About OASC

Open Agile Smart Cities – Global Initiative

The OASC Initiative (www.oascities.org) was founded in January 2015 and came to life with the first wave of cities joining in March 2015. OASC continues  growing and up-to-date more than 250 cities have join the initiative world-wide. OASC kickstarts the use of a shared set of methods to develop systems and make them interoperable across a single city as well as between multiple cities. Today’s smart cities are pioneering solutions that improve local practices while promoting sustainable job creation. OASC provides the network for cities all over the world to share best practices, compare results, and avoid vendor (and city) lock-in while advocating for “de facto” standards.

 

 

Open Agile Smart Cities Ireland

The Open & Agile Smart Cities initiative (OASC) Ireland is a city-driven force to improve the smart city experience from city to city in Ireland then Europe. The overall objective is to sustain the regional and national smart city market and create a synergy with International initiativesOASC Ireland provides visibility, internationalisation and most important, the projection of your smart city plans to an international dimension in a global smart city digital market.

 

Smart City Standards

OASC Ireland Smart Cities market through “de facto” standards

Global de facto standards for portability and interoperability provide a clear path to creating a true global market for smart city services. OASC advocates cities to adopt four simple mechanisms as de facto standards. The first mechanism is a driven-by-implementation approach: This implies, among other things, that communities and developers can co-create their services.

The other three mechanisms are technical: an APIa set of data models, and an open data platform, which are described more precisely but not limited in the [Open and Agile Smart Cities Background Document].

OASC Ireland Cities

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                        __             Ireland rapid progress is in place!

Open & Agile Smart Cities Ireland are only getting started but a lot of the building blocks to constitute smart cities ecosystem are already in place. There is a real appetite for all things smart and all the signs are that rapid progress will be made in this area.

“The European headquarters of many of the world’s leading technology firms are based in Ireland providing a cluster of many of the world’s leading experts. At the moment Ireland is coming out strongly from an economic slump. I believe that the smart economy in Ireland has significant energy behind it in all the necessary places”.

According to Mark Bennett of Dublin City Council, “Cities are going to be leaders of the change“. Dublin could raise its profile in a way that would help sell Ireland”.

 


OASC Ireland Expertise and Leadership
The OASC Ireland initiative is being led by Niall Ó Brolcháin who served as Mayor of Galway from 2006-07 and as a Government Senator until 2011 has a unique blend of experience in both politics and technology having worked in the IT industry for over 20 years. He is now working with Insight to promote Open Data in Ireland.

Mr Ó Brolcháin a long-time advocate of Smart Cities stated, “I believe that Ireland is ideally placed to develop leading edge smart systems that will involve technological advancements in public administration, creating efficiencies and providing levels of service that would have been unimaginable only a few short years ago.”

Mr Ó Brolcháin is supported technically by two experts,  Dr. Martin Serrano head of the  IoT and Stream processing Unit who specialises in Smart Cities / IoT and along also with Insight’s eGovernment group led by former United Nations researcher Dr. Adegboyega Ojo.

More details, please read the [Irish Times Article]

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Ireland has the right size, environment
Dr. Martin Serrano is on the Steering Board of the OASC Connected Smart Cities Network (www.oascities.org) , which oversees the OASC Initiatives around the globe, and is well respected throughout the world for his work in developing the Smart City concept. Dr. Serrano is an expert on IoT technologies and He believes that Ireland is the right size and has the right political and technological environment to lead the way in terms of fast development and technology adaptation in Smart Cities.

More details please refer to [Silicon Republic Article]


OASC Ireland recognises the importance of collaborative relationships
Dr. Adegboyega Ojo former United Nations University member, head of the eGovernment Unit at Insight welcomed the initiative, saying, “We are delighted that Dublin, Cork and Galway have signed up for this initiative. The eGovernment unit at Insight works closely with Public Authorities and Governments in the Republic of Ireland and other parts of the world in the area of open government. We also recognise the importance of continuing to develop our relationships with local cities in Ireland in harnessing open and big data driven innovations towards improved quality of life for residents”.

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Open Agile Smart Cities in Ireland

Galway Smart City:   [Galway Connected Hub Projects]

Dublin Smart City:      [Smart City Projects]

Cork Smart City:          [Smart Hub Projects]

Limerick Smart City: [Smart Gateway Projects]

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Internationalisation

 

 

August 29, 2017 OASC Ireland participates in the Global City teams Challenge Expo. A set of projects with cities in California, Ireland and India have been presented and the technologies and project progress have been showcased bringing the attention to many participants and opening the opportunities for international collaboration. OASC Ireland Cluster is looking to engage with more cities to replicate best practices for Smart Cities for IoT-enabled systems integration/interoperability, a unique value-proposition from OASC Ireland to the GCTC community. Contact us for further information and/or submit your application.

 


June 14, 2016 OASC Ireland proudly collaborate with NIST and participate actively providing technology and smart city solutions at Global City team Challenge (GCTC). A set of projects with cities in  Ireland has been submitted as part of the Ireland Cluster. Contact us for details in how to be part of the Ireland Cluster and/or submit your application.

