EU4Digital virtual ICT Innovation networking event on industry digitalisation
On 22 April, a networking event organised by the EU4Digital’s ICT Innovation team introduced the services and networks of leading EU projects and initiatives in support of the development and networking of digital innovation hubs (DIHs). The event also discussed approaches in creating specialised services, business models and capacity building programmes in the Eastern partner countries.
The event brought together representatives of the leading EU organisations in the sector. María Roca, I4MS Project Manager, made an overview of tools available to boost manufacturing SMEs’ competitiveness through digital innovations in her presentation ‘EU initiative ICT Innovation for Manufacturing SMEs’. Those include free access to the I4MS online community with a wide database of experts in smart manufacturing, the brokering system as well as a catalogue of advanced trainings delivered by community members. The speaker looked at common challenges faced by manufacturing enterprises, presented the open calls for SMEs, as well as practical tools supporting the digitalisation of manufacturing SMEs, such as MIDIH and AMable. In addition, Maria Roca introduced the possibility for EaP organisations to become I4MS contact points and benefit from the channelled information support on digitising SMEs.