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InnoCAPE

Increasing the capacity of DIHs around the Baltic Sea Region / Connecting policy makers with digitalization enablers around the Baltic Sea Region / Developing tools for smarter digitalization solutions in SMEs

About InnoCAPE project

Digital economy is a source of innovation and growth of the Baltic Sea Region (BSR). However, there is a need to increase macro-regional collaboration to exploit the full potential of the region in research, innovation and SMEs utilising the Digital Single Market. InnoCAPE aims to establish a cooperation model for sustainable evolution of BSR digital innovation ecosystem through increased capacity of public enablers, such as public authorities and digital innovation hubs (DIHs).

Beneficiaries

Digital innovation hubs (DIHs) are one-stop-shops that help companies to become more competitive with regard to their business and production processes, products or services using digital technologies. They are based upon competence centres and provide access to the advanced knowledge, expertise and technology to support their customers with piloting, testing and experimenting with digital innovations.

Small and medium-sized enterprises represent the majority of all businesses in the EU. While large companies invest in ICT, SMEs are still lagging behind. Timely digitalization solutions are the key to sustaining competitiveness in the Digital Single Market.

Policy makers need a close cooperation with digital innovation hubs to ensure DIHs become the vehicles for effective policy implementation. On the other hand, policy support is needed for DIHs to become sustainable digitalion support actors.

Events

2020-03-23
Online

Webinar: AI Opportunities for SMEs

On 23rd of March 2020 we were hosting a webinar "AI Opportunities for SMEs". Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning is [...]

Project partners

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Sunrise Valley Science and Technology Park
Contact person: Evelina Šalavėjienė
E-mail: evelina.salavejiene@ssmtp.lt
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Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology
Contact person: Erika Slunksnytė
E-mail: erika.slunksnyte@mita.lt
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Latvian Information Technologies Cluster
Contact person: Aiga Irmeja
E-mail: aiga.irmeja@itbaltic.com
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Ministry of Economics of the Republic of Latvia
Contact person: Ilze Raudiņa
E-mail: ilze.raudina@em.gov.lv
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University of Tartu
Contact person: Anastasiia Shevchenko
E-mail: anastasiia.shevchenko@ut.ee
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Tartu City Government
Contact person: Katrin Reiljan
E-mail: Katrin.Reiljan@raad.tartu.ee
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Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences
Contact person: Annika Koskela
E-mail: annika.koskela1@seamk.fi
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University of Oulu
Contact person: Pekka Jokitalo
E-mail: pekka.jokitalo@oulu.fi
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RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB
Contact person: Christoffer Andresen
E-mail: christoffer.andresen@ri.se
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Umeå University
Contact person: Tobias Tovedal
E-mail: tobias.tovedal@umu.se
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DIGITALNORWAY
Contact person: Pavan Kumar Sriram
E-mail: pavan.sriram@digitalnorway.com
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Associated organisations

LIC logo. Lithuanian Innovation Centre
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Our latest news

Industry hackatons

Autumn 2020, InnoCAPE project partners will organize a round of industry hackathons to brainstorm possible digital technology based solutions for identified problems of SMEs. Should you be interested to learn when we announce more details and registration, please leave your contact.

Digital Maturity Assesment

InnoCAPE project partners are developing a digital maturity assessment (DMA) tool for DIHs supporting SMEs on their digital journey. SMEs will be able to use the tool individually for initial assessment. InnoCAPE DMA tool will be launched in summer 2020. However, if you are interested to be among pilots – feel free to register already now. We are also interested to cooperate with DIHs who opt to use InnoCAPE DMA tool in their everyday work with SMEs.

Inspiration

Case studies from SeAMK

Client: Various Provider: SeAMK New digitalisation case studies report has been released by Finnish partner Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences [...]

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Digital competence map

The digital competence map will be a tool supporting the collaboration model of digital innovation hubs around the Baltic Sea Region. It will pool competencies needed for public authorities, DIHs, and SMEs undergoing digitalisation and will become a platform for matching demand and supply. Expertise will be addressed in both ICT and in different industrial sectors to supply the specifics of the value chain. Digital competence map is currently undergoing development processes, but if you are interested in applying to the database please let us know info@innocape.eu