EU funding opportunity in advanced digital skills
There is an extraordinary EU funding opportunity in advanced digital skills for DIHs. The currently open Call under the DIGITAL Europe Programme dedicates €25 million to train people in advanced digital technologies. It will fund short-term trainings to help businesses (in particular SMEs) upskill their employees in areas such as AI, cybersecurity, IoT, Cloud, Microelectronics, etc. These trainings will increase the number of people able to design, develop and deploy digital solutions in the economy and across sectors. This is a major opportunity for many companies from various tech fields that cannot grow and innovate due to the lack of digital experts.
Who can apply?
The Call is open to consortia between education or training providers and business or professional associations. Cooperation with Digital Innovation Hubs and excellence centres in digital technologies is very much encouraged.
Where to find information?
You can find all the details and relevant links on the Digital Skills and Jobs Platform. The page contains links to the Call text, FAQs and to the recording of a virtual Info day that took place in March. To find partners, we recommend joining the dedicated group where dozens of companies and organisations presented themselves and pitched how they can contribute to potential consortia.
Deadline: the Call will close on 17 May 2022