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

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  Public Services  
   Digital Foundations
Advanced Broadband
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
Investment in Digital Research
   Smart City & Region
Smart Energy
Derry & Strabane : Accelerate the transition to a carbon neutral City by leveraging ICT, green technologies, working with EU programmes, energy providers, public and private sector organisations.
Donegal : Transition to a low carbon economy via adoption of green technologies, smart energy management, renewables and energy efficiency
Mobility as a Service
Derry & Strabane : Reduce vehicle traffic, congestion and carbon levels whilst improving transport experience for citizens
Public Services
Västernorrland : Develop new modern public services that take advantage of disruptive technologies for communities and local areas
Gaeltacht : Identification of a range of digital services that can assist retention and expansion of the use of Irish in the home, school, work and community life. This can include language learning,
Donegal : Develop capacity of Donegal's communities to exploit digital services in the social, educational, culture and tourism arenas.
Intelligent Infrastrucure
Donegal : Deploy IoT and related services in key public infrastructure points in Donegal as a resource for tourism, environment services
Spatial Planning
Derry & Strabane : Develop, incorporate & implement new planning policies, standards & visualisation systems that promote incorporation of smart building precepts into new developments and zones
Donegal : Build on the County's expertise in GIS and co-production methods to pilot next generation planning systems that use VR/AR and e-building standards
   Digital Innovation
Open Data
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
Västernorrland : Development of open E-platform
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,....
Västernorrland : Improve the ability to innovate in public activities.
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.
Stimulate Digital Startups
Industry 4.0
Research Procurement
Västernorrland : Utilization of research and proven knowledge in public business development.
University in Innovation
Västernorrland : Utilization of research and proven knowledge in public business development.
Grow Existing ICT SME Cluster
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
Remote Working
Västernorrland : Develop the opportunities for skills supply to the public sector and SMEs in sparsely populated areas.
   Digital Transformation Technologies
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Västernorrland : Use AI technology to increase effective and quality in care and nursing in municipal activities.
Donegal : Capacity building / piloting to evaluate the implications of incorporating AI into public service development. Increase local AI/ML talent pool .
Data Analytics
Västernorrland : Basis for effective decision-making.
Donegal : Develop local talent pool. Increase understanding and capability of business and community.
Västernorrland : As integration engines and automation of administration.
Västernorrland : Improved data security
Donegal : Develop local talent pool. Increase understanding and capabiltiy of business and community.
3D Printing
Virtual Reality (VR)
Donegal : Develop VR/AR resources in the region and leverage to empower businesses and community to explore the potential benefits
Västernorrland : Use of VR technology in, for example, medication and in learning environments for training.
Internet of Things (IoT)
Derry & Strabane : Develop IoT pilots within open data initiative for areas such as energy, environment and tourism.
Västernorrland : Can be an interesting development in elderly care.
Core ERNACT regions
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South Ostrobothnia
West Romania
San Sebastián
Derry & Strabane
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