European Digital Industry Alliance (DIA)

SCS Cluster is coordinator of DIA – European Digital Industry Alliance project.

The main objective of the project is to build-up a partnership of world leading clusters to configure a “European Strategic Cluster Partnership – Going International” focused on internationalization of digital technologies applied to manufacturing and industry (also called “Industry 4.0”). This European Strategic Cluster Partnership (ESCP-4i) will lead clusters to increase their competitiveness and innovation potential for internationalization with a European coherence, fostering international cooperation among SMEs, and enhance innovation. The global value chain will be structured around an innovative transnational collaborative approach focused on cross-sectoral collaboration to commercialize the different technologies, product and services jointly in the field of digital technologies applied to manufacturing and industry developed by the clusters (and their SMEs) in international markets that will be identified in the project.

The project will provide a better understanding of the most effective ways to improvecross-sectoral collaboration between clusters at a European interregional level in order todevelop and commercialize frontline innovations internationally. Besides, although focused on digital technology in the manufacturing field, the universality of the method will allow developing other global value chain with other regions and in other technology domains, a very useful approach to build-up regional smart specialization strategies.


Events :


  • 13th September 2018, Torino – MESAP Study Visit – More Informations HERE
  • 14th September 2018, Torino – International Networking towards Digital Industries – More Informations HERE
  • 14th May 2019, Gardanne – Workshop during IoT Event – More Informations HERE
  • 25-27 September 2019, Eskilstuna, Sweden – MITC Study Visit
  • October 29th, 2019 Barcelona – Conference “Digital Industry: disruptive solutions to shape the future of SMEs” during IoTSWC 2019 – More informations HERE



Project details :


  • Programm  : COSME
  • Duration : 1/12/2017 till 1/12/2019
  • Coordinator : SCS Cluster


Partnership :



Communication :


  1. Official Website  HERE
  2. Digital Industry Alliance (DIA) Newsletter July 2018 –  HERE
  3. Digital Industry Alliance (DIA) Newsletter July 2018 –  HERE


Contact :


Marielle Campanella – marielle.campanella@pole-scs.org


The DIA project has received funding from the European Union’s Cosme  programme under grant agreement n° 783390