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Technology Awareness Roadshow: How Standards Can Unlock Industrial IoT for SMEs

This DIGITAL SME Live will discuss and present the latest status of standards and standardisation activities for next generation ICT technologies such as IoT,…

Success Stories and Leadership from Europe’s Digital Innovation Hubs

Event report Success stories and leadership from Europe’s Digital Innovation Hubs On 26 October, representatives from Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs), regions, and businesses came…

Policy Webinar on Digitalisation in the Energy Sector – Thermal Energy contribution to the Green Deal

Policy Webinar: Digitalisation in the Energy Sector During the past decade emphasis on energy efficiency and renewable energy has increased as a response to the environmental challenges, including…

DIGITAL SME Blockchain Summit 2020: Europe is well-positioned to lead the global race for blockchain (event report)

DIGITAL SME Blockchain Summit 2020: Europe is well-positioned to lead the global race for blockchain (event report) On 14 October, DIGITAL SME hosted the Blockchain Summit 2020, a…

Making European Digital Innovation Hubs work for SMEs

Our next episode of DIGITAL SME Live captures the discussion on European Digital Innovation Hubs. It will try to answer two fundamental questions for the success of European DIHs:…

“The door for more SME-involvement in AI-standardisation is open”: the SBS ICT Forum 2020

Today’s SBS ICT Forum on “Policy, Norms, and Standardisation of Artificial Intelligence” brought together high-level policymakers, standardisation experts, and tech businesses to discuss challenges…

DIGITAL SME Live: The path to sustainable digitalisation

This episode of DIGITAL SME Live, streamed from the first session of our General Assembly 2020, will bring together digital businesses and policymakers to deliberate how we can achieve the…

DIGITAL SME Live Webinar: IP Dispute Resolution for SMEs–Finding rapid and amicable solutions with the help of EUIPO

If you would like to apply for EUIPO's special service for SMEs, click here! As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many SMEs across the EU, including digital SMEs, have suffered devastating economic…

SBS ICT Forum 2020 – Policy, Norms & Standardisation of Artificial Intelligence: Challenges and Opportunities for SMEs

SBS ICT Forum 2020, Part 1: SBS ICT Forum 2020, Part 2: Join leading European policy and standardisation experts at the 2020 SBS ICT Forum…

Conversation: Europe’s Twin Transition to a Sustainable & Digital Economy

Our next episode of DIGITAL SME Live is all about the transition to a sustainable and digital economy: how can European policymakers support a sustainable digital transformation, both in terms of…

Conversation: Ethical Artificial Intelligence

Our next episode of DIGITAL SME Live is all about Ethical Artificial Intelligence: What does ethical AI mean for SMEs? Tune in on Monday, June 29, 17.00 CEST to find out! Add to Calendar Artificial…

Conversation: 5G — Challenges and Opportunities for SMEs

Our next episode of DIGITAL SME Live is all about 5G: What's in it for European SMEs? Tune in on Wednesday June 24, 12.00 CEST to find out! Add to Calendar The race to build 5G networks and secure…

Untapped Potential: Women in Cybersecurity (DIGITAL SME Live Conversation)

Add to Calendar Cybersecurity is the base-layer of digitalisation. Without it, all efforts of digitally transforming the economy are built on a weak foundation. Currently, a critical shortage of…

Conversation: Additive Manufacturing and the Future of Global Supply Chains

Tune in to our next episode of DIGITAL SME Live about a technology that could revolutionise global supply chains in the next years: Additive Manufacturing. Add to Calendar The COVID-19 crisis has…

Conversation: Contact Tracing Apps—Solution or Threat?

In light of the exponential COVID-19 outbreak, national governments worldwide started evaluating solutions that might help in the fight against the virus, also involving the use of citizens' data.…

Conversation: Blockchain for SMEs–Hype or Opportunity?

Blockchain is a disruptive technology that enables trustful, transparent, and verifiable interactions and transactions. While it is still in its early stages, the potential applications of…

“Brussels, we have a lift-off!” The European SME Focus Group on AI has been launched virtually

On Wednesday 29 April DIGITAL SME and the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission launched the SME Focus Group on Artificial Intelligence The aim is to monitor the development, uptake…

Conversation: Artificial Intelligence in the EU: What are the bottlenecks for SMEs?

