The Catalonia AI DIH mission is to bring the widespread range of AI-based technologies to the reach of the Catalan companies, to increase their business potential and competitiveness. The DIH support will particularly target SMEs and Mid-cap enterprises in the region, as usually this segment has higher entry barriers. The Catalonia AI DIH will work very closely with the Catalan Administration, to help them also adopt AI technologies internally and to jointly build a strong AI community of solution providers and adopters.
The Catalonia AI DIH wants to become the regional technology transfer reference in AI and data exploitation domains for the key regional economic sectors in Catalonia and a valuable partner within the European DIH IA network. To do so it will focus on:
Fostering adoption and demonstrating the benefits for business of IA technologies and solutions.
Promoting and disseminating the existing R&D+I developments and results to the enterprises.
Creating a dynamic ecosystem of enterprises, RTOs, Universities and entrepreneurship throughout the region.
Leveraging international networking opportunities to promote cross-border cooperation both, in terms of new business opportunities and collaborative R&D.
The DIH is a tool:
To generate, deliver and transfer AI-based innovation to key sectors of the Catalan economy
To promote and deliver to enterprises applied research and innovation-based solutions
To create a dynamic community across the country
To position the Catalan AI ecosystem as an international reference
To accelerate AI adoption by enterprises by offering a wide range of added value services and specific differential solutions, aimed at lowering entry barriers and deliver fast results
Development of Applied Technologies related to AI disciplines:
Autonomous & Cognitive Systems
Decision Support Systems
New and Enhanced Algorithms : Deep Learning, Reinforced Learning, Edge computing
Novel Data Management & Processing platforms
Data Integration & Exploration
Hybrid (CPU & GPU) computing capabilities
Labs (IoT, IT Security, Robotics)
Ecosystem and Dissemination:
Creation of communities
Engagement though enterprise networks
Enterprise Coaching and Mentoring
Technological specialised in-company training
Technical and business oriented events
Business and financing:
Access to public funding
Project Co-investment for SMEs, based on innovation and risk
Digital transformation and roadmaping