Creating a COM³ support modelCOM³ project partners developed 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.
These results form the basis for building a support model that responds to the identified needs and challenges.
Test the COM³ support model on the freely available learning platform ruraldigital.eu
The COM³ support model offers practical guidance and tips for municipalities, regions, and business support organisations seeking to assist rural SMEs. Based on the best practices and lessons learned from pilot regions involved in the COM³ project, the model provides a comprehensive framework for supporting local companies, covering key areas such as skill development and networking. While not every tip may be applicable in all contexts, the model offers a range of options to choose from, providing inspiration and guidance to intermediaries looking to help businesses in rural areas thrive in a digital world.
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