About Us

Who We Are

The All Ireland Smart Cities Forum is a community of practice focused on the advancement of cities in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland through the deployment of, and value creation generated by, smart city programmes.

The Forum is made up of city officials who have a wealth of knowledge and experience of the evolving smart city agenda, and the opportunities this provides for future growth and investment. Our primary objective is that this will be a cooperative Forum for the advancement of smart city agendas across all partner cities.

What is a
Smart City?

Provide Better Services

Develop, drive and facilitate public services which are better, easier, more efficient and accessible for citizens.

Promote Innovative Solutions

Provide new, innovative and better solutions to existing and future challenges which impact citizens, businesses and visitors.

Improve Economic Activity

Support regional economic development by helping to create an ecosystem that attracts and provides opportunities for entrepreneurs, investors and businesses, and communicates this to the wider world.

Increase Collaboration and Engagement

Create effective internal and external collaborations and partnerships with local authorities, other public sector organisations, academia, external agencies, businesses, citizens and international partners.

Benefits of a Smart City

01

Acts as a reference site to validate smart city technologies

02

Move from research to reality

03

Builds a collaboration framework to solve the City’s challenges

04

Delivers more efficient city services

05

Increased engagement with citizens and service users

06

Enhances the quality of life

Smart City Forum Members

This collaborative initiative, supported by Maynooth University, will see the member cities work together to share insights, support collaborative research and advise stakeholders on collective city priorities. The cross border initiative includes local authority representation from Cork, Dublin, Limerick, Galway, Waterford, Belfast and Derry who together will explore common challenges related to implementing smart city policies and projects.

The Team

Caroline Creamer

Maynooth University

Niall Connolly

Maynooth University

Zaira Rivera

Smart Dublin

Claire Davis

Cork Smart Gateway

Ciara Campbell

Belfast City Council

James Sweeney

Limerick City & County Council

Conan Power

Waterford City & County Council