International Workshop Explored Digital Skills for Accelerating Innovation and Growth

International Workshop Explored Digital Skills for Accelerating Innovation and Growth

International Workshop Explored Digital Skills for Accelerating Innovation and Growth

Our innovation and digital transformation team participated in the international workshop “Accelerating Digital Innovation and Growth with the Right Digital Skills”, in Lecce, Italy. The workshop, hosted by the University of Salento, took place in the framework of the “University to Society Collaborations for Inclusive Digital Transformation in the Western Balkans” (U2SID).

The workshop saw the participation of distinguished speakers including academic professors, industry experts, and practitioners which shared with participants knowledge and experience for digital evolution, such as artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, Internet of Things (IoT), and big data analysis.

As part of the workshop, attendees, had the opportunity, to not only learn on such topics, but also to share the experience of Western Balkans countries, paving the way for future collaborations in advancing digitalization with a focus on citizens.

As a sideline event, a meeting of the U2SID steering committee took place, where consortium members discussed about the current progress, internal management matters, and the way forward.

As SCiDEV is engaging into investigating the role of AI in Higher Education in Albania and the wider WB region, this workshop provided an excellent opportunity to engage in such topics, identify best practices in Italy, network with counterparts from University of Salento and Lum University, and ultimately increase capacities for the development of excellence research methodologies in regard to AI in higher education.

U2SID is funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the #EuropeanUnion.

U2SID is led by University of Shkodra “Luigj Gurakuqi” in partnership with:

  • University of Korca “Fan S. Noli”
  • Mediterranean University of Albania
  • UNIVERSITETI MESDHETAR I SHQIPERISE
  • Center Science and Innovation for Development
  • Center for Comparative and International Studies
  • National Agency for Scientific Research and Innovation
  • University of Montenegro
  • University of Belgrade
  • University of Salento