DIH² – We accelerate factories through robotics


DIH² believes in the power of robotics to transform the agility of manufacturing in Small and Medium-sized Enterprizes (SMEs) and drive economic growth across the European Union. Our role is to facilitate the connections that will enable agile production in factories where speed and versatility are essential to satisfy customer demand.


The DIH² project is funded by Horizon 2020 – the European Union research and innovation programme tasked with bringing great ideas from lab to market. The programme is at the heart of the Europe 2020 strategy which aims to achieve smart, sustainable and inclusive economic growth for the future of Europe.

The DIH² vision is to build a sustainable pan-European network to facilitate and accelerate the knowledge and technology exchange among robotics Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs). The DIHs will facilitate the uptake of the latest robotic technologies across the European Union in the field of Agile Production.

Our Aims and Objectives

  • Enhance the cost effectiveness of advanced robotics solutions
  • Drive growth of the robotics market
  • Generate innovation that maximises productivity and optimises agility in over 300,000 Manufacturing Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) and Mid-Caps across the European Union.

DIH² is a network of 26 European Digital Innovation Hubs. Our objective is to grow this network to over 170 DIHs by 2022.

CyRIC is the local partner of DIH² in Cyprus as the coordinator of the Cyprus Digital Innovation Hub, CyDI-Hub. CyRIC will disseminate the project results and open calls in the local manufacturing community and will support Cypriot manufacturing companies to prepare their proposals.