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08/11/2017

Pin It to Win It – Pin It in the Parks Dublin Challenge

 

Smart Dublin in partnership with the EU Horizon 2020 Route to PA project are looking for volunteers to test out their online social platform and SPOD Mobile Android App.

 

As an incentive to participate in this trial, we will be giving away three One4All vouchers worth €200, €150 and €100 in two categories; individual participants and group participants, just in time for Christmas! The individuals or groups with the top three highest scores will win.

 

The Pin It in the Parks Dublin Challenge will run for 4 weeks from the 8th of November 2017 until the 6th of December 2017. Winners will be announced on the 13th of December 2017.

 

Using tools developed by the Route to PA project, we want to know what facilities are available in the parks near you.

 

The aim of the Route to PA project is to help citizens make sense of information published by public bodies, use this information to start discussions and support evidence based decision making for government strategies, policies and services.

 

For more information on how to sign up, visit Pin It in the Parks Dublin.

(Site will be accessible from 4pm on the 8th of November)

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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, we would like to hear from you.

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 area/s are you interested in collaborating?
  • 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 would be expected of the local authorities in terms of staff engagement and other resources?
  • What you would be contributing?
  • The nature of the collaboration (e.g. trialling, piloting, research and development) and how it would be implemented                        (e.g. a description/timeline of your 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  received sales  pitches from companies that knew little about us or what we are trying to do.

If your main interest is not collaboration but rather you are selling a service/solution let me know please. If there is a challenge or tender for the service/solution you are offering, aligned research, or we are hosting a relevant showcase event, 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 we will present it to the Smart Dublin Steering Group for consideration.

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

If the relevant departments are interested in developing a collaboration  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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