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.

View the Official Resources of the Nordic-Irish Partnership here

Key Highlights

The Inaugural Nordic-Irish Partnership for Smart Cities Conference 2019

On the 14th May 2019, the All Ireland Smart Cities Forum (AISCF) and the Nordic Embassies in Dublin launched the first-ever joint Nordic-Irish partnership for smart and sustainable city development.

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

How they complement each other?

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.

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”.

 

On the 14th May 2019, the All Ireland Smart Cities Forum (AISCF) and the Nordic Embassies in Dublin launched the first ever joint Nordic-Irish partnership for smart and sustainable city development. The partnership sees representatives from the four Nordic countries of Norway, Finland, Denmark and Sweden form a new alliance that builds on an existing EUR 6 Billion Irish-Nordic trading relationship for goods, while trade in services continues to grow.

The new partnership aims to help “match-make” Nordic and Irish companies open to collaboration on new, smart and sustainable solutions to address some of the major challenges facing towns and cities today. Vice-President for Engagement & Innovation at Maynooth University, and Chair of All Ireland Smart Cities Forum, Brian Donnellan said: “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”.

Those involved 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. 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”.

View the Official Programme/Agenda of the Nordic-Irish Partnership Event

Or review it from the Finnish Embassy website site here: https://www.lyyti.fi/p/Nordic_Green__Smart_Cities_2773/en/ohjelma

 

This strategic alliance got some good press coverage as can be seen in The Irish Times, BusinessWorld, Irish Tech News, and the Irish Culture Portal.

 

Presentations of The Nordic-Irish Partnership for Smart Cities 2019

 

Opening Session

 

 

Smart and Intelligent Energy

 

 

Smart and Sustainable Mobility

 

 

Smart Water Management