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.

   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)
West Romania : Manufacturing (Automotive), Software Development (Digital - Large Tech)
West Romania : Research & Development (Automotive), Fintech (Digital - Large Tech)
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)
Newfoundland & Labrador
South Ostrobothnia
An Gaeltacht
West Romania
San Sebastián
Derry & Strabane
United Kingdom