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

Click on a particular region (table row) to learn more about its digital transformation and smart specialisation priorities.

You can also click on a particular column in the table to explore how digital transformation is impacting a particular smart specialisation sector across ERNACT regions.

   Blue Ocean  
  Digital Foundations
Advanced Broadband
Newfoundland & Labrador :
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 : Proactively engage to educate, attract and retain the digital skills to meet the current and future needs of Donegal's S3 priorities and key sectors
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
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).
Spatial Planning
  Digital Innovation
Open Data
Open Innovation Test Beds
Donegal : Develop "living labs" in the key areas of Advanced Manufacturing, Blue Ocean and Tourism and Culture.
Digital Innovation Hubs
Donegal : Deliver a network of digital hubs in the larger population and tourism areas of Donegal providing a range of working spaces, entrepreneurial and innovation services.
Stimulate Digital Startups
Cantabria : Manufacturing (Chemistry & Metalic Transformation)
Industry 4.0
Donegal : Improve support for introduction of Advanced manufacturing techniques into relevant sectors in Donegal
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 : Increase the level of digital start-ups, research and innovation taking place by linking local 3rd level and local business by actively and systematically seeking out additional research and start-up opportunities
Grow Existing ICT SME Cluster
Donegal : Improve the level of business between Donegal's existing small ICT companies and other sectors.
Transform Traditional SMEs
Donegal : Support interventions to assist non-digital SME's to adopt digital for increased resilience and capability to go global.
Circular Economy
  Digital Transformation Technologies
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Cantabria : Manufacturing (Chemistry & Metalic Transformation)
Data Analytics
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.
3D Printing
Cantabria : Manufacturing (Metalic Transformation)
Virtual Reality (VR)
Donegal :
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)
Internet of Things (IoT)
Cantabria : New Factory Layouts (Automotive), Manufacturing (Chemistry & Metalic Transformation), Long Range Sensors (Food Production)
Newfoundland & Labrador
South Ostrobothnia
West Romania
San Sebastián
Derry & Strabane
United Kingdom