eDIH-DIZ: the digitalization initiative for SMEs in the manufacturing and healthcare sectors

On October 1, 2022, Digital Innovation Zone signed up to launch the digitalization initiative for SMEs in the North-East region of Romania!

“Digital Innovation Zone eDIH-Manufacturing & Smart Health for Better Business, Life and World in the North-East Romania region” or eDIH-DIZ for short, is funded by the Digital Europe Programme (DIGITAL) and the Operational Programme for Smart Growth, Digitalisation and Financial Instruments (POCIDIF) with a budget of €4 million.

eDIH-DIZ was created to provide assistance and support to SMEs and public institutions in the manufacturing and healthcare sectors in the process of digital transformation. This will take place by integrating technologies that can increase competitive advantages, reduce emissions and waste, optimize production, and bring new services and products to market. Together with our partners, we aim through this initiative to ensure a smart, sustainable, and coherent digital transformation process.

At the same time, companies and institutions using the Digital Innovation Zone will benefit from access to the European eDIH network: a consolidated system where they can identify technological solutions, suitable partners, and the necessary know-how.

DIZ services are specialized services for accelerating digital transformation:

  1. Access to the innovation ecosystem. We will facilitate and bring together industries, businesses, and administrations in need of new technology solutions with solution providers both regionally, nationally, and across Europe.
  2. Test Before Invest. To raise awareness and ensure access to digital transformation expertise, knowledge, and services, including testing and experimentation facilities.
  3. Digital Culture & Skills. Involves training and help in developing general and advanced digital skills.
  4. Access to finance. We will provide support for companies and public institutions to identify the right source of public or private funding for the identified need.

To find out more about the services offered by Digital Innovation Zone, please visit our services page.

The organizations contributing to this initiative are Technical University “Gheorghe Asachi” Iasi, North-East Regional Development Agency, Atelierul de Idei, Grapefruit, WebMagnat, Strongbytes, University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Grigore T. Popa” Iasi and IMAGO-MOL Cluster.