Smart D8 Achieves Global Recognition at Smart City Expo World Congress 2023

18 December 2023

Smart D8, an initiative to improve the health and wellbeing of citizens in Dublin 8 through collaboration and innovation, has been recognised on the world stage by the Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC) 2023 as one of 6 Innovation Finalists from a competitive pool of 411 entries across 63 countries.  

This prestigious global recognition honours projects that demonstrate exceptional potential in contributing, adaptation, or response of cities at both local and global levels.  

Accepting the award on behalf of the Smart D8 team, Smart D8 Ecosystem Manager, Jack R. Lehane, said: “This award recognises Smart D8’s commitment to creating sustainable and smart urban environments.”  The ceremony was held in Barcelona on November 8th.

The Smart D8 initiative highlights the potential impact from a collaborative approach and brings together a dynamic network of stakeholder to address the evolving challenges faced by moder cities.  The ADAPT Centre is collaborating closely with Smart D8 and this partnership aims to progress the Smart D8 programme into a world-class ‘Smart Health and Community Well-being’ testbed. This testbed serves as a rich ground for research and development, offering the unique capability to locally test products and services, thereby accelerating the translation of innovations into real-world applications.

For more information on the World Smart City Awards 2023 see  To learn more about Smart D8 visit the website