 


June 12, 2015, three Irish cities have signed the Open & Agile Smart Cities (OASC) Letter of Intent to join the 2nd wave, effectively forming OASC Ireland. The cities are Cork, Dublin and Galway. Limerick and Donegal have expressed their interest to join the initiative in the next wave in 2016. This initiative should allow for rapid progress to be made in developing smart initiatives in all the involved cities to attract and replicate the effect in Ireland.

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Technical Support

OASC Ireland Technology Support

OASC Ireland is being supported  by the Insight Centre for Data Analytics, one of the Europe’s leading research centres with over 300 researchers. Insight has research centres based in University College Cork (UCC), Dublin City University (DCU), Trinity College Dublin (TCD), University College Dublin (UCD) and the National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG).

We work with the most advanced technologies for the cities and support emergent development with innovative and agile approaches. We involve industry stakeholders to bring research value and knowledge to the smart city ecosystem and sustain smart city solutions in a mature stage. Contact us either if you are a research institution, public administration, industry or simply if you have an idea on how to innovate smart cities market.

Open Agile Smart Cities Ireland

Open Agile Smart City Leaders in Ireland

Galway:       Caitriona Morgan    (Senior Executive Officer)

Dublin:         Jamie Cudden            (Smart City Programme Manager)

Cork:            Claire Davis                  (Cork Smart Cities Project Leader)

 

OASC Ireland Candidates Cities

Limerick:      Mihai Bilauca            (Limerick Smart City Officer)

Waterford:  Conan power             (Waterford City)

 

National Organisations ( Observers )

NWRA :       David Minton              (CEO nwra.ie)

NWRA :       Clodagh Barry            (CEO nwra.ie)

 

     

Activities

The Open Agile Smart Cities Ireland run continuously activities at the National level (OASC Ireland Annual MeetingOpenIoT Summer SchoolSmart Cities & Regions Expo) to synchronize activities, make plans and share experiences and at the International level (OASC Smart Cites ConferenceGlobal City Team ChallengeSmart Cities Industry ForumSmart Cities Solutions Forum, etc.) to promote that the involved Irish cities take part of the international smart city activities, promote the best practices learnt at national level and also to promote replicability and scalability of tested solutions in the country.

Please visit the  [News, Meetings & Events Section] regularly for updated information about the next OASC Ireland activities.

News and Events

The Open Agile Smart Cities Ireland run continuously activities at the National level (OASC Ireland Annual MeetingOpenIoT Summer SchoolSmart Cities & Regions Expo) to synchronize activities, make plans and share experiences and at the International level (OASC Smart Cites ConferenceGlobal City Team ChallengeSmart Cities Industry ForumSmart Cities Solutions Forum, etc.) to promote that the involved Irish cities take part of the international smart city activities, promote the best practices learnt at national level and also to promote replicability and scalability of tested solutions in the country.

Please visit the OASC Ireland [Activities Section] regularly for updated information about the next OASC Ireland activities and also visit OASC Ireland Cities for updated information on progression about the [Smart City Activities] at the different cities members of OASC Ireland.

2017 OASC Ireland

2017 OASC Ireland – Progress

This year The Open IoT Summer School co-located the OASC Ireland annual meeting and Hosted the 1st Smart Cities & regions Expo, a venue not only for the smart cities in Ireland but the North Westerns counties and their cities to learn more about smart initiatives for the citizens.

Seán Kyne TD Minister of state opened the event hosted at Insight Galway City and recognised OASC Ireland initiative to bring together the north western regions and smart Irish Cities, bring Ireland to the  international plane and also recognised Insight technical support for catapulting smart cities culture and education in the citizens and the public administration across the country.

At the picture: Seán Kyne TD  Minister of state giving the message o attendees at the regions & Smart Cities Expo – Insight Galway City.

  

At the pictures above: Clodagh Barry (North Western Regional Assembly – NWRA), Caitriona Morgan (Smart Connected Hub – Galway City Council) and Claire Davis (Smart Gateway – Cork City Office) amongst the speakers and attendees this year, whom expressed the support OASC Ireland / Insight Galway makes for the evolutions of the Smart Cities in the Country.

At the picture: The speakers, representatives of the North Western regions, Smart City officers and Participants/Attendees at the 2017 OASC Ireland Progress meeting – Insight Galway City.

Please look at the [2017 OpenIoT Summer School Activities Program] or visit the [OpenIoT Website] for more details.

2016 OASC Ireland

2016 OASC Ireland – Planning

The 2016 Open Internet of Things summer school is an event organized by the OpenIoT consortium, VITAL-OS Project, City Pulse Project and FIESTA Project following the EU IERC-Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (2015-2016 IERC IoT-SRIA) with focus on providing insights about Open Source Solutions, Service Openness and Semantic Interoperability for the Internet of Things.

This year the 2016 Open Agile and Smart Cities Meeting is co-located with the OpenIoT Summer School and it is hosted at the Insight Building at Galway City.

At the picture: participants at the 2016 OASC Ireland Meeting hosted by Insight at Insight Building – Galway City

Please look at the [2016 OpenIoT Summer School Activities Program] or visit the [OpenIoT Website] for more details.