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Building public sector innovation capacity towards digital-driven NPA

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INNOCAP  =  Building public sector innovation capacity towards digital-driven NPA
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Project Status: Live Project
Project Leader: Jose Manuel San Emeterio
EU Programme: Northern Periphery and Arctic (2021 - 2027)
Project Budget:  €92,250
Start Date:  Jan, 2022
Finish Date:  Jun, 2022
Project Website:  https://www.ernact.eu/Project.aspx?ProjectId=137
The aim of the project is to:

Identify the key aspects where the public sector can be upskilled and be prepared to lead a new era of digital public services that meet not only the demand from their communities addressing current challenges as long distances and access to markets, but also creating the conditions for the public sector to become the testbed of existing innovative digital capacity from SMEs and higher education institutions (HEIs) in the Northern Periphery and Arctic (NPA) area.

Specific objectives are to:
  • Reaping the benefits of digitisation for citizens, companies, research organisations and public authorities that will take capacity and capability building of the public sector as the cornerstone that should lead into more resilient communities driven by public sector increased innovation capacity.
Donegal, Ireland
ERNACT Network   (Lead Partner)
Responsible for leading the management and communications that will support the project’s objectives. ERNACT will share

Jose Manuel San Emeterio
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Helsinki, Finland
University of Helsinki   (Partner)
UH will bring its expertise as a HEI provider of knowledge, in particular in environmental governance & participation wi

Toni Ryynänen
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Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada
Government of Newfoundland and Labrador   (Partner)
GNL will work with local stakeholders in East Canada and will bring an important input as a neighbouring region of the N

Randy Follett
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Västernorrland, Sweden
ALAV   (Partner)
ALAV will be a key partner bringing the vision of a public sector organisation gathering 7 municipalities and also impo

Osman Saidabdala
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INNOCAP, or 'Building public sector innovation capacity towards digital-driven NPA' project, aims to increase innovation within public service provision in remote, sparsely populated areas. INNOCAP tackles the challenges and leverages the opportunities of the public sector from a new approach: it covers both the demand and the supply sides of public service provision and assesses not only its role as provider to meet the needs of public service providers are turned intocommunities, but also as promoter and early-adopter of digital innovations facilitators that co-create value and take advantage of the current supply capacity from SMEs and HEIs in the NPA area. 
Core ERNACT regions
Newfoundland & Labrador
Canada
South Ostrobothnia
Finland
Nièvre
France
Donegal
Ireland
Gaeltacht
Ireland
West Romania
Romania
Ljubljana
Slovenia
Cantabria
Spain
San Sebastián
Spain
Västernorrland
Sweden
Derry & Strabane
United Kingdom