VINTAGE PROJECT
Digital Economy Project

< Go Back

Project Logo
DEP  =  Digital Economy Project
Stimulate Information Society within North West Ireland Crossborder Region
Funding Programme Logo
Project Status: Completed
Project Leader: Colm Mc Colgan
EU Programme: INTERREG III A
Project Budget:  €531,720
Start Date:  Sep, 1998
Finish Date:  Jun, 2000
The aim of the project is to:

Improve the capacity of the region’s current job creating sectors to survive the “Digital Age”

Specific objectives are to:
  • Create high technology ventures and sustainable jobs within the region
  • Develop a system of regional innovation to stimulate the growth of an indigenous knowledge based sector.
  • Improve the attraction of the region as a location for information technology based inward investment.
Donegal, Ireland
ERNACT Network   (Lead Partner)

Derry & Strabane, United Kingdom
Derry City & Strabane District Council   (Partner)

Donegal, Ireland
Donegal County Council   (Partner)

Limavady, United Kingdom
Limavady Borough Council   (Partner)

The overall aim of the Digital Economy Project in the Northwest Ireland region was:
To exploit the economies of scale achievable by working on a cross border axis to improve the capacity of the North West Ireland area to embrace the digital economy and to attract and create sustainable high technology ventures and jobs.

The project would focus on (and the money would be spent on) enabling six sectors in the four council areas (local authorities, health boards, 3rd level education, tourism, retail, SME's) to face up to the challenges posed to them by the Internet and electronic business. In effect, it is an initiative to give the North West a competitive edge in attracting high technology inward investment (I.e., the North West as a centre of excellence for Information Technology).

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