Turkey-Ankara: IPA - Technical Assistance for Digital Transformation of SMEs in Turkey through Establishment of the Industry 4.0. Competence Center Project
Location — Istanbul/Turkey
Service Prior Information Notice
Multi-annual Operational Programme “Competitiveness and Innovation Sector” for Community Assistance from the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA II) for the Socioeconomic and Regional Development Policy Area in Turkey
IPA II budget item 22.02 03 02 of the General Budget of the EU and National Contribution
Ministry of Industry and Technology — DG for EU and Foreign Affairs — Directorate of EU Financial Programmes, (MoIT/ DoEUFP), Ankara, TURKEY
6.Nature of contract
The purpose of the contract is to provide technical assistance for the establishment and operationalization of Industry 4.0 competence center, preparation and implementation of Industry 4.0 Transformation Pilot Studies for SMEs, increase the Industry 4.0 R&D Capacity of the White Goods Suppliers Industry and support new local solution partners for the digital industrial transformation. The aim of the contract will be accomplished by development of business plan and service delivery manuals for the center, delivery of services, development of digital transformation strategy and application methodology and organizing publicity/visibility activities.
9.Intended timing of publication of the contract notice
Regulation (EU) No. 236/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11.3.2014 laying down common rules and procedures for the implementation of the Union's instruments for financing external action and Regulation (EU) No. 231/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11.3.2014 establishing an Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA II).
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Remarks: There must be a minimum period of 30 calendar days between the publication of this prior information notice and the publication of the corresponding contract notice.
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