BEST-DIH | Boosting European DIH Success Through a new funding mix approach

BEST-DIH | Boosting European DIH Success Through a new funding mix approach

Digitalisation, as an innovation enabler, has a proven impact on economy and society by improving productivity, quality of life and boosting access to knowledge and public services. New business models and employment patterns are emerging thanks to digital transformation. Digital technologies have the potential to reshape entire industries and value chains and to enable smaller, innovative and dynamic businesses to develop and bring faster to market innovative products and services, thus increasing their competitiveness. Despite the progress, however, SMEs in the EU do not appear to reap all the benefits digitalisation has to offer when compared to larger enterprises and the level of digitalisation in European SMEs remains highly uneven per country, sector or size.

The overall objective of the project is to improve the implementation of regional development policies in the field of digital transformation, thanks to the increased institutional capacities of the consortium partners. The implementation of these policies will take into account the key role that DIHs and EDIHs can play and ensure the coordinated delivery of funding between different administration levels


  • Galicia innovation Agency (SPAIN), lead partner
  • Pannon Business Network Association (Hungary)
  • Province of Overijssel (Netherlands)
  • Council of Tampere Region (Finland)
  • ART-ER Joint Stock Consortium Company (Italy)
  • West Romania Regional Development Agency (Romania)


  • Alleanza Cooperative Italiane
  • CNA 
  • Competence Center BI-REX
  • Confartigianato
  • Confcommercio
  • Confesercenti
  • Confindustria
  • DG Knowledge, Research, Labour, Enterprises - Emilia-Romagna Region
  • Unioncamere

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Start/End date:
01/09/2022 - 31/08/2026 (51 months mesi)

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Lucia Mazzoni
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