Sustainable Digitalisation as a Competitive Advantage for SMEs: Join our Event on 20 October 2022!

Since 2020, the project has been working with entrepreneurs in North Rhein-Westphalia, Germany (NRW) to develop a wide range of ideas and strategies on how to implement the twin transformation to a digital and sustainable economy. On 20 October 2022, the project team along with Mona Neubaur, NRW Minister of Economic Affairs, will share key learnings and how those could benefit other companies to transform.

At the event, you will learn first-hand from innovative companies what competitive advantages a sustainable orientation of your digital strategy can bring and how digital technologies can practically support the implementation of mega trends such as the Circular Economy or New Work.

Through an ‘interactive gallery walk’, you will get a taste for workshop concepts developed within the project that can support entrepreneurs to develop and implement digitalisation strategies that are driven by purpose.

An example is the Profile Check, a workshop format that helps companies to assess their positioning within action fields such as sustainable business models, new work methods, or digital skills.

Another one focuses on digitalisation as an enabler for the Circular Economy and supports companies to discover how digital technologies can work in favour of circular solutions along the value chain.

In addition, the project team and frontrunner companies in sustainable digitalisation will offer deep dives on topics such as digital leadership, digitalisation as an enabler for Circular Economy, and digital business models to foster sustainability.

Event: Crisis is always? – How sustainable digitalisation becomes the key to competitive success in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)
Date: 20 October 2022
Time: 17:30-21:00
Place: Design Offices, Düsseldorf
Language: German
Cost: Free of charge


  • Mona Neubaur, Minister of Economic Affairs at the State of NRW
  • Sarah Kölsch, Head of the People & Culture Team at Wilding Shoes
  • Tim Breker, Managing Director at Vytal
  • Jörg Heynkes, Managing Director at Gut Einern
  • Prof. Dr. Barbara E. Weißenberger, Heinrich-Heine University, Düsseldorf

Join us – register now!

For additional details, please go to the project website.

For further information, please contact Anna Hilger.