DIGITRANS Digital Transformation in the Danube Region

The increasing digitisation of business processes by e.g. the Internet of Things or Industry 4.0 requires developing new business models for companies to remain competitive on global markets. There is no digital transformation without appropriate business transformation. Mainly SMEs from less developed Danube regions but also from strong regions such as Baden-Württemberg (DE) are suffering from the digital revolution as they still do not have enough competencies to cope with digital transformation’s challenges. Therefore DIGITRANS aims at developing a SME appropriate innovation method enabling SME to create competitive digital business models within a specifically setup incubator space.

DIGITRANS focuses on Creative Industries, Health and Advanced manufacturing - three sectors relevant to all Smart Specialization Strategies from the partner regions to pilot the innovation method and tools to be developed transnationally by the consortium. By developing a transnationally validated blended learning training programme in connection with a specific online learning environment, SMEs will be empowered and equipped with the relevant skills to handle their digital transformation process successfully and create competitive business models. To reach this aim the following outputs will be generated:

  • New digital business method
  • Validated innovation space with appropriate tools
  • Targeted e-learning environment allowing SMEs and business support organisation to learn independently
  • Documented business model cases demonstrating DIGITRANS method’s effectiveness
  • Blended learning training concept to deliver the DIGITRANS method in partner regions and beyond
  • Regional policy workshops and recommendations to support regional policy stakeholders to integrate DIGITRANS method into their digital strategy

DIGITRANS team

Already completed projects like INNOTRAIN IT (Interreg Central), ITSM4SME focused on the reduction of costs using IT service management. DIGITRANS goes beyond and addresses the strategic business opportunities the digital transformation process is offering SMEs for developing new digital business models and to shape successfully the global competition.

Digital Transformation in the Danube Region
Start date
01-01-2017
End date
30-06-2019
Budget in Euro
Overall: 2106825,97
ERDF Contribution: 1790802,04
IPA Contribution: 0
ENI Contribution: 0
Call number
Call 1
Priority
Innovative and socially responsible Danube region
Specific objective
Increase competences for business and social innovation

Library

Filename Date of upload
Validated Methods, Tools and Materials 18-01-2018 16:44:45
Validated DIGITRANS method framework 18-01-2018 16:43:28
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Project Partners

Name Type Email Country
MFG Innovation Agency Media and Creative Industries Baden-Württemberg Lead partner newrly@mfg.de Germany
Romanian Research Group in Corporate Finance, Association ERDF partner Daniel.stefan@ea.upm.ro Romania
Alumni Association of the Petru Maior University from Tirgu Mures ERDF partner liviu@liviuciucan.ro Romania
University of Ljubljana ERDF partner matjaz.juric@fri.uni-lj.si Slovenia
IRP Institute of entrepreneurship research ERDF partner jure.verhovnik@irp.si Slovenia
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Project News

  • DIGITRANS - 3rd partners meeting in Varaždin, presentation of a DIGITRANS method for SME's and establishment of a working group “Digital Danube”
    - 30-04-2018
    3rd partners meeting in Varaždin, presentation of a DIGITRANS method for SME's and establishment of a working group “Digital Danube”

    The 3rd official project meeting took place in Varaždin, Croatia, between 16th and 18th of April 2018. Three days of active work and collaboration were a perfect opportunity to review project achievements in previous periods, plan the next steps...

  • DIGITRANS - Together with us you can develop a digital business model for your company/product
    - 13-04-2018
    Together with us you can develop a digital business model for your company/product

    Colleagues of Venture Factory have been collaborating with external experts and project partners of the European project DIGITRANS for a year, developing an innovative method for comprehensive and effective development of digital business models....

  • DIGITRANS - Business Model Workshop – VK Sindelfingen gGmbH (Health Care Sector)
    - 10-04-2018
    Business Model Workshop – VK Sindelfingen gGmbH (Health Care Sector)

    HSRT and MFG conducted the second business model workshop with VK Sindelfingen gGmbH – an SME in the health care sector. The workshop took place in the regional incubator created at Herman Hollerith Centre in Böblingen (Germany /...

  • DIGITRANS - Opportunities of Digital Transformation – forms of digitalization along the value chain
    - 21-03-2018
    Opportunities of Digital Transformation – forms of digitalization along the value chain

    In todays fast moving economy business eventually need to adapt their business model to digital influences and take advantage of all the possible potentials that come with it. The increasing impact of digitalization on the corporate environment...

  • DIGITRANS - DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION BUSINESS CASE
    - 07-02-2018
    DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION BUSINESS CASE

    There are many misconceptions that SMEs have about Digital Transformation. One of the biggest misconceptions is that they believe digital transformation to be taking an existing product and putting it on an e-commerce site or simply just...

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