Donegal Digital Action Plan

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DonegalDigital  =  Donegal Digital Action Plan
Donegal Communities Co-Building Digital Enterprises and Services
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Project Status: Live Project
Project Leader: Margaret Quinn
EU Programme: ERNACT
Project Budget:  €1,500,000
Start Date:  Mar, 2014
Finish Date:  Dec, 2022
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The aim of the project is to:

Donegal Digital is a public-private partnership composed by 8 organizations, companies and institutions with the vision of “Digitally literate communities co-building sustainable enterprises and societal services”. The Donegal Digital plan has three main objectives:

Specific objectives are to:
  • Increase digital research and innovation
  • Build strong Donegal digital communities
  • Deepen the Letterkenny digital cluster
Donegal, Ireland
TATA Consultancy Services   (Partner)

Paul Walker
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Donegal, Ireland
Failte Ireland   (Partner)

David Leonard
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Donegal, Ireland
Enterprise Ireland   (Partner)

Carole Brenan
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Donegal, Ireland
Local Enterprise Office Donegal   (Partner)

Brenda Hegarty
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Donegal, Ireland
IDA Ireland   (Partner)

Marie McDaid
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Donegal, Ireland
Donegal Local Development Company   (Partner)
Established in 1995, it is led by a voluntary Board of Directors from community and voluntary groups, social partners, l

Padraic Fingleton
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Donegal, Ireland
Inishowen Development Partnership   (Partner)

Shauna Mc Clenaghan
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Donegal, Ireland
The BASE Enterprise Centre   (Partner)
The Base Digital Innovation Hub project partner in Ballybofey.

Leah Fairman
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Donegal, Ireland
Donegal Education and Training Board (ETB)   (Partner)
Project Partner

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Donegal, Ireland
ERNACT Network   (Partner)
ERNACT's role is to an provide overall project management service to the project and bring its digital agenda expertise

Colm Mc Colgan
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Donegal, Ireland
Donegal County Council   (Partner)

Brian Boyle
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Gaeltacht, Ireland
Údarás na Gaeltachta   (Partner)

Micheál Ó Duibhir
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Northern & Western, Ireland
Atlantic Technological University (ATU)   (Partner)
LYITs role is to bring its substantial learning, innovation and research capability to the project

John Andy Bonar
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Sligo, Ireland
North West Regional Skills Forum   (Partner)
NWRSF serves the counties of Donegal, Sligo and Leitrim. The aim is to support and facilitate communication and engageme

Hilary McPartland
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Donegal people have been waiting for the tools of the digital ages to enable them become better and faster at what they have always done instinctively, i.e. build quality, sustainable and connected communities, reflective of the county's values and culture, at home and overseas.

The Digital Action Plan informs Donegal's vision for the future development of digital technology in the county, as it does it's immediate goals.

The project currently contains 13 Actions, structured into three groups:

1. Enabling Studies: short study actions, to study the opportunity for additional longer-term actions within the plan.

2. Digital Services and Initiatives: County-wide initiatives that will develop new digital services or supports for business and the community.

3. Local Delivery: one key action, Local Digital Hubs, will maximise the digital services and initiatives in local areas in the County.

Core ERNACT regions
Newfoundland & Labrador
South Ostrobothnia
Upper Franconia
West Romania
Derry & Strabane
United Kingdom