29.09.2017

Liftoff for the new DIGINNO project

The Digital Innovation Network DIGINNO, a project under the Policy Area Innovation flagship BSR Digi co-lab: Transnational Digital Collaboration in the BSR, has started. A kick-off meeting was held on the 5th of September 2017 in Tallinn.

The DIGINNO project’s objective is to advance the digital economy and to speed up the process of moving towards the BSR single digital market. The project aims to increase the capacity of policymakers, industry associations and industrial SMEs to enable faster and more efficient uptake of digital solutions both in public and private sector.

The DIGINNO project focuses on the following common challenges in the Baltic Sea Region:

  • uptake of ICT in the business sector,
  • innovation and interoperability of public services and
  • cooperation and coordination of digital policies on macro-regional level.

These challenges can be tackled through strengthening the macro-regional knowledge base (e.g benchmarking, information sharing, studies), exchange of experience and peer-to-peer learning, designing and piloting transnational digital solutions and conducting policy and regulatory dialog.

The project aims to increase the capacity of policymakers, industry associations and industrial SMEs to enable faster and more efficient uptake of digital solutions both in public and private sector. Some of these target groups are already involved as project partners, but the project aims to address a lot wider range of organizations by including them into project activities or disseminating project’s findings and outputs among them.

Reet Reismaa
Policy Area Coordinator Innovation
Estonia Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications