Nordic- Irish Partnership for Smart Cities

Nordic – Irish Partnership for Smart Cities

Who We Are

The Nordic- Irish Partnership for Smart Cities, launched in May 2019, is a partnership between the four Nordic countries of Norway, Finland, Denmark and Sweden, and the All Ireland Smart Cities Forum (AISCF).  This new alliance builds on an existing EUR 6 Billion Irish-Nordic trading relationship for goods and services. The new partnership aims to help “match-make” Nordic and Irish cities and companies open to collaboration on new, smart and sustainable solutions to address some of the major challenges facing towns and cities today.

The Nordic-Irish Vision

Speaking at the launch, Ambassador of Norway, Else Berit Eikeland said, “Our vision is to develop a Nordic-Irish Green. We hope to develop a long-term partnership, to find more sustainable solutions for our common challenges”.

Strengthening the Nordic-Irish relationship

“The Nordic-Irish Partnership for Smart Cities further strengthens long-standing relations between the Nordic countries and the island of Ireland. In the space of smart cities, there is significant potential to collaborate – across industry, academia and policy – in harnessing both the potential of the technology and the entrepreneurial and innovative spirit of our cities and towns”.

– Prof. Brian Donnellan, Vice-President for Engagement & Innovation at Maynooth University, and Chair of All Ireland Smart Cities

A Complementary Partnership

Those involved in this iconic event believe Ireland’s reputation as a leading hub for technology and R&D complements the Nordic countries’ longstanding experience and investment in smart city solutions.