Värmland is a region with a traditional basic industry where new digital technology and new digital working methods are part of future challenges due to tomorrow's needs. It requires extensive adjustment work and the question we aim to meet is; how can a region act to support this change?
To contribute to the digital changes in basic industries DigiTeRRI, a European project within the EU’s Horizon 2020 program, has taken form. Three regions in three European countries have joined forces to jointly develop visions and action plans for a digital transition based on each region’s conditions.
The underlying work method used in the project is called RRI. It aims to identify the various stakeholders that will be affected by the changes described and to include them and create commitment in the adjustment work.
A total of twelve actors from Sweden, France and Austria participate in projects. One region from each country are in focus for this project, for Sweden it is Värmland. A forestry industry strong region with great networks which the project aims to strengthen.
The work includes development and growth strategy, gender equality, openness, scientific education, ethics, and public commitment. The cross-border collaboration is of great importance and through Quadruple Helix, business, universities / colleges, the public sector and civil society are captured. Everyone plays an important role in the collecting of data, which will used as the basis for the framework development.
From Värmland Paper Province, Karlstad University and Värmland Region participate. The other two project regions are Grand Est in northeastern France and Styria / Styria in southern Austria.
Project name: DigiTeRRI
Project Coordinator: AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GMBH
Principal financier: Horizon 2020
Closing date: 31 Dec 2022