Results of promoting smart digital solutions to traditional industrial sectors
25. 03. 2020
The main project goals were to foster smart innovation processes, improved products, and business models and the shared model of sustainable growth., where policymakers and innovation stakeholders integrate smart manufacturing innovation processes within the Alpine Space industrial system.
These are just a few goals, that SMART-SPACE project partners defined. There were many more challenges, which all the partners reached with many excellent results.
Project partners come from different countries – Italy, France, Germany, Austria, and Slovenia. We came across numerous challenges, such as geographical position and related barriers that impact costs, growing competition from brand new markets, lack of knowledge on digital technologies and others.
We overcame the barriers
With developing an effective research and innovation ecosystem, access to job opportunities and developing cooperation structures, we achieved very good results.
A project has helped policymakers and Innovation stakeholders integrate smart manufacturing innovation processes within the Alpine Space industrial system with a shared model of sustainable growth. Public and private intermediaries increased their competences to assist SMEs in traditional industrial sectors to foster smart innovation processes and assisted SMEs from traditional industrial sectors in adopting digital technology and added value services to improve their products and business models.
Developing of Digital Innovation Hub Platform
The Hub helps SMEs be a key actor in innovation and digital transformation. It is a collaborative environment where SMEs, intermediaries and Policy Makers can cooperate and leverage on services specifically developed by the SMART-SPACE project.
It gives also access to different communities and collaboration between them. There are also many events, specific services, addressed to SMEs, intermediaries, and policymakers, willing to support this digitalization journey.
Integration of Smart Technologies
According to the Digital Single Market Strategy and the roadmap to digitize the EU industry, SMART-SPACE supports Alpine Strategic Partnership and Digital Innovation HUB. It helps optimize local and EU initiatives on the topics and increase their impact, the latter to share instruments & solutions not available at the local level and build transnational networks for AS growth and eco-innovation.