The potential is enormous: Artificial Intelligence (AI) can act as a decisive enabler for other technologies in various fields. Some compare the potential impact of AI to that of the spread…

Conversation: Digital Solutions by SMEs for Open & Agile Smart Cities

Due to their population density and other factors, urban areas tend to be hot spots of COVID-19. But some cities also lead by example and show the world how to efficiently deal with the effects of…

Digital skills beyond COVID-19

DIGITAL SME's first online interview, Digital Skills beyond COVID-19, will take place on Friday, 17 April at 12:00 CET. The conversation between Mr Andrea Glorioso, Policy Officer at the European…

FREE webinar on EU cybersecurity innovation lanscape

The free webinar will revolve around the latest "Cybersecurity Project Radar" to visualise the state of play across the EU cybersecurity research landscape. The webinar will present the Radar…

DIGITAL SME discusses European Commission’s Digital Strategy with Vice President Vestager

On Wednesday, the Commission presented its Digital Strategy, including a communication on “Shaping Europe’s Digital Future”, a white paper on artificial intelligence (AI), and a European strategy…

“EU must put ‘seal of urgency’ on skills strategy”, say SMEs at ‘digital breakfast’ event at the European Parliament

Digital SMEs from Bulgaria, France, Greece, Germany, Italy and Romania met MEPs and Commission staff for breakfast at the Parliament. SMEs throughout Europe face similar hurdles when it comes to…

Twenty2x: Europe’s first IT fair with a clear focus on SMEs

On 17–19 March next year, the Hanover Fairground will be buzzing with innovative digital companies looking for new business partners Twenty2x will be the first-ever SME-centred digital fair in…

A new think tank to help European businesses resolve Intellectual Property disputes

DIGITAL SME welcomes the establishment of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Stakeholders Advisory Board (ADR-SAB) at the EU Intellectual Property Organisation (EUIPO) The new think tank will…

UNICORN Final Demo Event: ‘Developing in multi-cloud environment with the UNICORN project: cheaper, easier and more efficient’

19 November 2019 Avenue de la Joyeuse Entrée 1 - 1040 Bruxelles It is estimated that among European digital SMEs, on average, each of them uses up to 6 different clouds. However, deployment in…

The SBS ICT Forum 2019: Helping SMEs to “Make Cybersecurity the Standard”

SME representatives discussed the EU Cybersecurity Act’s certification framework with experts from the EU Commission and the European Cybersecurity Agency ENISA…

Block.IS Cluster mission in Vilnius – Call for Cluster participation

As a member of the consortium of Block.IS, European DIGITAL SME Alliance is pleased to announce the upcoming Blockchain Cluster Mission in Vilnius, on the 26th-27th November, a two-day event for…

“Civilising our Wild Digital World”: The COMPACT Symposium sheds light on Disinformation in EU Elections

The symposium “Disinformation in EU elections: The role of social media & technology trends” kicked off the “disinformation season”, with several events about the topic to follow. The COMPACT…

“We need Europe for a comprehensive upskilling strategy”: the SKILLS FOR SMEs Conference

Over 100 participants flocked to Sofitel Brussels Europe for an expert discussion about upskilling the SME workforce for the Digital Age The situation is dire. “A thunderstorm is going to hit us…

SBS ICT Forum 2019: SMEs, Standards, and the EU Cybersecurity Act

The “SBS Forum on ICT standards for SMEs” is a European platform for discussion and sharing of information about ongoing ICT…

Event: Disinformation in EU elections: The role of social media & technology trends

At the Permanent Representation of the Slovak Republic to the European Union (Avenue de Cortenbergh 79, 1000 Brussels) 21 October 2019, 9.00-18.00 How have social media changed our ways of…

DIGITAL SME members convene in Brussels to discuss Key Priorities for Europe’s Digital Future with Members of the EU Parliament

“Enable, enable, enable!” DIGITAL SME President Oliver Grün’s message to MEPs at the European Parliament was clear. Enabling digitalisation, enabling connections, enabling innovation. On 11…

European Conference: SKILLS FOR SMES

European Conference: SKILLS FOR SMES If you would like to know how to develop SKILLS FOR SMES and want to contribute to the uptake of Cybersecurity, IoT and Big Data…

Event: Join us at Europe’s leading IT security fair!

