The DigitaliseSME Final Conference “Digitalisation and Innovation for European SMEs – The project DigitaliseSME” will take place on February 18 2020, from 08.30 to 14.30, at the Residence Palace, Rue de la Loi 175, 1048 Bruxelles.

Registrations will start at 08.30. A networking lunch will be served after the end of the conference.

You can register here

The draft program can be downloaded here

European SMEs need to raise their competitiveness, in particular through digitalisation and innovation in many fields. The EU proposes different tools and programmes to support SMEs in this purpose also with the upcoming programmes Horizon Europe and Digital Europe.

Based on the experience of the project DigitaliseSME that European Entrepreneurs CEA-PME has implemented together with the Digital Innovation Hubs managed by BVMW (D), Photondelta (NL), CzechInno (CZ), Iceberg Consulting (RO) and Fundecyt-Pctex (E) in 2018 and 2019, we want to investigate which kind of concrete support works well for the European SMEs and if the past and future programmes of the EU correspond to these needs.

During the event, we will present and explain the results of the project, showing how SMEs and digital experts across the continent have benefited from this unique project. 68 matches have taken place across Europe and companies are now implementing the project that Digital Enablers have helped them set up. This was a profitable experience for them and we will discuss during the conference what exactly made it so positive while also discussing what work could be done in the future to build and improve upon what has been realised by DigitaliseSME.

The event will include keynote speeches from Members of the European Institutions