Sandyford’s Got the Smarts!
28th February 2020
Launched today (Feb 27th) at One Microsoft Place, the Smart Sandyford Programme will seek to deliver innovative research and technology projects that will improve workability and liveability in the Sandyford district – the largest business district in Ireland.
A partnership between Sandyford Business Improvement District, Science Foundation Ireland Enable Research Programme and Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown County Council (dlrcc), the Smart Sandyford initiative brings together the expertise of the local authority, academia and the business community to work collaboratively to solve local challenges.
Speaking about the launch event, Therese Langan, dlrcc’s Director of Service said: “We are delighted to be part of this new, exciting partnership. The Smart Sandyford programme demonstrates Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown’s commitment to innovation; using new technology projects to improve life in Sandyford and future-proof the district”.
This new initiative is one of three “Smart Districts” supported by SFI’s Enable Research Programme across the Dublin region under the Smart Dublin umbrella.
Professor Siobhán Clarke, Director of Enable remarked: “The Smart Sandyford programme will provide an exciting opportunity for real-world, high-impact research; testing and trialling new technology solutions that can deliver positive change for Sandyford.”
Conor Battigan, Sandyford Business Improvement District Chief Executive noted: “Smart Sandyford will bring tangible value to the businesses and residents of the district, positioning Sandyford as the world-class destination in which to work and live.”
The Smart Sandyford Programme will focus on delivering smart projects that meet the needs of the local community, including in the areas of mobility, environment, public realm and community-building.
Pictured (l-r): Conor Dowling, Smart Sandyford Research Programme Manager; Therese Langan, Director of Service, dlrcc and Conor Battigan, Chief Executive of Sandyford Business Improvement District.