The workshop’s main objective is to further increase awareness among regional / national policy makers on how DIHs can help SMEs in making the most of digital opportunities in their sector and becoming more resilient and competitive. Moreover, to present to policy makers current funding mechanisms and methodologies to help them reinforce DIHs and the uptake of digital transformation of SMEs in their regions/countries. The above-mentioned objectives will be achieved by:
- Highlighting successful cases of how DIHs can help boosting digitalisation of SMEs including examples of DIHs active in areas related to the COVID19 crisis
- Providing updates on the EC policy initiative of DIHs including information on funding for DIHs and SMEs with special focus on ERDF 2021-2027 and the REACT-EU mechanism
- Introducing the new JRC Practical Handbook & Good Practices for regions on how to support DIHs using a step-by-step methodology
- Discussing ideas on how to align RIS3 and DIHs in regions and highlight relevant good examples of DIHs
Deadline for registration is 27th of September. Registration and more information here. General information about the session can be found here.