As part of the Digital Europe program, the European Commission is working to build a European network of digital innovation hubs (European Digital Innovation Hubs-EDIHs) to support businesses, especially small and medium-sized ones, in the digital transition. The poles will have both national (and local) European functions, working in a network with hubs of the other Member States and with the platform that will be created at EU level.
The poles for digital innovation will work for the digitalization of the industry, spreading digital capabilities, in particular high-performance computing, artificial intelligence, cyber security and digital skills, in all sectors of the economy, therefore making digital transformation possible in all sectors of the economy. The poles of digital innovation provide access to technological skills and facilities for experimentation, allowing organizations to better evaluate the economic justification of digital transformation projects.
The testing and experimentation services provided by the digital innovation hubs may include other enabling technologies necessary for the implementation of complete digital transformation solutions. The Ministry of Economic Development has expressed its intention to nominate the 4.0 Competence Centers, selected by Ministerial Decree of 12 September 2017, n. 214 and subsequent Directorial Decree of 29 January 2018, to the process aimed at establishing the European Poles for digital innovation. The 4.0 Competence Centers are in fact fully compliant with the aims and parameters set by the proposed Regulation and by the general guidelines established by the Commission.
MedITech has expressed its convinced adhesion to the invitation received from MISE, and the commitment to pursue its statutory objectives and its vocation also through participation in the program for the establishment of the European Poles for digital innovation.