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Digital Innovation for Industry
Digital Innovation Hubs as Policy Instruments to boost digitalisation of SMEs

Building upon the knowledge gained during the last two years on how Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs) operate in different regional socioeconomic contexts this practical handbook aims to provide national/regional policy makers and/or existing DIH managers useful and structured information on how to...

Kalpaka A., Sorvik J., Tasigiorgou A.
Digital Innovation Hubs in Smart Specialisation Strategies

This report examines the synergetic place-based relationships of Digital Innovation Hubs (DIH) and Smart Specialisation Strategies (S3) in selected European regions, with DIHs being the policy outcome of a S3 process or an active actor participating in S3 entrepreneurial discovery processes (EDP)...

RISSOLA Gabriel Julio; SÖRVIK Jens
Digital Innovation Hubs: Mainstreaming Digital Innovation Across All Sectors

DEI Working Group 1 focuses on Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs) as a means of supporting businesses, and notably SMEs and non-tech industry, in their digital transformation under the Digitising European Industry (DEI) initiative. It brings together stakeholders with interests in running and...

Roundtable on Digitising European Industry Working Group 1
Enhancing Access to, and the Use and Quality of ICT

Member States that are providing investments into ICT through ESIF funds are obliged to develop a specific Strategy Policy Framework for Digital Growth if the aim is to develop different ICT products and services; and to enhance the demand for ICT.

DG REGIO (Ana-Paula Laissy)
Mapping EU investments in ICT - description of an online tool and initial observations

This report describes how the ICT monitoring tool works, how it was developed and makes an initial analysis of planned ESIF investments in ICT using the tool. It points to that ICTs not only constitute an important sector themselves, but are also an important enabler of other sectors. This is...

Jens Sörvik and Alexander Kleibrink
Assessment of strategies for ICT investments using European Structural and Investment Funds: reflections from experts and practical examples

DG Connect and DG JRC have been supporting MSs and regions in fostering the ICT dimension of planned investments under ESIF. As part of this activity, assistance has been given to seven EU regions. This paper provides a systematic summary of the experts’ findings and discusses critical issues...

Katerina Ciampi Stancova, Jens Sörvik
Fostering SMEs growth through digital transformation

This guide is addressed to national, regional and local stakeholders interested in promoting regional innovation and competitiveness through the use of information and communication technology (ICT), with a special focus on small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).

Quality of public administration

A toolbox for practitioners : abridged version

European Commission, Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion