Dublin City Council and SoftBank Corp. announced today that SoftBank will join Dublin City Council’s Smart City programme and its Smart Docklands District testbed. Both parties will exchange information and knowledge about Smart City solutions, explore potential trials, proofs of concepts and find best use cases for the future smart city.

Both organisations are committed to building a ‘Proof of Concept’ programme of activity and will collaborate across Dublin’s world leading tech ecosystem to trial a number of Smart City solutions. SoftBank will pilot their Global IoT (Internet of Things) Platform in Dublin.

The partnership aims to deliver real impact with an emphasis on solutions ‘designed to scale’ and easily transferable to other cities. The partnership will also enable SoftBank to work alongside industry, academia and entrepreneurs to jointly solve city challenges, improve service delivery while also delivering positive outcomes for the city and its citizens.

Owen Keegan, Chief Executive of Dublin City Council stated that “Dublin City Council is delighted to welcome SoftBank to join our Smart City programme. This partnership will help position Dublin at the forefront of Smart City innovation and to turn the opportunity of Smart City technologies into a reality. We are committed to building a programme of activity through ‘Smart Dublin’ and to concentrate pilots across our Smart Docklands testbed district which is emerging as a world class smart technology testbed.”

“We look forward to collaborating with Dublin City Council to share our rich experience in Smart City development in Japan and to also leverage our global IoT platform. SoftBank strongly believes it can contribute to Dublin’s development and future growth building out local solutions that can scale globally,” said Junichi Miyakawa, Representative Director & Chief Technology Officer of SoftBank Corp.


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