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€100k Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Challenge

Written by Robert McHugh, on 9th Mar 2016. Posted in Ireland

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Four Dublin local authorities and Enterprise Ireland launched the €100k Small Business Innovation Research Challenge (SBIR) in City Hall yesterday as part of the Smart Dublin initiative.
 
Successful applicants will be selected by an open competition process run in two phases. The competition is open to any organisation, developers of ICT and software solution providers, universities and service providers.

The aim of the initiative is to find smart, innovative and low cost solutions to increase the number of people cycling in Dublin. 
 
Proposals are being sought which advance the use of existing cycling data and create new cycling data to enhance understanding of cycling issues and develop methods to improve cycling safety and reduce bicycle theft in the city.  
 
Interested parties can apply on SmartDublin.ie. The closing date is the 3rd May 2016. An information session will be held on the 23rd March in Enterprise Ireland from 10-12am. 
 
Executive Director at Enterprise Ireland, Kevin Sherry said, "A key priority for Enterprise Ireland is to increase the level of innovation in businesses and the commercialisation of research in Ireland.

"We are delighted to support the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Challenge which will encourage the development of new and innovative solutions to increase the level of journeys taken by bicycle in Dublin and I would encourage entrepreneurs, developers and researchers who have solutions in this space to take up the challenge and enter the competition."

Source: www.businessworld.ie 

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