The report is part of a study ‘Smart Industrial Remoting: Remote working in non-digitalised industries – Pilot Project’.

The objective of the study is to propose smart industrial remoting (SIR) measures for five industries with a particularly high proportion of SMEs that were hard hit by the COVID-19-related crisis: construction, textile, retail, automotive and agrifood.

This report analysed the existing gaps preventing industry digitalisation in five country-industry pairs: automotive in Hungary; retail in Poland; textile in Portugal; agrifood in Lithuania; and construction in Romania.

The five country-industry pairs were chosen based on the Digital Intensity Index scores for each industry and taking into consideration the industry’s economic importance for the given country.