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SYNERGiNN EDIH

Hub information

EDIH Title

Digital Innovation Hub of Western Macedonia

Geographical scope

National

Information

synerginnedih@uowm.gr

Description

The Digital Innovation Hub of Western Macedonia (SYNERGiNN EDIH: SYNergy – enERGy – iNNovation) will offer its services in the region of Western Macedonia. The region of Western Macedonia, as a former lignite mining area, is very likely to face for decades deep structural unemployment, with unconceivable consequences in the local economy and eventually on the people and their communities. According to the National Energy and Climate Plan, one of the key sectors to diversify economic activities and boost the development in the region is Environment and Energy. Taking these into account, the consortium aims to establish SYNERGiNN EDIH that will guide the companies and the public organisations into utilising Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Internet of Things, and Big Data analytics, in order to promote and transform the “know-how” that the region of Western Macedonia possesses in the Energy and Environment sectors as well as replace the lignite deposits by a longer lasting knowledge deposit. Application areas that the members of SYNERGiNN have relevant expertise and experience in the Energy and Environment sectors are the following: (i) smart grids, (ii) predictive maintenance, (iii) process optimisation, (iv) energy management services, (v) Industry 4.0, (vi) circular economy and bioeconomy, and (viii) smart city applications. SYNERGiNN will provide test before invest, skills and training, support to find investment, and innovation and ecosystem networking services. SYNERGiNN hub’s headquarter will be located in a 1,000 square meters building in Kozani, owned by the University of Western Macedonia. SYNERGiNN consortium combines multidisciplinary competences and resources. It consists of fifteen partners representing one university, one research institute, two technology providers, three clusters, five industrial partners, one public regional organisation, and two chambers. SYNERGiNN has access to over 15,000 SMEs in Western Macedonia through its members.

Coordinator information

Contractual contact information

Stergios Maropoulos

Operational contact information

Stergios Maropoulos
2461068091

Coordinator address

Campus ZEP
50150 Kozani
Greece

Coordinator Business name

UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN MACEDONIA UOWM

Coordinator Legal name

Coordinator department

Department
PANEPISTIMIO DYTIKIS MAKEDONIAS

Market and services

Technologies

Artificial Intelligence & Decision support
5/5
Big data
5/5
Cloud Services
5/5
Cybersecurity
5/5
High performance computing
5/5
Internet of Things
5/5

Sectors

Енергија
5/5
Животна средина
5/5
Јавната администрација
5/5
Паметен град
5/5

Services

Circular economy
5/5
Ecosystem building
5/5
Field trial
5/5
Finance
5/5
Innovation management
5/5
Knowledge transfer
5/5
Prototyping
5/5
Public sector innovation
5/5
Regional development
5/5
Smart Specialisation strategies
5/5
Sme Business Development
5/5
SME support
5/5
Technological innovation
5/5
Technology transfer
5/5
Vocational training
5/5

Beneficiaries

Contact Name Role Country Address Business Name Legal Name Participant Type Website
Panagiotis Grammelis Partner Greece Charilaou thermi road 6 km, 57001 Thermi thessaloniki, Greece CERTH REC http://WWW.CERTH.GR
- Affiliated Greece 6th km charilaou-thermi rd, 57001 Thermi thessaloniki, Greece INTELLIGENT SOLUTIONS FOR ZERO AND POSITIVE ENERGY BUILDINGS - DIGITAL INNOVATION HUB CNPC OTH https://iszeb.gr
- Affiliated Greece National road ptolemais - kozani 4th, 50200 Ptolemais, Greece CLEAN ENERGY PRC http://www.isfta.gr
Periklis Kafasis Partner Greece 6th km kozani-ptolemaida, 50100 Kozani, Greece DIADYMA SA OTH http://www.diadyma.gr
Yannis Fallas Partner Greece Zep area, 50100 Kozani, Greece CLUSTER OF BIOECONOMY AND ENVIRONMENT OF WESTERN MACEDONIA OTH http://www.clube.gr
Dimitrios Alexandrou Partner Greece Mithridatou 36-38, 11632 Athina, Greece UBITECH DESIGN PLANNING IMPLEMENTATION & SALE OF INFORMATION WORKS PRC http://www.ubitech.eu
Petros Patias Partner Greece 154 egnatia str., tif pavilion 1, i4g building, 546 36 Thessaloniki, Greece KIKLO PRC http://kiklo.eu/
Ioannis Dontas Partner Greece Artemidos 36, 175 61 Palaio faliro, Greece ARATOS.NET PRC http://www.aratos.net
Lefteris Topaloglou Partner Greece Nanou tsontza 3, 501 32 Kozani, Greece REGIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT OF WESTERN MACEDONIA OTH http://www.peddm.gov.gr
Ioannis Mitliagkas Partner Greece Farmaki i. 2, 50100 Kozani, Greece ΕΠΙΜΕΛΗΤΗΡΙΟ ΚΟΖΑΝΗΣ PUB http://www.evekozani.gr
Yannis Anastasiadis Partner Greece 10th klm thessalonikis- thermis, 57001 Thessaloniki, Greece EUROPEAN GROUPING OF TERRITORIAL COOPERATION HELICAS OTH http://www.helicas.eu
Paraskevi Papapetrou Partner Greece Makrigianni 106, 564 31 Thessaloniki, Greece EGNATIA GROUP SA PRC http://www.group-egnatia.com
Maria Melenikiotou Partner Greece Mpousiou & estias 3, 50100 Kozani, Greece T.C.G./ D.W.M. PUB http://www.tdm.tee.gr
Ioannis Ramfos Partner Greece Monastipiou 125, 54627 Thessaloniki, Greece Open Technology Services S.A. PRC http://www.ots.gr