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CITAH

Hub information

EDIH Title

Cross-Industry Transformation in Agriculture and Health

Geographical scope

Regional
Weser-Ems

Information

info@citah.de

Description

The proposed EDIH “Cross-Industry Transformation in Agriculture and Health” (CITAH) implements the idea of regionally effective lead industries and activates agri-food and health as innovation domains in Northwest Germany (NUTS-2 region DE94, Weser-Ems) that drive the cross-industry development of innovative technologies as well as their adaptation and diffusion. CITAH institutionalizes a focal point, firstly for regional transfer between cutting-edge research and practice, secondly for cross-industry adaptation, through which “hidden champions” from different sectors benefit from active knowledge exchange, and thirdly for leveraging the potential of cross-border services through digitalization. CITAH positions itself as a centre for the regional innovation ecosystem by providing services in four fields: • Integration of prototypes and products into the innovation laboratories for agriculture and health, both for testing under almost real conditions and for demonstration to potential (cross-domain) customers. • Training and knowledge transfer on technological competencies (artificial intelligence, interoperability, cybersecurity) and their domain-specific implementations and regulations, • Advisory in financing digitization activities, • Networking of stakeholders from the two addressed industrial domains with information technology companies to form strategic alliances and ecosystems. CITAH builds upon the successful work of the Centre for Digital Innovation in Lower Saxony (ZDIN), founded in 2019 by the state of Lower Saxony, Germany, to institutionalize the process of digital transformation). Through its partnerships, CITAH addresses around 600 companies in the direct regional business environment as well as a multiple in the indirect environment through nationwide multipliers such as Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Chamber of Crafts, German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association and Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety.

Coordinator information

Contractual contact information

Marco EICHELBERG
+49 441 9722 147

Operational contact information

Marco EICHELBERG
+49 441 9722 147

Coordinator address

Escherweg 2
26121 Oldenburg
Germany

Coordinator Business name

OFFIS-Institute for Information Technology

Coordinator Legal name

Coordinator department

Department
R&D Department Health

Market and services

Technologies

Artificial Intelligence & Decision support
5/5
Cybersecurity
3/5

Sectors

Agricultural biotechnology and food biotechnology
5/5
Health care
5/5

Services

Prototyping
5/5
Public sector innovation
4/5
SME support
5/5
Ecosystem building
3/5
Technology transfer
4/5
Knowledge transfer
3/5

Beneficiaries

Contact Name Role Country Address Business Name Legal Name Participant Type Website
Nina Kolchmeyer Partner Germany Trippstadter Straße 122, 67663 Kaiserslautern, Germany DFKI REC http://www.dfki.de
Sandra Hellmers Partner Germany Ammerländer Heerstraße 114-118, 26111 Oldenburg, Germany Uni Oldenburg HES http://www.uni-oldenburg.de/home/
Robert Everwand Partner Germany Am Scholerberg 1, 49082 Osnabruck, Germany AGROTECH VALLEY FORUM EV REC http://www.agrotech-valley.de
Marion Bley Partner Germany Martinistraße 63-65, 49080 Osnabrueck, Germany GewiNet Kompetenzzentrum Gesundheitswirtschaft e.V. PRC http://www.gewinet.de
Joachim Hertzberg Partner Germany Neuer Graben/Schloss 29, 49074 Osnabrueck, Germany UOS HES http://www.uni-osnabrueck.de