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Digital4Business represents a four-year EU-funded project with the goal of accelerating Europe's economic recovery and driving its digital transformation. The primary objective is to create an innovative European Masters Programme that focuses on Advanced Digital Skills for SMEs and companies.

NOVA IMS plays a crucial role in designing collaborative programs and modules, incorporating active learning methods, and integrating teaching best practices for an enriched learning experience.

Join us in shaping the future of digital skills in Europe. Learn all about Digital4Business

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The future of business training

Digital4Business will create an innovative European Masters Programme in Advanced Digital Skills. This market-driven academic initiative aims to cater to the evolving needs of SMEs and companies.

Key Features:

  • 2-Year Intensive Course: The program will be condensed into a 2-year format, delivering 2 full academic programs within the four-year project duration.
  • Blended Curriculum: Our courses will seamlessly combine academic and industry content, ensuring graduates possess both theoretical knowledge and job-ready digital skills.
  • Online Learning: Leveraging in-house university tools and new digital resources, we offer a flexible and dynamic online learning environment.
  • Industry-Centric: Designed to align with industry needs, the program operates on a trimester system, mirroring the business calendar. This approach enhances practicality and cooperation with industry partners.
  • Flexible Structure: Each academic year will consist of three trimesters, accommodating part-time students and industry participants. Core trimesters cover AI, Cybersecurity, Cloud, and Data Analytics, with elective modules on emerging technologies like Blockchain, IoT, and Quantum.
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Empowering Europe's Workforce with Digital Skills

Digital4Business consortium, comprising business leaders and academic experts, is crafting a comprehensive online master's program to bridge the growing skills gap in the European job market. Our graduates will spearhead the next generation of digital decision-makers, enriching the European workforce with high-demand practical digital skills and a strong academic foundation. Modules cover AI, data science, cybersecurity, digital transformation, and cloud computing.

This fully accredited, industry-certified master's program will primarily utilize online teaching, with optional seminars, guest lectures, and in-person networking events. The program's practical focus will be further enriched through dedicated work experience opportunities and mobility programs with renowned European organizations. It represents the future of business education.


Tallinn University of Technology (EE), ASE Bucuresti - Academia de Studii Economice din Bucuresti (RO), Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna (IT), UDS – University of Digital Science Berlin (DE), Consorzio Interuniversitario Nazionale per l'Informatica (IT), National College of Ireland (IE), MODIS Consulting (IT), ADECCO FORMAZIONE SRL (IT), Lee Hecht Harrison Deutschland GmbH (DE), Skillnet Ireland CLG (IE), Universite Paris 8 Vincennes Saint-Denis (FR), Linkopings Universitet (SE), Terawe Technologies Limited (IE), Matrix Internet Applications Limited (IE), Certiport, A business of NCS Pearson Inc (US), DIGITALEUROPE AISBL* (BE), Digital Technology Skills Limited (IE), Universidade Nova De Lisboa – NOVA IMS (PT), and Schuman Associates Scrl (BE).

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Our contribution

NOVA IMS is the school of Data Science of the Nova University of Lisbon. NOVA IMS provides education at the highest level to more than 3.000 students including undergraduates, postgraduates, masters and PhD degree students. Within our participation in the Digital4Business Project, we play an active role in the creation of collaborative programs and modules. Our focus lies in incorporating active learning methodologies and integrating teaching best practices for a more effective learning experience.

Contribution to the SDGs

  • SDG 4
  • SDG 8
  • SDG 16

Funding Programme

Ref./Contract n.:101084013

Funding programme: Digital Europe

Funding to NOVA IMS: 1 232 854,00 €

Duration: 01/12/2022 - 30/11/2026