CARSA is a leading Spanish strategic innovation and technology management consultancy with over 35 years of experience in managing, evaluating and performing research and innovation activities in projects, contracts, and studies for public authorities and within European and national frameworks.
CARSA is a key player in the DIH ecosystem as project coordinator of DTA (Digital Transformation Accelerator), DIH-World (Accelerating the implementation and maturity of DIHs to benefit the digitization of European SMEs) and DIHELP (DIH Enhanced Learning Programme) as well as actively contributing to other projects such as such as Network AI DIH, SmartAgriHub, EUHubs4Data and AI REGIO.
In addition to the above projects, CARSA has participated in other important initiatives as core partners such as the I4MS-Growth project - which aims to expand the digital innovation of manufacturing SMEs in Europe, and the Digital Transformation Monitor (DTM) - focused on technologies, industries and policies related to digital transformation, as well as the Watify initiative, focusing on the modernisation/transformation of European industry. Finally, CARSA over the years has supported several DIHs in activities such as: development of the service portfolio and definition of collaboration mechanisms.
CARSA will play the role of innovation manager of the project being responsible for:
The design and definition of the Requirements Engineering Methodology for capturing the needs, and requirements, together with the evaluation for AI-driven Industry 5.0 scenarios;
The management of the two waves of AI REDGIO 5.0 Open Calls;
The establishment of (E)DIH Collaboration Corridors for Edge-AI Industry 5.0;
Providing support to the SME-driven experiments coming from the Open Calls.
CARSA will use the AI REDGIO 5.0 project’s outcomes to:
improve services for our clients;
develop the methodologies used and consolidate CARSA as an important player in innovation strategy consultancy;
consolidate its role in the area of innovation and business through a better understanding of market needs and opportunities for the sector; explore new collaboration mechanisms and challenges that DIHs face to create sustainable interregional collaborations.