Loire Valley Data Hub for Centre-Val de Loire region's digitalisation
In response to the European Call for Projects "European Digital Innovation Hub - EDIH", around ten regional players have built the Loire Valley Data Hub project, led by Dev’Up.
Organised in a consortium, the Loire Valley Data Hub is the one-stop shop in the Centre-Val de Loire region to support the digital transformation of companies working in the key domains of the Regional Innovation Strategy for Intelligent Specialisation (RIS3) of Centre-Val de Loire, as well as the public administrations. It will support them in the exploitation and the enhancement of data, through the mastery of digital technologies (Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity and High-Performance Computing).
The region's key areas are cosmetics, health, environment and agri-food/agriculture, with AgreenTech Valley leading the project in the latter area.
Digital transformation is a major challenge for the competitiveness of regional SMEs, particularly for the above-mentioned key sectors. Indeed, these companies, as well as the public players, are required to manage various types of resources (environmental, plant or animal, or even human). As a result, the exploitation of the data inherent in the management of these resources makes it possible to respond to strong societal and market needs, which are the preservation of the environment, food and health and well-being.
By bringing together regional actors around a common challenge, the EDIH is pooling skills and services to meet the growing needs of companies and public administrations for digital technologies and thus, generate economic, social, and environmental benefits.