Smart specialization, applied to a region, is based on defining priorities to create competitive advantages through the development and adaptation of strengths of research and innovation to business needs.
The RIS3 Andalusia 2020 identifies the areas of activity in which Andalusia has more competitive advantages compared to other regions.
A position at the forefront with regard to availability of quality statistical and cartographic information with infrastructures such as the Callejero Digital Unificado de Andalucía (CDAU), the Positioning Network for Andalusia (RAP), the Andalusia Statistical Databank (BADEA) and the Special Data Infrastructure (IDEAndalucía).
Specific planning with regard to the information society: the Digital Strategy in Andalusia with elements for RIS3 such as technological training, the renewal of the productive fabric through the incorporation of ICT and telecommunications infrastructures.
An open society with one of the most important digital penetration indices in Europe and programmes such as Guadalinfo, which guarantee Internet access to all municipalities and cities in Andalusia.
IT engineering schools, numerous professional training centres and important lines of research, with the International Campus of Excellence ANDALUCÍA TECH, specialised in ICT technologies, TEP and Biotech.
A solid competitive and innovative ICT sector, which generates innovation and competitiveness for the regional economy with highly trained extensive human capital, in a very favourable social, political and natural setting, at a very competitive cost compared with comparable regions and important cities like Málaga and Seville with a concentration of leading international companies and privileged access to the markets of North Africa and de Ibero-America
Make Andalusia a society integrated into the digital world, through the incorporation of new telecommunications infrastructures, the renewal of the productive fabric, new ICT development and digital training within the framework of the Andalusia Digital Strategy.
Ensure that companies and knowledge agents of the ICT sector consolidate innovation as a fundamental element for improving competitiveness, by incorporating new developments, applications and digital content, and transfer those innovations to other Andalusian companies progressing towards the society of knowledge.
Ensure that the Andalusian Public Administration becomes a world leader in the management and provision of flexible, efficient and transparent services to citizens (e-administration and e-government) through incorporation, development and innovation in TIC resources.
Capacities which were identified on the territori to select this priority
Ejemplos de actuaciones realizadas en el marco de la prioridad Fomento de las TICs y la Economía Digital:
It is an ecosystem to accompany the digitalization process of the agri-food sector where the needs of the agri-food sector, the technological services of ICT companies, the innovation capacity of knowledge agents and public support programs from the Administration coexist.
Strengthen the capacities and connection of IHLs throughout Europe to promote the implementation of digitization in the agri-food sector.
The scope of this project is, on the one hand, the modernization of the Integrated Management and Control System (SIGC or IACS) of the CAP, as well as promoting the exchange of information between the European Commission, the Member States and other stakeholders.