TRANSFORM: Building the digital transformation capacity of the entrepreneurship and innovation sector-support organisations

TRANSFORM: building the digital transformation capacity of the entrepreneurship and innovation sector-support organisations (SSOs)

A one-year project, supported by Leaders International’s COVID-19-response fund, to build the digital-transformation capacity of business support organisations (e.g. business incubators, associations, and chambers of commerce) in 8 countries in the Middle East, North Africa, and East Africa. The project aims to improve the service-provision mechanisms of these organisations and upgrade their capabilities in transferring the digital know-how and expertise to their micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and startups, and accordingly,  guarantee and maintain the sustainability of such digital transformation. Selected organisations will receive a two-month training programme to develop their own digital transformation strategies, followed by a two-month consulting service and follow-up on implementation. At the end of the project, supported entities will have the opportunity to be part of a certified regional network that can apply for joint funding and advance the digital transformation agenda in the targeted regions. 

Duration

September 2020 – September 2021

Country of implementation​

Middle East, North Africa, and East Africa

Client

Leaders International COVID-19 Response Fund

Budget

< €1m