Cork Smart Gateway: Innovation through Technology



The Cork Smart Gateway is bringing “Innovation through Technology” by hosting a webinar series on different type of technologies and its application in local authorities’ services and businesses. The objective is to enhance CSG’s work and the capacity of the councils and local businesses to engage innovatively with ICT research centres, with a view to better understanding modern technologies and how to leverage them to improve their services from the perspective of smart cities.

The rapid development of AI, IoT and Digitalisation offers significant opportunities to improve the services that local authorities and businesses offer to people and allows much easier feedback and engagement between them too. Innovation in services is more likely to succeed if it is fully embedded in the service departments, arising from real needs identified by the staff who implement and deliver the services. However, the advance in technology is so rapid that many staff and SMEs are unaware of what is possible.

The Cork Smart Gateway has addressed that knowledge gap by organising this webinar series that started last October with its first webinar on “AI and its adoption in businesses”. The webinar had presentations from Academics and Business Representatives and demonstrated how Artificial Intelligence has been implemented in their projects and has helped them to be more efficient. The recording and presentations can be found here.

A second webinar is also being prepared and will focus on “VR/AR transforming businesses”. This webinar will take place online on the 19th of November at 9am. The webinars will continue to be organised on a monthly basis and will support Cork’s digital upskilling.

For more information, stay tuned through the Cork Smart Gateway newsletters, twitter account @SmartCork or address your questions to

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