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INNOCAP  =  Building public sector innovation capacity
Providing enhanced quality and sustainable public services through disruptive technologies
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Project Status: Live Project
Project Leader: Jose Manuel San Emeterio
EU Programme: Northern Periphery and Arctic (2021 - 2027)
Project Budget:  €1,413,776
Start Date:  Jan, 2023
Finish Date:  Dec, 2025
Project Website:  https://www.ernact.eu/Project.aspx?ProjectId=139
The aim of the project is to:

Provide enhanced quality and sustainable public services by enabling public sector organisations to lead the adoption of disruptive innovations and digital technologies

Specific objectives are to:
  • Upskill public sector staff to introduce disruptive technologies and other innovations in their tasks and responsibilities taking advantage of the existing innovation capacity and solutions ready to be used in the NPA.
  • Demonstrate the potential that the public sector has as gamechanger in the provision of public services adapted to the NPA challenges by piloting disruptive services in 4 NPA territories testing the effectiveness of the INNOCAP approach
  • Serve as example for other NPA public sector organisations and departments to adopt disruptive innovation by supporting the extension of the project results into other territories and service areas
Donegal, Ireland
ERNACT Network   (Lead Partner)
Lead partner in charge of the entire coordination of the project. Responsible for communication coordination.

Jose Manuel San Emeterio
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Donegal, Ireland
Donegal County Council   (Partner)
Partner in charge of leading the innovation capacity building programme in Donegal (Ireland).


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Galway, Ireland
University of Galway   (Partner)
Key role in emerging technology capacity building in the project as well as liaison with relevant external stakeholders

Lukasz Porwol
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Helsinki, Finland
University of Helsinki   (Partner)
Partner in charge of leading the innovation capacity building programme in Mikkeli (Finland).

Toni Ryynänen
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Helsinki, Finland
City of Mikkeli   (Associate)
Associate partner that will participate in specific activities in the project and collaborate with UH to test the capaci


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Iceland, Iceland
Association of Municipalities of the South Iceland   (Partner)
Partner in charge of leading the innovation capacity building programme in South Iceland.

Elísabet Björney Lárusdóttir
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Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada
Government of Newfoundland and Labrador   (Associate)
Associate partner that will participate in specific activities in the project and will exploit the project results in At

Randy Follett
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Västernorrland, Sweden
ALAV   (Partner)
Partner in charge of leading the innovation capacity building programme in Västernorrland (Sweden).

Osman Saidabdala
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INNOCAP’s overall objective is to provide enhanced quality and sustainable public services by enabling public sector organisations to lead the adoption of disruptive innovations and digital technologies.

A key output will be a capacity building programme that will prepare public sector organizations from the 3 NPA geographical zones to pilot and further adopt 4 disruptive public services – the other main outputs of the project- in key areas such as climate change action, environmental management or the digital and green transition. 

This will benefit at least 120 users from the main target groups of the project, who are the public sector staff in charge of the management and delivery of public services in their territories and the final users of these services.

The utilised approach combines ambitiously very different dimensions. This integral and pragmatic approach, combined with disruptive innovation characteristics, requires transnational cooperation to meet the project’s ambitions that otherwise would be impossible for an individual organisation or a region to address them sufficiently and in the extent planned in INNOCAP.


Core ERNACT regions
Newfoundland & Labrador
Canada
South Ostrobothnia
Finland
Nièvre
France
Upper Franconia
Germany
Donegal
Ireland
Gaeltacht
Ireland
West Romania
Romania
Ljubljana
Slovenia
Cantabria
Spain
Västernorrland
Sweden
Derry & Strabane
United Kingdom