This project, integrated in the scope of the Digital Europe Program, is led by Universidade de Dublin (DCU), and besides Inova-Ria, counts with the partners: Universidade de Aveiro, Universidade Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona Digital Talent, Drogheda Enterprise Hub / The Mill Enterprise Center.
Companies are adapting to a new digital environment, largely accelerated by the covid-19 pandemic, which has highlighted how the economy and society are underpinned by digital skills and the gaps that exist represent the greatest challenge for both SMEs and consolidated companies.
In addition to gaps in basic digital skills, the emergence and rapid growth of technologies such as blockchain, big data and machine learning are creating specialized skills gaps.
The project aims to address this issue by identifying existing gaps in advanced digital skills through a detailed needs analysis in the SME sector that will serve as the basis for developing a set of short courses for employees and the unemployed. The courses will be aligned with themes such as: Innovation and Financial Technology, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Cybersecurity, Data Analytics & Machine Learning, Digital Marketing and Web Development.
This project has a total investment of about 1.7 M€, and will develop several activities, including workshops, interviews, among others, in a clear interconnection between academia and business, in the three countries covered by these actions (Portugal, Spain and Ireland)
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