digihub.li: Starting signal for Liechtenstein's digital ecosystem

digihub.li presents its comprehensive concept for a digital ecosystem. The concept is based on the results of an in-depth needs analysis that sheds light on the needs and challenges of SMEs and the population of Liechtenstein with regard to digitalization, sustainability and the creation of meaning. The digihub.li digital ecosystem offers all stakeholders in Liechtenstein - SMEs, the public sector and the population - a central platform for exchange, collaboration and innovation and will be gradually activated over the coming months.

"The initiatives of digihub.li are an important step on our way to establishing Liechtenstein as a leading location for digital innovation and sustainable business. It shows the positive commitment in the country and the motivation of SMEs to work together to realize a future-oriented vision," said Prime Minister Daniel Risch at today's press conference at the Technopark in Vaduz.

The focus is on:

  • Visibility and networking: online profiles for SMEs and the publication of success stories
  • Implementation projects: Development of innovative business models in the areas of digital identity, sustainability and the future of work
  • Knowledge transfer and training: access to expert knowledge and e-learning opportunities

A concern for many SMEs: becoming visible in the digital space

digihub.li will initially meet the desire of numerous SMEs to achieve greater visibility. Two projects will be launched in spring 2024:

  • Online profiles for SMEs: Every SME in Liechtenstein is to be given a free digital home on the digihub.li platform. This step not only makes it easier for companies to find each other and network, but also strengthens their local market access.
  • Success stories: Numerous SMEs have already gathered positive experiences at the interface between sustainability and innovation. digihub.li will present these in the form of editorial contributions and highlight positive examples of digital and sustainable development.

"With the online profiles for SMEs and success stories, we are marking the first step towards a digital ecosystem in Liechtenstein. In the medium term, the platform should bring together SMEs, the public sector and the population and create a secure framework for innovation and collaboration," says Hartmut Hübner, Managing Director of digihub.li.

Implementation projects with potential for business models

In addition, the needs analysis will result in numerous implementation projects involving representatives from SMEs, public administration and municipalities, for example in the areas of digital identity and interfaces, digital tools for SMEs, data use and AI as well as sustainability measurement. Project groups on the topics of IT security, blockchain pilots and public tenders will be launched at different times.

A working group on the future of work will be launched in April 2024. In view of the growing importance of flexible working models and the implementation of organizational issues in connection with digitalization, this group aims to find innovative solutions that take into account both the individual needs of employees and the requirements of sustainable leadership.

"In the working groups, we bring together people from different industries and specialist areas to tackle challenges from different perspectives. This approach ensures that the resulting sustainable business models are not only innovative, but also feasible and tailored to the specific needs of Liechtenstein. This allows us to offer our SMEs real added value," says Stephan Gstöhl, Managing Director of digihub.li.

European network and training platform

digihub.li is also actively involved in international knowledge transfer and works closely with the EDIH network. The aim is to bring expert knowledge and the latest findings on specific areas of digitalization into the country and make them available in the form of e-learning courses.

Almost 20 training courses have already been created and are available free of charge to SMEs and the population of Liechtenstein. The offers cover a broad spectrum from basic digital skills to specialized knowledge in order to meet the requirements of digital change. Further offers, particularly in the area of e-learning, will be added to the website successively over the coming weeks.

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