The Hub 4.0 for Manufacturing Technologies in the Valencian Community, HUB4.0MANUVAL, was an initiative within the framework of I4MS, created in 2017. It was founded by a group of public and private entities with diverse capabilities in the field of Artificial Intelligence and manufacturing technologies applied to industry.

The Hub is a meeting place where large companies, SMEs and other entities can find resources to create new technological capabilities, management and financing to promote the digitalization and automation of Valencian manufacturing companies.



Bringing the technologies of the digital transformation to manufacturing companies, generating new business models and increasing the global competitiveness of the manufacturing activities carried out in the Valencian Community.



Configure HUB4.0MANUVAL as a network centre of services distributed among its partners, that helps Valencian manufacturing companies in the process of identifying and obtaining the technical, human and financial resources needed to address the digital transformation processes that enable them to adapt to market challenges and strengthen their competitive position.

Strategic goals


Encourage networking actions that consolidate the regional innovation ecosystem while establishing relationships with other DIH with which there are synergies and complementarities


To foster collaborative projects based on open innovation strategies involving Valencian manufacturing companies, together with other key agents in the regional innovation system.


Strengthen the competitive position of the Valencian industry and provide it with highly qualified technical and human resources necessary for the development of technological skills related to robotics, cyber-physical systems (CPS)/IoT, artificial intelligence, and high performance computing systems (HPC).

Training and skills

Improve the technical training and skills development of human resources employed in the manufacturing sector, as a way of taking advantage of the opportunities provided by digitalization y automatization.

Technological specialisation

Recently the explosion of Big Data has driven the development of artificial intelligence in many productive environments apply on the improved calculation algorithms and  the ability to store data on remote servers. Particularly in the manufacturing context, artificial intelligence gives value to the information collected and provides a possibility of flexibility and productivity, helping to provide a response to the challenges posed by the demand for mass customization in industry.

The use of industrial robotic solutions allows to improve the efficiency of production and logistic processes, optimizing operations, reducing time and costs, and increasing production reliability. Manufacturing robots are linked to repetitive tasks, increasing quality and maximum efficiency in material and energy resources. All these efforts are focused on promoting the productivity of workers and operations, to enhance the global competitiveness of the company.

Cybernetic Physical Systems (CPS) are the integration of computing, networks and physical processes, and the Internet of Things consists of connecting “Things”, which can be objects and machines to the Internet. Both relate to the integration of digital capabilities, including network connectivity and computing capacity, with physical devices and systems in the case of industry with productive assets. While CPS integrate computing, storage and communication capabilities that can control and interact with a physical process.  The IoT is considered a subset of the CPS, both are typically connected to each other and also to remote data storage and management services. CPS systems are integrated by sensors with connectivity and by devices linked to the IoT that are capable of generate data to optimize production processes.

High Performance Computing refers to the practice of providing a higher performance analysis to a wider range of data. This type of computing allows complex problems to be analyzed from a scientific, engineering, or business approach, using applications that require high bandwidth, advanced networking and very demanding calculation or data analysis capabilities. The use of HPC has become particularly important with the introduction of multi-core processors, cloud computing or so-called Big Data.

Connection with regional initiatives

The activities promoted by HUB4.0MANUVAL are fully aligned to key regional strategies in support of innovation, digital transformation and the strengthening of the industrial sector.

Among the main strategic references that give direction to the Hub’s activity, the most relevant are the following:


Intelligent Specialization Strategy for Research and Innovation in the Valencian Community

The Intelligent Specialisation Strategy in Research and Innovation is committed to the productive and business focus of the Valencian Community, in areas that are potentially competitive and generate development within a global context.

The axes around which the RIS3 Strategy of the Valencian Community is articulated include Advanced Manufacturing Processes (Axis 3). The objectives contemplated in Axis 3 are fully consistent with the activities promoted by HUB4.0MANUVAL.