DIH-HERO awarded with a top-up budget of €3.5M by the European Comission

Jul 05, 2021

The European Commission has awarded a top-up budget of €3.5M to the existing H2020 Innovation Action: Digital Innovation Hubs in Healthcare Robotics as part of the EU response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Given the objective of DIH-HERO, to accelerate robotics innovation in healthcare across Europe and the extensive expertise of the network concerning healthcare robotics, the Commission considered DIH-HERO as the best candidate to accelerate the innovation and clinical deployment of robotic technology solutions.

“We are looking forward to investing the top-up budget to bring a measure of innovation and excellence to establish sustainable robotic solutions with creativity and energy, along with zeal and drive for progress.”

Dr. Françoise J. Siepel (Coordination DIH-HERO) 


DIH-HERO is an independent platform, which connects multiple Digital Innovation Hubs for healthcare robotics across Europe to create a sustaining network for all those who are active in the healthcare robotics sector. The platform is aimed to significantly leverage added value throughout the entire value chain in the healthcare ecosystem, by sharing knowledge, connecting the right stakeholders, stimulating tailored investments and enable SMEs to develop global reach. In addition, the pan-European network provides various services concerning technology, business capital and incubation, training and education, certification and go-to-market, testing facilities and test centres as well as innovation coaching and funding through open calls.

Read more at the DIH-HERO website!

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