Title: Fostering synergies among European projects

31 May 2021 - Published by Els Delaere
Join the “Integrated Digital Transformation: Joint conference of Interreg projects”, hosted by atene KOM GmbH in cooperation with various Interreg Projects, on June 2nd from 10:00-15:00 CET.

On the 2nd of June 2021, six European projects will take part in the joint conference of Interreg project “Integrated Digital Transformation”, which is centred around fostering synergies amongst likeminded European projects. The digital conference will take place from 10:00 to until 15:00 CET, during which partners from the CORA, COM³, Futures By Design, GrowIn 4.0, CUPIDO and SMARTVillages projects will exchange experiences on digital transformation and look into future opportunities. The joint conference of Interreg projects, “Integrated Digital Transformation”, serves as an opportunity for project partners and stakeholders to discuss their findings with other experts and practitioners, reach out to a broader audience and learn about the findings of likeminded European projects in neighbouring fields – all within the context of digital transformation, smart regions, digitalisation of businesses and Industry 4.0.

Currently, there exists a “digital divide” across rural areas of Europe – in many cases, the proper digital infrastructure does not exist, and digital skills are not sufficiently developed. To tackle these imposing issues, the Interreg NSR project, “CORA - COnnecting Remote Areas with digital infrastructure and services”, stimulates digital infrastructure, services and skills in rural areas by helping local authorities to identify their common challenges and empowering them to exchange experiences, test innovative solutions and create an advanced digital environment.

Meanwhile, the Interreg NSR GrowIn 4.0 project aims to build strong competences and tools in the participating regions for the benefit of manufacturing SMEs. The approach is to establish a strong partnership which pools knowledge on the manufacturing industry and Industry 4.0, resulting in collections of new or improved methods and tools—developed in interaction with SMEs—to support in the development of skills. Similarly, the Interreg NSR COM³ project, has the aim of making rural areas more attractive places to live, work and invest in by digitally enabling and transforming SMEs. This is done by developing a unique support model that strengthens and empowers local and regional actors in their role as innovation facilitators and enablers. Finally, the Interreg NSR Futures By Design project prepares SMEs from various sectors for the economic, technical and digital challenges ahead by transferring information and knowledge.

Knowledge transfer and exchange of experience remain central to the digital conference, which simultaneously serves as the final conference of the CORA project, this June. At the digital conference, the CORA project will share the pillars and dimensions of the digital transformation model, which addresses various facets of the digital transition. Futures By Design will present a breakdown of SMEs on their data readiness, and representatives of the GrowIn 4.0 project shall share the barriers report developed within the project, as well as business innovation and transitions of SMEs. COM³ partners will share their experiences with building communities around digitalisation of businesses. The experience and knowledge exchange does not stop with atene KOM projects – the Interreg NSR CUPIDO project will provide engaging presentations on the concepts of “museums at home” & “museums without walls”, and the Interreg Alpine Space SMARTVillages project shall offer insights into their digital exchange Platform and pilot experiences.


Don’t miss out on this engaging European digital conference. Further information and registration available at