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Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications of Estonia

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National INFOBALT Industry 4.0 network meetings

Takes place regularly: 2019 December, 2020 February, March. Aims to promote industry digitalization technologies and focus on market education.

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Past events


9 March, 2020

Diginno Innovation Session: 5G, Internet of Things - New business models in Industry 4.0

The possibilities offered by the 5G network and the development of the Internet of Things, new business models giving companies a chance to gain a competitive advantage and the predisposition of Polish enterprises to implement the Blue Ocean Strategy will be the subject of Diginno Innovation Session - a discussion that will take place on 9 March 2020 in Warsaw.


The session will be devoted to opportunities arising from the development of technology. In particular, the 5G networks and the Internet of Things. We will try to find the answer to the following questions: Are companies from our region ready to compete in the new market? Do they see the opportunities arising from the development of technology? Is the legislation ready for these changes?

The discussion will be carried out by the Polish Chamber of Commerce for Electronics and Telecommunication (KIGEiT), the coordinator of the Diginno project in Poland. It will be held on Monday, March 9, at the Hilton Hotel in Warsaw.


Registration form:

4 January, 2020

"Making Industry 4.0 Real" Conference

​Fifth international Industry 4.0 conference which takes place in Kaunas, Lithuania. Aims to meet the industry’s need to deepen and share the best business practices and experiences related to transformation, the conference mostly focused on the practical side.


Most of the presentations introduced real examples from companies’ activities and business solutions: what challenges and transformations they faced, how much investments they needed, and what returns are already gained or expected in the future by those, who adapt and keep pace with the development of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

10 December, 2019

Digital Policy Round Table: The Future of Cross-Border e-Services in the Baltic Sea Region

The Round Table is targeted to interested policymakers, business representatives and DIGINNO partners for exchanging and discussing ideas and policy recommendations for creating well-functioning digital Government-to-Business and Business-to-Government services and improving their cross-border usability and interoperability.


Discussion topics include among others:

  • What are the future needs for cross-border e-services?

  • What are the obstacles and challenges which need to be solved and which of these should be addressed by policies and legislation?

  • How the BSR could become a frontrunner in cross-border e-services and enhance this position, and what are the most potential areas of services?

  • What are the policy gaps and the gaps between Baltic Sea Region (BSR) countries?


The Round Table is organised by Aalborg University Copenhagen, INFOBALT Lithuania, The Ministry of Finance, Finland and DIMECC Oy, and supported by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, Estonia, Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development, Latvia and Ministry of the Economy & Innovation, Lithuania.

Full program available here.

If you are interested in joining the Round Table, please register at the latest on 2nd of December at

Contact for registration: Kaisa Kaukovirta, email:, tel. +358 40 840 8790

Further information:

Reijo Tuokko,

Torben Aaberg,

18-19 November, 2019

Policy seminar & study visit: “Industry digitalization – the Baltic Sea Region experience”

The objective is share views and experience across the Baltic Sea Region (BSR) regarding approaches and policy initiatives within digitalization of industrial SME’s (Industry 4.0), with emphasis on awareness-raising, mobilizing digital mindset and readiness to uptake new technologies

This event takes place in Berlin and is represented by Aalborg University Copenhagen and Estonian Association of IT & Telecommunications, in cooperation with the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy. 

Topics covered: 

·  What are the needs for new technologies?

·  How do these observations correspond to the national strategies and ongoing policy initiatives for promoting SME digitalization?

·  What are the examples of different BSR approaches to digital awareness-raising among SME’s and how can they inspire across borders?

·  What works, what doesn’t work for SME’s?

·  What are the joint challenges (barriers) across BSR and how can they be turned into joint opportunities?

·  What are key topics for joint learning and policy alignment across BSR? 

Full program available here.

For additional information:

Doris Pold, WP2 Lead,

Torben Aaberg, WP4 Lead,

14-15 November, 2019

Estonian ICT cluster visit to Lithuania

Lithuanian-Estonian Industry 4.0 network meeting in Vilnius. Aims to exchange best practices, challenges and brainstorm the opportunities for bilateral cooperation.

