Smart Dublin Launches 5 New Innovation Challenges

Smart Dublin Launches 5 New Innovation Challenges

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The LexIcon, Moran Park

Haigh Terrace

A96 P6P8 Dublin


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Smart Dublin, in partnership with Enterprise Ireland, is launching 5 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) competitions worth €900k at the dlr LexIcon, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown's smart library.

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

    • Bathing Water Quality
    • Smart Mobility Hubs
    • Internet of Things
    • Last Mile Delivery
    • Unheard Voices


    • 4pm- 4:30pm- registration and networking
    • Welcome by An Cathaoirleach Councillor Tom Murphy
    • Address by Philomena Poole, Chief Executive Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and Smart Dublin Chair
    • Barry Napier, CEO Cubic Telecom
    • Therese Langan, Smart Sandyford
    • Marian Keyes, Smart LexIcon
    • Marguerite Bourke, SBIR Ireland Manager, Enterprise Ireland
    • Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council outline their SBIR challenges
    • Fingal County Council outline their SBIR challenge
    • Dublin City Council outline their SBIR challenges
    • South Dublin County Council – Illegal Dumping SBIR 2017
    • 5:30pm- Reception


    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.

    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.

    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.

    Bathing Water Quality - Dún 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.

    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.

    Internet of Things -Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council seeks solutions to facilitate connections over an IoT radio frequency mesh network. The challenge is about the network to allow connectivity and communications over all potential network infrastructure.

    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.

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

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