The Institute for Development and International Relations (IRMO) from Zagreb, Croatia is implementing a project “Fostering diGitalisation and bionic transformation of SMEs through the development of a novel and innovative Training material for overcoming COVID-19 crisis – GIST”. The project is funded by the Erasmus+ program, Key Action 2 Strategic Partnership for Innovation and Exchange of Good Practices, with a duration from 2021 to 2023. It is managed by an international consortium of 6 partners from 6 European countries (Germany, Spain, Croatia, Slovenia, Poland and Belgium).
The COVID-19 pandemic demonstrated the vulnerability of European industry and showed with greater emphasis the digitalisation of it as a strategic imperative. However, the challenge for European SMEs is not simply to be digital but to transform themselves into “Bionic firms”: companies that are capable of effectively combine technological, transversal and leadership skills achieving in turn more productive operations and greater innovation. GIST has the aim to develop innovative training material for SMEs to provide them with the basic competencies needed to reach this “Bionic Status”.
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