DIGITAL SME Scientific Committee - Call for Expression of Interest

The European DIGITAL SME Alliance is launching a call for expression of interest to join the DIGITAL SME Scientific Committee.

The DIGITAL SME Scientific Committee is a forum for leading academics to establish dialogue with DIGITAL SME on its key priority areas. The Committee creates a community of academic experts supporting DIGITAL SME´s evidence-based approach to advocacy. Within the scope of the Committee, its members are encouraged to engage on individual level with DIGITAL SME. In this way, this community of experts will strengthen the voice of digital SMEs at a European level.

Members of the Committee will engage with DIGITAL SME – including on bilateral basis – to pursue the following key purposes:
1.    Advise on and inform DIGITAL SME positions and strategic initiatives
2.    Involve digital SMEs in key academic research projects
3.    Promote partnerships on key EU programmes (e.g. Horizon Europe)
4.    Promote agreements with universities – including, but not limited to selection of qualified students or researchers for the staff of DIGITAL SME

DIGITAL SME encourages the participation of academic experts from different backgrounds and all disciplines related to EU digital policy (e.g. political science, economics, competition policy, data science, IT, philosophy, etc.), who share our mission of putting tech SMEs at the centre of the EU agenda, as a key driver of European digital sovereignty and digital transformation of EU industry. The Committee is a unique opportunity to advance this vision at a European level, and for its members to engage in fruitful exchanges with like-minded experts – with options to interact bilaterally with the DIGITAL SME community, pursue joint research projects or funding opportunities. The Committee has a capacity of advisory body to DIGITAL SME. As such, its advice is non-binding.

For any questions related to the Committee please send a message to Michał Kubiak ( and Antonio Grasso (