Digital Transformation and Smart Specialisation
Find out more about digital transformation and smart specialisation priorities of the 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
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
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.
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
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 : 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.
Derry & Strabane : Implement an innovation programme to create more jobs, start-ups & new ventures via digital enterprises
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
Donegal : Implement the actions in Donegal's Remote Working Strategy to increase the number of digital remote workers, entrepreneurs, startups and existing tech companies with a presence in the County.
   Digital Transformation Technologies
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
West Romania : Autonomous Vehicles (Automotive), Research & Development (Digital - Large Tech)
Donegal : Capacity building / piloting to evaluate the implications of incorporating AI into public service development. Increase local AI/ML talent pool .
Data Analytics
West Romania : Autonomous Vehicles (Automotive), Business Intelligence (Digital - Large Tech), Patient Data (Life & Health Sciences)
Donegal : Develop local talent pool. Increase understanding and capability of business and community.
West Romania : Manufacturing (Automotive), Software Development (Digital - Large Tech)
West Romania : Research & Development (Automotive), Fintech (Digital - Large Tech)
Donegal : Develop local talent pool. Increase understanding and capabiltiy of business and community.
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
South Ostrobothnia
West Romania
San Sebastián
Derry & Strabane
United Kingdom