Advancing Key Digital Skill Capabilities in the SME Sector

The DigiAdvance project aims to address digital skills gaps in the SME sector through the provision of low-cost, demand-driven, tailored training in key digital technologies for SME owners, managers and employees. 


The objectives of the project are to:
  • Develop the skills and confidence of existing SME employees related to specific aspects of digital technologies in order to foster talent pipelines within enterprises.
  • Provide opportunities for job seekers to upskill or re skill in specific aspects of digital technologies in order to enhance the talent pool for SME recruitment.
  • Empower business leaders to drive innovation and investment in digital technologies by improving their understanding and their awareness of such technologies.
  • Identify current and future trends and needs in the SME sector with respect to digital skills.
  • Create opportunities for knowledge-transfer and networking across both European Higher Education Institutions and Industry.


To achieve these objectives, the project will bring together a consortium of 6 partners with a strong track record in European and cross-institutional collaboration and demonstrable commitment to addressing the education and training needs of industry. The consortium is led by Dublin City University (Ireland) and comprised of: Mobile World Capital Barcelona (Spain), University of Aveiro – UAVR (Portugal), Autonomous University of Barcelona – UAB (Spain), Inova-Ria – Companies Association for an Innovation Network (Portugal), The FinTech Corridor – TFC (Ireland).