About Us

Smart Docklands is a smart city testbed in the heart of Dublin’s Docklands. Established in 2018, the programme is funded by Dublin City Council (DCC) and CONNECT, the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Future Networks headquartered at Trinity College Dublin. 

Smart Docklands plays the role of ‘honest broker’ between government, industry, universities, and citizens of Dublin. The programme aims to facilitate the trialing of smart city technologies by identifying real challenges in the city, educating and upskilling local communities about emerging technologies.

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Quarterly Meetings
Attend our in-person, quarterly meetings to hear the latest news across academia, the city, industry and local communities in the Docklands.
New Innovation Leads
Hear about the latest trials, innovation and engagement opportunities in the area as soon as they are announced.
Networking and Unique insights
Engage with a broad ecosystem across the Docklands from DCC, Trinity College, start-ups, industry, community associations and more.
Speaking Opportunities
Participate in or promote potential speaking opportunities within Dublin’s Docklands.

Dublin Docklands. a unique opportunity

9% Of Ireland's GDP is generated in the Docklands
52+ Projects
44,000 Employed
3 billion Private Investment By 2025
And growing...

Book anInnovation Tour

Smart Dockland’s Innovation tour showcases a wide range of deployed innovations across the area from AR/VR experiences, digital infrastructure and sensor-based technologies. The tour highlights our engagement to date with a variety of local authority departments, citizens, academia and industry. Please click on the link below to review availability and book your respective tour.
Contact us at info@smartdocklands.ie

News & Events

Dublin Sustainability Meetup
14/11/2023 5:00 pm

Join Dublin Sustainability Meetup! Are you passionate about sustainability, or simply curious...

11th Docklands Business Awards
16/11/2023 7:00 pm

Organised by the Docklands Business Forum, the Docklands Business Awards are the...

Future Connectivity: 5G/6G in Health Care
20/06/2023 9:40 am

  This event is to discuss the use of 5G/6G technologies and...

Dublin City Council Launch ‘DiscovAR Dublin’ – Ireland’s First Augmented Reality Map
20/06/2023 9:40 am

Dublin City Council (DCC) has today announced the launch of a new...

Connecting Communities with Cutting-Edge Technology: Join the Conversation!
20/06/2023 9:40 am

Come and join Smart Docklands and CONNECT Research Centre for a meeting...

Smart Dockland's End of Year Networking Event

It was a full house for our end of year networking event...

Digital Rights in Dublin: Reflections and Next Steps!

Since 2022, Dublin has been working with the Cities Coalition for Digital...

The Implementation of the Irish Public Sector Equality and Human Rights Duty

Dublin City Council’s Smart Cities Unit and the Digital Services team have...

Seoul Smart City Award

Seoul Smart City Award We are happy to share that Academy of...

Smart Cities LEGO Workshops

During the Mid-Term Break on the 1st and 2nd November we are...

DiscovAR Dublin App Launch

Experience Dublin from anywhere in the world! At the end of August,...

Project Airview Dublin

Our collaboration with Google on Project Airview was highlighted in Google’s annual...

DCC Engagement Workshop

On the 13th of June, we held an interdepartmental workshop with Dublin...

Digital Rights Local Authority Workshop

We ran our first local authority staff workshop on digital rights. We...

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