24-25 October, 2019

The European Forum on Integration of Migrants and Refugees

​The objective is to support institutions and organisations in their efforts to facilitate the integration of refugees and migrants into education, labour market and society.

The Forum will be held in collaboration with the Working Group on Migration and Integration of the Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference (BSPC). This creates an excellent opportunity for dialogue between practitioners and parliamentarians.

Please find more information from here.

7-10 October, 2019

European Week of Regions and Cities

During the four-day event cities and regions showcase their capacity to create growth and jobs, implement European Union cohesion policy, and prove the importance of the local and regional level for good European governance.

Please find more information from here.

18-20 September, 2019

The BSSSC Annual Conference 2019

The focus will be on sustainable maritime economy – BSSSC regions shaping the future of the Blue economy in the Baltic Sea Region.

Please find more information:

16 May, 2019

Seminar “Know Your Customer (KYC) as cross-border service"

Could it be possible to conduct KYC across borders without unreasonable and unnecessary steps and actions? Would it be possible for a person (client) to transmit his or her most common KYC data (e.g. personal data, place of residence, utility bill etc.) with the push of a button and for the accuracy of such data to be certified by the state (or so to say stamped by the state)? Can it be done cross-border so that countries recognize it mutually? It is already common to have e-invoices, we declare taxes digitally, there are data-exchange channels built for G2B and B2G, and data collection channels for collecting and exchanging existing information with the state. How can all this be used, transmitted, and exchanged for KYC? Or do we have other good and effective alternative solutions from the private sector that could be used more widely as well as internationally?

The seminar is co-organised by Embassy of Estonia in Vilnius and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communication of the Republic of Estonia and targets anyone who deals with KYC issues in public or private sector in Lithuania and feels that KYC is somewhat skewed, over- or under-regulated, unreasonably complicated, harshly penalized, gets stuck in different rules in different countries or does not fulfill its objective of preventing money laundering and terrorist financing.

Please find a more detailed agenda of the event here.

Registration: Please use the registration form here. Only registered participants are expected.
Practical information: Seminar is free of charge and will be in English language.
For additional information: or +3725035114

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24 April, 2019

CEF Digital Building Blocks discussion seminar

The seminar had two main objectives:

1) Call for action - What is CEF and CEF Digital BBs? What are the funding opportunities?

2) Describe the challenges on implementing the CEF BBs and find possible solutions - What are the legal and technical challenges related to implementation of CEF BB and how can they be solved? What should public (or private) sector do to promote the uptake of CEF BBs?


The CEF programme (Connecting Europe Facility) is launched by the European Commission (EC) to support development of a digital infrastructure in both public or private sector by ensuring interoperability between IT systems across borders. CEF Digital Building Blocks (BBs)

  • eInvoicing and eDelivery

  • eID and eSignature

  • eTranslation and eArchiving

are based on interoperability agreements between EU member states and implemented through common technical solutions (e.g PEPPOL). EC is encouraging public and private sector in the member states to implement CEF BBs in the way they find it useful.


The seminar participants were from the Baltic States as well as from the Nordic countries. Discussion seminar was about both public and private interests and thus, represented were:

  • policy makers;

  • service providers (ERP providers, e-invoicing operators, banks, etc)

  • development companies

  • other interested parties


Seminar was organised by Aalborg University (Denmark) and Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communication (Estonia) together with DIGINNO project partners.


More information:

20 March, 2019

International Conference "Making Industry 4.0 real"

The German-Baltic Chamber of Commerce AHK, the Lithuanian engineering industries association LINPRA and the Information and Communication Technologies Association INFOBALT hosted the 4th international Industry 4.0 Conference under the motto Making Industry 4.0 real. Aiming to meet the industry’s need to deepen and share the best business practices and experiences related to transformation, the conference focused on the practical side. Most of the presentations introduced real examples from companies’ activities and business solutions.

The event was finalized with "Lithuanian Industry 4.0 Star 2019" awards. TOP nominated companies will be presented and awarded in three categories: 1) Small or medium company selected by the expert board of the contest; 2) Large company selected by the expert board of the contest; 3) And a company selected by public on an open poll.

Full program available on the conference web-page:

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