Industry 4: transforming innovation ecosystem through better capacity of public enablers
InnoCAPE
 
PROGRAMME 2014-2020
priority
1 Innovation
objective
1.3 Non-technological innovation

InnoCAPE

The InnoCAPE project designs a cooperation model to develop a digital innovation ecosystem in the Baltic Sea region by exploiting the potential of the continuous digitalisation of value chains called Industry 4.0. The project helps public authorities create favourable conditions for digital innovation hubs (DIHs) that serve as intermediary bodies bringing together Research & Development and industry into digital industrial platforms. By bridging existing gaps, DIHs can efficiently implement Industry 4.0 policies, contribute to a better connected digital single market, and improve competitiveness of the region.
Project summary

The road of Digitalisation

The InnoCAPE project enhances the capacity of digital innovation hubs (DIHs) in the Baltic Sea region, which accelerate the implementation of digitalisation strategies and policies designed by public authorities. InnoCAPE brings together public authorities from Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Sweden, Finland and Norway. They all act together to fill gaps in the existing knowledge on digital innovation hubs, to develop measures for their sustainability and to design and implement national digitalisation policies by using digital innovation hubs as public enablers.

Our plan

The project enables new partnerships among Baltic and Scandinavian organisations. Working together allows to make a better use of Horizon2020 funds with Baltic countries on board. A common digital maturity assessment tool helps to benchmark and identify areas of intervention for successful digitalisation. Exchanging good practices, mapping digitalisation competencies and piloting projects with support of enterprises narrows the digital environment gap between Baltics and Scandinavia. Moreover, such cooperation contributes to the implementation of the EUBSR strategy and its action plan.

Budgets

InnoCAPE
in numbers
  • 2.50
    Million
    Total
  • 1.67
    Million
    Erdf
  • 0.00
    Million
    Eni + Russia
  • 0.20
    Million
    Norway

Highlights by mid-term

All participating Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs) participating in the project have applied to become European DIHs (EDIHs) leading (or as part of) regional consortia. EDIHs are structures acknowledged by the national governments and the European Commission, which will be in charge of distributing dedicated funds for the implementation of digitalisation strategies.

The project collected initial data with the demo version of the digital maturity assessment tool.

The main intention was to test if the method is sufficient to evaluate digitalisation. The involved companies provided valuable feedback on the demo version of the tool.

Besides, case studies took place in Oslo, Seinajoki and Oulu. Companies particularly welcomed the opportunity to meet with potential partners. The participants learned about digitalisation opportunities and benefits, about digital tool implementation processes in real case scenarios and about the existing use of advanced methods and systems.

Outputs

Project Stories

Partners

Sunrise Valley Science and Technology Park

  • Town
    Vilnius
  • Region
    Vilniaus apskritis
  • Country
    Lithuania
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
334,300.00
54.687045825.2829111

Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology

  • Town
    Vilnius
  • Region
    Vilniaus apskritis
  • Country
    Lithuania
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
51,342.50
54.687045825.2829111

Latvian Information Technologies Cluster

  • Town
    Riga
  • Region
    Rīga
  • Country
    Latvia
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
208,550.00
56.949397724.1051846

Nozaru politikas departaments

  • Town
    Riga
  • Region
    Rīga
  • Country
    Latvia
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
55,575.00
56.949397724.1051846

University of Tartu

  • Town
    Tartu
  • Region
    Lõuna-Eesti
  • Country
    Estonia
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
190,580.00
58.39564534999999526.630885501668523

Tartu City Government

  • Town
    Tartu
  • Region
    Lõuna-Eesti
  • Country
    Estonia
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
48,675.00
57.850866127.0009964

Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences

  • Town
    Seinäjoki
  • Region
    Etelä-Pohjanmaa
  • Country
    Finland
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
332,080.00
62.795410422.8442015

University of Oulu

  • Town
    Oulu
  • Region
    Pohjois-Pohjanmaa
  • Country
    Finland
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
302,980.00
65.011873425.4716809

RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB

  • Town
    Hudiksvall
  • Region
    Gävleborgs län
  • Country
    Sweden
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
288,267.50
61.728160717.105575

Umeå University

  • Town
    Umeå
  • Region
    Västerbottens län
  • Country
    Sweden
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
288,700.00
63.825656820.2630745

DIGITALNORWAY

  • Town
    Oslo
  • Region
    Oslo
  • Country
    Norway
Approximate total partner budget in EUR
400,000.00
59.913330110.7389701