COM³ Summer Comes to an End

13 September 2022 - Published by P. Khodabakhsh

This summer, COM³ partners took you on a digital road trip around the North Sea Region. They explored the nine pilot regions and show how local and regional public authorities create a dynamic environment in which rural SMEs can make the most of digital opportunities.

In an ever more digital world, SMEs in rural areas are faced with many uncertainties. To stay competitive, they need to constantly improve their digital readiness. Public authorities and business support organisations often don’t have the right tools and competencies to support rural SMEs on this journey.

In this context, COM³ partners have been testing various innovative solutions developed in real use cases. They are developing a unique support model to empower local and regional public authorities in their role as innovation facilitators and enablers. Thanks to best practices, training, and coaching solutions, staff and developers in municipalities and regions get the relevant skills to efficiently support SMEs.

You can have a glimpse at the COM³ digital road trip below and discover the best practices in its nine pilot regions.