MIDIH will create a Network of Manufacturing Digital Innovation Hubs in the area of IoT/CPS.

9 CPS/IOT Competence Centers
  • Fraunhofer FOKUS (Germany)


    Fraunhofer FOKUS, based in Berlin, Germany, develops solutions for the communication infrastructure of the future. The institute addresses important challenges in the society and the Smart Cities of the future, including access to information, economic and sustainable use of resources, smart mobility and a modern governmental administration.

    Besides technical infrastructures, Fraunhofer FOKUS creates manifold practical concepts, applications and prototypes, being specialised in developing multi-domain networks and interoperable, user-centric solutions.

  • Institute Mines-Telecom (France)


    IMT supports innovation and business development. It is providing the economy with 13,400 freshly-trained engineers, managers and PhDs.

  • Fortiss (Germany)


    fortiss is an independent non-profit research and transfer institute, closely associated with the Technische Universität München (TUM), collaborating in research, development and transfer projects with universities and technology companies, both on national and European level.

    fortiss’ mandate is to facilitate research and technology transfer in software-intensive systems and services, thereby triggering future-ready innovation.


  • VTT Technical Research Center (Finland)


    VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd is one of the leading research and technology organisations in Europe. Our research and innovation services give our partners, both private and public, all over the world a competitive edge.

  • Technical University of Kosice TUKE (Slovakia)


    Technical University of Košice is a public college covering a wide range of educational needs not just for the East Slovak region but in many fields it is the only science, research and education center not only in Slovakia but also in the Central European area.

  • CEFRIEL (Italy)


    Bridging the gap between industries and academia to INNOVATE PRODUCTS, SERVICES, AND PROCESSES exploiting Digital Technologies

  • Lulea University of Technology LTU (Sweden)


    Luleå University of Technology - a leading technical university for attractive and sustainable innovation

  • Fraunhofer IML (Germany)


    Logistics consulting by specialists: Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics advises companies of all industries and sizes in all questions about material flow and logistics. For our customers we offer widespread services: As consultants we support in fulfilling new tasks and meeting requirements, as researchers we work out new solutions together with our customers, as planners we help to optimize the internal and external logistics and as developers we realize solutions in soft- and hardware. In the process, Fraunhofer IML focuses on company-specific, made-to-measure solutions and accompanies its customers from planning to implementation.

  • IBCh PAS Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center (Poland)


    IBCh PAS Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center is affiliated to the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences. PSNC is the major Polish academic HPC centre and broadband network services provider (NREN for Poland) as well as application and services developer and provider.

    PSNC runs an R&D Centre of Future Internet, e-Infrastructure, Digital Content and Portals.


2 Teaching Factories
  • Politecnico di Milano (Italy)


    Management Engineering Department, Industry 4.0 Lab

    POLIMI (Politecnico of Milano), Department of Economics, Management and Industrial Engineering (DIG) has specific competences in the fields of Manufacturing Strategy, ICT for Manufacturing, Social and Environmental Sustainability in Manufacturing, Product and Service Development, Manufacturing Systems Design, Production and Maintenance Management, Education in Manufacturing in which it can be considered the leader among the Italian Universities and Research Centres.


  • Innovalia (Spain)


    The Innovalia Association is a private and independent technological centre whose primary objective is to foster technological innovation in small and medium companies.
    Made up of a group of companies that bring together talent, skills and resources, the Innovalia Association is a reference for SMEs that require advanced and highly specialised technological skills with a transnational cooperation dimension.

2 Regional Manufacturing Digital Innovation Hubs
  • IMR Irish Manufacturing Research (Ireland)


    IMR Irish Manufacturing Research is spearheading Ireland’s progress as a hub of excellence and  seeks to share our passion and vision for advanced manufacturing in Ireland.

  • AFRC Advanced Forming Research Centre (Scotland)


    The Advanced Forming Research Centre is a globally-recognised centre of excellence in innovative manufacturing technologies, R&D, and metal forming and forging research.

3 Pan-European Digital Innovation Hubs
  • EIT Digital (Belgium)


    EIT Digital is a leading European digital innovation and entrepreneurial education organisation driving Europe’s digital transformation. EIT Digital delivers breakthrough digital innovations to the market and breeds entrepreneurial talent for economic growth and improved quality of life in Europe. It does this by mobilising a pan-European ecosystem of over 130 top European corporations, SMEs, start-ups, universities and research institutes.

  • FIWARE Foundation (Germany)


    The FIWARE Foundation is the legal independent body providing shared resources to help achieving the FIWARE mission by promoting, augmenting, protecting, and validating the FIWARE technologies as well as the activities of the FIWARE community, empowering its members, including end users, developers, and stakeholders, for the benefit of the public and the entire ecosystem.

  • International Data Spaces Association IDS (Germany)


    International Data Spaces e.V., located in Berlin, is a non-profit user association. The main goal of the association is to identify, analyze and evaluate user requirements to be met by the International Data Spaces. Furthermore, International Data Spaces e.V. contributes to the standardization of the project results and conducts public relation and communication activities. IDSA supports “the secure exchange and simple linking of data in business ecosystems on the basis of standards and by using collaborative governance models”, and is hereby taking important steps towards achieving digitally networked industry.

CPS/IOT Competence Centers

The MIDIH nine Competence Centres cover several regions in EU, including Northern and Eastern EU, but are providing their services on a pan-EU basis, being specialized in specific branches of the CPS/IOT enabling technologies.

Teaching Factories

The 2 Teaching Factories are open environments where to perform testing and experiments of new applications focusing on ICT innovation applied to CPS production systems.

Digital Innovation hubs

Digital Innovation Hubs are clusters that help companies to become more competitive with regard to their business/production processes, products or services using digital technologies. They are based upon technology infrastructure (competence centre) and provide access to the latest knowledge, expertise, market and technology at Regional Level (Regional DIHs) or at cross-border level (Pan-European DIHs).