WP4 focuses on the economic impact of digital transformation on regions. It assesses how digital transformations impact regional ecosystems, economies and societies, now and in the future. For six different regions, the social and economic impacts are analysed, building on possible future development paths. Stakeholders are approached to evaluate existing and formulate future strategies. Regions selected for analysis include: Salo, Oulu (Finland), Brainport Eindhoven (Netherlands), Sofia (Bulgaria), West-Midlands (UK), North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany) and the Basque Country (Spain). The main objectives are to answer the following questions:
Based on the framework developed in the previous tasks, task 4.3 looks ahead in time. The aim is to draw potential pathways for future ecosystem development and to analyse the necessary conditions/ requirements and possible options for achieving inclusive-growth futures.