A workshop featuring and promoting schemes for ICT Innovation Vouchers will be organised on October 9th in Brussels, during the "Open Days – 11th European week of regions and cities". The target participants are mainly EU regional actors interested in boosting the businesses of SMEs through ICT uptake. Beneficiaries such as microenterprises and SMEs are also welcome to attend and contribute to the development of successful schemes. The online registration is open and the code for this workshop is 09B04.

The "ICT Innovation Vouchers: Supporting ICT excellence in SMEs" workshop has a twofold objective: To share best practices in EU for innovation vouchers and to present a blueprint for an ICT Innovation Vouchers scheme for regional administrators.

The Open Days – European week of regions and cities is an annual four-day event organised by the EU Committee of the Regions and the European Commission DG REGIO which welcome some 6 000 participants in October each year (local, regional, national and European decision-makers, academia, business representatives and experts). It is a real market place for exchange and debate on projects and questions related to regional and local development.