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European Digital Innovation Hubs Network

BOOST Robotic EastNL

Hub information

EDIH Title

EDIH BOOST Robotics East Netherlands

Geographical scope



The East-Netherlands’ economy is predominantly a lively network of SMEs of which many struggle with digital transformation. The EDIH is key to make these SMEs ready for the future digital and green economy and to embed them more prominently in European value chains. EDIH BOOST ROBOTICS EASTNL focuses on Robotics & Sensing in the region’s key sectors Manufacturing, Agrifood and Health. Main objectives are: • To make 350 SMEs in these sectors future proof by increasing their digital maturity with the EDIH’s services • To raise awareness for digital transformation of 1500 SMEs with the EDIH’s services The EDIH will connect, focus and scale the existing ecosystem. It is rooted in DIH BOOST Smart Industry (est. 2016) and builds on fieldlabs, skillslabs and DIH (networks) in the region (DIH-HERO, DIH-RIMA, DIH agROBOfood). Our consortium of 17 partners is dedicated to (1) provide excellent Robotics & Sensing facilities and expertise to SMEs across the EU, (2) connect SMEs, expertise and regional facilities to Europe, and (3) build capacity on digitalisation in the innovation ecosystem. The EDIH will offer new services to SMEs: • Communication and dissemination services to raise the awareness for digital transformation and to collaborate with other Dutch EDIHs; • Digitalisation brokerage to proactively approach SMEs, help them identify digitalisation needs and guide them to the right services of the EDIH or the EU EDIH network; • Test before invest services to open-up test facilities and expertise on i.e. industrial robotics, digital twins, healthcare & agrifood robotics; • Support to find investment for digital transformation to fill gaps in the financial ecosystem; • Skills and Training Modules to improve the ability of professionals to work with digitalisation, robotics and sensing; • International service pilots, networking and match-making services to strengthen SME’s positions in European value chains and to collaborate and create EU corridors between foreign EDIHs.

Coordinator information

Contractual contact information

Roland Nordbeck

Operational contact information

Reinier Zweers (until December 2023)

Coordinator address

Markt 11
6811 CG Arnhem

Coordinator Business name


Coordinator Legal name

Coordinator department

Programma Economie/ Innovatie en Internationalisering

Market and services


Cyber-physical systems
Sensors & Vision Processing Systems


Výroba a spracovanie
Potraviny a nápoje
Spracovanie kovov a priemyselná výroba


Ecosystem building
SME support
Technology transfer
Knowledge transfer


Contact Name Role Country Address Business Name Legal Name Participant Type Website
Sjoerd Keijser Partner Netherlands Boekhaavelaan 40, 2713 HX Zoetermeer, Netherlands VERENIGING FME CWM OTH
Bas Ramaker Partner Netherlands Luttenbergstraat 2, 8000 GB Zwolle, Netherlands PROVINCIE OVERIJSSEL PUB
Robert Steggink Partner Netherlands Laan van malkenschoten 40, 7333 NP Apeldoorn, Netherlands OOST NV PRC
Alexander Jansen Partner Netherlands Campus 2-6, 8017 CA Zwolle, Netherlands STICHTING CHRISTELIJKE HOGESCHOOL WINDESHEIM HES
Iddo Bante Partner Netherlands Drienerlolaan 5, 7522 NB Enschede, Netherlands UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE HES
Hendrik Haaksema Partner Netherlands Hengelosestraat 500, 7521 AN Enschede, Netherlands Novel-T OTH
Remco Suer Partner Netherlands Droevendaalsesteeg 4, 6708 PB Wageningen, Netherlands WR REC
Rik Grasmeijer Partner Netherlands Keplerstraat 5, 3846 CN Harderwijk, Netherlands Stichting Fieldlab Industrial Robotics OTH
Jeroen Wevers Partner Netherlands Gieterij 200 zu 0215a, 7553 VZ Hengelo, Netherlands LAC PRC
Gijs Smedema Partner Netherlands Hutteweg 32, 7071 BV Ulft, Netherlands Centrum voor Innovatief Vakmanschap Oost Nederland HES
Vincent Wiegel Partner Netherlands Ruitenberglaan 31, 6802 CC Arnhem, Netherlands HAN University of Applied Sciences HES
Marius Woldberg Partner Netherlands Hanzelaan 95-b, 8017 JE Zwolle, Netherlands Stichting Perron038 OTH
Rard Metz Partner Netherlands Einsteinbaan 1, 3430 GA Nieuwegein, Netherlands Koninklijke Metaalunie OTH
Rosanne Smook Partner Netherlands Hanzeplein 11-27, 8017 JD Zwolle, Netherlands Stichting Kennispoort Regio Zwolle OTH
Ineke De Boer Partner Netherlands Raadhuisstraat 25, 7001 EX Doetinchem, Netherlands RCT Gelderland PRC
Aryan Van De Maat Partner Netherlands Transistorweg 7r, 6534 AT Nijmegen, Netherlands Stichting Health Valley Netherlands OTH
Martijn Bos Partner Netherlands M harpertsz tromplaan 30, 7513 AB Enschede, Netherlands SAXION HES