Digital Innovation Hub North

DIH North was founded by three partners Technology park Varaždin, Technology Innovation Centre Medjimurje and ENTER Koprivnica.

DIH is one – stop – shop for everyone working in creative industries who wants to grow, internationalize their business and are all aware that this will not be possible without digitalisation of business as key factor. The main perequisite for DIH North establishing was to achieve competitiveness of the SMEs through coolaboration with different stakeholders such as industry, universities, research and technology organizations, chamber of commerce, cluster organizations, development agencies, regional governments… Three partners are determined to pursue, in accordance with their respective competences, each in their city area and through joint actions on national level to grow and promote the SMEs business.

Therefore, three of DIH North's partners cooperate in the way that Varaždin Technology Park stimulates the cooperation of its IT companies with the industries in Koprivnica and Čakovec. Varaždin the largest center in the region gather, map and include IT SMEs of the region, Koprivnica and Čakovec provide them with information on the needs of the industry through various trainings and mentoring. Koprivnica is in charge of detecting the needs of the food industry, and Čakovec is in charge of detecting the needs of the metal industry. Varaždin is in charge for creative and IT industries. Activities of the DIH are directed towards food industry, and Incubator of creative industries in Koprivnica serves as a provider of infrastructure and technology. Establishing partners of DIH North have strong connections with different types of stakeholders and experts who share their specialist knowledge with SMEs.

Technological competences:

  • Internet of Things (e.g. connected devices, sensors and actuators networks)
  • Simulation and modelling
  • Additive manufacturing (3D printing)
  • ICT management, logistics and business systems
  • Internet services (e.g. web development, web production, design, networking, and e-commerce)