On Monday 22 October 2018, the Interreg Europe Policy Learning Platform will organise an online discussion on ‘Enabling the digital transformation. Regional business support ecosystems.’ 

This interactive webinar will allow participants to:

  • get to know about different approaches to support the digital transformation in SMEs,
  • present/promote their own approaches and experiences,
  • contribute to prepare the upcoming support activities to be delivered by the Policy Learning Platform.

While the content is related to the Interreg Europe projects, participants not related to these projects are also very welcome to join.

Digital transformation

Digital transformation is a broad concept encompassing the changes induced by the increased availability and use of digital technologies in all kind of activities. For businesses it implies that existing or emerging digital technologies contribute to change their business models, their products or services and the way they are manufactured and delivered, as well as the necessary skills to remain competitive in fast changing competitive environments. 

Image credits: Photo by Émile Perron on Unsplash



14:00 – 14:05

Welcome and introduction

Thorsten Kohlisch, Thematic manager, Interreg Europe Policy Learning Platform

Rene Tõnnisson and Luc Schmerber, Thematic Experts – SME Competitiveness, Interreg Europe Policy Learning Platform


14:05 – 14:15

EC initiative Digitising European Industry, Rene Tõnnisson

Article on Digital Transformation Scoreboard, Luc Schmerber

14:15 14:50

Approaches from Interreg Europe projects

Eilis Mc Fadden, DEVISE

Vaido Mikheim, ESSPO

Sandra Minisini, CYBER

14:50 – 15:00

Wrap-up from the project presentations & discussion

Moderation: Rene Tõnnisson and Luc Schmerber

Short presentation of Policy Learning Platform and its services

Thorsten Kohlisch