We are planning to use regional digitalisation centres in order to create regional ‘ecosystems’ for digital innovation and regional support hubs for the digitalisation of the economy, while taking regional innovation strategies into consideration. In this way, we will establish industry-independent structures in the federal state in order to boost the digitalisation of the economy throughout our territory. The digitalisation centres are designed as places of co-operation between established – especially medium-sized – companies, start-ups and other stakeholders, such as research and transfer organisations, universities, representatives from the creative sectors, associations, chambers, business angels and venture capitalists, intermediaries in the field of innovation as well as business support and promotion bodies
They will serve as regional digitalisation hubs where stakeholders can meet in person in order to exchange experience and transfer knowledge. Maker and coworking spaces can be created in order to enable a hands-on experience of digital technologies and to develop new business models and joint digital projects. Furthermore, the hubs, as first points of contact, will help SMEs from different regions to enter the field of digitalisation.