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

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  Digital Creative  
   Digital Foundations
Advanced Broadband
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
Digital Skills
Derry & Strabane : Work with schools, training bodies, industry and 3rd level institutions to highlight career opportunity, to improve the supply of skills and ensure the city is attracting & retaining workers with the required skills. Focus on youth.
West Romania : Upgrade of Tier 1 & 2 (Automotive) + vocational training in emerging industries; DIH, EEN - upskiling to exploit ICT technologies in all smart specialisation sectors and boost digital transformation of SMEs;
Digital Research
West Romania : E-Austria Research & Development (ICT Center of excelence); Vest University of Timisoara, Polytechnic Univeristy, regional mutinationals, ETA2U innovation and Technology Transfer Center
   Smart City & Region
Smart Energy
Mobility as a Service
Public Services
West Romania : Capital of Culture Projects (Digital - Creative), "Upgrade My City" (Construction)
Intelligent Infrastructure
Spatial Planning
   Digital Innovation
Open Data
Derry & Strabane : Develop an open data action plan to stimulate innovation & entrepreneurship
West Romania : ICT Cluster. RDA West, public-private partnerships
Open Innovation Test Beds
Derry & Strabane : Create highly visible spaces where companies can meet researchers and innovations. This is targeted at advanced manufacturing, creative digital and health & lifescience sectors
West Romania : Development of centers of competences at county level covering entire West Region; Support the development of regional test beds of stakeholders (i.e Nokia Garage)
Digital Innovation Hubs
West Romania : Start-up Hubs (Digital - Large Tech); CIT Cluster, Competence Centers, Innovation Agency
Derry & Strabane : Promote the City's network of Hubs/tech parks & improve their digital innovation capacity. Develop a network or rural innovation hubs to bring digital innovation & entrepreneurship to rural towns and villages
San Sebastián : PIA, ENERTIC, Talent House 2
Stimulate Digital Startups
Derry & Strabane : Increase the number of spin-offs by technology transfer, collaboration between research centres & entrepreneurs, test-beds.
San Sebastián : Innovative talent grants, EKIN+ (tech-based accelerator)
Industry 4.0
West Romania : Digital Innovation Hubs (DIH) cooperation (test before invest, good practices, case studies)
Research Procurement
West Romania : ICT Cluster
University in Innovation
West Romania : Digital Innovation Hub, Regional Innovation Agency
Derry & Strabane : Develop the links between the City's Research centres and local business to act as a catalyst and innovation enabler
San Sebastián : Different programmes involving those organisations and schools
Grow Existing ICT SME Cluster
Derry & Strabane : Implement an innovation programme to create more jobs, start-ups & new ventures via digital enterprises
West Romania : Support SMEs explore new business mdoels, new applications of latest technologies (ie.AI)
Transform Traditional SMEs
Circular Economy
West Romania : Pilot projects and test beds for ICT technologies that enable circular economy business models
Remote Working
Innovation ecosystems
   Digital Transformation Technologies
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Derry & Strabane : Capacity building / piloting to evaluate the implications of incorporating AI into public service development. Increase local AI/ML talent pool .
Data Analytics
West Romania : Research & Development (Automotive), Fintech (Digital - Large Tech)
San Sebastián : Webinars and dissemination
3D Printing
West Romania : Parts & Prototype (Automotive), Testing (Food), Entertainment (Digital - Creative), Testing - Dental (Life & Health Sciences), Models (Construction)
Virtual Reality (VR)
West Romania : Training & Design (Automotive), Gaming (Digital - Large Tech & Creative), Training (Life & Health Services), Simulation (Construction)
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.
Internet of Things (IoT)
Core ERNACT regions
Newfoundland & Labrador
South Ostrobothnia
Upper Franconia
West Romania
Derry & Strabane
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