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 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”.