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Atlantic Technological University
Atlantic Technological University (ATU) is a multi-campus Technological University in the West and Northwest of Ireland, delivering a rich combination of academic and research excellence, spanning Engineering and Design, Science, Business, Tourism and Social Science. Research and innovation are carried out in collaboration with companies, communities, public bodies, and other stakeholders in the region as well as nationally and internationally.
ATU hosts three national Technology Gateways dedicated to industry collaborative projects in Networks, Software and Analytics, Medical and Sports/Nutrition Technology and Precision Engineering and Processes. ATU is home to four Enterprise Innovation Centres in Donegal, Galway, Mayo and Sligo, hosting and supporting over one hundred start-up and scaling companies in collaboration with Enterprise Ireland and other agencies.
University of Galway
A globally renowned institution, the University of Galway hosts a diverse range of research and innovation centres of scale in Engineering and Data Science, Health and Wellbeing, Creativity, Culture, Environment and Sustainability. Working with INSIGHT, ICHEC and other teams, Data2Sustain clients can access direct project support and consultancy to advance their digitalisation and innovation needs in areas such as AI and machine learning, data engineering and governance and high-performance computing, specific to their industry or application domain. The University of Galway also provides an Industry Innovation Centre and supports multiple business incubation programs in MedTech, AgriTech and others.
Committed to advancing the digital transformation of regions and cities across Europe, ERNACT brings its extensive expertise to digital technology projects, with a particular focus on the application of AI and VR/AR technologies in public services. It plays a vital role in supporting digital innovation across various sectors and facilitating collaboration with other EDIHs and organisations across Europe.
Operating within the Border, Midland & Western Region of Ireland, WestBIC provides essential business development support to innovative enterprises. Its services include facilitating access to funding, business model development and support, offering guidance in digital transition, and promoting sustainability initiatives. WestBIC boasts a broad network of expertise spanning across Europe.
Údarás na Gaeltachta
With a rich history in rural and community development, Údarás na Gaeltachta actively participates in various European projects that emphasize digitalization, sustainability, and tourism. Its efforts contribute significantly to the economic and sociolinguistic development of the Gaeltacht regions.
Mayo County Council
An influential player in regional development, Mayo County Council plays a pivotal role in facilitating economic and social growth. It achieves this through its local enterprise offices and active involvement in EU projects. The council’s focus areas include driving digital transformation, climate action, and regional development strategies.
Western Development Commission
The Western Development Commission (WDC) is a statutory body established in 1997 to promote economic and social development in Ireland’s Western Region. It advises the government, manages the WDC Investment Fund, and follows a strategic plan focused on regional promotion, leadership, and sustainable enterprise. The WDC aims to create a globally competitive region, address regional disparities, and protect the environment while enhancing the quality of life for residents.
Northern and Western Regional Assembly
The Northern and Western Regional Assembly (NWRA) aims to play a transformative role in the success of our region, with a vision to craft a more creative, connected, vibrant and sustainable region. The NWRA is intent on adopting international best practice in planning & development in order to create better places, with the commitment to enhancing competitiveness through policies that build resilience through digital transformation. Achieving this will be done through a dedicated and principled approach to collaboration including in the management of EU and national exchequer funds for the betterment of the region.
European Digital Innovation Hubs
The European Digital Hubs (EDIH) Network, with the backing of the European Commission, serves as the driving force behind Europe’s digitalization efforts. It unites EDIHs, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and public sector organizations (PSOs) to transform the EU’s Digital Decade 2030 targets into reality.
The EDIH Network is a community of technology experts committed to guiding European businesses on their digital transformation journey. EDIHs act as comprehensive support centres across all EU regions, equipping companies with essential digital tools to enhance competitiveness, upgrade infrastructure, and achieve overall success.
The mission of the European Digital Hubs (EDIH) Network is threefold. First, it aims to advance digital transformation across the EU by delivering cutting-edge technology solutions, including AI, Cloud, and Big Data, to 75% of European companies. Second, it strives to ensure that 90% of companies attain a fundamental level of digital proficiency. Lastly, the network seeks to foster the creation of new value chains within Europe. In addition to tailored interventions for digitalization and process improvement, EDIHs offer personalized training programs, workshops, mentorship, and access to technical expertise and cutting-edge digital technologies for experimentation before full-scale implementation.
The EDIH Network receives support from the Digital Transition Acceleration initiative, which actively fosters collaboration among EDIHs, businesses, and policymakers. It facilitates cooperation between EDIHs and provides them with training and expert guidance.