Register here Are you an SME active in IT security? Do you want to enlarge your European network? If you answered yes to these questions, come and join the European…

FREE webinar: Pilots for the European Cybersecurity Competence Networks: how can your SME benefit?

Earlier this year the European Commission launched four projects in order to operate a pilot for a European Cybersecurity Competence Network and to develop a common European Cybersecurity Research…

Event: IOT Week 2019 in Aarhus

The 9th edition of the European Conference IoT week will take place in June 2019. This year the event will be held in Denmark in the city of Aarhus from 17 to 21 June, and hosted by it-forum , the…

Event: SBS – WIPO Seminar Alternative Dispute Resolution: a potential tool for SMEs for standards related disputes

SBS-Small Bussiness standards together with European DIGITAL SME Alliance organise a seminar with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), to present which are the potential benefits of…

Event: SBS Forum on ICT standardisation: Open standards in ICT procurement

The European DIGITAL SME Alliance, in the framework of EU-co-funded actions to raise awareness of the benefits of standards among SMEs and in partnership with SBS-Small Business standards, organises…

Webinar-Privacy & Trust: How to ensure management and control of identities and rights.

European observatory of cybersecurity and privacy Cyberwatching.eu is organising a webinar on Privacy & Trust: How to ensure management and control of identities and rights. The webinar will…

Third EU-funded mission in ICT to Singapore & Thailand

EU Gateway | Business Avenues,  a partner of European DIGITAL SME Alliance, is organising its third EU-funded mission in the ICT sector. The mission aims to gather up to 50 most innovative European…

EVENT: “DIGITAL SKILLS FOR EUROPEAN COMPANIES: TRAINING AND ATTRACTING ICT TALENTS” – NOVEMBER 8TH 2018 LOGROÑO- LA RIOJA SPAIN.

The Spanish associations and members of DIGITAL SME Alliance , CONETIC (Confederación Española de Empresas de Tecnologías de la Información, Comunicaciones y Electrónica) and AERTIC (Agrupación…

O Οδηγόs για την εφαρμογή του ISO/IEC 27001 σε Μικρομεσαίες επιχειρήσεις για τη διαχείριση της ασφάλειας των πληροφοριών είναι πλέον διαθέσιμος στα Ελληνικά.

Με ιδιαίτερη χαρά θα θέλαμε να σας ανακοινώσουμε ότι ο Οδηγός Μικρομεσαίων επιχειρήσεων για τη Διαχείριση της Ασφάλειας Πληροφοριών είναι τώρα διαθέσιμος και στα Ελληνικά Λαμβάνοντας υπόψη το…

The ISO/IEC 27001 standard made easy for SMEs: the SME guide on managing information security is now available in Greek.

We are proud to announce that the SME Guide on Information Security Management is now available in Greek. Considering the growing interest following its publication in English and French, we are…

Free Webinar – Cyber risk management from the SME point of view

European observatory of cybersecurity and privacy Cyberwatching.eu is organising a webinar on cyber risk management from the SME perspective.  The webinar will be organised on Wednesday, 17 October,…

ICT skills for SMEs to be discussed at the European Competence Framework (eCF) final conference

This conference will be an occasion to present the main outcomes of the eCF Council project, a three-year EU-funded project implemented in 2015–18 under the Erasmus+ Programme (Sector Skills…

IoT standardisation for SMEs at the ETSI IoT Week 2018

In the Internet of Things (IoT) evolution, standardisation is key to facilitate the connection and communication of devices. The IoT promises billions of connected objects which need a common…

Are you a cyber SME? Meet Multinationals and pitch your products!

European Cyber Security Organisation - ECSO in cooperation with the European DIGITAL SME Alliance and European stakeholder EIT Digital Accelerator – EIT Digital is organising the 3rd edition of the…

CEBIT: DIGITAL SME discusses digital skills gap with the European Commission

Picture: ©2016 Deutsche Messe AG - All Rights reserved   It is foreseen that in 2020, Europe will lack more than 500.000 ICT professionals, and Germany will be among those feeling this shortage…

Free GDPR webinar for SMEs – eliminate uncertainties, benefit your business!

