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The second edition will bring together SMEs from all over Europe and leading voices from the policy, business, academic and civil society communities to:

discuss the role of SMEs as enablers of digital innovation

outline actions in support of European digital leadership and initiatives that will make SMEs thrive in the Digital Single Market

showcase SMEs’ digital solutions and promote matchmaking to foster business synergies and Alliances for the digitalisation of industrial sectors

what to expect

8

Sessions

Bringing together leading voices from the policy, business, academic and civil society communities

30+

Speakers

Discussing topics related to the digital revolution defining our times

14

INDUSTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS

Represented through all sessions and discussions

500

ATTENDEES

In-person participants witnessing and contributing to the new digital paradigm

8

MATCHMAKING HOURS

Dedicated to innovators to match potential business partners, investors and collaborators

wish to contribute?

Visibility

Have your company, association or organisation logo exhibited through DIGITAL SME social media channels, marketing materials, and website.

Networking

Connect with potential investors with a personalized stand in the exclusive hall of the European Economic and Social Committee. Gain the upper hand for your digital solution!

Panel participation

Contribute in the panel finalisation with DIGITAL SME and have your voice heard with exclusive speakers and digital entrepreneurs. 

One-year membership

Are you a tech organisation? With DIGITAL SME’s sponsorship plan you can profit from an one-year included membership to the European Digital Innovators Club.

matchmaking platform

The matchmaking sessions are designed to bring together stakeholders interested in exploring synergies and discussing event topics in depth.  If you are looking for future project partners, specific products or services for your organisation, as well as just a discussion with like-minded organisations this is the place for you!

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essay competition

DIGITAL SME has recently launched an essay competition to promote critical thinking and the exploration of various ICT-related topics among students and recent graduates. The competition will be organized in calls, scheduled to be released in the upcoming months.

The theme for the inaugural call is ‘ICT Standardization‘ with a deadline of 15 October, fostering interest in subjects related to standards and careers in this field. The winner will be awarded a 6-month remunerated traineeship at DIGITAL SME, linked to the essay topic. The award ceremony will take place during the annual DIGITAL SME Summit which will be held on 10 December 2024 at the European Economic and Social Committee in Brussels.

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The event will feature a series of debates with high-profile speakers, addressing how digital technologies affect the defining challenges of our times.

Discussions will develop on the potential of AI technology; the path for a sustainable digitalisation; the need for up-skilling and re-skilling of the European workforce; the interplay between innovation and competition in digital markets; the role of SMEs as enablers of a digitally sovereign Europe.

master of ceremonies

Ali Al-Jaberi

Tech SMEs recognised in this category have embraced environmental responsibility and demonstrated that technology can be a force for positive change by developing solutions that have a positive climate impact.

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It recognises SMEs that have made remarkable contributions to society, going beyond mere business success, achieving positive social well-being and inclusiveness.

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It celebrates exceptional projects, stories, and initiatives promoting digital skills in Europe. It recognises SMEs endorsing digital skills for education (EdTech), and fostering digital upskilling and reskilling in the workforce.

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venue

Committed to European integration, the EESC contributes to strengthening the democratic legitimacy and effectiveness of the European Union by enabling civil society organisations from the Member States to express their views at European level.

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