DIHOST – Digital Innovation Hub East
The inter-state DIHOST consortium consists of six RTO institutions from Lower Austria, Vienna and Burgenland, which have jointly developed a comprehensive service programme to increase the transformation capacity and transformation speed of small and medium-sized enterprises in Eastern Austria towards digital innovations.
The DIHOST concept focuses on three technological priority areas: 3D printing – Blockchain & IT security – IOT, sensor technology & connectivity, each with a differentiated offer in the field of information & awareness raising, further education and digital innovations.
In addition, services are offered in the “Cross-Section Start” section and under “Cross-Section Topics & Special Applications”. Overall, DIHOST aims primarily at initiating concrete SME implementation projects.
Participating SMEs can call up individual service packages from the start to the digital innovation project and to the transformation of the company in order to tackle the start into the digital transformation and to implement their own digital innovation projects accompanied by the DIHOST partners. DIHOST can use the “Virtual House of Digitisation” of the Lower Austrian Digitisation Offensive as a central networking instrument.
The federal provinces of Lower Austria and Burgenland have pledged further regional funding for DIHOST services.
The regional chambers of commerce in Lower Austria, Vienna, Burgenland and Upper Austria will support DIHOST in addressing regional SMEs nationwide via their communication channels.
Project leader: Bernhard Lutzer