ŠAVŠ/TAČR Digital Czechia in a Digital Europe


Map of SME Competence Centers

Source: SMEs Digital Strategies for the Digital Transformation

In addition to the competence centers, four Mittelstand 4.0 Agencies (SME Agencies) have been created, which aim to support the competence centers and connect them through four main themes: 1) Cloud Computing – focuses on the efficiency of corporate processes, business models and the creation of new types of services 2) Communication – it focuses on better control of information and documents within companies, employee training and more effective involvement of business partners 3) Trade – focuses on digital payments, e-commerce and digital-financial processes/ e-invoices 4) Processes – focuses on large-scale production, computer autonomous production management and automatic exchange of data and information. The activities of these agencies (each specializing in one of four key themes) are not exclusively focused on competence centers, but also on other actors, such as chambers of commerce – Germany continues to seek to integrate the concept of digitalization across society. The outputs of SME agencies (publications, presentations, video guides, webinars, etc.) are also provided to other German

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