Based on researching the needs of companies in the Świetokrzyskie Voivodeship, and desk research of the main indicators and rankings at the national and international level concerning the position of the region, it was decided that the hub offering the scope of support services for regional companies boosting digitalization processes is needed. That is why the concept of the Technopark Kielce DIH (TKDIH) as a regional hub appeared and was developed during the last few years by the non-formal consortium. Finally, the created TKDIH is a partnership of various stakeholders: innovation center, technology university, industry foundation, venture capital, the association of entrepreneurs, chamber of commerce with EEN, and know-how providers in leading digital technologies. All activities of TKDIH are supported by the wide network of technoparks, and EDIHs, clusters. The target group is companies from industries compliant with the specializations of the Regional Innovation Strategy, and services focus on two types of customers SMEs where digitization involves the implementation of process improvement within the company and SMEs where digitization involves launching a new solution on the market. The created ecosystem by providing access to free of charge, on an open, transparent, and non-discriminatory basis 980 services in Key Enabling Technologies, offered in 4 areas: Support to find investment, Skills and trainings, Test before invest, Innovation ecosystem and networking will support at least 171 SMEs within 3 years, and in the long run will accelerate the digital transformation of the Świętokrzyskie region, increase the level of resilience of companies to the risks associated with unforeseen random, increase the level of energy efficiency and achieve tangible benefits for citizens related to the main challenges addressed by the Digital transition programme, Ecological transition, Health resilience, Economic resilience, and recovery.
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