Evaluating the impact of the European Digital Innovation Hubs (EDIH) will be a very important task. Reliable reporting will allow us to measure effectiveness of the network, to fine-tune the targets, and to identify opportunities for improvement.
The main objective of the EDIH will be to strengthen the digital maturity of the SME and the public administrations which are their customers. To measure this, we need a reliable and practical tool for Digital Maturity Assessment (DMA).
Several tools were discussed and compared, and the methodology developed by the JRC was explained. The DMA will be complemented by the Innovation Radar, an already established initiative which will be extended to cover also the EDIH network.
The idea of the DMA methodology is to measure the evolution of digital maturity of an SME or public sector entity before and after the intervention of the EDIH, and after two years.
Discussion was focused on the need to use tools which are free to use, simple to understand for the SME and with a very low overhead.
Participants were informed about some recent relevant news:
- The EDIHs can update their own profile in the JRC Catalogue on
A sli.do survey was presented, where participants were requested to provide feedback on the draft Questionnaire. We want to thank the 234 persons who provided feedback, this is very useful to get the DMA tool in good shape.
For further details, see the summary of the themes discussed during the webinar.