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About Digital Transformation of European Micro enterprises

The project aims to develop an innovative Training system to allow Micro Enterprises (MEs) to take up the Digital Transformation. In the competitive market of the third millennium, there is a need to equip businesses to become the enterprises of the future, where digitalisation of companies and e-leadership skills will be a MUST. Nowadays, novel digital technologies (particularly Social, Cloud, Mobile and Big Data) are transforming the way companies operate across all markets.

Although several projects have been implemented in recent years to promote digital education, a common training pathway for European MEs to boost the digital transformation has not been developed yet. The DiTEM project builds upon previous initiatives in the field to create a unique and practical delivery model.

MEs play a crucial role within the European economy, making a major contribution to wealth creation, economic growth, and job creation. The DiTEM project has a specific focus on micro enterprises because MEs have very different needs, resources and capabilities in comparison to larger enterprises.

The consortium is comprised of 7 partners from 6 EU countries: UK, Italy, Finland, Greece, Bulgaria and Denmark. The partners include representatives of the target group and a combination of different actors able to guarantee exploitation of project results by external stakeholders. Collectively, the partners possess all of the knowledge, experience and skills to develop and deliver the project’s results. All project partners have worked with entrepreneurs and business for many years and have used different approaches in supporting innovation and business development.

The expected result is the acquisition of new competences and e-leadership capability by managers/owners of existing MEs enabling them to implement new digital strategies within their own enterprise.

The expected impact on participants is to train them to be able to:

  • Understand the opportunities offered by new technologies and select the most relevant for their activities;

  • Lead staff from across all areas of the business;

  • Develop business and operating models that are innovative and strategic;

  • Understand how to make the most of new digital technologies and trends;

  • See changes before they happen, and keep their business one step ahead;

  • Influence stakeholders across functional or geographical boundaries.

 

The focus of the training will be mainly on 4 digital technologies, such as:

  1. Mobile solutions

  2. Social media

  3. Cloud computing

  4. Big data

 

In total 200 end-users will be involved during the training activities: MEs managers and business executives. The consortium then intends to reach a further 400-600 indirect beneficiaries.

The project started in September 2016 and will end September 2019.