I4MS Talk: How can SMEs take full advantage of digitalisation?mportales
An I4MS Talk with experts’ panel discussion and Working Group meeting for best practices in SME’s digital transformation
Digital transformation is a priority for all European stakeholders, especially SMEs. The COVID-19 pandemic has only highlighted the need for automation and digitalisation of various aspects within the manufacturing businesses to gain resilience. The deployment of digital technologies, and the necessary digital skills for all the EU workforce as well as key digital infrastructures, require from public and private investment.
SMEs need to be supported to succeed in the digital transformation journey, therefore the I4MS Talk will explore challenges and mechanisms to support manufacturing SMEs enabling them to take full advantages of digitalisation. Participants will not only get to know the policy suggestions but find out real life examples of successful digital transformation of some of the Europe’s most innovative SMEs.
The second part of the event will take a form of I4MS Working Group meeting. The Working Group session will be focused on the barriers for SMEs to access to funding opportunities for digital transformation as well as the potential solutions and conditions needed to support manufacturing SMEs. The participants will work together and exchange experiences and good practices.
Participants will get a chance to co-create a set of operative practical recommendations to encourage other SMEs to embark in their digital transformation.