Many companies find it difficult to implement digital competencies, for example due to uncertainties regarding data protection and data security or a lack of skilled workers. Identifying use cases and comparing tools available on the market with their own requirements is often subject to day-to-day business. In particular, technical and methodological know-how in the integration of AI applications takes a back seat to process-side knowledge. In addition, setting up computing structures is a major hurdle.
Based on the motivation to meet these challenges, paving the way to digitalization for medium-sized companies, enabling the use of AI and thus, creating efficient and intelligent business processes, partners from different fields of expertise have joined forces in the EDIH Rheinland consortium. The network, which is linked throughout Europe, pursues the goal of bringing digitization and AI solutions and the knowledge required for their application to small and medium-sized enterprises through professional impulses, training programmes, and cross-industry support projects.