Digital Innovation Network


October 2017 -
September 2020

Priority area:
Innovation
1. Innovation 1.3 Non-tech innovation

DIGINNO

The project helps speed up the Baltic Sea region’s transition to a single digital market. Three common challenges are covered: uptake of information and communication technologies in the business sector, innovation and interoperability of public services, and cooperation and coordination of digital policies on the macro-regional level. Industrial small and medium sized enterprises, industry associations and policy makers are enabled to push for a faster uptake of digital solutions.

SUMMARY

The project aims to increase the capacity of policymakers, industry associations and industrial SMEs to enable faster and more efficient uptake of digital solutions both in public and private sector. Some of these target groups are already involved as project partners, but the project aims to address a lot wider range of organizations by including them into project activities or disseminating project’s findings and outputs among them. The challenges these groups face can be tackled through strengthening the macro-regional knowledge base (e.g benchmarking, information sharing, studies), exchange of experience and peer-to-peer learning, designing and piloting transnational digital solutions and conducting policy and regulatory dialog.

The DIGINNO project develops an active cross-sectoral BSR industry digitalization community. Industry 4.0 national and regional communities and networks have an important role in fostering uptake of digital solutions by industrial SMEs and in prioritizing this topic on policy level as well. The aim of industry 4.0 community is to bring together important players from all levels (businesses, associations, universities, public authorities) and sectors (ICT, steal, forestry, etc.) to better understand each-others challenges and find common solutions.

DIGINNO compiles a company digitalization toolkit for SMEs. The aim of developing the Industry 4.0 toolkit is to increase innovation capacity of industrial SMEs by showcasing digitalization opportunities and benefits and providing a practical toolkit to guide them through the process.

The project furthermore show-cases models of government to business cross-border e-services (incl. feasibility analyses and proofs of concept) with recommendations for policy makers for developing better cross-border G2B services. The work of the BSR policy network is to be concluded in a White Paper with policy recommendations for national and EU level. The aim is to inform policymakers and increase awareness among decision makers, ensure commitments from external stakeholders and to ensure long term sustainability of project results.

Budgets

Total
€ 3.51
million
Erdf
€ 2.75
million
Eni + Russia
€ 0.00
million
Norway
€ 0.05
million

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