‘Do you have what it takes to make the Docklands smarter?’ – Silicon Republic


We were delighted to feature recently in Silicon Republic covering the development of the Smart Docklands Programme over time and our live Open Call for Pilots. Please see a link to the article below:

Do you have what it takes to make the Docklands smarter?

The call seeks to support the development of impactful, scalable and sustainable pilots involving public bodies, private stakeholders, academia and local communities. The pilot proposals should be ready to deploy with service users, where appropriate, and should be in a position to measure impacts within a six-month timeframe. The themes were selected from feedback gathered through the Smart Docklands Commonplace online surveys (report available here) and other outreach activities with stakeholders including residents, local communities, Dublin City Council, Connect SFI Research Centre, businesses located in the Docklands and their employees. The purpose of the engagement was to identify local challenges and launch an open call for pilots to find potential solutions to address these challenges. The four key themes identified are:

🌳 Environmental Monitoring
🌿 Urban Greening/Biodiversity
🚸 Antisocial Behaviour/Safety
🏫 Community Development

The team has evolved over time and we’re hopeful that funded pilots compliment our existing initiatives and our future plans:

β€œThe themes for this call align with the focus of our existing engagement initiatives. By providing a platform for innovation to thrive we’re hopeful that these pilots can help support wider community development, smart cities and climate action plans of both the DCC and Trinity College Dublin.” Darach Mac Donncha, Smart Docklands Programme Manager