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SIX Manufacturing EDIH

Sustainable Industry X (SIX) Manufacturing EDIH ensures the future competitiveness of manufacturing companies and maximum benefit of local, national, and European tools and know-how.

 

As a service centre, SIX Manufacturing EDIH unifies development capabilities, infrastructures and services leading manufacturing SMEs forward on a digitalization path in an industry-driven way. Building on Sustainable Industry X (SIX) initiative, the EDIH has close collaboration links to different networks and ecosystems as well as agendas, projects and investment plans.


The SIX Manufacturing EDIH network consists of Finland's most advanced manufacturing and digitization expertise, infrastructures, & ecosystems. SIX Manufacturing EDIH is an open platform, welcoming new collaborators, to make sustainable manufacturing the cornerstone of our wellbeing.

AI & Analytics
Data sharing &
cyber security
Advanced
manufacturing
technologies
PRODUCTIVITY & COMPETITIVENESS
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DATA UTILIZATION & NEW BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
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CARBON NEUTRALITY & CIRCULAR ECONOMY
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SIX Manufacturing EDIH gathers the very best Finnish manufacturing and digitalization companies, ecosystems and existing national DIHs (e.g. SMACC, IoT Compass Hub, Rural DIH) for co-creation. ​

SIX Manufacturing EDIH connects to European actors to share competences, results and best practices for the benefit of the entire European manufacturing industry.​

SIX Manufacturing EDIH is an open scalable platform, welcoming new collaborators, to make sustainable manufacturing the cornerstone of European wellbeing.

SIX Manufacturing EDIH will elevate the digital and green transition of the Finnish industry as a one-stop-shop, unifying services, development capabilities, and infrastructures of Finnish top research, education, and ecosystem actors, and leading manufacturing SMEs forward on a digitalization journey offering a seamless, supported journey.

Finally, SIX Manufacturing EDIH focuses on developing a sustainable and iterative operational model, ensuring the continuation of the services and activities.

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Services

Test Before Invest services

Test before Invest services create a continuum for manufacturing SMEs to grow. To maximize impact and answer to each customer’s specific needs, the services are technology independent. Service packages are designed to create a frame and the content is built from suitable technologies.

The services include:

 
  • Emerging technology introductions: E.g.,. DeepDives, workshops in the field of emerging technologies)
  • TBI requirements and business case analysis
  • Knowledge and technology transfer (computer-aided technology pilots)
  • Testing and experimentation services (small-scale demonstration)
  • Large-scale use case demonstrations (Sustainability, Robotics, AI, Cyber security, and Discrete manufacturing use-cases)

Skills & Training services

Skills & Training services will offer a variety of courses targeted to elevate the skills essential for twin transition such as robotics, programming, and sustainability assessment in business.

The activities are targeted at individuals with different skills level, starting from non-existent to advanced, creating a continuum to increase the skills level step-by-step. Further, partly the educational activities are designed to cover the aspects of how the SMEs could use emerging, green technologies to improve their core business.
 
The services include:
 
  • Basic level courses
  • Intermediate level courses
  • Advanced level courses
  • Training incubator

Innovation ecosystem

Access to funding services

Innovation ecosystem and access to funding services: To boost the uptake of tested advanced manufacturing technologies, SIX Manufacturing EDIH offers a variety of ecosystem and access to funding services. SIX Manufacturing EDIH helps in finding a service provider from its network and introducing suitable funding mechanisms to upscale or to develop the solutions even further.

The services offered in the innovation ecosystem and access to funding include:

 
  • Matchmaking
  • Investment preparation workshop
  • Investment preparation clinic

Check out the infrastructures available for manufacturing SMEs to test before invest

 
International collaboration at the reach of Finnish SME's
SIX Manufacturing EDIH has formed partnerships with the leading European Digital Innovation Hub candidates to boost the Finnish manufacturing SMEs’ access to European networks, services, funding, and infrastructures. International collaboration is at the core of SIX Manufacturing EDIH’s operations, facilitating the mission of supercharging the industry performance and sustainable growth.

SIX Manufacturing EDIH is part of EDIH Manufacturing Network (EDIH4Manu), which is an informal multi-country, interregional, systematic, open collaboration network of 25 EDIH candidates, integrating more than 25+ regions from 15 countries sharing a Smart Specialisation in manufacturing.

The mission of EDIH4Manu network is leading digital and sustainable transformation of EU manufacturing SMEs through a bouquet of complementary, interoperable, and composable services. The EDIH4Manu network leverages activities and achievements of existing interregional initiatives supporting manufacturing SMEs digital transformation (e.g., Smart Specialisation Platform) and all have been cooperating in several Horizon 2020 funded projects to create and support EDIH capacity building within Smart Anything Everywhere (SAE) and I4MS initiatives, in supporting the digital transformation of SMEs with different EDIH oriented services (e.g. test before invest, training and skills development, ecosystem building and business development/funding).

