Case study: Dublin

With Smart Dublin, the Irish capital aims to become the world leader in the development of innovative urban solutions, through the use of open data, with the city acting as a test bed.

Smart Dublin is the result of a shared will by Dublin’s four local authorities to engage smart technology providers, researchers and citizens to address challenges and improve the quality of life in the capital. This program capitalizes on the opportunities offered by emerging technologies and public data.

The objectives of the project are:

  • Providing improved services
  • Encouraging innovative solutions
  • Stimulation of economic activity
  • Encouraging collaboration and engagement

Priority challenges:

  • Mobility
  • Environment
  • Energy
  • Waste management
  • Emergency management

Dublin is currently implementing a Smart District approach, with a first application in the Docklands as part of the URBACT: SMART IMPACT project. This new development in Docklands offers the opportunity to bring together public and private interests under the banner of the Smart City project, enabling Dublin to exert significant influence locally while strengthening its position on the international stage.