Athens will host the first INCREA Multiplier Event on June 4th
On June 4th, Crystal Clear Soft (CCS), a leading educational software company, will host “Migrants and Creative Businesses: A Survey on Skill Gaps and Training Needs”, a two-day Multiplier Event in Athens, Greece in order to present the results of the first Intellectual Output on the development of INCREA, a project that aims to help integrate migrants and refugees into European society within the KA2 of the Erasmus + programme.
How Digital is Europe and who is speeding up the process of getting into top positions when it comes to Digitization?
Business Digitization and e-Commerce
All sections of the DESI 2018 are obviously interesting for SMEs and SME-supporters - but nevertheless the adaptation and integration of Digital Technology in enterprises is the most interesting. It is still very clear that in these kinds of reports the SME-label covering micro, small and medium sized enterprises is not providing a fair view on the situation. As the difference between "Large" and "SME" enterprises is quite clear - there is also a huge difference between a micro company and a medium sized one. For example when we compare percentage of businesses employing ICT-specialists we can assume that the 18% of SMEs hiring specialists are more medium sized than micro. In this comparison we also lack the information regarding outsourcing that explains that "only" 76% of the large organizations have ICT specialists in their staff. How much is outsourcing a tool for small businesses?
Please comment on this post and share your experience when it comes to the digitization in micro, small and medium sized businesses in your region.
Constraints and problems found
Hardware hackers Ben Katz and Jared Di Carlo have smashed the previous record for solving the Rubik's cube robotically. Their machine solved the puzzle in 0.38 seconds—a 40-percent improvement over the previous record of 0.637. - Read the article here...
Whatch it happen
How will Robotics and 3D printing have an impact on SMEs and jobs in the - not so far - future?
In the SME Academy Network Workshop "Robotics and 3D Printing in SMEs - we introduced a report and an attempt to provide required training - as well as discussed some possible opportunities for SMEs. - Check the workshop....
Outside the EU 28 you can note first of all Switzerland showing a very strong Innovation rank compared to the neighboring EU28 states. South Korea, Japan and China are other competitors to keep an eye on and to learn from.
In the European Innovation Scoreboard you can find all details and there is also a Regional Innovation Scoreboard there you can view specific regions within the European Union. If you are interested to compare different countries there is an Interactive tool that makes it easy to compare results 2010-2016.
Read the blog post regarding the result in SMEBOX, Swedish partner, web site.
Also watch the first Lesson in Module 1, produced by SELENA Italy. "Not perfect but winning". by continuing with Read more...
About the project:
The Eng@ge project is motivated by the problem that the vast use of resources used by mankind is growing due to global population growth and increasing living standards. The project will develop an open digital training toolbox to exploit the concept of circular economy as a basis for green entrepreneurship.
YOUTH SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP: A NEW OPPORTUNITY IN TIMES OF CRISIS
In these times of economic crisis – which are deeply affecting the younger generation – our project aims at targeting youth unemployment through a more innovative approach. Social Youth Entrepreneurship is a growing field in which the youth might find interesting work opportunities: the HUB model will help create »start-up aggregators« to support the creation of new social enterprises.
The HUB MODEL KIT
Empowering entrepreneurs to reduce unemployment through economic growth and strengthening of leadership through mentoring in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has been at the core of Mowgli’s essence since we began in 2008. Eight years on and we have proudly achieved, and in some cases exceeded, all of our initial operational and impact goals.
Mentors who participate in the mentoring programs benefit equally as much as the entrepreneurs they serve, especially in the personal growth and strengthening of leadership aspects.
Reports & Results
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SME Academy 2017