Catalonia's Digital
Innovation Hub

Connecting 7 strategic technological areas: Artificial Intelligence, Supercomputing, Cybersecurity, Smart Connectivity, Additive Manufacturing and 3D Print, Robotics and advanced manufacturing and Photonics.

Awareness-raising actions, knowledge, infrastructure and advanced services to accelerate the digital transformation of SMEs, industry and public administrations

DIH4CAT is set up following the model of Digital Innovation Hubs established by the European Commission and is configured as a networked service community through which industry and public administrations can access a set of services, infrastructure and technological and non-technological abilities and solutions to promote its digital and technological transformation, acting in turn as an advanced connector between supply and demand across Catalonia.
Connection with innovative ecosystems internationally

DIH4CAT works as a dynamic community integrating agents with capabilities in digital technologies and industry 4.0 and complements their skills and knowledge through its regional and international interconnection with other DIHs and innovative ecosystems domestically and internationally.

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7 technological areas of action

The technological areas of DIH4CAT are made up of different Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs) specialized in the following advanced technologies. They are coordinated by benchmark competence centres in Catalonia
These technological areas have great weight in Catalonia and a significant critical mass in terms of capabilities and available technological offer.
Artificial Intelligence
Smart Connectivity
Additive manufacturing and 3D Print
Robotics and advanced manufacturing

Artificial Intelligence

Growing social and business impact
  • Technology and AI research centres
  • Generalitat de Catalunya’s Catalonia.AI Strategy

0 companies

in Catalonia

0 workers

spread throughout the AI value chain

0 M€

in turnover


EU infrastructure of excellence
  • Mare Nostrum 4

    one of the most powerful supercomputers in Europe

  • 13,7


  • 13,700 trillion

    operations per second

  • BSC research centre

    Barcelona Supercompunting Centre


Emerging key technology in Catalonia
  • Cybersecurity Agency of Catalonia
  • Generalitat de Catalunya’s 2019-2022 Cybersecurity Strategy
356 companies

specialized in cybersecurity in Catalonia

6,100 workers

in turnover

Smart Connectivity

Catalonia, 5G pole of attraction

5G Installation Strategyin Catalonia

5G Med Corridor

38 specialised companies

in Smart Connectivity

150 workers

in 5G technology jobs

251 IoT companies

with 3,188 workers

Additive manufacturing
3D Print

Leading European hub
  • HP worldwide R&D centre
  • Research centres: Eurecat, Leitat, Fundació CIM, IAM3dhUB
  • Entrepreneurial incubation services, Fablabs
118 specialised companies
1,300 jobs
325M€ in turnover

Robotics and advanced manufacturing

Manufacturers, facilitating and processing companies in the territory
147 robotics companies

including multinational ones

391 circular economy companies

with 70,419 workers


High critical mass of the sector in Catalonia

with more than 60 laboratories and 9 spin-off companies


of high-value service to the company

Cluster SECPHO

with more than 10 partners


Consortium legal representative

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Founders of DIH4CAT