The Employer Association for the Canton of Fribourg (UPCF) and the School of Management Fribourg (HEG-FR) have joined forces to support Fribourg SME through this transition. The FriDigital4PME project, which was born from this new collaboration, aims to suggest concrete measures to the companies in the canton.
In early 2019, UPCE and HEG-FR launched the first campaign of their shared project by sending out a survey to Fribourg SMEs, members of the umbrella association for the canton. The questions aimed to understand both the environment in which the companies were working and also their perception of the issues relating to digitalisation and their requirements.
The new collaboration between UPCF and HEG-FR aims to provide customised services. For example, these two bodies will be offering a wide range of short, modular continuous professional development courses at rates tailored to companies of all sizes. The other measures presented included a digital strategy check for the companies and access to specific information on an online platform.
In the future, other measures will evolve in different forms. Based on these initiatives, UPCF and HEG-FR hope to be able to better support and accompany Fribourg SME on the route towards the digital revolution.