Digital technologies are part of life.
Digital technologies have already entered day-to-day life tremendously, affecting all kinds of interactions between humans and their environment. Digital transformation and innovation is also considered necessity for all industrial sectors if willing to stay ahead in the race for global advantage. As stated in the European Commission’s Communication on Digitising European Industry (COM (2016)180 final): “Embracing digital technologies will help companies to grow beyond the EU internal market and make the EU an even more attractive location for global investments”. The Smart Anything Everywhere Initiative builds on this and aims at transferring knowledge and fostering collaboration as regards the uptake of digital technologies by European industry. SMEs and mid-caps supplying digital technologies, but also users and those operating in non-tech sectors in particular are targeted by this initiative in order to help them master the challenge of digital transformation and to foster the full integration of digital innovations across all sectors of the economy.