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€800k funding for new Smart Dublin solutions

Date 
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Location 
dlr County
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Smart Dublin, in partnership with Enterprise Ireland launch five Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) competitions worth €800k at the dlr LexIcon, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown's smart library this Thursday 26th at 4pm. Register here.

Smart Dublin is an initiative of the four Dublin Local Authorities to engage with smart technology providers, researchers and citizens to solve challenges and improve city life.  The funding has been increased from €600k in 2017 to €800k in 2018 after the successful implementation of the strategy in 2017.  SBIR Ireland’s aim is to drive innovation across all sections of the Irish Public Sector via robust engagement with technology rich companies and organisations, through competitive challenges.

The challenges will seek smart, low cost solutions for the following:

Bathing Water Quality - Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and Waterford City and County Council seek smart, low cost solutions to collate and communicate the quality of bathing water using all sources of information for the use of all stakeholders.

Smart Mobility Hubs - Dublin City Council is looking to test smart, low cost  shared mobility options for staff through integrations of e-cars, e-bikes and push bikes through the piloting of a smart mobility hub service solution.

Internet of Things - Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council seeks smart, low cost solutions to facilitate connections over DLAI/TALQ to an IoT radio frequency mesh network in order to allow connectivity and communications over the entire network infrastructure.

Last Mile Delivery - Dublin City Council is 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.

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.

 

Therese Langan, Transformation Project Manager at Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council said

"This is an excellent opportunity for small and emerging companies to get involved in demand led projects through the development of innovative solutions and technologies to address future challenges that impact on the quality of peoples' lives".

The call will be open for applications from the 26th of April. Successful applicants will be selected by an open competition process.  It is open to any organisation, developers of ICT and software solution providers, universities, entrepreneurs and service providers.  The scale-up of SBIR is a key action in the Dublin Action Plan for Jobs.  

Full information and the invitations to tender will be available on the 26th of April here  

Media Contact: Helen O Dwyer | PR1 | 086 2332725 |046 9731622 |  helen@pr1.ie

Background: Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Ireland is the national innovation pre-commercial procurement initiative administered by Enterprise Ireland. Its aim is to drive innovation across all sections of the Irish public sector via robust engagement with technology rich companies and organisations, through competitive challenges.

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