How can we make Dublin Smarter?

Our bottom up approach defines Smart Dublin.

We ran workshops with over 100 operational staff across Dublin’s 4 Local Authorities to define Smart Dublin’s challenges.

 

Smart Economy

Smart Economy

Working together to transform challenges into opportunities for innovation.

Smart Dublin will launch a series of open call outs for new solutions to identified city region challenges with lower entry barriers for small businesses and start-ups.

  • How can we use smart technologies to improve city liveability and competitiveness?
  • Innovating in procurement, taking a challenge based approach to procurement to deliver better quality outcomes for the city.
  • Positioning Dublin as the place to pilot and scale new smart city technology opportunities

 

Smart Government

Smart Government

Promoting transparency, evidence based decision making and better service delivery

Local government must be responsive to Dubliners needs, engaging and enabling active and connected citizens through better online services and open governance.

  • How to access more timely and accurate information to better manage our city?
  • How can Dublin open up more public information and build an open data culture and encourage information sharing in the public sector?
  • How do we deliver relevant information to citizens in real time?
Smart Mobility

Smart Mobility

Promoting intelligent, efficient and integrated transport systems

Intelligent transport solutions seek to optimise movement around the region, providing safe, accessible and integrated public transport and active travel choices.

  • How can Dublin optimise pedestrian, cycle and vehicular flows and reduce congestion?
  • How to encourage more people to walk or get on their bikes?
  • How can we better understand how people move around the city region?
Smart Environment

Smart Environment

Promoting sustainability, energy efficiency and building climate resilience

Digital and sensor technologies can reduce energy demand and provide real time information to monitor environmental quality and respond quickly to pollution or emergency incidents

  • How to improve the safety and cleanliness of our streets and open spaces?
  • How can Dublin better predict and respond to flooding?
  • Reduce energy use and build long term sustainability and resilience to climate change.
Smart Living

Smart Living

Promoting a healthy environment and good quality of life

Digital technology and mobile applications can improve information flows between the city and the citizen, engage local residents to improve their environment and inform healthy choices.

  • How can Dublin mobilise crowd sourced data to build a better city?
  • Can collaborative technologies help bring communities together?
  • How can we share information to inform better decision making?
Smart People

Smart People

Promoting participation, engagement and inclusion for all Dubliners

Digital technology, apps and social media can help overcome barriers to participation and improve communication between the city region and disconnected citizens.

  • How can local government use technology to engage better with Dubliners?
  • How can people get more people involved in improving their city and services?
  • How to bridge the digital divide.

Smart Challenges

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Illegal Dumping Challenge

Seeking low cost, innovative, technological solutions in the form of products, services or applications to tackle illegal dumping in the Dublin region.

Illegal Dumping Challenge

Seeking low cost, innovative, technological solutions in the form of products, services or applications to tackle illegal dumping in the Dublin region.

Live

Flooding Challenge

Live

Wayfinding Challenge

Live
Coca Cola Zero Dublinbikes

Smart Dublin Cycle Challenge

Completed

Get involved

We believe that collaboration is the best approach to find innovative solutions to Dublin’s challenges. If you are working on a smart city solution and would like to test it in Dublin, our door is always open.

Our Engagement Process

We would love to hear your smart city ideas.

Since our launch, we have received numerous contacts from start-ups and companies that would like to work with us. To help facilitate this we have developed a simple engagement process to help evaluate proposals and give everyone the same opportunity to engage with us.

To start with, we would like you to email us some information we can use to evaluate if your product of service is something that can be of interest for our partners. Please, don’t email a sales pitch or try to set up a meeting to do one. They simply are not useful to us.

Here is what we need:

  • Name of company and contact details
  • What specific area are you interested in collaborating on and why?
  • What will the benefits be to the Smart Dublin partner local authorities? e.g. will your product solve a problem, increase efficiency,  enhance a current service?
  • What will be expected of the local authorities in terms of engagement and resources?
  • What you would be contributing?
  • The nature of the engagement and how it would work in practice. e.g. a description/timeline  of you product trial

If you have examples from previous trials or implementations, please include them.

Please take some time to go through our website and understand Smart Dublin. It seems very intuitive but we have sales received pitches from companies just taking a chance and not knowing anything about us or what we are trying to do.

If you are not interested in collaboration – e.g. trialling, piloting, research and development, addressing local authority challenges – but rather you are selling a service/solution let us know please. If there is a challenge or tender for the service/solution you are offering then we will contact you with details.

After we receive your information the Smart Dublin team will assess your proposal and call a meeting with you if needed. If the proposal is successful it will be presented to the Smart Dublin Steering Group, which meets once a month, for consideration.

If the proposal is of interest it will then be passed to relevant departments within the local authorities for assessment and to find champion to manage the project.  Further information may be sought at this stage.  We will aim to get a decision from departments within four weeks.

If the relevant departments are interested in developing a collaboration,  depending on the work and resourcing involved, the proposal may be passed on to the legal and other relevant departments.

Once everything is agreed, then it will progress to a recommendation for collaboration, which will be  sent to the local authority CEOs for final sign-off.

All proposals will be logged and their progress tracked by the Smart Dublin team and published in the Smart Dublin website.

Once a quarter we will host a Meet Smart Dublin event, a session where prospective collaborators can meet staff to share information, ask questions, pitch ideas, etc.  These will be advertised through the website and mailing list.

Enter Challenge

Smart Dublin is running a series of challenges where we may offer access to:

  • Seed funds
  • Access to testbed infrastructure
  • City expertises

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