ConneXions – Where French & Irish Culture meet Digital Technology

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02/08/2017

29th September – 1st October 2017

Richmond Barracks, Dublin 8

 

ConneXions is the first forum connecting actors in the fields of culture, education and digital technology from France and Ireland.

 

It aims at giving start-ups in the sectors of digital technology, education and culture more visibility and provide the opportunity to  develop new business leads and partnerships.

 

Registration is free and it’s now open  http://urlz.fr/5yw3

 

There will be an opportunity to exhibit on Saturday 30th September. If you would like to show case your innovation, please register through the link above.

 

For more information  www.conneXions.ie 

 

 

 

 

ConneXions is an event organised by the Embassy of France in Ireland, in partnership with Business France and the Dublin French Tech Community, with the support of Dublin City Council/ Smart Dublin, the Alliance française Dublin, the Digital Hub, Fáilte Ireland,  the Institut Français, the Local Enterprise Office, Linkedin and Richmond Barracks.

 

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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.

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