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eDIGIREGION : Realising The Digital Agenda Through Transnational Cooperation Between Regions

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 319913

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 April 2014

  • End date

    31 March 2017

Funded under:

FP7-REGIONS

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 288 164

  • EU contribution

    € 2 883 782

Coordinated by:

WATERFORD INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Ireland

Objective

eDIGIREGION is a unique collaborative project that brings together a balanced blend of complimentary and experienced partners from four diverse regions. The sixteen (16) people involved in formulating this proposal are senior executives and decision makers in their respective organisations. These partners have embarked upon, are committed to, and have already demonstrated the power of transnational collaboration and cooperation by jointly conceptualising and articulating eDIGIREGION’s vision, and preparing this proposal.

The ultimate aim of eDIGIREGION is to enhance regions’ sustainable competitiveness by exploiting their strengths and smart specialisations to realise the Digital Agenda within a regional domain. This will be achieved by increasing the interoperability between the triple helix of regional actors (government, research centres and universities, and industry) to define and action region specific Joint Action Plans (JAPs). Through a planned process of inter and intra-regional mentoring, the eDIGIREGION project will also facilitate transnational and international collaboration leading to the creation of an inter-regional Joint Action Plan (iJAP). As well as increasing transnational collaboration, cooperation, knowledge and technology transfer, and the sharing of resources, the JAPs will align regional RTD, innovation, and economic policies, strategies and practices.

A unique aspect of this project is the live testing of the JAPs by facilitating regional actors (researchers, SMEs, government agencies and funding agencies) to bring technology through the innovation process.

The lasting legacy of the eDIGIREGION project is an electronic central repository, accessible to all regional stakeholders across the EU, that will contain all the methodologies, techniques and case studies that will enable EU regions to enhance their sustainability and competitiveness through realising the Digital Agenda within their own domains.
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Coordinator

WATERFORD INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Address

Cork Road
X91 Waterford

Ireland

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 532 472

Administrative Contact

Bill O'gorman (Prof.)

Participants (15)

SOUTH-EAST REGIONAL AUTHORITY

Ireland

Unitatea Executiva pentru Finantarea Invatamantului Superior, a Cercetarii, Dezvoltarii si Inovarii

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 408 749

DESARROLLOS Y SERVICIOS TIC DE CASTILLA LA MANCHA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 268 170

UNIVERSITATEA POLITEHNICA DIN BUCURESTI

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 137 110

INNOREG KOZEP-MAGYARORSZAGI REGIONALIS INNOVACIOS UGYNOKSEG KOZHASZNU EGYESULET

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 278 330

MOBILITAS ES MULTIMEDIA KOORDINACIOS IRODA NONPROFIT KFT

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 112 634

REGENS INFORMATIKAI RESZVENYTARSASAG

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 96 450

BUDAPESTI MUSZAKI ES GAZDASAGTUDOMANYI EGYETEM

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 83 717

ASOCIATIA ROMANA PENTRU INDUSTRIA ELECTRONICA SI SOFTWARE

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 109 183

UNIVERSIDAD DE CASTILLA - LA MANCHA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 278 740

KERNEL MANAGEMENT PARTNERS LIMITED

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 116 366

AGENTIA PENTRU DEZVOLTARE REGIONALA BUCURESTI -ILFOV

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 94 738

IBEC LIMITED*IRISH BUSINESS AND EMPLOYERS CONFEDERATION

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 130 062

CONSEJERIA DE EDUCACION CULTURA Y DEPORTES - COMUNIDAD AUTONOMA DE CASTILLA LA MANCHA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 124 975

TIPPERARY COUNTY COUNCIL

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 112 086

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 319913

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 April 2014

  • End date

    31 March 2017

Funded under:

FP7-REGIONS

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 288 164

  • EU contribution

    € 2 883 782

Coordinated by:

WATERFORD INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Ireland