How will the Data Act Impact SMEs? | Online Event

ahedd DIH was invited to contribute to the online discussion organised by DIGITAL SME’s Focus Group Artificial Intelligence, together with EUH4D on Wednesday, 20 April at 16.00 CEST. The discussion was about the Data Act, and how the Data Act will impact SMEs.

The upcoming Data Act will set out new rules and requirements for handling and sharing data. SMEs need to adapt to the new legislation that provides opportunities and challenges — incorporating data practices and insights to their business while making data more available to other companies.

Understanding how SMEs can take advantage of this new legislation will help European companies to integrate into the European data economy, provided that they have the information, skills and vision to do so. The federation of data-driven Digital Innovation Hubs that the EUHubs4Data project has brought together provide services for SMEs so that they are able to develop their data driven innovation and understanding the Data Act and its impact will be one area in which they can help SMEs gain an edge.

The meeting of the Focus Group AI in April focused on discussing the Data Act from the perspective of SMEs, as well as on the role of Digital Innovation Hubs in the wider data economy. In specific ahedd DIH, as a member of the Federation, showcased the services it offers to SMEs, and companies shared their user stories and case studies so that the impact of the Data Act can be better understood.


Discussion on Data Act

Welcome by DIGITAL SME

Presentation on the Data Act

  • Andrea Katalin Tóth and Malte Beyer-Katzenberger, DG CONNECT, European Commission

Commentary on specific legal aspects

  • Emre Bayamlıoğlu, Researcher, KU Leuven Centre for IT & IP Law – imec

Open discussion with SMEs and Q&A

How can SMEs use the opportunities of the Data Act?

How DIHs can help SMEs?

  • Denia Kanellopoulou, ahedd DIH

SME use cases focusing on data access and services that they could benefit from and Q&A


The presentation on How DIHs can help SMEs? is available.

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