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.


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   Large Tech  
  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
 
West Romania : High-Performing Intranet
Digital Skills
 
Derry & Strabane : Work with training bodies, industry and 3rd level institutions to monitor needs for digital skills, to improve the supply of skills and ensure the city is attracting & retaining workers with the required skills. The focus on key sectoral areas.
 
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
 
West Romania : Upgrade of Tier 1 & 2 (Automotive), All Levels of Training (Digital - Large Tech)
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
 
West Romania : Continental & Halla Pilots (Automotive), E-Austria Research & Development (Digital - Large Tech)
  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
 
Donegal :
Public Services
Intelligent Infrastrucure
Spatial Planning
  Digital Innovation
Open Data
 
Derry & Strabane : Develop an open data action plan to stimulate innovation & entrepreneurship
Open Innovation Test Beds
 
West Romania : Nokia "Garage"
Digital Innovation Hubs
 
West Romania : Start-up Hubs (Digital - Large Tech), "Incubart" & "Fabar" (Digital - Creative)
 
Derry & Strabane : Promote the City's network of Hubs/tech parks & improve their digital innovation capacity
Stimulate Digital Startups
 
West Romania : Pilot Digilatisation (Automotive), Software Development (Digital - Large Tech)
 
Derry & Strabane : Increase the number of spin-offs by technology transfer, collaboration between research centres & entrepreneurs, test-beds.
Industry 4.0
 
West Romania : Key Digital Innovation Hubs (DIH) Sector
Research Procurement
 
West Romania : ICT Cluster
University in Innovation
 
West Romania : Digital Innovation Quotient (DIQ), Improve Academy (Digital - Large Tech)
 
Derry & Strabane : Develop the links between the City's Research centres and local business to act as a catalyst and innovation enabler
 
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.
 
Derry & Strabane : Implement an innovation programme to create more jobs, start-ups & new ventures via digital enterprises
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)
 
West Romania : Autonomous Vehicles (Automotive), Research & Development (Digital - Large Tech)
Data Analytics
 
West Romania : Autonomous Vehicles (Automotive), Business Intelligence (Digital - Large Tech), Patient Data (Life & Health Sciences)
Robotics
 
West Romania : Manufacturing (Automotive), Software Development (Digital - Large Tech)
Blockchain
 
West Romania : Research & Development (Automotive), Fintech (Digital - Large Tech)
Cybersecurity
3D Printing
Virtual Reality (VR)
 
West Romania : Training & Design (Automotive), Gaming (Digital - Large Tech & Creative), Training (Life & Health Services), Simulation (Construction)
Internet of Things (IoT)
 
West Romania : Manufacturing (Automotive), All Industries (Digital - Large Tech), Packaging & Logistics (Food Production), Smart Metering (Construction)
CORE ERNACT REGIONS
Newfoundland & Labrador
Canada
South Ostrobothnia
Finland
An Gaeltacht
Ireland
Donegal
Ireland
West Romania
Romania
Ljubljana
Slovenia
Cantabria
Spain
San Sebastián
Spain
Västernorrland
Sweden
Derry & Strabane
United Kingdom