Two new European Digital Innovation Hubs Established in Ireland

Two new European Digital Innovation Hubs, the Data2Sustain and FactoryxChange have been established in Ireland as part of a network of European Digital Innovation Hubs.

The hubs are being established to support businesses and organisations in their digital transformation and to disseminate the latest advances in digital technologies, cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and High-Performance Computing (HPC).

Data2Sustain is a consortium led by ATU, Sligo, which will deliver a comprehensive digital services programme to increase the capacity and speed of SME transformation, with a focus on the circular economy and sustainability areas.

FactoryxChange is a consortium led by the EI/IDA Technology Centre Irish Manufacturing Research (IMR) in Mullingar, which will accelerate factories to become ‘Factories of the Future’ integrating ecological, digital, and societal solutions into their core business models.

Two more hubs, led by Tyndall National Institute in Cork and by University College Dublin, are set to be formally established in the next month and will make up Ireland’s membership of the pan-European network of European Digital Innovation Hubs.

Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Simon Coveney,  said:

“I am delighted to establish Data2Sustain and FactoryxChange, the first of a coming network of European Digital Innovation Hubs. With formidable partners right across the country, these new European Digital Innovation Hubs will represent valuable opportunities for SMEs to digitalise and advance in the technology areas of the future. Data2Sustain’s focus on the green and digital transformation of our economy will be an important step towards contributing to those vital areas, while FactoryxChange will focus on driving resilience and competitiveness for industry and our manufacturing sector.”


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