DIGIS3 becomes a benchmark for digital innovation in Castilla y León, thanks to the approval of the proposal submitted on 22 February 2022, to become a European Digital Innovation Hub (EDIH).

This EDIH is composed by a group of entities that provide companies and public administration, in the territory of Castilla y León, with the information, services and facilities they need to successfully address their digital transformation processes. The consortium formed by the Institute for Business Competitiveness of Castilla y León (ICE), DIHBU, DIH-LEAF, Castilla y León Supercomputing Centre Foundation (SCAYLE) and the University of León (ULE) and it is led by AIR Institute.

This is excellent news for Castilla y León, given the relevance of having an EDIH in the region. On 16 June, the European Commission selected DIGIS3 as a candidate to join the European Network of Digital Innovation Hubs (DIH). The consortium will have a budget of €3,447,000 to promote digitalisation in the region over the next three years. The obtained economic resources will allow for the integration and centralisation of techniques for the digital transformation of SMEs and public administrations.

Undoubtedly, this is a great success that highlights the efforts of its members, as this candidacy has been chosen from among more than 300 submissions. It has achieved an outstanding assessment and will therefore receive European funding. It should be noted that the European Commission funds a maximum of one DIH per European region, and this project was not the only one in the region to pass the cut-off mark for funding eligibility.

DIGIS3 will be one of the few Spanish Digital Innovation Centres that, in addition to obtaining the seal of excellence, will be directly financed by European funds, which makes it a benchmark of quality in the international innovation ecosystem.

The European Commission has valued the excellence of the proposal, the trajectory of joint work, previous achievements , the quality of the proposed services and the synergies created with other European networks.