#HackAccessDublin, 25th – 27th November

Back to News, Blogs & Events

Over the weekend of 25-27th November, in Google, a hackathon called #HackAccessDublin will look for innovative solutions to Dublin’s access challenges.


The focus of the hackathon is on the real causes of disability, which is the environment, not individual differences in ability.  See the about video here.  Its purpose is to leverage technology to support our society become inclusive to people of all abilities.


The intention is that each year the hackathon will focus on a specific area. This year the challenges relate to transport. They will be tackled by mechanical engineers, designers, technologists in maker sessions which will culminate in a final pitch to a panel of judges composed of Jamie Cudden, SMART Dublin program manager, Darren Ryan, CEO of Social Entrepreneurs Ireland, Lizbeth Goodman,     Professor of Inclusive Design for Education and Chair of Creative Technology and Innovation in the College of Engineering & Architecture at UCD and Liz McCarthy, Events & Partnership Manager at Dogpatch Labs.


The Sunday pitch will be open to the general public. It is organizer, Janice Valentine’s goal to expose the general public to innovative and startup approaches to solving problems in Ireland, so that individuals see themselves as solution enablers not just victims of societal challenges like disability.



Mechanical engineers, designers, technologists and Dubliner’s interested in innovation and entrepreneurship are invited to join the #HackAccessDublin team and their enablers at their Immersion Evening:

DATE: Wednesday 26th October

TIME: 6:30 – 9pm.

VENUE: Dogpatch Labs.


Purpose of the Innovation Immersion Event:

  • Gain insight into the challenges people with mobility problems face and the accessibility challenges in Dublin
  • Ask the panel of experts questions about any ideas you have to solve them
  • Get to know your fellow participants ahead of the hackathon in November
  • Get a head start on solving the challenges during our Facilitated Ideation session,
  • Get to know the #HackAccessDublin team over a drink or two and get into the startup hacking spirit!


Learn more: www.hackaccessdublin.ie.

Register: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/hackaccessdublin r







Latest News, Blogs & Events

Dublin launches Smart Loading Zones pilot project

  Dublin City Council in partnership with Enterprise Ireland’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) co-fund the Last Mile Delivery Challenge. In the frame of this initiative Dublin City Council is...

Fingal Voices Launch

            Join us for the launch of the Fingal Voices app; a new innovative project by Fingal County Council!     We’re delighted to invite...

Sustainable Places, Connected Communities: 3rd Annual Conference of the AISCF

      The All Ireland Smart Cities Forum (AISCF) was officially launched on 9th December 2016.  Representing eight cities on the island of Ireland[1], and facilitated by Maynooth University, this...

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, we would like to hear from you.