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

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  Manufacturing  
   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
 
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
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.
 
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.
 
Cantabria : Manufacturing (Metalic Transformation)
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
 
Ljubljana : Research equipment
 
Cantabria : Manufacturing (Chemistry & Metalic Transformation)
 
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
 
Cantabria : Manufacturing (Chemistry & Metalic Transformation)
 
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
Intelligent Infrastrucure
 
South Ostrobothnia : RCSO, municipalities, South Ostrobothnia Health District (will be a part of the new social-and health care region); BDOs like Into Seinäjoki
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
   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.
 
Derry & Strabane : Develop an open data action plan to stimulate innovation & entrepreneurship
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
 
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;
 
Ljubljana : This part can be covered in the DIH part.
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
 
Ljubljana : Continue the development of 4PDIH; Apply for EDIH.
 
Derry & Strabane : Promote the City's network of Hubs/tech parks & improve their digital innovation capacity
Stimulate Digital Startups
 
Ljubljana : Introduce digital technologies to start ups working in traditional sectors.
 
Cantabria : Manufacturing (Chemistry & Metalic Transformation)
 
Derry & Strabane : Increase the number of spin-offs by technology transfer, collaboration between research centres & entrepreneurs, test-beds.
 
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
 
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.
 
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
 
Ljubljana :
 
Derry & Strabane : Increase the number of local manufacturing companies piloting Industry 4.0 by collaboration with research centre such as CIDRA & developing living labs
Research Procurement
 
South Ostrobothnia : RCSO, municipalities, South Ostrobothnia Health District (will be a part of the new social-and health care region)
 
Ljubljana : This part can be covered in the DIH part.
 
Cantabria : Professionalisation (Life & Health Services, Food Production), New Research & Development Groups ( Manufacturing - Chemistry), Export/Import (Manufacturing - Metalic Transformation)
University in Innovation
 
South Ostrobothnia : Seamk, UCS (together with BDOs ?)
 
Ljubljana : Support and increase knowledge transfer
 
Cantabria :
 
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
 
Cantabria : Process to Launch (Food Production), New Programme (Manufacturing -Chemistry )
 
Derry & Strabane : Implement an innovation programme to create more jobs, start-ups & new ventures via digital enterprises
 
Ljubljana : This can be joint with digital skills
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
 
Ljubljana : Based on the structure of the Slovene economy, this is very important for us.
 
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
 
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
 
Cantabria : Manufacturing (Chemistry & Metalic Transformation)
Data Analytics
 
South Ostrobothnia : Seamk, UCS, Public organisations, services (e.g. health), companies
 
Ljubljana : Data analytics for better desicion making
 
Cantabria : Manufacturing (Chemistry & Metalic Transformation)
 
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
 
Ljubljana :
 
Cantabria : Autonomous Vehicles (Blue Ocean, Manufacturing (Chemistry & Metalic Transformation)
 
Derry & Strabane : Develop initiatives, piloting between CIDRA and local businesses to increase awareness, skills and capability in Industry 4.0.
Blockchain
 
South Ostrobothnia : UCS, Seamk; companies (e.g. food sector)
 
Ljubljana : Applicative use of blockhain in smart cities and smart villages
 
Cantabria : Manufacturing (Metalic Transformation)
Cybersecurity
 
South Ostrobothnia : UCS, Seamk, Into and other BDOs, municipalities, services, businesses
 
Ljubljana : Cybersecurity for the companies AND municipalities - public services.
 
Cantabria : Manufacturing (Metalic Transformation)
 
Donegal : Develop local talent pool. Increase understanding and capabiltiy of business and community.
3D Printing
 
South Ostrobothnia : Seamk, Into for business development, UCS, companies
 
Ljubljana : Within environments, such as FabLabs, etc.
 
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
 
South Ostrobothnia : Seamk, UCS, Public organisations, services (e.g. health), companies
 
Ljubljana : The use of VR in industry settings
 
Cantabria : Manufacturing (Metalic Transformation)
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
 
Cantabria : New Factory Layouts (Automotive), Manufacturing (Chemistry & Metalic Transformation), Long Range Sensors (Food Production)
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