About Smart Belfast

Belfast has ambitious plans for the future. Building on our economic revival, we want to make our city an outstanding place to live, work and invest.

Drawing from the city’s tradition of hard work and know-how, Smart Belfast brings together our universities, businesses, local government and the citizen to collaborate, innovate and experiment using cutting-edge technologies and data science.

Our Work

Smart Foundations

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Understanding city challenges

The Belfast agenda (our community plan) describes the broad nature of outcome-focused challenges facing the city.


Engaging innovators and entrepreneurs

We want to co-opt the local SME sector and our universities to tackle challenges together.


Using city data assets

Innovators and researchers require quality data and infrastructure to develop new ideas, applications and products.


Delivery mechanisms

Lasting partnerships need governance and accountability mechanisms, innovation needs flexibility.



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