Smart D8

Smart D8

Smart D8 is a collaborative initiative with the purpose of investigating how new and innovative approaches can be used to improve citizens’ health and wellbeing in Dublin 8.

— Addressing real world issues for local residents
Smart D8 is a one-of-a-kind project where local residents are going to see tangible benefits through innovation in the health and wellbeing that our programmes will generate.”
Fiach Mac Conghail, CEO, The Digital Hub

Smart D8 is a collaborative initiative with the purpose of investigating how new and innovative approaches can be used to improve citizens’ health and wellbeing in Dublin 8. The Smart D8 District brings together local authorities, academia, healthcare, local community and industry in a partnership model to address real world issues.

The Digital Hub, Smart Dublin, Dublin City Council and St. James’s Hospital are joined by HSE Digital Transformation, Tyndall National Institute, St Patrick’s Mental Health Services, Trinity Research & Innovation, Trinity Translational Medicine Institute, National College of Art & Design, Guinness Enterprise Centre and Health Innovation Hub Ireland as partners in this unique initiative.

Smart D8 has engaged with the local Dublin 8 community to identify the major issues faced in terms of health and wellbeing and will develop an ecosystem of innovation and collaboration where solutions can be developed to address these issues.

Fiach Mac Conghail, CEO of The Digital Hub, said:

“Smart D8 is a one-of-a-kind project where local residents are going to see tangible benefits through innovation in the health and wellbeing that our programmes will generate. We are looking forward to engaging with as many people as we can throughout the project to continually identify the health concerns in Dublin 8, so that our work can address real needs. The partners to this project bring a range of expertise in healthcare delivery, entrepreneurship and community engagement that combined will prove to be a powerful force.”

Community Survey Initiative

In late 2020, the first Community Survey initiative was launched to capture the needs and priorities of the local community. These findings will form the foundation of the Smart D8 programme.

Read the Smart D8 Press Release.

Get Involved

To learn more about Smart D8 contact:
Orla Veale
Smart D8 Programme Manager
orla@smartd8.ie

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Programme Resources

Smart D8 Website

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