Digitalisation challenges and opportunities for SMEs and the role of clusters

The next webinar from the series ECCP Expert Talks will take place on Thursday, 20 June 2019 at 16.00 - 17.00 hrs CET and will address the hot topic of digitalisation, which is, without any doubt, key to progress towards a competitive European industrial tissue with strong and competitive SMEs. We wanted to know what role clusters play or should play in supporting the digitalisation of SMEs, to learn more about the challenges these encounter in the process as well as see what is the connection between clusters and Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs).

For this, we invited two experts to share their knowledge with the cluster community and discuss with the audience on these issues:

Katarzyna Koziol, Enterprise and Single Market Adviser at SMEUnited, will address in her contribution not only the challenges faced by SMEs related to digitalisation, but also trends and opportunities.

Frank Bösenberg, Managing Director of Silicon Saxony cluster in Germany, will present the challenges faced by his technology cluster with regard to the uptake of digital technologies and the implementation of the digital transformation (of the region). After a brief overview  of the structure of the cluster, Frank will introduce as well as the German DE-Hub (Digital Hub) Initiative and the connections (synergies) between the two initiatives. Strongly believing that cooperation is a key for success and that this also holds true with regard to innovation, Silicon Saxony developed a new format within the Smart Systems Hub, the “Thingkathon”, that Frank will also introduce as a good practice.

Join us on Thursday, 20 June 2019 between 16.00 – 17.00 hrs CET and learn more.

The webinar is free and open for all ECCP registered users (with personal accounts).
The registration link is here.

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