Public Funding


Horizon 2020


Boosting Widening Digital Innovation Hubs (BOWI) is a project funded by the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the European Union.  BOWI aims to support Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs), SMEs, and Midcaps by facilitating the access and uptake of Smart Anything Everywhere (SAE) and ICT for Manufacturing SMEs (I4MS) technologies in underrepresented regions.

BOWI Open Call 3 will distribute up to €2.16 M among 36 SMEs and Mid-caps from the 9 regions described below, to develop their experiments. Additionally, up to €300,000 (€15,000 per experiment) will be made available in the form of a voucher among 20 experiments from particular regions.

What are the benefits? 

  • Technical support from local widening hub
  • Business mentoring from local widening hub
  • Guidelines and support from Mature Hub: from the BOWI partners Mature Hub; from BOWI validated Mature Hubs via vouchers
  • Access to specific facilities and infrastructure
  • Media exposure

To do what? 

SMEs and Midcaps can be focused both on a product or a manufacturing process. The experiments should address the application of at least one of the following technology areas:

  • Low energy computing powering CPS
  • Cyber-physical and embedded systems
  • Internet of things
  • Flexible and Wearable Electronics
  • Organic and Large Area Electronics
  • Advanced or High-performance computing
  • Robotics for manufacturing
  • Additive manufacturing technologies
  • Modelling and simulation
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • CPS for manufacturing
  • Cloud computing
  • Digital twins, data sharing, autonomous factories

Maximum funding amount


More information and application HERE

You are advised to contact your local widening hub for further information and support. The hub for Lithuania is Sunrise Valley Digital Innovation Hub.

Deadline for Applications: 2022-02-16