capacity transform

Capacity2Transform

Project overview

Activating the transformative potential of cultural and creative industries and sustainable tourism in boosting the twin green and digital transition for the competitiveness of Central Europe

Many companies lack internal capacities for transforming their business models to a more sustainable one. The Capacity2Transform project promotes innovative business support scheme that systematically help companies to adapt and bring more sustainable products and solutions to the market. Project connects businesses, training institutions, research organisations and policy makers into a supportive digital, green and creative innovation ECOSYSTEM and supports the efforts of CCIs to join the international digital and green transition value chains.

2,40m €

Project Budget

80%

of the Budget is funded by ERDF

Layer 1

8

Countries

9

Regions

11

Partners

2

Pilots

Duration

Start date

End date

Project progress

46%

Project partnership

Project partners

Slovenija (SI)

Lead partner

Primorska Technology Park

Address
Mednarodni prehod 6
5290 Šempeter-Vrtojba
Country
Slovenia (SI)
Web
https://www.primorski-tp.si/

Project partner

Address
Via J.Linussio 51
33100 Udine
Country
Italy (IT)
Web
www.friulinnovazione.it
Total partner budget
220,540 €
Address
Seregelyesi ut 113
8000 Szekesfehervar
Country
Hungary (HU)
Web
www.kdriu.hu
Total partner budget
212,800 €
Address
Lakeside B01
9020 Klagenfurt am Wörthersee
Country
Austria (AT)
Web
www.build.or.at
Total partner budget
180,320 €
Address
Santa Croce 191
30135 Venice
Country
Italy (IT)
Web
www.iuav.it
Total partner budget
186,950 €
Centre for Creativity (CzK)
Address
Rusjanov trg 7
1000 Ljubljana
Country
Slovenia (SI)
Web
www.mao.si; www.czk.si
Total partner budget
186,200 €
Address
Cvite Fiskovića 5
21000 Split
Country
Croatia (HR)
Web
https://www.efst.unist.hr/
Total partner budget
212,800 €
Address
Leuschnerstraße 43
70176 Stuttgart
Country
Germany (DE)
Web
https://www.steinbeis-europa.de/
Total partner budget
214,816 €
Address
Cesta Dr. Franje Tuđmana 273
21213 Kaštel Gomilica
Country
Croatia (HR)
Web
www.iricentar.hr
Total partner budget
212,476 €
Address
Příkop 27/2a
602 00 Brno
Country
Czechia (CZ)
Web
https://bizgarden.cz/cs/bizgarden/
Total partner budget
184,240 €
Address
Letna 9
04001 Kosice
Country
Slovakia (SK)
Web
www.tuke.sk
Total partner budget
183,260 €

Roadmap

1

Challenge

Capacity2Transform operates across Central Europe, focusing on the cultural and creative industries (CCIs) and sustainable tourism sectors. The challenge is to integrate these sectors into the digital and green (DG) transition to boost regional competitiveness.

2

Main problem

The CCIs and sustainable tourism SMEs lack the technical and management skills necessary for participating in DG transition actions.

3

Idea

What if we could equip CCIs and tourism SMEs with the skills and support needed to actively engage in digital and green transformation?

4

Solution

Capacity2Transform will develop a comprehensive capacity-building program to upskill these sectors, enabling them to contribute to and benefit from the DG transition.

5

How it works

1. Skill Development: Through e-learning modules, workshops, and peer exchanges, the project will enhance the digital, green, and creative competencies of over 1000 professionals.

2. Pilot Actions: Transnational pilot actions will test and demonstrate the validity of DG concepts, support tools, and delivery methods across nine regions.

3. Support Structures: Establishing long-term networks and supportive environments, such as the Knowledge Factory and Media Factory platforms, will ensure sustained capacity building and innovation.

6

Proof

The project aims to support over 200 SMEs, develop 90 DG action concepts, and implement 9 transformative actions. Success will be measured through improved skills, stronger networks, and increased integration of CCIs in DG transitions.

7

Impact

By empowering CCIs and tourism SMEs with DG skills, Capacity2Transform fosters innovation, sustainability, and competitiveness, driving economic and social value across Central Europe.

8

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News

Events

Pilot actions

Outputs

Strategies for upskilling and creating the digital, green and creative support structure within entrepreneurial environments

Strategies developed by the project partnership, that describes the steps needed to be taken by the supporting organisations, regions and policy makers for: 1) upskilling in the deficitary fields of smart specialization (management skills, creativity skills, lack of knowledge in digital and green technology) and 2) transforming the supportive environment to foster digital-green-creative transformation and promote the underrepresented digital, green products /services.
Type of output: Strategies and action plans
In development

TransformingCapacity compendium

The TransformingCapacity reference framework to support a shared, comprehensive understanding of digital-green competences for CCI sectors to connect with innovation ecosystems of Central Europe area promoting the digital-green transformation. It outlines the essential knowledge, skills, attitudes, and tools to take advantage of cross-border opportunities and turn them into social, cultural, and economic benefits. The focus is on improving entrepreneurial environments to encourage innovation driven by culture and creativity.
Type of output: Solutions

BuildingBridges compendium

The BuildingBridges reference framework guide on how to support green and digital technology transition in tourism value-chain and other industry value chains in Central Europe area. It includes transferability instructions of how the innovation cluster methodology including the digital-green-creative stakeholders can be applied by target groups in their own entreprenurial environments.
Type of output: Solutions

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Project Contacts

Project Manager

Janja Drole
Phone: +38631318316

Finance Manager

Tanja Golja
Phone: +38651355560

Communication Manager

István Hegedűs
Phone: +36703426720