ICT innovation

Through its EU4Digital initiative, the European Union supports reforms and actions to favour the development of ICT research, start-ups & innovation ecosystems across the Eastern Partnership region, drawing from EU experience and best practices.

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In support of these goals, the EU4Digital Facility will:

The Facility supports the work of the EU4Digital ICT Innovation network, which focuses on developing:

  • Training
  • Networking
  • Institutional framework
  • Innovation framework
  • Innovation infrastructure
  • Pilot projects for SMEs
  • Innovation services for SMEs

The ongoing EU-funded EaP Connect programme also supports ICT innovation through the interconnection of Research and Education communities across the region and with their European counterparts via a high-capacity broadband internet network, providing up to two million local scientists, students and academics at over 700 institutions with access to global research. www.eapconnect.eu 

EU4Digital support for ICT innovation infrastructure will encourage the sharing of research excellence and cross-border investments, open EU markets to start-ups from the EaP region, encourage investments and create jobs for talented young people, and lead to an overall increase in productivity and value.


Events

DIHs over the borders

  • 20/04/21 to 20/04/21

On 20 April, an online event takes place to present the opportunities of Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs) to support companies in their digital transformation.

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Networking with EU Digital Innovation Hubs – invitation to discover ways of enabling the digital transformation of SMEs

  • 22/04/21 to 22/04/21

The EU4Digital Facility will hold its ICT Innovation networking event on 22 April on the topic of ‘Networking with EU Digital Innovation Hubs (DIH) to enable the development of competence centres, platforms, tools and services supporting digital transformation of SMEs in the EaP region’.

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