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

European tech SMEs and AI experts wishing to work closely with DIGITAL SME should consider joining.

Launched in partnership with the European Institute of Technology (EIT) and its Community Artificial Intelligence, the Joint FG AI will function as a forum for AI SMEs and start-ups to share ... Read more »

Coordinator:

Antonio Grasso

European DIGITAL SME Alliance

Chair:

Xenia Ziouvelou

NCSR Demokritos

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Focus Group Blockchain & DLT

THE NETWORK OF SME BLOCKCHAIN INNOVATORS IN EUROPE

The DIGITAL SME Focus Group Blockchain & DLT brings together various blockchain stakeholders from across Europe to position SMEs both as actors and beneficiaries of blockchain and DLT Technologies.
The Focus Group has a pa ... Read more »

Coordinator:

Alexander Chourreau

European DIGITAL SME Alliance

Focus Group e-Health

The Focus Group on e-Health by DIGITAL SME will allow interested stakeholders to join a community network of SMEs, public or private healthcare providers, research institutions and public bodies. This collaboration will allow SMEs to develop or to provide their digital solutions to address the ch ... Read more »

Coordinator:

Gabriele Casalini

European DIGITAL SME Alliance

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:

Antonio Grasso

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:

Caterina Bortolaso

European DIGITAL SME Alliance

Chair:

Paulo Valente

SmartLampPost

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 »

Coordinator:

Antonio Grasso

European DIGITAL SME Alliance

Chair:

Andrea Caccia

Clusit - Italian Association of Information Security

Working Group Cybersecurity and Data Protection

DIGITAL SME’s Working Group Cybersecurity and Data Protection brings together cybersecurity practitioners and experts to promote the role of SMEs in achieving cybersecurity for European companies.

Members are:
– Digital enablers and innovators: SMEs that provide cybersecuri ... Read more »

Coordinator:

Costanza Pestarino

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:

Giulia Zampedri

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:

Rasmus Keller

RK IP LAW

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Working Group SKILLS

DIGITAL SME contributes to digital skills leadership by promoting policy with SMEs’ interests at the core. Through dedicated working groups, projects, events, and policy papers, DIGITAL SME raises awareness for SME-centred skills policy.

Working alongside the European institutions to pus ... Read more »

Coordinator:

Caterina Bortolaso

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:

Alexander Chourreau

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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