Základní informace o akci

Datum a čas konání: 24. 11. 2022 10:00 - 13:00
Cena: Zdarma
Webová stránka: https://www.digitalsme.eu/events/digital-sme-general-assembly-2022/
Zapojené organizace: European DIGITAL SME Alliance
Místo konání: Representation of EUREGIO, Rue de Pascale 45 – 47, Brussels
Cílová skupina: Digitální dovednosti pro pracovní sílu
Digitální dovednosti pro ICT odborníky
Úroveň digitálních dovedností: Střední
Odborník na digitální technologie
Jazyk: Angličtina
Geografický rozsah: Evropská unie

O akci

On 24 November 2022, at 10.00 CET, the DIGITAL SME General Assembly 2022 will take place in a hybrid format / online and in Brussels at the Representation of EUREGIO (Rue de Pascale 45 – 47).

Europe is once again faced with new global challenges. In the past year, the European Union has had to contend with the coronavirus pandemic and now faces an energy crisis in the wake of the Russian aggression against Ukraine. During this ongoing turbulence, the digital economy has played a crucial role by providing tech solutions to deal with some of the most pressing issues. The agile and innovative approach taken by small and medium sized enterprises across Europe has helped move the continent towards strengthened technological autonomy.

At the 2022 General Assembly, the European DIGITAL SME Alliance will celebrate the potential of the European digital industry and will set out a new vision for Innovation Made in Europe. The European Commission’s Directorate for the Internal Market (DG GROW) and the European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA) will showcase the winning startups/ SMEs, which have been selected from the ‘Get Digital: Go Green & Be Resilient’ initiative. Moreover, the successful European scale-ups will present their entrepreneurial journey at the general assembly. These champions have developed solutions that show the potential of European innovation, and directly contribute to making the European digital economy more sustainable, resilient, and technologically sovereign.

The European Union seeks to continue supporting entrepreneurs to build a dynamic and vibrant digital ecosystem. The European Industrial Strategy establishes a legal framework to ensure that the single market fosters innovation, while backing scale-ups with several financial instruments. Alongside this support, there are a host of initiatives, such as the European Green Digital Coalition, which seeks to harness the emission-reducing potential of digital enterprises.

The General Assembly will discuss concrete actions and practices that support ICT start-ups and SMEs, in order to help the companies, reach their potential. For Europe to achieve global leadership in the digital economy, it is time to unlock the strengths of European entrepreneurs and create the conditions for digital innovation to thrive in Europe.

09.30 – 10.00Signing in the participants and speakers
10.00 – 10.10Welcoming remarks by DIGITAL SME
10.10 – 10.20Keynote by Hubert Gambs – Deputy Director General DG Grow
10.20 – 11.20SESSION 1 – Get Digital: Go Green & Be Resilient – How SMEs’ digital
solutions can support sustainability and resilience, by the European Commission● Jury introduction and presentation of digital solutions
Sergio Balassone – EIT DIGITAL / ENGIE ● EEN presentation on SMEs support
11.35 – 11.55Innovation Made in Europe: stories of SMEs and scale-ups that are tackling
Europe’s strategic challenges● Nextcloud – providing sovereign cloud solutions made in Europe
Jos Poortvliet – Marketing Director ● Vedrai – harnessing the power of Artificial Intelligence for SMEs, Diego Maccarelli, Head of Corporate Finance ● Back Market – the leading marketplace for renewed devices, Amandine Durr, Chief Product Officer – Back Market
11.55 – 12.55SESSION 2 – The future of innovation made in Europe – round table policy
discussion (speakers to be confirmed)● Sebastiano Toffaletti, DIGITAL SME (Moderator) ● Amaryllis Verhoeven, European Commission (DG GROW) ● Ilias Iakovidis, European Commission (DG CNECT) and European Green Digital
12.55 – 13.00 Closing remarks – DIGITAL SME
13.00 – 14.00 NETWORKING LUNCH


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