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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Region Coat of Arms Gaeltacht
  Digital Foundations
Advanced Broadband
Cooperate with Ireland's national broadband plan to prioritise and maximise the rollout of high speed broadband in Gaeltacht areas listed in the plan.
 
Blue Ocean
Food Production
Large Tech
Life & Health Sciences
Public Services
Sustainable Energy
Tourism & Culture
Investment in Digital Research
Initiative to influence the digital research priorities being conducted in NUIG and the Institutes of Technology on the West coast (Tralee, Limerick, GMIT, Sligo, Letterkenny) to ensure it meets priorities in Gaeltacht targeted S3.
 
Blue Ocean
Tourism & Culture
Digital Skills
Flagship language learning project based on close links with TG4 resources + virtual reality platform aimed at all Gaeltacht population + distinct communities in that. This could be conceived with Basque, Finnish & Slovenian language interests
 
Blue Ocean
Tourism & Culture
  Smart City & Region
Intelligent Infrastrucure
Create a smart performing arts zone attached to an existing gTeic hub Continue to develop the the smart seabed potential resulting from Marine Institute/NUIG/Smart Bay and link it to Parc na Mara marine innovation centre (gTeic to be setup there).
 
Blue Ocean
Tourism & Culture
Public Services
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,
 
Public Services
  Digital Innovation
Open Innovation Test Beds
Develop open innovation test beds in blue ocean, language, performing arts (TG4), music
 
Tourism & Culture
Digital Innovation Hubs
Utilise the network of hubs as providers of higher level innovation services and knowledge transfer from 3rd level Increase the quality of innovation services being provided by specialisation (VR, Robotics, performing arts, language, creative digital
 
Grow Existing ICT SME Cluster
Complete an inventory/analysis of existing Gaeltacht population of ICT companies to identify new opportunities linked to VR, robotics.
 
Industry 4.0
 
Food Production
Stimulate Digital Startups
Target startups and inward investment company's in VR, digital creative, event, media, broadcasting, gaming.
 
Tourism & Culture
  Digital Transformation Technologies
Robotics
Establish VR applied research initiative with 3rd level as basis for innovation in the blue ocean and performing arts sectors.
 
Blue Ocean
Tourism & Culture
Virtual Reality (VR)
Establish VR applied research initiative with 3rd level sectors and TG4 as basis for innovation in the blue ocean, tourism & culture (language and performing arts - music and drama)
 
Blue Ocean
Tourism & Culture
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