About Us

The Economic Development Agency of the Principality of Asturias, under the auspices of the Regional Department of Employment, Industry and Tourism, is the main body of the regional Government to foster economic growth and create employment by supporting entrepreneurs and companies.

The Regional Strategy for Smart Specialization, Asturias RIS3, approved in 2014, showcases the strengths and opportunities in the Principality and sets a series of priorities to address in order to improve the business fabric and recover industrial leadership. These include “New models of production” and “Technology for networks,” which bring about the implementation and development of Industry 4.0.

IDEPA, together with the European Business and Innovation Centre, is the organization promoting and structuring this fourth industrial revolution, with the support of the University of Oviedo and the regional network of technological centers and centers supporting Industry 4.0, which includes the IDONIAL, the CTIC Foundation, ASINCAR, CETEMAS, the MetaIndustry4 cluster, the ICT Cluster, Cámara de Comercio de Avilés or the Asturian Federation of Entrepreneurs (FADE), fostering its implementation among Asturian companies.


The main objective of AsDIH is to strengthen the regional economy by stimulating the rapid increase in the digital maturity of the region’s businesses. To achieve this general objective, the following specific strategic objectives are proposed:

  • Accelerate the digitalisation of Asturian companies by making comprehensive digital transformation services available to companies.
  • Promote the decision to invest in digitalisation solutions, as a means to move towards products with greater added value, so that regional companies are more competitive in global markets.
  • Facilitate the adaptation of employees to a digitised working environment, thus contributing to the consolidation of employment, placing the employee at the centre of the digital transformation activity.
  • Strengthen the regional ecosystem of demand and supply of industrial digital transformation services, enhance its commitment to the use of European technologies and contribute to building European digital sovereignty.
  • Promote the use of digital technologies to improve environmental sustainability and the inclusion of circularity in companies’ value chains, thus contributing to their green transition.