Working Groups


Working Groups are where our experts from across Europe come together to develop policy positions and respond to topical issues of relevance to European digital SMEs. Discover the different working groups, focus groups, and task forces!

Interested in participating?


If your organisation or company is a member of DIGITAL SME, you are eligible to join our Working Groups. Eligibility for Focus Groups is not limited to DIGITAL SME members.

If you are keen on joining any group, click on the respective group box, learn more about the community and then click the 'Join Group' button while following the instructions on the screen!

We are here if you need further assistance. Simply drop us an email.

Focus Group Artificial Intelligence

The Focus Group AI is a joint initiative of DIGITAL SME and the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre with the aim to gather a strong network of SME-innovators at the European level. In the group, SMEs with AI expertise gather to network, identify key issues and hurdles to AI adoption ... Read more »

Coordinators:

Annija Bērtule

European DIGITAL SME Alliance

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Chair:

Xenia Ziouvelou

NCSR Demokritos

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Focus Group Fair Digital Markets, Ethical Tech & Interoperability (FG FAIR)

A network of companies that share a strong belief that competitiveness & fairness in digital markets comes from openness and interoperable solutions, and that technology can follow a responsible and ethical approach.

The focus group forms a network in Europe that will develop joint ac ... Read more »

Coordinator:

Sebastiano Toffaletti

European DIGITAL SME Alliance

Focus Group ICT Sustainability

Members are:
– Digital enablers that provide technology solutions and services to drive ICT Sustainability.
– They provide green & digital products and services: ICT hardware & software, but also vertical sectors: biofuels, digital fabrication, e-learning, agritech ... Read more »

Coordinator:

Déborah Goll

European DIGITAL SME Alliance

Focus Group Smart Communities

Bringing together European digital SMEs and Public Authorities to create a collaborative and flourishing open innovation ecosystem.

Creating a framework where local SMEs can develop and deploy their trustworthy digital services made in Europe for their communities and beyond, enhancing so ... Read more »

Coordinator:

Alessandra Zini

European DIGITAL SME Alliance

Chair:

Paulo Valente

SmartLampPost

Task Force Blockchain & DLT

A network of Blockchain SME Innovators in Europe

The DIGITAL SME Task Force Blockchain & DLT brings together SMEs from across Europe, with the aim to support the uptake of blockchain by SMEs and to develop joint activities and positions.

The Task Force aims to position SMEs both ... Read more »

Coordinator:

Déborah Goll

European DIGITAL SME Alliance

Chair:

Margherita Leder

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Task Force Data

Data is at the heart of every modern technology, and a key resource and driver for European ICT SMEs. As such, access to data, data sharing, security etc. are prominent topics not only for SMEs but for European policy makers. In 2022, the European Commission will publish a draft regulation around ... Read more »

Coordinators:

Omar Dhaher

European DIGITAL SME Alliance

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Chair:

Andrea Caccia

Clusit - Italian Association of Information Security

Working Group Cybersecurity and Data Protection

WG CYBER & DATA informs our position towards the European Union on Cyber Security, Data Protection and AI ethics. Further, the group also works towards developing standards and practical guidelines tailored to SMEs for easier access to selected relevant standards.

Coordinator:

James Philpot

European DIGITAL SME Alliance

Chair:

Fabio GUASCONI

Italian Digital SME Alliance

Working Group Digitalisation

The Working Group Digitalisation (WG DG) brings together DIGITAL SME experts acquainted with experience, knowledge and interest in topics such as industrial transformation, (European) Digital Innovation Hubs, Internet of Things (IoT), building information modeling (BIM), big data, cloud computing ... Read more »

Coordinator:

Justina Bieliauskaite

European DIGITAL SME Alliance

Chair:

Andrei Kelemen

Cluj IT Cluster

Working Group Intellectual Property Rights (WG IPR)

WG Intellectual Property Rights (short: WG IPR) brings together legal experts and SMEs to identify pressing issues related to patents, copyright and IPR in general (i.e. know-how, trade secret, designs, trademarks). The group will form a network of SMEs to help increase understanding and knowledg ... Read more »

Coordinator:

Naira López Cañellas

European DIGITAL SME Alliance

Chair:

Silvana Marcotulli Marcotulli

MArcotulli & Partners

Working Group SKILLS

This group has been established with the core purpose of helping to close the digital skills gap in Europe. The working group covers a variety of topics related to skills development, re-skilling and easier outsourcing, among others. WG SKILLS’ expertise includes digital skills, social dial ... Read more »

Coordinator:

Alessandra Zini

European DIGITAL SME Alliance

Chair:

Laura Urbieta

AERTIC

Working Group Standards

Working Group Standards focuses on providing SMEs access to the European standardisation process. As the sectoral representative of Small Business Standards (SBS) in the field of ICT, DIGITAL SME helps small business representatives to actively participate in expert working groups and technical c ... Read more »

Coordinator:

Omar Dhaher

European DIGITAL SME Alliance

Chair:

Massimo Vanetti

Italian Digital SME Alliance

Interested in participating?


If your organisation or company is a member of DIGITAL SME, you are eligible to join our Working Groups. Eligibility for Focus Groups is not limited to DIGITAL SME members.

If you are keen on joining any group, click on the respective group box, learn more about the community and then click the 'Join Group' button while following the instructions on the screen!

We are here if you need further assistance. Simply drop us an email.

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