European Digital Innovation Hubs

Open call for application for European Digital Innovation Hubs in Finland

The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment will organise a call for applications to select Finnish candidates for the European Digital Innovation Hubs (EDIHs) between 18 November 2020 and 15 January 2021. In the next phase, a limited call for applications for nationally pre-selected candidates will be organised by the Commission. According to a preliminary schedule, the European call for applications will be held from 28 January to 27 April 2021.

Open call for the European Digital Innovation Hubs in Finland
Electronic signature of the document    
EDIH proposal confirmation form  
Questions and answers on Finland’s EDIH call 

In a new open group on LinkedIn, EDIH-hakuvalmistelut you can share information, look for partners and expertise, and create better EDIH consortia and applications. 

We urged all who were going to submit a proposal to indicate it according to the instructions on Friday 4 Dec at latest. We received indications of 14 proposals in preparation. They will be signed up for the Commission’s virtual EDIH networking event 26-27/01/2021. The indication is non-binding. 

Background

In June-August 2020, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment carried out a survey of actors interested in becoming EDIHs. The survey highlighted two key themes and sectors, which may also be specialised fields of the EDIHs, and workshops exploring these themes were organised before the start of the application period. These themes are health and well-being, and manufacturing industry. The purpose of the workshops was to share information among those interested in acting as EDIHs, to help identify overlaps and synergies between the plans and to support the development of the plans. 

The Commission’s page on EDIHs contains a number of useful and up-to-date documents.

Press release: Innovation hubs to promote digitalisation in the EU - Applications from the Finnish candidates now accepted

Further information: 
Lasse Laitinen - lasse.laitinen(at)tem.fi
Petri Räsänen - petri.rasanen(at)tem.fi