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The entire healthcare sector but particularly Europe offers a high potential for the development of robotic technologies. The reason lies amongst other in the numerous industrial locations in Europe, in the medical advancement and in the needs of an aging society.
The principle barriers for an even faster development of robotics solutions are still high development costs and quiet diverted national regulations. Meanwhile the global market requires quick innovation.

Digital Innovation Hub Healthcare Robotics is an independent and sustainable platform for all those who are active in the healthcare ecosystem. Our project started in January 2019 funded by the European Community. Financially supported until December 2022 our mission is to create a sustaining network that connects players in the healthcare sector and to support small and medium sized enterprises. Our aim is to speed up innovation and reduce time-to-market with a pan-European network.

DIH-HERO is supported by the European community for four years beginning on January 2019 with 16 Mio € of which 8 Mio € will be invested into DIH-HERO own calls (link to calls) for SMEs. Then from January 2023 and further DIH-HERO will stand on its own as healthcare network.

Our online portal for network members is offering services to facilitate collaboration on various innovations and sharing best practices to help the industry in efficient product development.
By connecting business and healthcare stakeholders DIH-HERO enables them to develop innovative products and services for the healthcare market.

Digital Innovation Hub

  • One tech/market domain focus
  • Supporting regional SMEs
  • Multi-actor partnership
  • Creating business with non-tech expertise

Regional DIH network

  • Multi tech/market domain focus
  • Regional ecosystem develop.
  • Coordination multiple DIH nodes
  • Benefit of Economy-of-Scale
  • Implementing Smart Specialisation and pan-EU collaboration

Pan-EU DIH network

  • One tech/market domain focus
  • Initiating pan-EU colaboration and Smart Specialisation
  • Facilitate regional learning
  • Creating EU awareness on new topics