Smart Attica Digital Innovation Hub


The European Digital Innovation Hub of Greece
for Artificial Intelligence in the Attica region

The Vision

Smart Attica Digital Innovation Hub (DIH) is a Greek European Digital Innovation Hub (EDIH) for Artificial Intelligence.
The hub will operate in three critical business sectors of the Greek economy: Energy & Environment, Supply chain & Mobility, Culture & Tourism, in the Attica region.
It focuses on the digital transformation of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and public sector organisations and aims to advance their digital maturity.

Innovation Services

The EDIH will offer four types of innovation services in the following categories: a) test before invest, b) innovation ecosystem and networking opportunities, c) skills and training and d) support to find investment. Smart Attica will provide the appropriate framework and expert guidance to the organisations, allowing them to apply new tools and innovative business models and assess the technical and business potential of their concepts.

Expertise

Smart Attica services will build upon the Hub's expertise on Artificial Intelligence, supported by the HPC & Cybersecurity partnership's know-how. The services will integrate the human-centric, ethics-by-design European AI vision and infuse resilience and sustainability considerations across service provision.

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

High-performance Computing (HPC)

Cybersecurity

Application Areas

Energy & Environment

Αiming at the optimum use of natural resources & the environmental impact

As Attica is lagging behind other regions in Europe in the use of natural resources, waste management, energy efficiency & cyclical economy, the Hub will coordinate efforts of the private & public sectors to advance the deployment of innovative AI & digital solutions for optimisation & minimise the impact to the environment.

Supply chain & Mobility

Focusing on the design of efficient & innovative end-to-end smart supply chain

The intense activity of Greece & Attica, along with the strong dependence of various sectors on the supply chain operation & efficiency, poses a strong need for implementing & actuating highly innovative, cross-sector analytics & AI solutions, respecting urban mobility & transportation constraints.

Culture & Tourism

Addressing the digital empowerment of citizens’ & visitors’ experience

There is a need to upscale all digital services provided to citizens & visitors, taking advantage of advanced technologies so as to offer high quality experience, apps, virtual tours, onsite digital aids, etc. New forms of creation, production, distribution, access & participation, empowered by innovative business models, that can boost significantly the entire sector.

Impact

Accelerate the digital transformation of SMEs & public sector organisations in the Attica region/ Increase digital maturity of the region

Enhance SMEs competitiveness locally & across the EU

Contribute to the digital transformation at a national level / Replicate successful pilots to other regions that the Hub has establishments

Enhance the position of Attica & Greece in the context of Digital Transformation

Enhance the Environmental Transformation of companies, public organisations & territories in Attica & Greece

Consortium Partners

National Centre for Scientific Research Demokritos
Athens University of Economics & Business
National Technical University of Athens
Institute of Communication and Computer Systems
Athena Research Center
National Documentation Centre
National Infrastructures for Research & Technology (GRNET)
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
National Bank of Greece
Found.ation
Hellenic Corporation of Assets and Participations
Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV)
Onassis Foundation
Hellenic Chamber of Hotels
Athens Development & Destination Management Agency
Uni.Fund Venture Capital Management Company
Regional Development Fund of Attica

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