ICT 2018 Conference: workshop by I4MS and SAE on cascade funding
In the frame of ICT2018 Conference, I4MS and SAE Initiatives are holding a workshop called “From experiment to market: SAE & I4MS support in cascade funding projects”, on December, 5th, 2018, at Austria Center Vienna (room 2.15), from 16:30-17:15 h.
The workshop, powered by FundingBox, will include a presentation of both initiatives and an overview of the new calls of the current projects under their umbrellas.
Interactive working groups’ sessions will follow to introduce some best practices on this type of supporting programs and discuss how to improve customer support beyond funding, the initiatives’ service offerings and the cascade funding processes.
Also, the role that the Coordination and Support Actions can play in this type of supporting programs, taking care of some transversal activities that can add value to the Innovation Actions (IAs) and the beneficiaries themselves, will be discussed.
I4MS and SAE are initiatives that support SMEs and midcaps in their digital transformation through cascade funding (also known as Financial Support to Third Parties – FSTP-) but they also coordinate a group of projects with sophisticated knowledge on how to support customers beyond funding. Both initiatives will be present at stand number INNO16 in the area of Innovation & Startups Village (ACV Level 1), to disseminate the role of Digital Innovation Hubs to substantially grow the digitisation ecosystem.
Digital Innovation Hubs are a core part of such a groups and initiatives and, within ICT 2018 Conference, there will be some more sessions to learn more about the network of DIHs and on the Smart Manufacturing domain.