Why are disruptive technologies important?

Help us to identify the potential application of disruptive technologies in public services provision by taking a short survey!

The DISTINCT project aims to engage with public authorities and other responsible organisations across the Northern Periphery and Arctic Area to find out more about the challenges and opportunities of the application of disruptive technologies in public services provision.

Is your organisation responsible for the provision of public services? Would you like to help us to increase awareness among these public service providers, estimate the demand for solutions and identify how particular disruptive technologies can be applied to particular public services in remote and sparsely populated areas?

When we refer to disruptive technologies, the DISTINCT partnership is specially focused on Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR) and Blockchain. The successful application of these technologies can save costs, increase viability, improve use of scarce human resources, span distances and improve decision making. However, the small number and concentration of disruptive technology research and innovation centers, allied with low levels of awareness, present serious blocks to realizing this improvement. We are looking forward to knowing more from you not only to identify the needs and barriers to adopt these technologies but also to hear from successful experiences when it comes the application of these technologies in the provision of more quality and sustainable services.

We invite you to take the survey available in English, Finnish and Swedish.

We appreciate if you can send your reply by the end of January 2021.

Thanks for your input!