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SIH

Hub information

EDIH Title

Smart Islands Hub

Geographical scope

European

Information

info@smartislandshub.eu

Description

The Smart Islands Hub (SIH) is an important strategic effort, officially supported by the Regional Government to accelerate the Digital and Green transition of the Autonomous Region of Madeira. The consortium unites core organisations from R&D, Innovation and business ecosystem: ARDITI (coordinator), the University of Madeira, Startup Madeira, ACIF, NOVA University of Lisbon, Smart Energy Lab, Cecolab and Uninova. SIH also has the support of strategic stakeholders in the form of public institutions, local service providers and all the Municipalities of Madeira. SIH will provide solutions that will help SMEs, small midcaps and public sector organisations in their digital and green transformation, and promote capacity building and digital inclusion in the population of the Region. Our services will be available for similar regions and small economies that, like ours, are fully committed to sustainable development and quality of life for their citizens. Our position as an outermost region, further away from decision centres, where technology and innovation are more widespread, motivated the creation of a strategy to holistically develop our DIH and offer a more complete set of services for test before invest, skills & training, support to find investment and ecosystem and networking, applied to the areas of Energy, Circular Economy, Environment & Sustainability, Mobility & Logistics, Public Sector, Health & Biotechnology and Commerce & Services. We also cover a wider range of main technologies, from AI and Cybersecurity to Advanced Digital Skills. To reach our goals, we developed a project plan that integrates activities to promote technology transfer from our R&D entities to market innovation with the support of our business organisations, taking full advantage of our competence centres. The results will be shown by advancing the digital maturity of the organisations that benefit from our services, measured by a Digital Maturity Assessment.

Coordinator information

Contractual contact information

Paulo Abreu
+351 291721205

Operational contact information

Paulo Abreu
+351 291721205

Coordinator address

Caminho da Penteada, Edifício Madeira Tecnopolo, piso 2
9020-105 Funchal
Portugal

Coordinator Business name

ARDITI

Coordinator Legal name

Coordinator department

Department
Projects and Innovation

Market and services

Technologies

Artificial Intelligence & Decision support
5/5
Cybersecurity
5/5
Human computer interaction
4/5
Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT)
3/5
Big data
3/5

Sectors

Energy
5/5
Environment
5/5
Health care
4/5
Transport & Mobility
4/5
Public administration
3/5

Services

Ecosystem building
5/5
Innovation management
5/5
Knowledge transfer
5/5
Sme Business Development
5/5
Circular economy
4/5

Beneficiaries

Contact Name Role Country Address Business Name Legal Name Participant Type Website
Carlos Lopes Partner Portugal Caminho da Penteada, Madeira Tecnopolo, 9020-105 Funchal, Portugal Startup Madeira PRC http://www.startupmadeira.eu
Marco Vieira Partner Portugal Rua dos aranhas 24 e 26, 9000-044 Funchal, Portugal ASSOCIACAO COMERCIAL E INDUSTRIAL DO FUNCHAL - CAMARA DE COMERCIO E INDUSTRIA DA MADEIRA OTH http://www.acif-ccim.pt
Joao Martins Partner Portugal Campus da caparica quinta da torre, 2829-516 Caparica, Portugal UNINOVA REC http://www.uninova.pt
Joao Pina Partner Portugal Campus de campolide, 1099-085 Lisboa, Portugal UNL HES
Jorge Paiva Partner Portugal Rua nossa senhora da conceicao, 2, 3405-155 Oliveira do hospital, Portugal CECOLAB REC http://www.cecolab.pt/
Rui Martins Partner Portugal Av. 24 de julho 12, 1249-300 Lisboa, Portugal Smart Energy Lab REC
David Aveiro Partner Portugal Praça do município, 9000-081 Funchal, Portugal UMa HES http://www.uma.pt/