Cork is located in the south-west of Ireland and is the second largest city in the country. It is recognised as a premier location for entrepreneurship, innovation, business, investment and tourism. With excellent international connectivity to the USA and UK via transatlantic undersea fibre cables, it has established itself as a digital gateway to Europe.

Over the last few years, Cork underwent a profound transformation in terms of its developing economy, increased population and expanding geography. In 2019, Cork City Council announced it was planning to extend the city’s boundaries, multiplying the area of the city by 5. While the extension will give Cork the potential to become a European city of scale, which is vital when attracting international investment to the region, it will require a significant transformation of public services for Cork and its citizens.

Cork City Council is setting up initiatives to transform Cork into a smart city, in accordance with the Smart Agenda for Cork. In May 2016, it put together the Cork Smart Gateway, a collaborative platform to enhance the reputation of Cork as an attractive place to live, work, visit and invest. 

Cork aims to be a city where public services and infrastructure use digital and innovative solutions to enable participative decision-making in an enhanced environment.

Cork was a participant city in the DCC.

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