Smart Dockland’s End of Year Networking Event

It was a full house for our end of year networking event in the vaults of Dogpatch labs with almost 100 attendees joining us on a cold and wet November evening. When we started these networking events back in 2017 our motto was “if people turn up we will continue to host these events!” and we’ll be looking to have more regular meet-ups in 2024.

There was an extremely impressive attendance from across the the Dublin ecosystem from big tech, SME’s, startups, consultants, recruiters, academia, local authorities and public sector bodies. We’re extremely grateful for the support that we gotten from across the ecosystem to build out great collaborations and partnerships. Huge thanks also to Dogpatch Labs and Patrick Walsh for all their support over the years and the event’s venue.

Over the past 7 years something unique has been built across Smart Dublin via various partnerships and collaboration models working with CONNECT, INSIGHT and ADAPT. The City Council has co-invested over 2 million euro to date on these partnerships through Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) delivering a significant multiplier impact on top. Through these investments we have been able to build and scale our the Smart Districts Model and bring in new partners and opportunties along the way. Smart Docklands, Smart DCU and Smart D8 are great templates of how we are working to accelerate smart city innovation in Dublin.

We have built out some really talented teams across all our programme areas delivering impact in thematic areas such as future connectivity, digital twins, IOT, Drones, AR and health and wellness. Our initial Smart Tourism programme has also now evolved into a dedicated Tourism Unit culminating in winning the European capital of Smart Tourism designation for 2024!

See a link to all the slides that were presented on the night. Please reach out to us if you want to bring a great project idea or opportunity to Dublin!

Looking forward to the next event!