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The role of SMEs in Europe's digital transformation

On 15 April 2021, the EIF organised a virtual debate to discuss the importance of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) for the European economy and society and the need for them to be at the heart of Europe's industrial and digital strategies.
The debate, co-hosted by MEP and EIF Programming Committee Co-Chair Ivan Štefanec and MEP Josianne Cutajar, was moderated by EIF Director General Maria Rosa Gibellini and featured the following speakers:

  • Hubert Gambs, Deputy Director-General, DG GROW, European Commission
  • Oliver Grün, Founder and CEO of Grün Software, President of German Federal Association of IT-SMEs (BITMi) and European DIGITAL SME Alliance
  • Ruben Bonet, Co-founder, President and CEO, Fractus
  • Fabrizio Morgera, Senior Investment Officer, European Investment Bank
  • Sjoerd Hauptmeijer, CEO & Founder, The Young Digitals

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