How can we make Dublin Smarter?

We engaged with over 100 operational staff across Dublin’s 4 LA’s to define Smart Dublin’s challenge/areas. Our bottom up approach is what defines Smart Dublin – we are looking for smart solutions that match our needs.

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


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.


Flooding Challenge


Wayfinding Challenge

Coca Cola Zero Dublinbikes

Smart Dublin Cycle Challenge


Get involved

The success of Smart Dublin will depend on your input. Dublin’s challenges can only be solved through collaboration. You can share your smart stories, take part in challenges or sign up to the mailing list for the latest news. We will be issuing specific calls for solutions and open challenges where people with ideas may receive access to seed funds, city expertise and a testbed infrastructure.

Share Your Ideas

Your input is very important for the success of Smart Dublin and we would love to hear your ideas. Ideas might include examples of emerging technologies that have been successfully implemented in other cities.

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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Smart Stories

Do you have a great smart city story or implementation (this might be an app) that we can showcase?