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Helve joins forces with Digital Accelerator of Latvia to grow Latvia's digital economy



We are happy to share that Helve has joined Digital Accelerator of Latvia to help Latvian entities start their digital transformation journey! The main objectives of the European Union project Digital accelerator of Latvia (DAoL) (ID Nr. 101083718) are to promote digital transformation and innovation, to improve the competitiveness of Latvian companies and the quality of public services through new digital solutions, to boost investments in research and development of ICT technology.


Kristers Saulītis, Innovation Project Manager at Helve, emphasises the importance of digital transformation for the Latvian digital economy growth.

“Digital Accelerator of Latvia perfectly exemplifies how collaboration between organisations and innovators can create transformative change initiatives. By being part of the project, we are excited to contribute to the growth of the Latvian digital economy and help create a more prosperous future for the country!”

During the project, DAoL will test digital maturity and prepare digital transformation roadmaps of at least 1236 entities, ensure access to testing, prototyping, and experimenting for at least 128 entities, involving in training at least 360 entities, attract financing to at least 46 entities, and have at least 40 collaborations. Project activities are planned for three years, from 1st September 2022 – 31st August 2023, with a budget of 3,5 mil EUR, co-financing from DEP – 1,765 mil EUR.


Over the first three years, the Digital Accelerator of Latvia (DAoL) aims to develop a fully operational European Digital Innovation Hub (EDIH) and support at least 1236 companies and organizations. They plan to invest 3.5 million EUR in digital transformation to trigger at least 2.4 million EUR from other financial sources.


The DAoL specializes in AI, focusing on the R&D of new digital products and services, 5G with applications in IoT, the Internet of Energy, connectivity technologies, autonomous and controlled vehicles, and robots. They also specialize in GovTech, including government as a platform, cybersecurity, quantum technologies, and EdTech.


The DAoL involves 20 partners, including the Electronic Communications Office of Latvia SJSC, Ventspils High Technology Park, Green Tech Cluster Latvia, Valmiera Development Agency, DAoL Rēzekne subsidiary, Rēzekne City Council, University of Latvia, Liepaja University, Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies, Riga Technical University, Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences, Institute of the Solid State Physics University of Latvia, Rezekne Academy of Technologies, Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science of the University of Latvia, Institute of Electronics and Computer Science, Ltd "Baltic Open Solutions Center", Ltd "DATI Group", TechHub Riga, Ltd "Helve", and Ltd "LEITC" or Latvian Electronic Equipment Testing Centre.



About the Project


Project name:

European Union project “Digital accelerator of Latvia (DAoL)”, ID Nr. 101083718 and the European Union Recovery and Resilience Facility plan ID Nr. 2.2.1.1.i.0/1/23/I/CFLA/002.

Project summary:

The objectives of Digital Accelerator of Latvia (DAoL) are to promote digital transformation and innovation, to improve the competitiveness of Latvian companies and the quality of public services through new digital solutions, to boost investments in research and development of ICT technology.

Project goals and activities:

The objectives for the first 3 years:

  • to develop fully operational EDIH, to support at least 1236 companies and organizations,

  • to invest 3.5 mil. EUR in digital transformation (DEP & RRF),

  • to trigger at least 2.4 mil. EUR from other financial sources.

Specialisation of DAoL:

  • AI with specialisation in R&D of new digital products and digital services.

  • 5G incl. application in IoT, Internet of Energy, Connectivity technologies, Autonomous and controlled vehicles, robots.

  • GovTech incl. Government as a platform, Cybersecurity, Quantum technologies and EdTech.

DAoL is designed as a one-stop agency to help entities become more competitive regarding their digitalisation processes, products, or services.

Project target group:

The target group of the project is micro, small, medium and large merchants, associations and foundations that unite several merchants, public persons or their institutions, capital companies of public persons, research and knowledge dissemination organizations registered in the territory of the Republic of Latvia, and which can develop and implement new digital transformation products.

Main activities:

Preparation of digital maturity tests, roadmaps and opinions for the final beneficiaries; support for experimentation, piloting and testing activities; consulting and mentoring; training and ICT skills development; fundraising consulting; networking and access to the innovation ecosystem.

Project partners:

Project involves 20 partners that provide access to extensive research and technological experience as well as support for entrepreneurship and innovation. Consortium includes 4 partners with DIH experience, 3 leading and 3 regional universities from Latvia, innovative NGOs with long-term experience in providing support in high technologies, green technologies, regional and technological development. DAoL will provide access to the latest digital skills and will support product innovation.

  • “Electronic Communications Office of Latvia” SJSC;

  • Ventspils High Technology Park;

  • Green Tech Cluster Latvia;

  • Valmiera Development Agency;

  • DAoL Rēzekne subsidary;

  • Rēzekne City Council;

  • University of Latvia;

  • Liepaja University;

  • Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies;

  • Riga Technical University;

  • Vidzeme University of Applied Sciences;

  • Institute of Solid State Physics University of Latvia;

  • Rezekne Academy of Technologies;

  • Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science of the University of Latvia;

  • Institute of Electronics and Computer Science;

  • Ltd “Baltic Open Solutions Center”;

  • Ltd “DATI Group”;

  • TechHub Riga;

  • Ltd“Helve”;

  • Ltd “LEITC” jeb Latvian Electronic Equipment Testing Centre

Results and impact

During the project it is planned to test digital maturity and prepare digital transformation roadmaps of at least 1236 entities, ensure access to testing, prototyping, and experimenting for at least 128 entities, involve in trainings at least 360 entities, attract financing to at least 46 entities, and have at least 40 collaborations.

The planned results of the Recovery Fund project envisage providing support in the field of digital transformation to 3,500 final beneficiaries.

Project timeframe

Project activities are planned for 3 years from 1st September 2022 – 31st August 2023.

The duration of the European Union Recovery and Resilience Facility project is 46 months from September 2022 to June 2026.

Project budget

The total cost of the project is EUR 6,765,999.64, of which EUR 1,765,999.64 is covered by the European Commission within the "Digital Europe" program and EUR 5 million EUR by Recovery fund.


For more information, visit digitallatvia.lv.


 

Co-financed by the European Union project "Digital Accelerator of Latvia", DAoL, ID no. 101083718 and the European Union Recovery and Resilience Facility plan ID Nr. 2.2.1.1.i.0/1/23/I/CFLA/002. The European Union is not responsible for the content of this page.

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