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Prof. Dr. Rainer Leupers
Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Industrial Leadership
Project duration:
01.01.2020 to 30.06.2023
EU contribution:
7.863.731,25 euros


Boosting Widening Digital Innovation Hubs


In recent years, there has been a growing demand for digital innovation hubs. Moreover, there is a demand for digital innovation hubs to increase their capacity to support the uptake of the so-called 'SmartAnythingEverywhere' initatives (SAE/I4MS). Failing to do this, the European industry could be at a major disadvantage. The EU-funded BOWI project aims to develop a digital innovation hub widening network that will support the cooperation of new and old digital innovation hubs. It will strengthen proto-hubs with experiments, facilitate the collaboration between proto-hubs and mature hubs, ensure the sustainability of the BOWI network with its financing model and create the network's community with the participation of proto-hubs, mature hubs, regional stakeholders and investors to bring energetic support for SAE/I4MS technologies.


  • UAB CIVITTA, Lithuania (Coordinator)
  • FundingBox Accelerator Sp. z.o.o., Poland
  • Nederlandse Organisatie voor toegepast-natuurwetenschappelijk onderzoek TNO, Netherlands
  • Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy, Finland
  • Asociatia Transilvania IT, Romania
  • Latvijas Informacijas tehnologiju klasteris, Latvia
  • Západočeské univerzitě v Plzni, Czechia
  • Krakowski Park Technologiczny, Sp. z.o.o., Poland
  • Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet NTNU, Norway
  • Foundation Cluster Information and Communication Technologies, Bulgaria