Summary of the project
The digital revolution has transformed the way people play, access information, communicate, and learn. To meet these challenges this project aims at helping VET providers to use technology in new and innovative ways to support SMEs in digital transborder entrepreneurship readiness.
DigiER is a 24-month project that explores possibilities to find new pedagogical ways to tackle 21st-century challenges, promote peer learning across education systems transnationally, and catalyse the development of indispensable transversal competencies i.e. problem solving, collaboration and creativity.
The DigiER project’s key objective is to raise awareness on the effects of digital transborder entrepreneurship among employees of chambers of commerce, regional development agencies, local authorities and centres for entrepreneurship development, but also VET teachers, trainers and mentors.
To achieve the aim, 2 intellectual outputs will be produced:
- IO1: Guide on Digital transborder Entrepreneurship strategies in the business environment
- IO2 DigiER mobile application for entrepreneurs
The project is addressed to:
- employees of chambers of commerce
- regional development agencies, local authorities, and centres for entrepreneurship development
- VET teachers, trainers, and mentors
- SMEs, entrepreneurs, and start uppers
The goal of this IO is to define the framework and content for the development of innovative and comprehensive digital transborder entrepreneurship strategies in the business environment. The Guide will take the form of case studies by professionals already demonstrating a sustainable approach in their business activities and straightforward methodology tackling efficient digital transborder entrepreneurship in a guide. As a whole, it will be the fundamental material for the implementation of the digital crash course. The tangible results of output one will be a DigiER methodological guide and a DigiER digital crash course.
DigiER mobile app will ensure personalized training pathways by initially testing the knowledge and awareness of digital transborder entrepreneurship among entrepreneurs and startupers. The DigiER mobile application will also elaborate a personalised strategy for the entrepreneurs and startupers to be able to address the weak points and empower its approach to digital transborder entrepreneurship processes.
The DigiER mobile application mobile app will contain:
– Self-assessment panel concerning digital transborder entrepreneurship processes in SMEs
– Training pathway on 3 levels of advancement on the results of self-assessment
– Digital transborder strategy wizard.
The application will be available on smartphones and support the most popular systems: Android and iOS. Installation of the application will be free of charge for the users but an internet connection will be necessary to use it.
Regionalna Izba Gospodarcza w Katowicach – applicant, Poland
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Katowice is a non-governmental institution with more than 500 members which are mostly SME companies. The Chamber focuses on the support of SMEs in the Silesian region. It legalizes the documents, provides workshops and seminars for companies, and also legal support. Moreover, they also promote internationalization activities among the members. It was founded by 103 people on 13th February 1990 and registered on 21st March 1990. It’s an organization of economic self-government, which associates with business entities. The Chamber promotes international cooperation between entrepreneurs, local government officials, and science representatives in many ways.
KAINOTOMIA LLC2 – partner, Greece
KAINOTOMIA provides business consultancy to companies & supporting services and consulting support services to trainees to facilitate their (re)entrance into the labour market. KAINOTOMIA has participated in several national projects, offering a high degree of expertise regarding training in contemporary fields, matching them with those that have a high demand in the job market, in order to develop trainees’ knowledge, skills, and attitudes towards their integration in the labour market. KAINOTOMIA has been participating in co-funded national projects under the name of “local development plans and entrepreneurship for unemployed based on specific local needs and growth potential”.
STOWARZYSZENIE CENTRUM WSPIERANIA
EDUKACJI I PRZEDSIEBIORCZOSCI – partner, Poland
The Centre for Education and Entrepreneurship Support (CWEP) is a non-governmental, non-profit organization founded on 30.06.2004 by a group of entrepreneurs, teachers, social activists, and IT specialists from Rzeszow, Poland. The CWEP association works in the field of youth, cooperates with businesses, universities, schools, enterprises, and educational institutions operating as the associated partners. CWEP has experience in organising complex support for individuals at different stages of their lives, from childhood to elder age. It promotes entrepreneurship among young people at school, as well as to those who already run their businesses. CWEP association’s mission is to increase the quality of education training at all levels and in all its forms, as well as to promote entrepreneurship in order to foster the integration of any social group regardless of gender, age, and ethnic origin.
CIVIC COMPUTING LIMITED – partner, United Kingdom
Civic Computing (CIVIC) was established in 2001, in Edinburgh, Scotland, and is one of the largest suppliers of digital work to the Scottish Government. CIVIC is known for innovation in product development: it was the first developer of a Java CMS over 10 years ago (Content Control), it was the first to market a solution for compliance with EU legislation on cookies (Cookie Control), and it recently launched on a new social media tool (Ffora) targeting mainly youngsters seeking personalised content. CIVIC’s primary goal has always been to work with customers in identifying opportunities to exploit technology for business advantage and create value. Its mission is to sustain and enhance its expertise to deliver solutions and services which contribute to the success of its customers and at the same time to actively help its society improve through healthy use of ICT with a focus on issues that concern them.
GOSPODARSKA ZBORNICA SLOVENIJE – partner, Slovenia
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia (CCIS) is a non-profit, non-governmental, independent business organization representing the interest of its members (more than 7000 companies). With almost 170 years of tradition, it is the most influential business organization in Slovenia. CCIS unites 26 branch associations, representing all the important industry sectors of Slovenia. CCIS employees provide know-how, expertise, and knowledge in a broad spectrum of areas and topics. Supporting governmental bodies with know-how and expertise in these fields makes CCIS a key actor in the areas of adult education, lifelong learning, and vocational education and training nation-wise.
CAMERA DE COMERT SI INDUSTRIE BISTRITA
NASAUD – partner, Romania
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Bistrita Nasaud County (CCI BN) is an independent, non-profit, multispectral entity, representing 250 member companies in the Bistrita Nasaud county. These companies represent 80% of employment in the area. Its main tasks are lobbying, promoting entrepreneurship, stimulating innovation, delivering services and training on different aspects of entrepreneurship, sustainable business, human resource management, local/strategical planning, project management. CCI BN aims at stimulating economic activity and creating an optimal framework for successful regional enterprise.
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