The DIGINNO project (https://www.diginnobsr.eu) exploring and promoting digitalisation and new ways of transnational collaboration in digital innovation had its final conference in December 2020. The project was co-funded by the Interreg BSR programme and implemented 2017-2020 among nine countries in the Baltic Sea Region (BSR) with CMI/AAU as a Danish representative.
Even though the BSR countries generally are digitally advanced, the majority of small and medium enterprises (SME’s) are still not using digital technologies. Also, they are not necessarily aware of the opportunities and added value of an increased ICT uptake or digital transformation. Furthermore, many companies experience obstacles when they want to expand or trade across borders due to non-harmonized regulation and a lack of adequate cross-border e-services provided by the public sector.
Through joint analysis and interactive discussions between representatives of industry, government agencies and knowledge institutions the project partners have developed concrete tools and services that can support companies in their journey towards digital transformation and inspire public agencies to provide more efficient policies and cross-border solutions for businesses.