The Digital Hub opens call for new Technologist in Residence
- Residency to focus on community health and wellbeing and environmental sustainability on The Digital Hub campus.
- Applications close at 5pm on Friday, April 15th with funding of €15,000 available to successful applicant
The Digital Hub is looking for its next technologist in residence, with an opportunity for a three-to-six-month residency commencing in May 2022. The residency will be based at The Digital Hub campus and will focus on a collaborative, community-centred approach, with a long-lasting impact on the Dublin 8 community.
The residency will include an emphasis on interacting with the local community, with the technologist working with local residents of all ages and community groups to gather, analyse and publish data related to health and wellbeing in Dublin 8. A key task will be to also gather data on the environmental sustainability activities on The Digital Hub campus. The campus is home to Ireland’s first native tree nursery in an urban location and a number of beehives to promote biodiversity in the area
Unlike traditional technologist in residence programs which operate independently, The Digital Hub are aiming to blend the successful applicant’s work with future artist in residence programs. The intersection of technology and art has been a longstanding priority for The Digital Hub, located in Dublin’s Liberties. It is hoped that the data and results gathered throughout the technologist in residence’s tenure will be creatively visualised in The Digital Hub’s next artist in residence program.
Stephen Brennan, Head of Strategy and Partnerships at the Digital Hub said:
“We are delighted to have the opportunity to welcome back another technologist in residence at The Digital Hub. We strive to create and explore ways of interconnecting arts and technology at The Digital Hub. Through both our technologist in residence and our artist in residence programmes, we are finding ways to do that for the benefit of our local community.”
A key focus will be on leveraging Internet of Things (IoT) technology by using and introducing new sensor technologies to the campus to collect and analyse data on population health and wellbeing and sustainability.
Benefits of the programme include access to The Digital Hub facilities, an office/studio space on campus, networking opportunities through the current network of Digital Hub member companies and access to a cutting-edge community field of innovation. Total funding available for the successful technologist in residence will be in the region of €15,000.
The Digital Hub welcomed its first technologist in residence in 2019, Rodhán Hickey, who took up a residency on campus for a nine-month period. During his time as the technologist in resident, Rodhán focused on increasing the ties and collaborative spirit between client companies at The Digital Hub and the wider Dublin 8 community.
The Digital Hub is also a lead partner in Smart D8, a smart city initiative focused on improving the health and wellbeing of the Dublin 8 community through collaboration and innovative technology applications. There will be opportunity for the next technologist in residence to benefit from ongoing projects operated by the Smart D8 team.
Interested applicants should have direct experience in sensor hardware, software development, data capture/hosting/visualisation and analytics. Applications for the residency process should be submitted by Friday April 15th at 5pm.
More information about the residency programme and application process can be found here.
For more information:
Andrew Smith | Murray | firstname.lastname@example.org | 083 076 5717
Rachel Power | Murray | email@example.com | 087 939 9605
About The Digital Hub
Based in the historic Liberties area of Dublin city centre, The Digital Hub is an enterprise cluster for growing technology companies. Thirty-two established businesses operate in The Digital Hub. Together these businesses employ just under 300 people.
The Digital Hub is the largest cluster of digital media, technology and internet businesses in Ireland, providing a space for indigenous enterprises such as Akara Robotics, Bizimply, Good Travel Software and Neuromod to scale and grow. Major global companies like Lonely Planet are also based in The Digital Hub. along with industry organisations like PhotoIreland.
Since the project’s inception, over 400 companies have progressed through the enterprise cluster at The Digital Hub, generating thousands of skilled jobs. Some well-established alumni include Amazon, Athena Media, Black Shamrock, Boomerang Pharmaceutical Communications, Distilled Media Group (Daft.ie), eMaint, Etsy, Havok, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (Riverdeep), Kavaleer, Lincor, MTT, patientMpower, Slack, Software AG, Silicon Republic, Square1, Stripe, TIBCO, VSware and Wachsman.
The Digital Hub is a supportive partner of the local community, by running several learning initiatives for people of all ages. Community learning programmes are run with local partners. For example, the Future Creators Cadets is delivered by H2 Learning and supported by National College of Art and Design (NCAD) and The Liber8 Music Project is run with BIMM Institute Dublin. The Digital Hub also works with community groups and organisations such as the Robert Emmet Community Development Project and Pocket Forests amongst others. The Digital Hub is one of three lead partners on the Smart D8 initiative which aims to improve and sustain the health and wellbeing of Dublin 8 citizens through innovation and collaboration.
The Digital Hub Development Agency is the Irish state agency that manages The Digital Hub. The Agency was established by the Irish Government under the Department of Communications, Climate Change and Environment.
In March 2021, the Government decided to dissolve the Digital Hub Development Agency and close The Digital Hub. The Agency will now embark upon an orderly winddown process which will see the transfer of lands to the Land Development Agency. All operations at The Digital Hub, including various community initiatives and partnerships, will continue as normal up until the closure date.
The Digital Hub is in a position to offer leases for new and existing companies up until 2025 following an agreement with the Department of Communications, Climate Change and Environment.