On 13 December 2021, ecoplus presented the advanced draft of the INNO Industry Action Plan to Lower Austrian stakeholders. It consists of two actions, a new regional funding scheme for digital transformation projects of companies and secondly the transfer of the Swedish good practice Kickstart Digitalization.

Whereas the regional funding scheme already has been implemented via two calls in June-October 2020 (“Digi4SME”) and November 2020 to June 2021 (“Digi4Business”), the finalisation of the second action Kickstart Digitalisation was delayed due to the postponement of workshops to discuss the tool and its transferability to the Lower Austrian context.

The workshops finally took place in September/October 2021, resulting in the decision to roll-out the Kickstart Digitalisation concept and offer the workshops to companies open to all sectors. The activity will be financed by the Programme Technology and Innovation Partner Lower Austria (TIP) co-funded by ERDF Programme Investment in Growth and Jobs Austria.