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 : Companies responsible of building broadband; Seinäjoki University (Seamk), business development organisations e.g. Into Seinäjoki, RCSO, municipalities, businesses - especially SMEs
 
Ljubljana : Infrastructure to support Smart cities and smart villages projects. Special attention to digital infrastructure (5G, IoT) in agriculture.
 
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 : Seamk and educational organisations of the region (VET Sedu), business development organisations e.g. Into Seinäjoki, RCSO, municipalities, businesses - especially SMEs
 
Ljubljana : Collaboration in Pact 4 Skills; Prediction of future skills needed; Programs for digital skills for companies, public administrators and local authorities.
 
San Sebastián : Digital training programmes (wide range of webinars on digital marketing, blockchain, ecommerce, artificial intelligence)
 
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 : Facilitation for the local growth with the local innovation ecosystem
 
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.
 
South Ostrobothnia : University Consortium of Seinäjoki (UCS) and Seamk
   Smart City & Region
Smart Energy
 
South Ostrobothnia : RCSO, municipalities, South Ostrobothnia Health District (will be a part of the new social-and health care region); BDOs like Into Seinäjoki
 
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 : RCSO, municipalities, South Ostrobothnia Health District (will be a part of the new social-and health care region); BDOs like Into Seinäjoki
Public Services
 
South Ostrobothnia : RCSO, municipalities, South Ostrobothnia Health District (will be a part of the new social-and health care region); BDOs like Into Seinäjoki
 
Ljubljana : All kind of digital public services
Intelligent Infrastrucure
 
Donegal : Deploy IoT and related services in key public infrastructure points in Donegal as a resource for tourism, environment services
 
South Ostrobothnia : RCSO, municipalities, South Ostrobothnia Health District (will be a part of the new social-and health care region); BDOs like Into Seinäjoki
 
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 : RCSO, municipalities, South Ostrobothnia Health District (will be a part of the new social-and health care region); BDOs like Into Seinäjoki; SYKE (Finnish Environment Institiute) has open environment and nature data available
 
Ljubljana : For concrete needs of the municipalities
   Digital Innovation
Open Data
 
South Ostrobothnia : Seamk and UCS, BDOs like Into Seinäjoki; RIS3 thematic netwooks of Agrifood; Traceability and Big Data, Smart Sensors; EDIH and other DIHs
 
Ljubljana : Open data for smart public services on regional and national level.
 
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,....
 
South Ostrobothnia : Seamk/ EDIH will develop to helpt to test before investing; Into/Food Lab and Healthy kids of Seinäjoki;
 
San Sebastián : Innovation, Talent, Smart- REPLICATE
 
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.
 
South Ostrobothnia : UCS, Seamk, business development organisations e.g. Into Seinäjoki, municipalities, businesses - especially SMEs, IOT compass Hub/Seamk; EDIH/Seamk (if approved); Food Hub/Into; companies/SMEs
 
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
 
South Ostrobothnia : UCS, Seamk, Into and other BDOs, municipalities, businesses
Industry 4.0
 
South Ostrobothnia : UCS, Seamk and educational organisations of the region (VET Sedu), business development organisations e.g. Into Seinäjoki, RCSO, municipalities, businesses - especially SMEs , cluster and ecosystem
Research Procurement
 
South Ostrobothnia : RCSO, municipalities, South Ostrobothnia Health District (will be a part of the new social-and health care region)
University in Innovation
 
South Ostrobothnia : Seamk, UCS (together with BDOs ?)
 
Ljubljana : Support and increase knowledge transfer
 
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.
 
South Ostrobothnia : UCS, Seamk and educational organisations of the region (VET Sedu), business development organisations e.g. Into Seinäjoki, RCSO, municipalities, businesses - especially SMEs
 
Derry & Strabane : Implement an innovation programme to create more jobs, start-ups & new ventures via digital enterprises
Transform Traditional SMEs
 
South Ostrobothnia : UCS, Seamk and educational organisations of the region (VET Sedu), business development organisations e.g. Into Seinäjoki, RCSO, municipalities, businesses - especially SMEs
 
San Sebastián : Dendatics, Digital training, Digital transformation programme for retail, hospitality and services, DMAT
 
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
 
South Ostrobothnia : UCS, Seamk and educational organisations of the region (VET Sedu), business development organisations e.g. Into Seinäjoki, RCSO, municipalities, businesses - especially SMEs (food, tourism)
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.
 
South Ostrobothnia : Businesses and private organisations; UCS, Seamk and educational organisations of the region (VET Sedu), business development organisations e.g. Into Seinäjoki, RCSO, municipalities
   Digital Transformation Technologies
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
 
South Ostrobothnia : Seamk, UCS, Public organisations, services (e.g. health)
 
Ljubljana : Applicative use of AI in smart cities and smart villages
 
San Sebastián : Smart local administrations (Talent House 1) - The Public Link
Data Analytics
 
South Ostrobothnia : Seamk, UCS, Public organisations, services (e.g. health), companies
 
Ljubljana : Data analytics for better desicion making
 
Donegal : Develop local talent pool. Increase understanding and capability of business and community.
Robotics
 
South Ostrobothnia : Seamk, UCS, Public organisations, services (e.g. health), companies
 
Gaeltacht : Establish VR applied research initiative with 3rd level as basis for innovation in the blue ocean and performing arts sectors.
Blockchain
 
South Ostrobothnia : UCS, Seamk; companies (e.g. food sector)
Cybersecurity
 
South Ostrobothnia : UCS, Seamk, Into and other BDOs, municipalities, services, businesses
 
Donegal : Develop local talent pool. Increase understanding and capabiltiy of business and community.
3D Printing
 
South Ostrobothnia : Seamk, Into for business development, UCS, companies
 
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 : Seamk, UCS, Public organisations, services (e.g. health), companies
 
Ljubljana : The use of VR in industry settings
 
San Sebastián : Smart local administrations (Talent House 1) - The Public Link
 
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 : Seamk, UCS, Public organisations, services (e.g. health), companies
 
Ljubljana : Smart cities and smart villages contexts - digitalisation in agriculture
 
San Sebastián : Smart Kalea
 
Derry & Strabane : Develop IoT pilots within open data initiative for areas such as energy, environment and tourism.
 
Newfoundland & Labrador :
Core ERNACT regions
Newfoundland & Labrador
Canada
South Ostrobothnia
Finland
Donegal
Ireland
Gaeltacht
Ireland
West Romania
Romania
Ljubljana
Slovenia
Cantabria
Spain
San Sebastián
Spain
Västernorrland
Sweden
Derry & Strabane
United Kingdom