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Prof. Dr. Rainer Leupers
Faculty / Institution:
Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Industrial Leadership
Project duration:
01.01.2020 to 30.06.2023
EU contribution:
7.863.731,25 euros
  EU flag This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 873155.  


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