 

EDIH4Manu’s unique selling points are:

 

1. Cross-regional capillarity, connecting the most competitive EU industrial regions.

 

2. Community building and knowledge exchange, building on Digital Transformation Accelerator’s tools to share ideas, methodologies, enhance capacity building for a continuous improvement

 

3. Complementary service portfolio, to support manufacturing digital green transformation of EDIH customers, building on each EDIH sectoral and technology focus

 

4. Access to pan-European value chain, engaging local SMEs in-European supply chain, sharing knowledge, and composing service journeys for more complex needs. For this purpose, EDIH4Manu will leverage synergies with European EDIHs, EU projects, and the above-mentioned interregional network.

 

EDIH4Manu current members (initiation phase):

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EDIH
Lombardia
Lombardy, Italy
Coordinated by
MADECompetence
Center I4.0
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Digitalis
Flanders, Belgium
Coordinated by
Flanders Make
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DIH4CAT
Catalonia, Spain
Coordinated by
ACCIÓ - Agència
per la Competitivitat
de l'Empresa
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CIDIHUB
Canary Islands
Digital
Innovation
Hub
Canary Islands,
Spain

Coordinated by
Innovalia
Association
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EHUB-WG
Patras, Greece
Coordinated by
Laboratory for
Manufacturing System
& Automation (LMS)
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SIX
Manufacturing
EDIH
Finland
Coordinated by
Tamlink Ltd.
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EDIH
Cassovium
East Slovakia,
Slovakia

Coordinated by
Technical University
of Košice
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Digitization.
Beyond.
BW
Baden Württemberg,
Germany

Coordinated by Zentrum für
Digitalisierung Landkreis
Böblingen
ZD.BB GmbH
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BDIH
Basque Digital
Innovation Hub
Basque Country,
Spain

Coordinated by
SPRI Agencia Vasca
de Desarrollo
Empresarial
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EDIH
Northern and
Eastern
Bohemia
Northeast Bohemia,
Czech Republic

Coordinated by ARR
- Agentura regionálního
rozvoje, spol. sr.o
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EDIH SNL
South Netherland,
Netherland

Coordinated by
Stichting
EDIH ZNL
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PRODUTECH
DIH
Portugal
Coordinated by
PRODUTECH –
Associação para
as Tecnologias
de Produção
Sustentável
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AddSmart

North Denmark,
Denmark

Coordinated by
Business Hub
Northern
Denmark
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EDIH
Digital
Innovations

for Bavarian
Industries
North and
Southwest Bavaria,
Germany

Coordinated by Bayern
Innovativ
GmbH
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DIHGIGAL
Galicia, Spain
Coordinated by
Ceaga-Fundación
Cluster de la
Automoción
de Galicia
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EDIH
DIGIHALL
Île de France,
France

Coordinated by
CEA
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POLY-
TRONICS
Auvergne Rhone
Alpes, Bourgogne
Franche Comté,
Centre Val de Loire,
France

Coordinated by
Polymeris
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NEURAL
Veneto, Italy
coordinated by
SMACT
Competence
Center
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EXPAND
Piedmont, Italy
Coordinated by
CIM4.0
Competence
Center
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ShiftLabs
Stockholm,
West Sweden
East Middle Sweden,
Sweden

Coordinated
by Mälardalen
University
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EDIH
Rheinland
Rheinland, Germany
Coordinated by
Laboratory for Machine
Tools and Production
Engineering (WZL) of
RWTH Aachen University
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Hub4Industry
Małopolska,
Podkarpacie,
Świętokrzyskie, Poland

Coordinated by
Krakowski Park
Technologiczny
sp. z o.o.
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EDIH
Ostrava
Moravian-Silesian
Region, Czech Republic

Coordinated by
VSB – Technical
University of
Ostrava
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WalHub
Walloon, Belgium
Coordinated by
AGORIA
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Artificial
Intelligence
EDIH
Hungary
Coordinated by
Digital Success
Nonprofit Ltd.
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Estonia
Coordinated by
Tallinna
Tehnikaulikool
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Navarra, Spain
Coordinated by
ADItech Foundation
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EDIH
AICS
Germany
Coordinated by
DIZ Digitales
Innovationszentrum
GmbH
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EDIH-ON
Eastern and
Northern Hesse, Germany

Coordinated by
Regionalmanagement
Nordhessen GmbH
In addition, SIX Manufacturing EDIH has formed point-to-point partnerships with complementary EDIH candidates from all around Europe.

Point-to-point partnerships include:


 

Supporting Companies

The SIX Manufacturing EDIH introduction video

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Contact us

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Harri Nieminen

Head of SIX Initiative

VTT

harri.nieminen@vtt.fi

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Heini Wallander

Senior Business Advisor

Business Tampere

heini.wallander@businesstampere.fi

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Jutta Kannisto

Project Manager

Tamlink Ltd.

jutta.kannisto@tamlink.fi 

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Riikka Virkkunen

Professor of Practice

VTT

riikka.virkkunen@vtt.fi