Calling all members of the ConnectedHubs network
Here you will find upcoming programmes you can apply for and initiatives that you can be part of that are delivered by the ConnectedHubs network
DIGITALISATION OF LOCALITIES
DIGITAL AEC PROGRAMME
COMPETITIVE CALL FOR CONNECTED HUBS NETWORK
Call for applicants from hubs for the DIGITAL AEC pilot programme
The WDC is currently piloting ways in which the economic development mission of existing enterprise centres can be deepened, while also increasing the critical mass of existing hubs, so that their economic impact can help more directly achieve the goals of Our Rural Future for vibrant rural localities in a sustainable way.
Being a focal point for the benefits of digital will bring the community into their local Connected Hub while digital will bring the impact of the hub out into the local community! It’s a win/win.
Eoin Costello, DigitalHQ clg
DigitalHQ’s Digital First Communities is a proven framework of tools and techniques to collaboratively attract investment, remote workers, home buyers, shoppers and visitors to a locality. This framework is targeted at the mobilisation of local stakeholders around the economic and community development goals advanced by their local ConnectedHub, increasing the online digital visibility of their locality and raising awareness of mobilising new Social Enterprises to help fill in gaps in service provision in the locality.
The WDC is now commencing a pilot Digital AEC programme via a competitive call to work closely with a group of five hubs focussing on the upskilling of the hub managers to enable them to advance the economic and community growth of their locality through the use of the ‘Digital First Communities’ framework.
CALL FOR CONNECTED HUBS MEMBERS TO HOST EVENTS FOR IRELAND’S INAUGURAL ‘DIGITAL FIRST’ DAY
Be part of this national crowdsourced series of events taking place on 16th November by running an event, no matter how big or small, highlighting via panel discussion, meetup or workshops on how communities, small businesses and social enterprises in your locality can leverage the benefits of digitalisation.
A full pack will be provided to all event hosts to support the success of their event including guides, marketing and digital activation resources.