SmartDIGI project is focusing on boosting the participating EIT RIS countries’ innovation performance by improving their educational schema and promoting digitalization with respect to Industry 4.0. SmartDIGI aims to support SMEs to test and adopt digital technologies as well as to adopt lifelong learning culture to improve the digital skills of their workforce essential for the digital transformation of the businesses.
The project activities provide a program where students, academics, and manufacturing SMEs work together to build skills by co-creating solutions to real manufacturing challenges. Therefore, Teaching and Learning Factory approaches are combined with information open events to apply jointly developed solutions to industrial problems. A collaborative network across all participating industrial and academic sectors in the EIT RIS countries can facilitate the exchange of industrial problems and the dissemination of new solutions.