Derry EU Intelligent Cities Challenge

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DEUICC  =  Derry EU Intelligent Cities Challenge
Creating a Digital Transformation plan for the City of Derry
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Project Status: Live Project
Project Leader: Margaret Quinn
EU Programme: COSME
Project Budget:  €200,000
Start Date:  Jan, 2018
Finish Date:  Feb, 2023
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The aim of the project is to:

Facilitate Derry’s move to an implementation phase in its Digital Transformation by: • Carrying out detailed business cases and conducting performance assessments. • Providing support to identify funding for priority actions. • Cement relationships with other participating cities to, for example, co-design and co-create joint open data platform, jointly explore the European marketplace for city solutions and explore joint investments/procurements. • Learn from and share experiences with international peers and mentors.

Specific objectives are to:
Derry & Strabane, United Kingdom
Derry City & Strabane District Council   (Lead Partner)
Leading development of the digital transformation plan for the City of Derry in the Derry City and Strabane District Council arae

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Donegal, Ireland
ERNACT Network   (Partner)
Providing Digital Transformation expertise, liaison with European Commission and logistical support to the the project

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The European Commission’s Intelligent Cities Challenge initiative is a tailored programme of coaching and facilitation launched by the EU to help Derry, as one of the 100 cities selected, to develop and implement digital policies that can transform day-to-day life for our residents, businesses, workers and entrepreneurs. 
In addition to making a valuable contribution to realising the city's Strategic Growth Plan 2017-2032, this initiative will greatly improve the visibility of the Derry City and Strabane District Council area at European level and increase the city's attractiveness as a location for knowledge-intensive investment. Our participation will give us access to the support and resources needed to allow us to accelerate our digital transformation, to take full advantage of the fourth industrial revolution and to become more productive, more innovative and a better place to live. 

Derry/Londonderry will receive support in the form of European Union-appointed digital transformation experts in Brussels and will give us opportunities to network and benchmark with other European cities via a series of capacity building and networking seminars. 

Core ERNACT regions
Newfoundland & Labrador
South Ostrobothnia
West Romania
San Sebastián
Derry & Strabane
United Kingdom