What is the Digital Innovation Hub Slovenia (DIH Slovenia)?

DIH Slovenia enables digital transformation on the principle of one-stop-shop, in Slovenia and beyond. Raises awareness and provides services for the growth of digital competences, exchange of digital experiences and examples of good practice at local, regional and international level; proposes to the government and provides access to data to promote entrepreneurship.

Vision of DIH Slovenia

DIH Slovenia is a central national point for providing, connecting and supporting business and technological knowledge, technologies, experimental and pilot environments, best practices, methodologies and other activities necessary to enable Slovenian industry to build digital competencies, model innovations and processes; support their digital transformation and raise their competitive advantages based on digitalisation.

Cross-sectoral and multidisciplinary partnerships (universities, research and business institutions, businesses, ICT providers and business support organizations) are building an ecosystem to sustainably support this vision in the short and long term.


Operation DIE-DIHSLOVENIA-2019-2023 is co-financed by the Republic of Slovenia and the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

The operation is implemented within the "Operational Program for the Implementation of European Cohesion Policy in the period 2014 - 2020", priority axis: "3 Dynamic and competitive entrepreneurship for green economic growth"; Priority investments: "3.1 Promoting entrepreneurship, in particular by making it easier to exploit new ideas in the economy and to promote the creation of new businesses, including through business incubators"; specific objective: "3.1.2 Increasing the added value of SMEs".

The investment is co-financed by the Republic of Slovenia and the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund.

Ministry of Economic Development and Technology
Evropska unija
I fell Slovenia

Purpose of the operation

The purpose of the operation is to finance the implementation of free services for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the field of digitalization and Industry 4.0, implemented by the DIH Slovenia with the aim of increasing the added value of SMEs. By carrying out activities, we create balanced software support for raising digital competencies and digital transformation of SMEs, and thus contribute to:

  • overcoming barriers to digital transformation;
  • raising the digital economy index in Slovenia;
  • increasing the number of companies involved in global value chains;
  • raising the competitiveness of the Slovenian economy.

The goal of the operation

The aim of the operation is to become a national point for digitization and digital transformation, more specifically through the following activities:

Establishing a digital ecosystem

Direct SME support (mentoring)

Integration at national and EU level

Promotion of digitalization

DIH Slovenia operates on the principle of equal opportunities, non-discrimination and equal treatment of women and men in employment, professional work and project implementation.

Diverse ecosystem

DIH Slovenia's key strategic partners come from the specialization platform S4 Smart Factory Cluster, ICT Horizontal Network (SRIP PMiS), industry (members of the above-mentioned smart factories, TECOS), Universities (University of Ljubljana, University of Maribor) as the largest research organization in Slovenia, support environment for SMEs (Association for Informatics and Telecommunications, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia), Technology Park Ljubljana (connecting SMEs and several research institutes for innovation), Smart Factory Cluster, Wood Cluster, IIBA Slovenia and others.

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