Smart Places aims to enhance the reputation of this region of Ireland as an attractive place to live, work, visit and do business. We aim to develop a world class public infrastructure and regional governance structure using technological solutions that will allow all stakeholders in the region to participate in decision making and enjoy an enhanced environment. This project is a partnership between the Northern and Western Regional Assembly, The Western Development Commission and the Insight Centre for Data Analytics at NUI Galway. It will deliver a strategy to develop a world class smart region. It will focus on discovery and capacity building within the region.