European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has become applicable on the 25th of May. Nevertheless, numerous surveys show that SMEs within and outside the EU are not ready to comply with this…

EVENT: EURASIAN DIGITAL FORUM (EADF) – Minsk, 15-16 May 2018

On May 15 Minsk will host the first Eurasian Digital Forum (EADF). The Forum will discuss the conceptual issues of digital transformation and harmonization of digital markets at the national and…

High quality models for thermal mass exploitation in buildings

Research demonstrated the huge potential of thermal mass in buildings to maximise the use of renewable energy. The first step to take full advantage of the free thermal storage capacity of the…

Milan Design Week and Fuorisalone 2018: the BIM approach for design and manufacturing SMEs

The “digitisation of everything” is already happening. The enhancement of more flexible design and production processes to be adapted to the changes in the value chain are in the spotlight all over…

[Re]design: where design and manufacturing SMEs meet digital transformation

On 21 April 2018, the National Confederation of Crafts and Small and Medium Enterprises (CNA) is going to conclude a week of events dedicated to training, workshops and debates with the [Re]design…

The EU wants to protect SMEs from unfair and unbalanced cloud computing contracts. Have your say!

The European SMEs, which have recently faced contract-related problems using cloud computer services, are invited to voice them, and contribute to the better cloud computing environment in Europe.…

DIGITAL SME calls on the European Commission for the creation of a European Digital SME Hub

This week, the European DIGITAL SME Alliance (DIGITAL SME) launches its proposal to foster the future of Europe’s digital economy: the creation of a European Digital SME Hub to support the…

EVENT: ‘Energy flexibility in buildings’ – Barcelona, 26 March 2017

How are public and private sectors shaping the future of the energy system? International experts gather in Barcelona on 26 March to discuss the state of art and future developments in this field a…

ICT business mission to Singapore & Thailand – your gate to the East Asian market

Are you a digital SME and need support to do business in the East Asian market? EU Business Avenues is a EU funded program that has an offer for you. Participate in the ICT Business mission to…

Digital SMEs ready to offer technologies and skills needed for construction companies to join Industry 4.0

Today, the European DIGITAL SME Alliance and CNA have organised an event on the digitisation of the construction sector in the framework of SMAU, the main ICT trade fair in Italy. The event discussed…

EVENT: Belarus-EU Economic Forum – Luxembourg, 27 October 2017

On October 27 Luxembourg hosts the Belarus-EU Economic Forum. The Forum will be devoted to ICT, Logistics and Finance. The Forum will gather a wide range of Belarusian and EU decision-makers,…

EVENT: New business models for innovative companies in the energy sector – Horsens (Denmark), 9 November 2017

Electricity grids across the EU are struggling with capacity problems caused by intermittent generation. SABINA is a Horizon 2020 project that targets thermal inertia to achieve energy flexibility in…

EVENT: Cybersecurity, bridging R&I with the business world – Leon (Spain), 25 October 2017

European DIGITAL SME Alliance, together with cyberwatching.eu, is holding an SME workshop in Leon, Spain. This workshop is held in the framework of the International Meeting on Information Security…

Event: “Bridging the gap for construction SMEs to join industry 4.0”, Milan (Italy) – 25 October 2017

The digitisation of the construction sector, namely of its process and products, is part of the Industry 4.0 revolution that is increasingly embracing different fields and technologies. Building…

SBS 2017 conference reviews five-year impact on SMEs of European standardisation

Small Business Standards’ third annual conference coincides with the fifth anniversary of the EU Regulation 1025/2012 on European standardisation. Featuring key speakers from the public and private…

10 October – SBS annual conference: European Standardisation Regulation – 5 years on. What has changed for SMEs?

A more open, transparent, inclusive and better functioning standardisation system contributes to the competitiveness of SMEs as well as to the objectives of the Single Market. Small Business…

SBS trains SMEs on IPR-based standardisation

Standardisation is a way to make available new technologies and services, disclose and share innovation, where different companies can implement and contribute to an ecosystem. This is by definition…

Net Futures 2017: How to revolutionize the European cloud in 2 days?

