Digital Transformation and Smart Specialisation
Find out more about digital transformation and smart specialisation priorities of the ERNACT regions

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  Tourism & Culture  
   Digital Foundations
Advanced Broadband
Newfoundland & Labrador : Broadband is a challenge for large rural sparsely populated areas
Derry & Strabane : Work with government, telecommunication companies & academia to deliver the high speed broadband infrastructure needed for people & organisations: IoT network coverage, 5G Mobile, high speed for rural areas, local business
Donegal : Actively working to ensure that Donegal's businesses and citizens are connected at work and at home with fibre, public wi-fi and the latest mobile technologies.
South Ostrobothnia :
Ljubljana :
Gaeltacht : Cooperate with Ireland's national broadband plan to prioritise and maximise the rollout of high speed broadband in Gaeltacht areas listed in the plan.
Digital Skills
Donegal : Establish a working group on training spearheaded by LYIT and pursue set-up of a Donegal Training portal/window related to digital skills.
South Ostrobothnia :
Ljubljana :
San Sebastián :
Gaeltacht : Flagship language learning project based on close links with TG4 resources + virtual reality platform aimed at all Gaeltacht population + distinct communities in that. This could be conceived with Basque, Finnish & Slovenian language interests
Investment in Digital Research
Derry & Strabane : Work with government, research bodies and industry to increase the level and quality of research in key sectoral areas
Donegal : Work with universities in West, North West and Northern Ireland to increase the supply of the relevant digital research needed to support smart specialisation and target economic sectors
San Sebastián :
Gaeltacht : Initiative to influence the digital research priorities being conducted in NUIG and the Institutes of Technology on the West coast (Tralee, Limerick, GMIT, Sligo, Letterkenny) to ensure it meets priorities in Gaeltacht targeted S3.
   Smart City & Region
Smart Energy
South Ostrobothnia :
Donegal : Transition to a low carbon economy via adoption of green technologies, smart energy management, renewables and energy efficiency
Mobility as a Service
South Ostrobothnia :
San Sebastián :
Public Services
South Ostrobothnia :
Ljubljana :
San Sebastián :
Intelligent Infrastrucure
Donegal : Deploy IoT and related services in key public infrastructure points in Donegal as a resource for tourism, environment services
South Ostrobothnia :
Gaeltacht : Create a smart performing arts zone attached to an existing gTeic hub Continue to develop the the smart seabed potential resulting from Marine Institute/NUIG/Smart Bay and link it to Parc na Mara marine innovation centre (gTeic to be setup there).
Spatial Planning
South Ostrobothnia :
Ljubljana :
   Digital Innovation
Open Data
South Ostrobothnia : Big Data / Food / RIS 3 (Food Production)
Ljubljana :
Donegal : Establish a mechanism to systematically collect, organise and exploit public sector open innovation data, with a focus on energy, environment and tourism data in 2021
Derry & Strabane : Develop an open data action plan to stimulate innovation & entrepreneurship
Open Innovation Test Beds
Donegal : Develop "living labs" in the key areas of Advanced Manufacturing, Public Services (Energy, Public Planning service) Blue Ocean and Tourism and Culture (VR). Leverage the Digital Hubs network (Blue Economy in Killybegs; VR in Gaoth Dobhair,....
San Sebastián :
Gaeltacht : Develop open innovation test beds in blue ocean, language, performing arts (TG4), music
Digital Innovation Hubs
Donegal : Deliver a network of digital hubs to support local communities and remote working. Pursue integrated marketing, co-operation on systems development & services portfolio of Donegal Hubs.
Derry & Strabane : Promote the City's network of Hubs/tech parks & improve their digital innovation capacity
Stimulate Digital Startups
Cantabria : Manufacturing (Chemistry & Metalic Transformation)
Derry & Strabane : Increase the number of spin-offs by technology transfer, collaboration between research centres & entrepreneurs, test-beds.
Gaeltacht : Target startups and inward investment company's in VR, digital creative, event, media, broadcasting, gaming.
Donegal : Promote emerging disruptive technologies and local research projects to inspire local entrepreneurs as well as Digital entrepreneurs amongst diaspora
Industry 4.0
Research Procurement
South Ostrobothnia :
University in Innovation
South Ostrobothnia :
Ljubljana :
Derry & Strabane : Develop the links between the City's Research centres and local business to act as a catalyst and innovation enabler
Donegal : LYIT to work with the large digital companies in the County (e.g., Pramerica) to organise demonstration of disruptive digital technology, aimed at potential entrepreneurs and existing companies
Grow Existing ICT SME Cluster
Donegal : Improve the level of business between Donegal's existing small ICT companies and other sectors.
Derry & Strabane : Implement an innovation programme to create more jobs, start-ups & new ventures via digital enterprises
Transform Traditional SMEs
South Ostrobothnia :
San Sebastián :
Derry & Strabane : Stimulate adoption of digital transformation approaches by the traditional business sector by supportive interventions
Donegal : Focus support interventions to assist non-digital SME's to adopt the more advanced disruptive technologies (e.g., online selling)
Circular Economy
Remote Working
Donegal : Implement the actions in Donegal's Remote Working Strategy to increase the number of digital remote workers, entrepreneurs, startups and existing tech companies with a presence in the County.
   Digital Transformation Technologies
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Data Analytics
South Ostrobothnia :
Ljubljana :
Donegal : Develop local talent pool. Increase understanding and capability of business and community.
Gaeltacht : Establish VR applied research initiative with 3rd level as basis for innovation in the blue ocean and performing arts sectors.
Donegal : Develop local talent pool. Increase understanding and capabiltiy of business and community.
3D Printing
San Sebastián :
Virtual Reality (VR)
Donegal : Develop VR/AR resources in the region and leverage to empower businesses and community to explore the potential benefits
South Ostrobothnia :
Ljubljana :
San Sebastián :
Gaeltacht : Establish VR applied research initiative with 3rd level sectors and TG4 as basis for innovation in the blue ocean, tourism & culture (language and performing arts - music and drama)
Derry & Strabane : Develop VR skills & a competitive advantage for the tourism sector by developing new augmented visitor attractions and festival experiences that leverage the city's rich history and built environment.
Newfoundland & Labrador :
Internet of Things (IoT)
Donegal : Develop IoT pilots within open data initiative for areas such as energy, environment and tourism.
South Ostrobothnia :
Ljubljana :
San Sebastián :
Derry & Strabane : Develop IoT pilots within open data initiative for areas such as energy, environment and tourism.
Newfoundland & Labrador :
Core ERNACT regions
Newfoundland & Labrador
South Ostrobothnia
West Romania
San Sebastián
Derry & Strabane
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