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Eircode is a smart location postcode for all Irish postal addresses. Every address across the country has a unique Eircode which shows exactly where it is located. It is now possible to quickly identify distances and routes between addresses. It is also possible to calculate distance and identify the optimum route to or from previously non-unique addresses.

 

X-Gov Hack wants to explore the benefits of Government data sets and the use of Eircodes further. Using Eircodes and Open Data from different public bodies, X- Gov Hack wants to find new and innovative ways to help citizens find and use public services. Hackers will be tasked with developing solutions to challenges set on this one day event.

Where will the event take place?

NDRC, The Digital Exchange, Crane Street, Dublin, D08 HKR9

When?

10 February 2017 – One Day Event

Who is involved?

This is a partnership with the following State bodies:

The Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment (DCCAE)
Dublin City University (DCU)
The Department of Public Expenditure & Reform (DPER)
The Local Government Management Agency (LGMA)
The National Transport Authority (NTA)
Ordinance Survey Ireland (OSI)
The Health Service Executive (HSE)

What can you win?

1st Prize – €5,000
2nd Prize – €2,000
3nd Prize – €1,000

How can you enter?

Entry is free but you need to register to get tickets for the event.

For more information and details on how to get tickets go to X-Gov Hack Your Way Day.

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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 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.

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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