Science Foundation Ireland

Innovation District vs Smart District: What’s the difference?

CONNECT’s Michael Guerin has written this article for ‘City Innovators’ on the difference between an innovation district and a smart district.

Michael is Programme Manager of Dublin’s smart city testbed, Smart Docklands, an initiative of Dublin City Council and CONNECT which gives startups and innovators an opportunity to trial and test technology in an urban environment.

CONNECT is the world leading Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Future Networks and Communications. CONNECT is funded under the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centres Programme and is co-funded under the European Regional Development Fund. We engage with over 35 companies including large multinationals, SMEs and start-ups. CONNECT brings together world-class expertise from ten Irish academic institutes to create a one-stop-shop for telecommunications research, development and innovation.