Why are Industry Digitalization Initiatives Often Unsuccessful?

Countries can learn from each other in promoting ICT uptake in SME. On the 19th of June, an online policy seminar “Industry digitalization – the BSR experience II” was organized as part of the DIGINNO project. The event was organized by Aalborg University Copenhagen in cooperation with the Estonian Association of Information Technology and Telecommunication (ITL). It was a follow-up event for an industry digitalization seminar, „Industry digitalization – the Baltic Sea Region experience“, which took place in November 2019 in Berlin. The seminar aimed to discuss, clarify, and qualify policy proposals by the DIGINNO project by addressing policy issues regarding uptake and use of digital techno

SME Digital Maturity Recommender Tool – Fostering Digitalization in the Baltic Sea Region

The SME Digital Maturity Recommender Tool, which is part of the DIGINNO project, has been finalized and delivered. This tool is considered to be the first step in understanding the maturity and the importance of digitalization in the Baltic Sea Region companies. The tool was developed by the DIGINNO partner Latvian Information and Communications Technology Association (LIKTA) together with DIGINNO partners and funded by the project DIGINNO of Interreg Baltic Sea Region. It is based on the methodology LIKTA initiative "Gudrā Latvija", the implementation of which was started in 2019. More than 850 companies have used this tool already in Latvia. This online recommender tool is primarily aimed

Industry 4.0 study trip to Denmark

On the 11th of June, an Industry 4.0 study trip was organized as part of the DIGINNO project WP2. The organizer was Aalborg University Copenhagen (AAU) in collaboration with the Manufacturing Academy of Denmark (MADE). The event was carried out online due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. The first part was an interactive session with Merete Nørby, an International Senior consultant, MADE. Merete presented the work of MADE as a platform for collaboration between Danish research, industry, and innovation partners in topics related to the digitalization of manufacturing industries. The second interactive session was a virtual visit of the AAU industry 4.0 laboratory “Smart Production Lab” provi

Virtual Conference on Digital Innovation Network

On the 10th of June 2020, the Conference on Digital Innovation Network took place virtually. The event concentrated on DIGINNO initiatives on cross-border services, mainly on concept, integration, and realization of Know Your Customer (KYC) and Electronic CMR (e-CMR). More than 80 people took part in the virtual conference. The introduction to the topic was done by Sirli Heinsoo, Real-Time Economy Project Manager. Watch her presentation HERE. Find her slides HERE. Rainer Osanik, DIGINNO KYC showcase leader and Idea Lead in Accelerate Estonia introduced the vision and possible solutions of KYC utility. Watch his presentation HERE. Find his slides HERE. Inna Nosach from the Estonian Ministry o

First Virtual Industry 4.0 in Practice Conference

On the 28th of May 2020, the DIGINNO innovation event during the crisis took place. The interest in the topics and speakers was outstanding - more than 500 people took part in the virtual conference. The leading organizations such as TalTech, Estonian Association of Information Technology and Telecommunications (ITL), Enterprise Estonia (EAS), Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, DIGINNO, and numerous flagship technology companies joined and promoted the opportunities emerging from Industry 4.0 framework. The conference covered topics like how to adapt or change the business model during and after the crisis, how can universities support digital transformation, and how to make th


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