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LUISS Business School is partner of the project DIGITALISATION – Strategy development tool for the digitalisation of SMEs (2017-1-DE02-KA202-004223) funded under the Erasmus+ programme, Key Action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices, Action: Strategic Partnerships – 24 months (01.11.2017 – 31.10.2019)


The aim of the two-year EU project Digitalisation is the development of a freely accessible self-learning tool for the CEOs, managers and employees of European SMEs in the business services sector. With the help of this self-learning tool which can be accessed online, European SMEs will be able to implement step by step of an accurate digitalisation strategy. The digital transformation of the economy gives rise to new staffing challenges. There is a need for decision makers and employees with a fundamental understanding of the potential of digital applications and the ability to moderate a process of change within their organisations. The project Digitalisation makes a practical contribution through the development of a self-learning tool for these challenges that can be accessed online and used directly at the workplace.

Materials for analysis, learning and planning are made available for the digitalisation of corporate processes. These materials will support the learner directly at their workplace (work-based learning approach) to implement strategically relevant corporate development topics, such as change management and risk management in the context of digitalisation. With the help of efficient advanced training offers, SMEs will be able to increase their knowledge of digital technologies and work out potential practical applications. For individual learners, the self-learning tool presents the opportunity for them to strengthen or form their own skills in an area of activity that is extremely relevant for the employment market.

  • Inform target group on opportunities and risks of digitalisation
  • Guiding target groups throughout the process of developing and implementing a digitalisation strategy in their business
  • Increase knowledge and competences of target group
  • Increase competitiveness of target groups

 Target groups

  • CEOs, Managers, Employees of EU SMEs in the field of „Business Services,
  • Businesses offering services to other businesses to support their activities,
  • Management consultancies, accounting and legal services, office support services, HR or event services, etc., including involved directly in the implementation activities of the project:
  • Individuals and personnel of participating or associated organisations
  • Learners in participating organisations (Universities and VETs)
  • Members of participating Chambers of Commerce or professional associations  

Main project outputs

O1: Process Model – a systematic step by step digitalisation process for an SME

O2: Learning Tool “Digitalisation” – to provides and distributes innovative learning contents about the digitalisation process in a SME  


  • Organisational development, change and risk management
  • Explanations on current digital technologies and applications (big data, mobile services, cloud, information security, e-collaboration, etc.)
  • Guidance on legal aspects, e.g. the European General Data Protection Regulation 2018
  • Long-term improvements resulting from outcomes, attractiveness on job market (individual level)
  • To be competitive (SME level) – especially for business services companies better prepared for digitalisation
  • “User“ and “supplier“ partners as multipliers on local, regional, national levels