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EDIH NN

Hub information

EDIH Title

European Digital Innovation Hub Northern Netherlands

Geographical scope

Regional
Groningen, Friesland, Drenthe

Information

info@edih-nn.nl

Description

The Northern Netherlands (NN) finds itself at the junction of all the big transitions. Digitalisation is essential to follow through with these. Considering this, our region has the potential to make sizeable progress if it can successfully roll out widespread digitalisation. 

As a hardcore transition economy, the NN may even join the European frontrunners and act as an example for other regions. It is from this challenge that the NN will start with the European Digital Innovation Hub (EDIH NN). We have chosen to specialise in the area of Autonomous Systems, which includes multiple digital technologies that are relevant for the four transitions in the NN: (1) Smart Agro, (2) Smart Manufacturing, (3) Life Science and Health and (4) Utilities, Built Environment and Mobility. In the first three-year EDIH NN wants to support more than 750 companies and lay the foundation for long-term support of all companies. 

The building blocks for EDIH NN are: 

  • A Brokerage network that will identify issues regarding digitalisation and relay these to Solution Providers (high TRL) and knowledge providers (low TRL).
  • A Test Before Invest network (test and demo facilities) comprising 20+ organisations that will invest in Autonomous Systems within their domain, and collaborate towards becoming a European testing ground.
  • A Smart Factory Accelerator to strengthen the digital maturity of companies.
  • An Empowerment programme to strengthen companies in the areas of DEP Technologies: Cyber Security and Artificial Intelligence.
  • An approach based on High Performance Computing to make digitalisation more accessible.
  • The Smart Makers Academy: A programme aimed at matching supply and demand around digital skills, based on individual learning outcomes.
  • A Funding Readiness programme to help companies that need to invest for their digitalisation strategy, in finding funding opportunities.
  • A network to stimulate supply and demand around Autonomous Systems.

Coordinator information

Contractual contact information

Hoa Pham
+31 50 521 44 44

Operational contact information

Anna Moerbeek
+31 611 286 553

Coordinator address

Paterswoldseweg 810
9728 BM Groningen
Netherlands

Coordinator Business name

NV NOM

Coordinator Legal name

Coordinator department

Department
NV NOM

Market and services

Technologies

Sensors & Vision Processing Systems
5/5
High performance computing
4/5
Cybersecurity
3/5
Artificial Intelligence & Decision support
3/5

Sectors

Енергія
5/5
Аграрна біотехнологія та харчова біотехнологія
5/5
Охорона здоров'я
5/5
Науки про життя
5/5
Виготовлення та переробка
5/5
Транспорт і мобільність
5/5

Services

Ecosystem building
5/5
Finance
5/5
Sme Business Development
5/5
SME support
5/5
Field trial
5/5
Smart Specialisation strategies
5/5
Technology transfer
5/5

Beneficiaries

Contact Name Role Country Address Business Name Legal Name Participant Type Website
Leo van der Burg Partner Netherlands ZILVERSTRAAT 69, 2718RP Zoetermeer, Netherlands FME Consortium Partner https://www.fme.nl/
Dennis Carton Partner Netherlands Turfmarkt 11, 8911KS Leeuwarden, Netherlands Innovatiepact Fryslân Consortium Partner https://innovatiepact.frl/
- Partner Netherlands Zernikeplein 7, 9747AS Groningen, Netherlands Hanzehogeschool Consortium Partner https://www.hanze.nl/nl
- Partner Netherlands Postbus 72, 9700AB Groningen, Netherlands Rijksuniversiteit Groningen Consortium Partner https://www.rug.nl/
- Partner Netherlands Rengerslaan 8-10, 8917DD Leeuwarden, Netherlands NHL stenden hogeschool Leeuwarden