DIGINNO

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Digital Innovation Network (DIGINNO)

Digital Innovation Network’s objective is to advance the digital economy and to speed up the process of moving towards the single digital market in the Baltic Sea Region. The project aims to increase the capacity of policymakers, industry associations and industrial SMEs to enable faster and more efficient uptake of digital solutions both in public and private sector. The focus specifically is on promoting uptake of ICT in the business sector, developing innovative and interoperable digital public services and facilitating Digital Single Market related policy discussions on the Baltic Sea Region level.

The project is divided into four work packages: 
WP1: Project management and administration
WP2: Industry 4.0 - Digital Transformation of Industry
WP3: Digitalization of cross-border government to business (G2B) public services.
WP4: Digital policy network for the Baltic Sea Region

Duration: 01 October 2017 – 30 September 2020 (36 months)
   
Partners: 14 full partners and 7 associated partners from eight BSR countries (plus Norway), mix public-private: National agencies, ICT industry and universities. 
•14 full partners (EE 3, FIN 1, POL 1, LV 2, LT 4, SE 1, DK 2)
•7 associated partners (GE 2, FIN 2, SE 2, NOR 1)
•Lead Partner – Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications of Estonia

Project activities and outputs 
WP2: Industry 4.0 - Digital Transformation of Industry
Lead partner: Estonian Association of Information Technology and Telecommunications (EST)
Activities: 
2.1 Building BSR industry digitalization community. Output: Active cross-sectoral BSR industry digitalization community. 
2.2 Developing industry digitalization toolkit for companies. Output: Company digitalization toolkit for SMEs. 
2.3 Raising awareness of manufacturing SMEs about industry digitalization. Output: Information and knowledge about industry digitalization. 

WP3: Digitalization of cross-border government to business (G2B) public services
Lead partner: Lithuanian IT association INFOBALT (LT)
Activities: 
3.1 Discovering opportunities for digitalization of cross-border public services for businesses. Output: Study document about G2B cross border services that businesses are using in BSR countries and list of services for show-case development. 
3.2 Building digitalization show-cases based on the selected G2B cross-border e-services. Output: 4 show-case models of G2B cross-border e-services. 
3.3 Recommendations to policy makers for developing G2B e-services in BSR region. Output: Policy and technical recommendations list that has been disseminated to all interested parties for further actions on development of G2B cross-border services in BSR countries. 

WP4: Digital policy network for the Baltic Sea Region
Lead partner: Baltic Development Forum (DEN)
Activities: 
4.1 Knowledge inputs for the policy network. Output: Digital collaboration policy papers
4.2 Policy discussions. Output: Roundtables and policy briefs
4.3 Dissemination of results. Output: Policy recommendations White Paper 



Full partners:
1. Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications (Estonia) – Lead partner
2. Estonian Association of Information Technology and Telecommunications (ITL) (Estonia)
3. Foundation Tallinn Science Park Tehnopol (Estonia)
4. DIMECC Ltd (Finland)
5. Polish Chamber of Commerce of Electronics and Telecommunications (Poland)
6. Latvian Information and Communications Technology Association LIKTA (Latvia)
7. Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development (Latvia)
8. Engineering Industries Association of Lithuania LINPRA (Lithuania)
9. Lithuanian ICT association INFOBALT (Lithuania)
10. Acreo Swedish ICT AB (Sweden)
11. Aalborg University Copenhagen (Denmark)
12. Baltic Development Forum (BDF) (Denmark)
13. Office of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania (Lithuania)
14. The Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Lithuania (Lithuania)

Associated partners: 
1. Swedish Agency for Economic & Regional Growth (Sweden)
2. Swedish IT & Telecom Industries (Sweden)
3. Ministry of Finance (Finland)
4. BITKOM, Germany’s Digital Association (Germany)
5. BVMW - The German Association for Small and Medium-sized Businesses (Germany)
6. Technology Industries of Finland (Finland)
7. Norden Nordic Innovation (Norway)

More information: Doris Põld, WP2 Lead 
doris.pold@itl.ee