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

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  Blue Ocean  
   Digital Foundations
Advanced Broadband
 
Newfoundland & Labrador : Broadband is a challenge for large rural sparsely populated areas
 
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.
 
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.
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
Donegal : Transition to a low carbon economy via adoption of green technologies, smart energy management, renewables and energy efficiency
 
Newfoundland & Labrador :
Mobility as a Service
Public Services
 
Cantabria :
Intelligent Infrastrucure
 
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).
 
Newfoundland & Labrador :
Spatial Planning
   Digital Innovation
Open Data
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,....
 
Newfoundland & Labrador :
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.
 
Newfoundland & Labrador :
Stimulate Digital Startups
 
Cantabria : Manufacturing (Chemistry & Metalic Transformation)
 
Donegal : Promote emerging disruptive technologies and local research projects to inspire local entrepreneurs as well as Digital entrepreneurs amongst diaspora
Industry 4.0
 
Donegal : Improve support for introduction of Advanced manufacturing techniques into relevant sectors in Donegal. Identify companies who can benefit and bring I4.0 to them.
Research Procurement
 
Cantabria : Professionalisation (Life & Health Services, Food Production), New Research & Development Groups ( Manufacturing - Chemistry), Export/Import (Manufacturing - Metalic Transformation)
University in Innovation
 
Cantabria :
 
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.
 
Newfoundland & Labrador :
Transform Traditional SMEs
 
Donegal : Focus support interventions to assist non-digital SME's to adopt the more advanced disruptive technologies (e.g., online selling)
Circular Economy
   Digital Transformation Technologies
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
 
Cantabria : Manufacturing (Chemistry & Metalic Transformation)
 
Newfoundland & Labrador :
Data Analytics
 
Newfoundland & Labrador :
Robotics
 
Cantabria : Autonomous Vehicles (Blue Ocean, Manufacturing (Chemistry & Metalic Transformation)
 
Gaeltacht : Establish VR applied research initiative with 3rd level as basis for innovation in the blue ocean and performing arts sectors.
 
Newfoundland & Labrador :
Blockchain
Cybersecurity
 
Donegal : Develop local talent pool. Increase understanding and capabiltiy of business and community.
3D Printing
 
Cantabria : Manufacturing (Metalic Transformation)
Virtual Reality (VR)
 
Donegal : Develop VR/AR resources in the region and leverage to empower businesses and community to explore the potential benefits
 
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)
 
Newfoundland & Labrador :
Internet of Things (IoT)
 
Cantabria : New Factory Layouts (Automotive), Manufacturing (Chemistry & Metalic Transformation), Long Range Sensors (Food Production)
 
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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