The challenge is open to any organisation and successful applicants will be selected by an open competition process
Smart Dublin, in partnership with Enterprise Ireland, is launching five Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) competitions worth €900k on 26 April. It is looking for solutions in areas such as smart mobility, last mile delivery and connectivity.
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. Its aim is to position Dublin as a world leader in the development of new urban solutions, using open data, and with the city region as a test bed.
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 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 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 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 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 solutions to encourage engagement of the ‘unheard voices’ in decision-making about the future of their place.
“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,” said Therese Langan, transformation project manager at Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, which will host the lauch of the challenge at dlr LexIcon, its smart library.
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.
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