Creating a COM³ support modelCOM³ project partners are developing together a support model, which strengthens and empowers local and regional authorities and business support organisations in their role as facilitators for the tech-adoption of small business in rural areas.
What are actually the most important needs and challenges of rural businesses in the North Sea Region when it comes to tech-adoption? Through an online survey and a series of in-depth interviews with key stakeholders in the COM³ pilot regions – local and regional authorities and business support organisations – academic partners were able to gain a thorough understanding of the SMEs’ needs in the area.
Check their findings in the latest report by the University of Groningen.
These results form the basis for building a support model that responds to the identified needs and challenges. Check the training solutions that will help you tackle your challenges, by clicking on the images:
COM³ partners are currently developing the following training solutions:
Data Breach and Privacy Leak Awareness
Threat Identification & Self Assessment for SMEs
The role of municipalities in business support (study case compilation)
How to engage hard-to-reach SMEs in digital business support
- Engaging SMEs in student-based projects to develop digital solutions
Developing university-government partnerships to deliver digital business support
As we move further into the digital age, it's becoming increasingly important for businesses to adapt and transform their operations to stay competitive. As such, we believe that it's vital for local and regional authorities to support these businesses in their digital transformation journeys. COM³ partners crafted five Quick Win Strategies to guide municipalities, regions and business support organisations in their efforts:
- Cybersecurity Awareness
- Leveraging data for supporting small companies
- Explore and exploit for company growth