DIH² - Pan‐European Network of Robotics DIHs for Agile Production: Accelerating factories through robotics

DIH² believes in the power of robotics to transform the agility of manufacturing in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and drive economic growth across the European Union. Our role is to facilitate the connections that will enable agile production in factories where speed and versatility are essential to satisfy customer demand.


The DIH² project is funded by Horizon 2020 - the European Union research and innovation programme tasked with bringing great ideas from lab to market. The programme is at the heart of the Europe 2020 strategy, which aims to achieve smart, sustainable and inclusive economic growth for the future of Europe.

The DIH² vision is to build a sustainable pan-European network to facilitate and accelerate the knowledge and technology exchange among robotics Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs). The DIHs will facilitate the uptake of the latest robotic technologies across the European Union in the field of agile production.


The ambition of the DIH² project is to:

  • Improve the cost effectiveness of advanced robotics solutions.
  • Drive growth of the robotics market.
  • Generate innovation that maximises productivity and optimises agility in over 300,000 manufacturing small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and mid-caps across the European Union.

DIH² is a network of 26 European Digital Innovation Hubs. Our objective is to grow this network to over 170 DIHs by 2022.

Target group

If you are a DIH and want to join the DIH² project network, please contact us.


DIH² / grant agreement No 824964

Project partners

The DIH2 consortium comprises 37 partners, 28 countries, including 26 innovation centres, and 10 companies providing operative expertise. Project leader is Technical Research Centre of Finland, VTT Tampere


H2020 - €16mil


From 01/2019 to 12/2022

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