The digital transformation of Europe's economy and society will be one of the key challenges in the years to come. Europe's economy relies on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs): they form 99% of European businesses. Given the enormous importance of SMEs for Europe's economy, they need to be at the heart of Europe's industrial and digital strategies.
The European Union is currently defining Digital Targets for 2030. The respective Roadmap by the European Commission focuses on four digital targets: 1. Digital infrastructures, 2. Digital education and skills, 3. Digital transformation, and 4. Digital government. How can we ensure that SMEs will be in the centre of the digital targets? SMEs are not only users and adopters of technology, but also essentially providers of technology: many innovative SMEs bring the new technologies to the market.
Ivan Štefanec MEP and EIF Programming Committee Co-Chair
Hubert Gambs, Deputy Director-General, DG GROW, European Commission
Dr. Oliver Grün, Founder and CEO of Grün Software, President of German Federal Association of IT-SMEs (BITMi) and DIGITAL SME
Ruben Bonet, Co-founder, President and CEO, Fractus
Fabrizio Morgera, Senior Investment Officer, European Investment Bank
Sjoerd Hauptmeijer, CEO & Founder, The Young Digitals
Josianne Cutajar MEP and EIF Member
Maria Rosa Gibellini, Director General, European Internet Forum
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