ICT, Digital and Technological Innovation
Coordinator: V. Wittberg (Members of the Working Group: A. Caforio and V. Warren)
Digital technologies have a strong impact on innovation processes in all sectors of the economy worldwide. They caused transformation in economic and societal areas, through changing the value-chains and businesses processes, connecting people, and exchanging data and information.
The European Union plays an active role in shaping the digital economy, to exploit and benefit from the enormous value and potential digital transformation, and new technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT), robotics and Artificial intelligence (AI) entail.
One the ground-breaking policies of the EU is the Digital Europe Programme (2021-2027) dedicated to support the digital transformation in the Member States and to improve Europe´s competitiveness by boosting innovation and investments, fostering digital champions and business digitalisation, reducing digital divides, and building strategic digital capacities.
Impact at EU level
Taking the policies and programmes of the European Union into consideration different target groups will be affected by the digital transformation and the resulting innovations:
• Educational sector: School, VET, HEI
• Business sector
• Citizens / Civil society
• Government and administration
Relevant EU projects
SMEART: Knowledge alliances for upskilling Europe´s SMEs to meet challenges of Smart Engineering
Knowledge alliances for upskilling Europe´s SMEs to meet challenges of Smart Engineering (SMEART): http://www.smeart.eu/
Project aim: The SMeART project seeks to support engineering SMEs in Europe in becoming ‘smart’: We want to bring together the recent research findings in the field of Smart Engineering and the practical know-how of small and medium-sized manufacturing enterprises to tackle jointly the related challenges.
DigiFind: Enhance Adult Learners Digital Skills for Furniture Industry
DigiFind: Enhance Adult Learners Digital Skills for Furniture Industry: http://digifind.unwe.bg/
Project aim: is to enable the adult trainers with professional training for teaching Digital skills in a more efficient way. This further training will be using ICT based instruments, as a precondition to improve Digital skills and to support low-skilled adults to be more employable and socially integrated.
Researches and Studies in the field
1. Digital Europe Programme (2021-2028):
2. Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs) in Europe:
3. Digital Innovation Hubs: helping companies across the economy make the most of digital opportunities:
4. Digitising European Industry:
5. Digital Single Market: