We are extremely glad to be working on the European Commission’s Digital Challenge initiative together with Technopolis Group.
The EU initiative – Transforming regions and cities into launch-pads of digital transformation and industrial modernisation – supports local policy makers to understand the application of advanced technologies and the opportunities they provide, so that they can design flexible, future-proof policies. It also underlines the importance of a holistic approach that is motivated by strong leadership and mobilises all local actors.
According to the European Commission, the key to digital transformation remains leadership.
The consortium of led by Technopolis Group is currently developing a methodology to select the 15 cities to be supported, and the call for Expressions of Interest will be launched in the coming weeks.
EU Digital challenge
The challenge will give city leaders and key stakeholders access to high-level experts with local and international experience in designing and implementing digital transformation strategies, free of charge and in their local language for 14-18 months to achieve their goals for improving their city.
Whether equipping local talent with the digital skills needed to prosper in a changing workplace, developing a collaborative economy to springboard social cohesion and innovation, or implementing a smart parking policy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and traffic, all proposals are welcome.
The challenge is aimed at local public organisations that are either responsible for or involved in the funding and/or implementation of a policy or programme of a city related to digital transformation and industrial modernisation
Participants will receive a set of hands-on, tailor-made advisory services throughout the course of the 14-18 month programme, including:
At the end of the challenge, your city will have:
24 November (1st call) and latest 25 January (2nd) call. Only 15 cities will be chosen.
Please get in touch with us if you want to be a part of the programme, but have more questions.
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