The objectives of Digital Accelerator of Latvia (DAoL) are to promote digital transformation and innovation, to improve the competitiveness of Latvian companies and the quality of public services through new digital solutions, to boost investments in research and development of ICT technology.
Project goals and activities
The objectives for the first 3 years:
- to develop fully operational EDIH, to support at least 1236 companies and organizations,
- to invest 3.5 mil. EUR in digital transformation (DEP & RRF),
- to trigger at least 2.4 mil. EUR from other financial sources.
Specialisation of DAoL
- AI with specialisation in R&D of new digital products and digital services.
- 5G incl. application in IoT, Internet of Energy, Connectivity technologies, Autonomous and controlled vehicles, robots.
- GovTech incl. Government as a platform, Cybersecurity, Quantum technologies and EdTech.
DAoL is designed as a one-stop agency to help entities become more competitive regarding their digitalisation processes, products, or services.
Project target group
The target group of the project is micro, small, medium and large merchants, associations and foundations that unite several merchants, public persons or their institutions, capital companies of public persons, research and knowledge dissemination organizations registered in the territory of the Republic of Latvia, and which can develop and implement new digital transformation products.
Preparation of digital maturity tests, roadmaps and opinions for the final beneficiaries; support for experimentation, piloting and testing activities; consulting and mentoring; training and ICT skills development; fundraising consulting; networking and access to the innovation ecosystem.
Project involves 20 partners that provide access to extensive research and technological experience as well as support for entrepreneurship and innovation. Consortium includes 4 partners with DIH experience, 3 leading and 3 regional universities from Latvia, innovative NGOs with long-term experience in providing support in high technologies, green technologies, regional and technological development. DAoL will provide access to the latest digital skills and will support product innovation.
- “Electronic Communications Office of Latvia” SJSC;
- Ventspils High Technology Park;
- Green Tech Cluster Latvia;
- Valmiera Development Agency;
- DAoL Rēzekne subsidary;
- Rēzekne City Council;
- University of Latvia;
- Liepaja University;
- Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies;
- Riga Technical University;
- Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences;
- Institute of Solid State Physics University of Latvia;
- Rezekne Academy of Technologies;
- Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science of the University of Latvia;
- Institute of Electronics and Computer Science;
- Ltd “Baltic Open Solutions Center”;
- Ltd “DATI Group”;
- TechHub Riga;
- Ltd “LEITC” jeb Latvian Electronic Equipment Testing Centre.
Results and impact
During the project it is planned to test digital maturity and prepare digital transformation roadmaps of at least 1236 entities, ensure access to testing, prototyping, and experimenting for at least 128 entities, involve in trainings at least 360 entities, attract financing to at least 46 entities, and have at least 40 collaborations.
The planned results of the Recovery Fund project envisage providing support in the field of digital transformation to 3,500 final beneficiaries.
Project activities are planned for 3 years from 1st September 2022 – 31st August 2023.
The duration of the European Union Recovery and Resilience Facility project is 46 months from September 2022 to June 2026.
The total cost of the project is EUR 6,765,999.64, of which EUR 1,765,999.64 is covered by the European Commission within the “Digital Europe” program and EUR 5 million EUR by Recovery fund.
EDI scientific institute will also provide testing and experimentation services, participate in networking activities and ecosystem building, conduct research for new product development, and provide access to research infrastructure.
“In today’s digital age, it is particularly important for companies to implement new digital solutions as quickly as possible, as this allows them to increase competitiveness, generate more revenue, create new products and services or transform existing ones, improve product and service quality, increase employee productivity, as well as to reduce costs, optimise processes etc. I believe that the DAoL project is an excellent tool for companies to quickly and easily implement various new digital solutions additional to own core business, thus contributing not only to company development, but to the development of the Latvian economy as a whole,”
emphasises innovations expert and complex solution commercialization expert Egils Berins, Head of the project at EDI.
To find out more about the DAoL project, please contact E. Berins (+371 67558238, email@example.com).
Homepage for project: https://www.digitallatvia.lv/projects/edih-latvia/
Co-financed by the European Union project “Digital Accelerator of Latvia”, DAoL, ID no. 101083718 and the European Union Recovery and Resilience Facility plan ID Nr. 188.8.131.52.i.0/1/23/I/CFLA/002.
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