Innovation is up in the cloud! Net Futures 2017 Conference (28th and 29th of June) is the proof! It will gather European innovators-users and providers of the ICT sector, policy makers and civil…

UNICORN – A novel framework for multi-cloud services development, orchestration, deployment and continuous management fostering cloud technogies uptake from digital SMEs and startups

UNICORN project meeting in Cyprus: another step to improve multi-cloud software for SMEs and startups

The UNICORN project, co-financed by the European Union under the Horizon2020 Research and Innovation programme, brings together leading European research/academic institutions, industries and SMEs in…

ECSO Cybersecurity WG4 “Support to SMEs, coordination with Countries and Regions” – 15 May, Rome

On 15th May in Rome, DIGITAL SME together with ECSO – the European Cyber-Security Organisation, organise an open meeting of ECSO Working Group 4 in Rome on “Cyber-Security – support to SMEs,…

EVENT – Forum on ICT standards for SMEs: e-invoicing and e-identification

SBS Forum on ICT standards for SMEs The “SBS Forum on ICT standards for SMEs” is a European platform for discussion and sharing of information about ongoing ICT standards activities that are relevant…

Digital SME’s proposals to unleash Data Economy taken up by the European Commission

As part of the EU Digital Single Market strategy, the European Commission adopted a Communication on “Building a European Data Economy” on 10 January 2017. The Commission’s initiative targets the…

EVENT: Forum on ICT standards for SMEs

How SMEs can make strategic use of standardisation: benefits of investing in standardisation and opportunities for new business models. CLICK TO REGISTER  Follow this event in live streaming The “SBS…

EVENT: “Digitisation and Industry 4.0: the role of SMEs in the transformation of Europe’s economy ”

Milan, October 26th 2016 (SMAU Exhibition: Studio TV) The initiative is an opportunity for micro enterprises and SMEs, as well as other stakeholders, to discuss and exchange existing practices and…

DIGITAL SME Paves the Way for Better Standardisation

European Commission and the European Digital SME Alliance sign the Joint Initiative on Standardisation. The president of the European DIGITAL SME Alliance, Oliver Grün, joined Commissioner Elżbieta…

ETSI workshop “From Research To Standardisation” on 10-11 May

On 10-11 May 2016 in its Headquarters in Sophia Antipolis, ETSI will organize a Workshop on the subject “From Research To Standardization” in the context of the H2020 program of the European…

CeBIT2016: Launch of the European Digital SME Alliance

CeBIT of Hannover hosts the launch event of the „European Digital SME Alliance“ President Dr. Oliver Grün presents 10 ideas to boost Europe’s digital economy Grün delivers the 10 ideas to Gerard de…

PIN-SME President Oliver Grün at the Franco-German Digital Conference in Paris

On October 27th 2015 Dr. Oliver Grün, president of PIN-SME, represented the German IT SME association, Bundesverband IT-Mittelstand eV (BITMI), at the Franco-German Digital Conference in Paris.…

E-leadership: how SMEs can benefit from the Digital Single Market

Brussels, 9 September 2015 – Oliver Grün, president of PIN-SME, participated in the EU experts round table about e-leadership skills for SMEs. He stressed that the Digital Single Market (DSM), as…

First European Conference on Digital and Key Enabling Technologies Skills, 1 – 2 June 2015, Brussels

With the support of PIN-SME, the European Commission announced the first European conference on skills for digital and key enabling technologies which will take place on 1 and 2 June 2015 in…

Cloud Workshop for SMEs (project CloudingSMEs)

Manchester (UK) - The event was co-organized by PIN-SME and UKITA. The latter is the British association of ICT SMEs member of PIN-SME. It took place at the Technology Centre Wolverhampton Science…

Conference in Milan (Palazzo delle Stelline) on 5 and December 6, 2013

Social partnerships for digital jobs in Europe The European social dialogue for Information Communication Technology: a non-confrontational approach to address the problems of the sector. On Friday…

DanubeIT Conference and Matchmaking Event in Novi Sad on May 30/31

Vojvodina ICT Cluster, Associate Member of PIN-SME, is preparing its DanubeIT event for the third time, to take place May 30/31 in Novi Sad, Serbia. DanubeIT2013's main theme will be social and…