Phase 1 kick off- Smart Dublin SBIR Programme, in partnership with Enterprise Ireland

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We were delighted to kick off Phase 1 of the Smart Dublin SBIR Programme at Fingal County Council, Oct 11 2018. 21 innovation contracts have been awarded to a wide variety of companies. The companies will pilot projects across the country exploring innovative solutions to regional problems.

 

The Challenges

Unheard Voices – Fingal County Council and Cork City Council seek smart, low cost solutions to encourage engagement of the ‘unheard voices’ in decision-making about the future of their place. Four companies have been awarded Phase One innovation contracts to develop their solutions.

 

Unheard Voices Awardees: Smart Futures / Solonian/ One Step CloserStory Tracks / CiviQ

 

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Bathing Water Quality – Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and Waterford City and County Council seek low cost, innovative, technological solutions in the form of products, services, or applications to address timely identification and communication of bathing water contamination. Four companies have been awarded Phase One innovation contracts to develop their solutions.

 

Bathing Water Quality Awardees: Ambisense / Carra  / Compass Informatics / TechWorks Marine

 

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Smart Mobility Hubs – Dublin City Council and SEAI are looking to provide alternative, cleaner and more sustainable transportation options in both their daily commute and work day commitments through a smart mobility hub. Five companies have been awarded Phase One innovation contracts to develop their solutions.

 

Smart Mobility Hub Awardees: AECOM Ireland / Fleet / Enterprise Rent a Car / GoCar / Good Travel Software

 

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Internet of Things -Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council seeks solutions to facilitate connections over an IoT radio frequency mesh network. Two companies have been awarded Phase One innovation contracts to develop their solutions.

IoT Awardees: mSemicon / The Convex Lens

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Last Mile Delivery – Dublin City Council and Belfast City Council are seeking smart, low cost solutions to optimise freight and cargo deliveries in urban centres in order to reduce the number of goods vehicles and improve air quality and noise pollution. Six companies have been awarded Phase One innovation contracts to develop their solutions.

Last Mile Delivery Awardees: Webringg / Passel / Masterlink / UPS / Grid Smarter Cities / Parkunload 

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For updates on this exciting programme keep an eye on our blog here and twitter.

 

Pics Orla Murray/ SON Photo

 

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