The aim of the preparatory action is to develop a coherent, coordinated and sustainable approach to enhance the engagement of all relevant stakeholders interested in the digitisation of European industry (business, academia, research organisations and civil society) and to inform, prepare and help them develop projects designed to face the new transformations.
The action covers those regions in Europe which have a large potential to benefit from industrial digital transformation and do not have a digitisation program or plan yet and those for which industry capacity needs to be improved. It targets the identification of the industrial competitive advantages and the potential for digital specialisation in regions at sector-level across all EU Member States.
The action will be based on an inclusive and interactive bottom-up process in which participants from different environments (business, academia, policy etc.) will discover information about and generate strategies towards possible new activities. They will identify opportunities that emerge through this interaction, while policymakers assess outcomes and ways to facilitate the realisation of this potential. The action is planned to help establishing a framework for continuous collaboration between businesses and researchers in partnership with policy.
Any questions about this call should be sent to the contact points referred to in the "Call for proposals" document.These questions will be published anonymously on this page.
Background information: Communication on Digitising European Industry - Reaping the full benefits of a Digital Single Market