PTCentroDiH was recognized by the Portuguese Government as a Digital Innovation Hub, allowing its candidacy to be recognized as EDiH (European Digital Innovation Hub). PTCentroDiH works as a one-stop shop to promote competitiveness, innovation and territorial cohesion in the Centro Region. Consequently, the regional and capillary nature of PTCentroDiH's activities is also one of the main differentiating factors of the HUB.
In order to ensure its aim of supporting the digital transformation of the stakeholders from the Centro Region of Portugal, the consortium of PTCentroDiH includes the Region’s Clusters, Universities, Polytechnic Institutes, as well some of the leading regional R&D Centres. The consortium of PTCentroDiH is, therefore, in a leading position to identify the main technological needs and demands of the Region’s stakeholders and provide suitable services in “Test before invest”, “Skills and training”, “Support to find investment”, and “Innovation ecosystem and networking”.
In this context, the vast knowledge about the local economic and innovation ecosystem, the close linkages with local stakeholders and the experience in providing this type of services, are a few of the differentiating factors of PTCentroDiH’s consortium.