IOBE proposes four digital interventions


The Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research (IOBE) has proposed four key digital interventions that it says would bring significant benefits to the Greek economy.

The first intervention concerns the promotion of the digital signature in the public sector, which, according to the study published by IOBE on Thursday, could lead to savings of 380 million euros per year.

The second calls for the development of open data that could help Greece considerably improve its ranking in the global competitiveness chart, possibly by 25 positions, as well as in terms in terms of transparency, while leading to the creation of an estimated 6,300 new enterprises.

Another intervention regards the improvement of the population’s e-skills. IOBE says that for every 1,000 people who improve their e-skills level, exports from Greece could grow by 13.9 million euros and 72 new enterprises created.

The fourth step regards strengthening the corporate and innovative ecosystem. The adoption of digital communication technologies by Greek small and medium-sized enterprises increases the likelihood for innovation by 4 to 9 percentage points and the chances of exports by 1.5 to 4 percentage points, IOBE estimates.