Digital Innovation Forum

  • Ciberseguridad
  • Conectividad inteligente
  • Fabricación aditiva e impresión 3D
  • Fabricación avanzada y robótica
  • Fotónica
  • Inteligencia artificial
  • Servicios Transversales
  • Supercomputación
  • Tuesday 11 June 2024 From 5:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

The adoption of emerging technologies by companies has the potential to improve their products, services and competitiveness. However, despite these potential benefits, not all companies, and especially small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), have the capacity to transform themselves by incorporating advanced digital technologies. In 2023, three out of five European SMEs reached a basic level of digitization, according to Eurostat data. However, only a small percentage of companies successfully adopted emerging technologies (for example, only 5% of EU SMEs used 3D printing and only 6% used robots).

What can we do to enable more SMEs to accelerate their innovation cycle? As one of the European Digital Innovation Hubs, the European DIH4CAT project aims to drive the digital transformation of SMEs through open innovation. Join us and discover:

  • How to create and scale a successful open innovation strategy in your SME.
  • How to innovate with deep-tech entrepreneurs.
  • Interesting cutting-edge technologies for your business.
  • Resources provided by DIH4CAT to test these technologies in your company.


  • 17:00 - 17:30


  • 17:30 - 17:35

    Presentation of the DIH4CAT project

    Josemaria Siota, Executive Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (IESE Business School)

  • 17:35 - 18:05

    Companies adopting emerging technologies through open innovation

  • 18:05 - 18:35

    Startups and spin-offs innovating hand in hand with emerging technology companies

  • 18:35 - 19:05

    Corporations innovating together in open innovation ecosystems

  • 19:05 - 19:10

    Closure of the Forum

    Prof. Mª Julia Prats, Academic Director, Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (IESE Business School)

  • 19:10 - 19:45

    Cocktail and networking