Digital Innovation Hubs (DIH) are cooperation ecosystems, composed by multiple partners, focused on innovation opportunities in order to enhance digital transformation of both companies and public administrations.
What do we do within the Urban Lab?
Easing SMEs access to innovation, fostering the use of new technologies and developing collaboration abilities between companies are some of our services. Besides, the Intelligent Urban Lab helps to set up alliances able to take part at EU programmes and iniciatives. Also, it guarantees continous training and excellence concerning management, product and services testing within the municipality.
Some of the challenges outlined by the Intelligent Urban Lab are: the ease of industrial digitalization while contributing to a more flexible and environmentally, socially sustainable production. Due to the creation of new jobs, training opportunities and talent attraction, companies, technology centres, universities, public administrations and investors will be able to interact within an innovation ecosystem.
Intelligent Urban Lab services
The Intelligent Urban Lab provides services concerning digital transformation in order to strengthen our city’s business fabric, by furnishing solutions for smart cities challenges and sustainable mobility.
The Intelligent Urban Lab enforces the development of bonds between users, technology suppliers and digital enablers throughout the entire value chain. It provides connections between training providers, investors and market access eases. Specifically:
- Networking events.
- Accelerator and incubator support.
- Collaborative innovation promotion.
Testing and experimentation
The Intelligent Urban Lab eases access to infrastructure that allows to test innovative products, services, processes and business models. In particular:
- Concept validation.
- Prototype pilotage.
- Demonstration activities.
- Technical advice on digital transformation.
Training and skills
The Intelligent Urban Lab fosters the skills needed by companies and public administrations to reach their digital transformation through:
- Guidance and advice.
- Development of market strategy.
- Training courses and seminars.
- Digital maturity assessment.
Access to funding
At the Urban Lab, we can help you find the necessary funding and resources to develop your digital transformation projects. Specifically:
- Guidance and support in the search.
- Advice on funding obtention.
- Preparation services for investors.
- Guidance for funding application.
Entities of the Digital Innovation Hub
The Digital Innovation Hub is composed of different companies, education and research centres and public organizations.
Its main goal is to promote digital transformation, as it contributes to both knowledge society and welfare. It supports product launching and updating, by adapting them to the digital environment, as a means to improve companies’ productivity and competitiveness, based on an innovation culture which takes advantage of the important opportunities offered by the digital revolution.