The goal of the project is, to discern relevant developments, inform SME and the craft industries regarding these developments and present fitting solution concepts. Digitalization in the economic cluster is analyzed regarding costs, utility, and also opportunities and risks. The project supports SME in their endeavours to implement digital technologies and business models. Meanwhile, good practice models will be used as demonstrators. The necessary knowledge is provided through qualification offerings. Additionally, employment effects that are affected by the digizalization, are analyzed.
With the rapidly increasing number of temperature-sensitive products, the need for a fully monitored supply chain is more important than ever. Currently, those involved must rely on container operators to communicate temperature deviations to the customer quickly and correctly. By using a blockchain for temperature-controlled services, the reliability of the information can be validated and active risk management can be supported. Furthermore, this technology enables small, medium and large companies to develop new services.