On 31 May and 1 June, the project partners, together with many of their stakeholders, will meet again in Pamplona (Spain) to complete the last study visits and to discuss and plan the final months of the project leading up to the final dissemination event scheduled for spring 2023.

Specifically, the project is in Phase 2 in which the partners are called upon to finalise their Regional Action Plans before proceeding to validation by the Interreg Europe programme.

At the interregional workshop, partners and stakeholders present the activities planned for Phase 2 with their monitoring indicators and discuss any questions about the final year of the project.

They also will conclude the exchange of experiences during Phase 1 by visiting facilities to support the adoption of i.40 in SMEs.

SMEs and a successful case of implementation of the Digital Transformation Plan by a company from Navarre.

The fourth IW is aimed at:

  • To present the final Action Plans, with a focus on the work plan of Phase 2 activities and monitoring;
  • Learn about the monitoring system at interregional level and the activities planned for Phase 2;
  • Test a series of public-funded measures to support i4.0 transformation in Navarra.

As mentioned earlier, one of the highlights of this event will be several Study Visits that the Regional Government of Navarra has organised for the partnership. In detail, during the first day, participants will visit:

  1. Conor Bikes: This is a company that has developed a digital transformation plan within the framework of the Itinerario 4.0 call for tenders, building an automated warehouse. The purpose of the visit is to understand a concrete case of investment in i4.0.
  2. Tknika Centre: It is a centre promoted by the Vice-Ministry of Education and Vocational Training of the Department of Education of the Basque Government, located in Renteria, a municipality in the neighbouring Basque province of Gipuzkoa. Innovation and applied research are at the heart of Tknika, in its continuous effort to place Basque vocational training at the forefront of Europe. Tknika is inspired by some of the most advanced vocational training centres in the world. Through networking and the direct involvement of Basque vocational training staff, the centre develops innovative projects in the areas of technology, education and management.
  3. Dinabide DIH: a Digital Innovation Hub promoted by the Sakana Development Agency (Sakana is a region of Navarre) and the Municipality of Irurtzun, a municipality located 20 km from Pamplona and home to Dinabide's facilities. Dinabide aims to generate a community of knowledge, entrepreneurship and experience-oriented toward digital transformation. The facility offers co-working, demonstration and training services and covers areas such as additive polymer manufacturing, 3D scanning and collaborative robotics, all at basic and advanced levels. As a novelty, additive manufacturing of metals has also recently been integrated.

The second day, on the other hand, will be exclusively dedicated to internal partner meetings during which each region will present the regional activities to be implemented during Phase 2, with a focus on regional monitoring. Special attention will be paid to the means by which stakeholder involvement will be developed in Phase 2. Aspects of the administrative and communication side of the project will also be explored.