The Elbfabrik of the Fraunhofer IFF uses its deep regional roots and its anchoring in a strong regional network as a central hub for digitalization activities in Saxony-Anhalt.
Material Support – for relevant initiatives in the regions
Own Initiatives – for strengthening ties between different stakeholders
EU-Wide Network – for companies to access competences in other regions
In 2018 the Elbfabrik was named the European Digital Innovation Hub in Saxony-Anhalt. With the DIHs, the European Commission created a network of competence centres to assist companies with the digital transformation. They are intended to be the first point of contact, especially for SMEs, and provide opportunities to experiment with the new technologies.
The Elbfabrik of the Fraunhofer IFF is involved in the Pan-European network of Digital Innovation Hubs, where companies can access competences and facilities not available in the DIH of their region. This network will lead to knowledge transfer between regions and will be the basis for economies of scale and investments in the hubs.
We are a one-stop-shop for SMEs, startups and mid-caps to get access to technology-testing, financing advice, market intelligence and networking opportunities.