Manchester Metropolitan University

Digital Transformation of European Micro Enterprises

Developing innovation and e-leadership skills within micro enterprises in Europe

About Digital Transformation of European Micro Enterprises

DiTEM aims to develop an innovative training system to allow micro enterprises to take up the Digital Transformation. In the competitive market of the third millennium, there is a need to equip businesses to become the enterprises of the future, where digitalisation of companies and e-leadership skills will be a MUST. The DiTEM project builds upon previous initiatives in the field to create a unique and practical delivery model. MEs play a crucial role within the European economy, making a major contribution to wealth creation, economic growth, and job creation. 

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Expected Impact

The expected result is the acquisition of new competences and e-leadership capability by managers/owners of existing MEs enabling them to implement new digital strategies within their own enterprise. The expected impact on participants is to train them to be able to:

  • Understand the opportunities offered by new technologies and select the most relevant for their activities;
  • Lead staff from across all areas of the business;
  • Develop business and operating models that are innovative and strategic;
  • Understand how to make the most of new digital technologies and trends;
  • See changes before they happen, and keep their business one step ahead;
  • Influence stakeholders across functional or geographical boundaries.

 

Focus of the training

The focus of the training will be mainly on 4 digital technologies, such as:

  • Mobile solutions
  • Social media
  • Cloud computing
  • Big data

In total 200 end-users will be involved during the training activities: MEs managers and business executives. The consortium then intends to reach a further 400-600 indirect beneficiaries.

Partners

The consortium is comprised of 7 partners from 6 EU countries: UK, Italy, Finland, Greece, Bulgaria and Denmark. The partners include representatives of the target group and a combination of different actors able to guarantee exploitation of project results by external stakeholders. 

Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

The Centre for Enterprise is an SME and Micro-Enterprise centre of excellence within The Manchester Metropolitan University in the Faculty of Business and Law.The CfE is a trailblazing centre of business support, innovation, and support for access to finance for more than 1000 small firms across the North West. We are a dedicated centre of excellence in small business growth, and relish the opportunity to bring to this project our expertise in marketing, recruitment, application support, business support and project managing such a contract.

Eurocrea Merchant, Italy

Eurocrea Merchant is a consulting and training company based in Italy, with two offices located in Milan and Naples. Our mission is to improve the competitiveness of the European society, through business development, training and creation of transnational partnerships.The company was born 20 years ago with a focus on business and finance and with the aim to support Italian SMEs in the process of start-up and management of the company.

CSS Digital Education, Greece

CCS is a leading provider of digital solutions and specialized services for communicating knowledge and raising awareness in the most effective way.With over 700 projects completed, CCS partners with more than 40 major international organizations in the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Italy, Poland, China, Singapore, Cyprus, Greece and the UAE.

Turku University of Applied Sciences, Finland

TUAS has expertise in developing innovative learning environments and creating pedagogically justified content for online learning. In addition to obviously providing Online studies, TUAS is developing online learning solutions for students with several other partners. UAS is currently developing RDI projects related to digitalization and using social media for SME customer communication and digital marketing, as well as participating in a national program initiated by the Finnish Ministry of Education aiming to develop concepts for specializing studies in digitalization.

Business Innovation Center Innobridge, Bulgaria

Business and Innovation Centre INNOBRIDGE is a business support organization, which follows the methodology, collective experience and applies the know-how of the European Business and Innovation Centers Network (EBN). It is the first (and still the only) accredited BIC by the EBN network in Bulgaria. Entrepreneurship, Start-up and their support are the core issues the BIC INNOBRIDGE deals with.

Exponential Training and Assessment Limited, UK

Exponential Training (ETA) is a vocational education, training supplier operating in over 50 different countries worldwide and specialises in the following areas:

  • Development and delivery of online, distance and blended learning programmes
  • Development and management of online learning platforms
  • Delivery of vocational qualifications for managers, SME owners and business coaches 

‌IT-Forum, Denmark

It-forum is a membership based network for more than 470 companies from private and public organizations, colleges and local, regional and state authorities in the Central and Southern Denmark regions. It-forum is a founding member of PIN-SME (changing name to European network of Digital SMEs in March), and it-forum‘s CEO is the vice-president of PIN-SME.

Contact the Centre for Enterprise

 

Main Contact: Rebecca Sewell

Address: Manchester Met Business School, All Saints Campus, Manchester, M15 6BH

Call: +44 (0)161 247 3871

Email: r.sewell@mmu.ac.uk

 

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