The Lower Austrian regional stakeholder group gathered online with 10 participants on 9 December 2020 in order to share an update and make use of synergies of the ongoing INTERREG Europe projects with Lower Austrian participation (INNO Industry, Next2Met, CLUSTERIX 2.0, INKREASE and InnoBridge)

One of the highlights was the in-depth presentation and discussion of the territorial analysis of the status of digital transformation in Lower Austria’s economy in the framework of Next2Met. The participants decided to carry out a follow up survey to find out about the impact of COVID 19 crises on the digital behaviour of the participating SMEs in the region. ecoplus and the Department for Economy reported about the good practices presented by the Barcelona Provincial Council in the 3rd Policy Learning Event on 3 December 2020.

In the framework of INNO Industry, the participants discussed the results of the Lower Austrian call “Digi4SME”, which was influenced by the Digital Voucher Scheme in Slovenia and Portugal. These good practices had and influence on the enlarged target group of the Lower Austrian call.