Catalysing digitisation of European SMEs (Smart4Europe2)
A central aim of the European Commission with respect to digitisation is to ‘ensure that any industry in Europe, big or small, wherever situation and in any sector can fully benefit from digital innovations to upgrade its products, improve its processes and adapt its business models to digital change. To achieve this, the initiative ‘Smart Anything Everywhere’ (SAE Initiative) was coined as an umbrella for a growing number of projects focusing on different technology domains and positions in the innovation cycle to demonstrate best practice in technology transfer to European SMEs.
Smart4Europe2 will strategically engage with and synchronise the various stakeholders from industry, academia, national and European programmes, projects, partnerships, training providers and investors to put in place a sustainable network of Digital Innovation Hubs (DIH) that supports European excellence and technology transfer. The project will also support the efforts by establishing and promoting enabling services for consolidating the Smart Anything Everywhere (SAE) network, as well as growing and multiplying impact through ecosystem collaboration.
Steinbeis Europa Zentrum is responsible for:
- Project coordination
- Event management
- Network activities
Project name acronym: Smart4Europe2
Duration: 01/2020 – 12/2021
Funding for the whole project all partners: 1 Mio EUR
Participating countries: Germany, France, Italy, Netherlands, Hungary