Transilvania Digital Innovation Hub announces a total funding of 496,000 euros for 2 Romanian consortia that were selected in the funding call launched by the Pan-European project DIH². The 2 consortia are each formed by a company integrating robotic solutions and a Romanian factory. They were selected to carry out an innovation experiment in order to automate production, in order to sell the developed solutions to other factories with the same profile.

The 2 consortia selected for funding are:

1. InnoWest: Inno-Robotics (Technological Company from Cluj-Napoca) with West Side Production (Factory from Satu-Mare) which will increase the productivity by automatic polishing of the welded metal assemblies;

2. PreBots: Canonical Robots (Technology Company from Gijon, Spain) with Composite Industries (Zalău Factory) that will improve the production of Pre-Preg fiber with the help of collaborative robots;

They will implement the innovation experiments between February 1, 2022 – November 30, 2022 and will benefit from technical mentoring and entrepreneurial development from the experts Transilvania Digital Innovation Hub, but also from the other partners in the project.

A total of 70 mini-consortia from Europe participated in the DIH² funding call, each consisting of at least one technology company and one factory, 10 of which were from Romania. Of the 70 consortia, 15 were selected to obtain funding, of which 2 are Romanian consortia.

Transilvania DIH aims to continue its efforts at regional and national level, through its capabilities and competencies, to attract funding for the digitization of SMEs and local public authorities.

DIH² is a project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement no. 824964. The ultimate goal of IHL is to create a sustainable network of Digital Innovation Hubs specializing in robotics, which will facilitate the commercialization and widespread adoption of solutions for agile production. Transilvania Digital Innovation Hub, through Transilvania IT Cluster, represents the project in Romania and facilitated the attraction of beneficiaries from the country.

Transilvania Digital Innovation Hub is the first Digital Innovation Center recognized as “operational” by the European Commission in the country. Transylvania DIH operates in the North-West region of Romania. With a history of almost five years, it has managed to bring under the same umbrella a partnership composed of clusters representing different industries, 3 universities, the INCDTIM Research Institute and other support organizations.