DIHs Community Meeting

DIHs Community Meeting

UEF’s DigiCenterNS DIH

Candidate EDIH? Yes.

City: Kuopio, Finland.

Description:

DigiCenterNS DIH supports North Savo Region companies in their digital transformation journeys by providing services that improve digital skills, foster technology testing, and increase networking of companies. The hub is located in Eastern Finland, North Savo Region, and coordinated by Savonia University of Applied Sciences and University of Eastern Finland (UEF). The personnel of DigiCenterNS consists of more than 20 employees: 2 Project Managers, Research Manager, Facilitator, Research Group Coordinator, 3 Researchers, 7 ICT Specialists, 2 ICT Project Engineers, and 5 Project Workers.

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Sectoral coverage: Customers of DigiCenterNS include SMEs in areas of manufacturing, energy, health, tourism, large companies in manufacturing, start-ups in health, public sector (municipalities and City of Kuopio), and other regional ecosystems..
Technological focus: Our customers need to upgrade their processes to match the needs of digital age and deploy new technologies, such as Cloud, RPA (Robotic Process Automation), AI (Artificial Intelligence), and VR (Virtual Reality) / AR (Augmented Reality) / MR (Mixed Reality) / XR (Extended Reality) as well as promote digitalization of workplace through digital collaboration and task management tools..
Customer types: Customers include SMEs in areas of manufacturing, energy, health, tourism, large companies in manufacturing, start-ups in health, public sector, and other regional ecosystems, which need to upgrade their processes to match the needs of digital age and deploy new technologies, such as Cloud, RPA, AI, and VR/AR/MR/XR as well as promote digitalization of workplace through digital collaboration and task management tools. Our most typical customer wants to have an AI-based or Machine Vision based prototype (MVP) of their challenging industrial problem such as defect detection of wood in production line, accurate 3D-modelling of objects, automatic optimal cutting of wood log in the forest by harvester, and automatic text recognition of different kinds of medicine packages..
Service Offering:

UEF and Savonia will execute together the following demanding paid services, which are offered by DigiCenterNS DIH:
- Technology & Knowledge Transfer Services: Technology & Knowledge Transfer Services aim at enhancing the transfer of digital technologies and digital knowhow in Northern Savo Area and increase the digitalization-related networking. These services shall strengthen the local research and innovation capacities. Technology & Knowledge Transfer Services include: Workshops and seminars on digital technologies and digital transformation; Theses and project work reports; Hackathons; Technology demonstrations; Technology Working Groups (TWGs); and Information events on technology & IT standards.
- R&D&I Services: R&D&I Services aim at provide Northern Savo companies with up-to-date information on features, opportunities, and limitation of new digital technologies. Additionally, the goal of DigiCenterNS is to identify and build digital innovation platforms that companies may have access by request. R&D&I Services include: Technical reports and feasibility studies; Technology testing; Technology rentals; and Digital innovation platforms.
- Funding and Project Preparation Services: Funding and Project Preparation Services aim at increasing funding (regional, national, and international) applied in Northern Savo Region by coaching, supporting, and networking with companies in the context of digitalization funding. Funding and Project Preparation Services include: Establishing project ideas and converting them into funded projects; Networking with companies; and Coaching companies in applying innovation vouchers.

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In terms of cooperation with other Hubs, we look for:
GEOGRAPHICAL PROXIMITY: Not important
SIMILAR TECHNOLOGICAL FOCUS: Not important
COMPLEMENTARY SERVICE OFFERING: Important
SIMILAR SECTORAL COVERAGE: Not important
OTHER RELEVANT ASPECTS: We are especially looking for DIHs with complementary service offerings in order to widen our customer base.
YOUR NEED IN ONE SENTENCE: We are looking for cooperation DIHs in which we could run customer projects together by supplement each other's competence areas.
NAMES OF THE HUBS YOU WOULD LIKE TO MEET: We are looking for cooperation DIHs in which we could run customer projects together by supplement each other's competence areas.

Let’s meet each other

Delegate 1:


Keijo Haataja
Keijo.Haataja@uef.fi

Delegate 2: