancement of public services, offering access to top-notch hardware and software infrastructures, while contributing to the assurance of trustworthy data processing. The Hub is built on core competences acquired in 20+ years of innovation policy of the Emilia-Romagna Region, that brought to the creation of an effective innovation ecosystem, made by many public and private actors who invested - and are still investing - in the delivery and adoption of new technologies and innovation across all economic and social sectors.
A public partnership and an ecosystem to support the Hub
ER2Digit is the result of a partnership consisting of:
- ART-ER, which brings its experience in implementing the innovation practices of the Emilia-Romagna region and in coordinating the local ecosystem and the hub itself.
- LEPIDA, the main regional public player that supports the digitalization of the public bodies. It is an operational facility of the Emilia-Romagna Regional Authority for the development of telecommunications infrastructure, enabling services and applications, and a driver of the implementation and dissemination of Digital Agenda topics.
- CINECA, a Consortium composed of 115 Italian universities and public institutions, is the largest computing centre in Italy and one of the main ones worldwide. CINECA hosts and manages LEONARDO, the world’s fourth supercomputer, which provides 20% of Europe’s and 80% of Italy’s computational power.
For its activities, ER2Digit also uses the skills and research and experimentation capabilities of the industrial research Laboratories of the Emilia-Romagna High Technology Network.
ER2Digit represents an opportunity for digital innovation and for the development of society and the data economy. It is one of the first results of the regional strategy for the creation of the Emilia-Romagna Data Valley.
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Operational contact information
Via Piero Gobetti 101
40129 Bologna BO