PIN-SME acts as a champion, co-ordinator and facilitator to projects that address the needs and challenges of European ICT small and medium sized businesses.
PIN-SME provides a voice for ICT SMEs in the policy and regulatory arenas and is already represented in several EU expert groups and taskforces.
The members of PIN-SME are national associations of ICT small and medium sized businesses that represent several thousands SMEs across Europe.
The ambition of PIN-SME is be the voice of ICT SMEs in Europe. Its objective is to bring ICT SMEs’ interests to the centre of the European political agenda.
- PIN-SME President Oliver Grün at the Franco-German Digital Conference in Paris 28. October 2015
- EU Telecom Package: a compromise on net neutrality 27. October 2015
- Rejection of Safe Harbor – a chance for digital economy in Europe 8. October 2015
- Digital Single Market: EC launches consultations on online platforms, geo-blocking, VAT and standards 29. September 2015
- European Commission seeks input on standards to support for the Digital Single Market 29. September 2015
Statements of our Members
As the only UK association which is focused exclusively on the SME part of the IT sector, UKITA is well aware that it is very difficult for most smaller businesses to engage with Europe. Through our membership of PIN SME, we are kept up to date with EU developments, projects and standards and we can then alert our members whenever we see something that is genuinely going to be useful to them. Having access to a full-time presence in the heart of Brussels is essential in making this possible.
Denmark is a small country – the 500 member companies of IT-Forum need to be connected to a wider European market. It is nearly impossible to make any connections to EU - being a IT-SME company in Denmark, therefore it is very important that we represent our members in the EU. PIN-SME connects us easily to the right bodies and institutions in the EU in order to raise the voice for a rapidly growing number of IT-SME’s in Europe – a voice which would not be heard without PIN-SME.