Smart Dublin Showcase

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25/10/2016

Dublin emerging as an innovation hub for smart city solutions

Smart Dublin, in partnership with Maynooth University and the Technology and the Entrepreneurship Centre at Harvard, hosted a showcase where attendees met international smart city experts and learned about smart projects being developed in the Dublin Region.

 

 Picture Jason Clarke
Picture Jason Clarke

Leading multinationals, SMEs and research and innovation centres showcased a range of technologies that are being developed, piloted and scaled in Dublin and Ireland. Technology giants such as Dell, Microsoft, Intel, Ericsson, IBM and Cisco showed their latest smart city innovations, many of which are being piloted or innovated in Dublin. A wide range of start-ups and SMEs also demonstrated the capability to drive new innovations in areas like low cost bicycle theft tracking, air quality monitoring, wearables, smart parking and low cost flood monitoring.

 

Smart Dublin

 

Click here to see the full showcase album 

 

The showcase also marked the launch of a regional Smart Dublin Advisory Network. A  group of 40 experts from the public and private sector, who will help guide the Smart Dublin project over the next two years.

 

Smart Dublin Advisory Network
Smart Dublin Advisory Network

 

Exhibitors at the showcase:

  • Intel Ireland Ltd – Croke Park Smart Stadium, Low cost flood monitoring (DCC), Air Quality Innovations (EPA, NCAD).
  • Cisco – Building out Municipal WiFi
  • Kingspan Sensor – Low Cost River Level Monitors
  • IBM Research – Ireland – Smarter Solutions Innovation Lab
  • Microsoft & Mindrising – Future city ‘Minecraft’ simulation – engaging with schools across Dublin.
  • Ericsson – Future of telecommunications
  • Dell – Connected Buildings – Real time monitoring.
  • Smart Dublin / IDEA digital – Smart Dublin Website
  • Dublinked – Dublin’s Open Data portal
  • Dublin Dashboard – Real time city dashboard
  • Cork Smart Gateway – Cork’s regional smart initiative
  • Smart Cycle Challenge Solutions:
    • Fluidedge – Smart Cycle Bell
    • See.Sense – ‘Find My Bike’ theft tracker
    • BikeLook – Bluetooth Bike Tracker
  • Lero – Ireland’s Software Research Centre
  • Technology and Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard (TECH)
  • MA Interaction Design NCAD, Intel, Environmental Protection Agency – Air Quality Innovation
  • DCU Water Institute – Water innovation research centre.
  • Connect Centre for Future Networks – Building a LORA network
  • Trinity College Dublin, Future Cities – Smart City Research Group
  • Smart Croke Park – Irelands Internet of Things Testbed  (smart stadium)
  • DogPatch Labs – Innovation Hub
  • DCUAlpha – Internet of Things Cluster
    • VT Networks – Future Networks – SIGFOX
    • OnePlus Systems – Smart Bin technologies
    • Nuwave Sensor Technology LTD  – Indoor Air quality monitors
    • Shimmer  – Wearable sensing systems
  • Local Enterprise Office – Supporting local enterprise
  • Solar AdTek – Future smart bus shelters
  • Airsynergy – Renewable energy solutions
  • Sonitus Systems – Connected sound monitoring
  • UTS parking – DCC & Smart Parking Meters
  • Big Belly Smart Waste Systems (Kyron Street Limited) – Smart Bin Technologies
  • Bandwidth Ltd – Smart Parking and Smart Traffic Systems
  • Pavanumobility Ltd – Smart Accessibility

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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.

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  • Name of company and contact details
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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, 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. 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.

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