Following the successful implementation of the First Phase of the SME Digitalisation Project which focused on sustaining existing jobs, GEA proposes to implement another phase of the Digitalization Project for SMEs with a focus on women-owned and women-led SMEs. The objective of this Second Phase is to increase operational efficiency and business growth leading to job creation. The Project will be implemented through a combination of targeted demand-based support for SMEs in digitalizing their procedural models as well as encouraging innovative business processes. The support will comprise facilitating a detailed assessment of the beneficiaries’ needs, virtual and non-virtual demand-based capacity-building programs, access to digital solutions, online visibility as well as in-depth knowledge of digitalization and process innovation.
This Project includes the development of an integrated solution for the survival, improvement, and growth of SMEs with the aim to provide targeted support in digitalizing their operations. This will provide a centralized platform involving a detailed assessment of SMEs’ needs, challenges, and potentials, virtual and non-virtual demand-based capacity-building programs, access to digital solutions, virtual visibility, and in-depth knowledge in digitalization and process innovation.