Ireland plays a not insignificant role in the development of IoT applications, and also carries out large-scale strategic partnerships, such as those made with IBM, Intel and various technology startups than promising that led the country to quickly becoming one of the market leaders in terms of innovation.
IBM and Intel in Ireland
In Dublin, IBM has partnered with Dublin City Council by launching the Smarter Cities Technology initiative to create the analysis, optimization and systems to solve complex problems, such as transport of drinking water in urban areas for example. For its part, Intel has also proven to be an excellent partner there a few weeks ago, the group has enjoyed an event at the Science Gallery Dublin to scroll a mannequin dressed in his “smart dress” created by an experimental designer group to explore the new possibilities offered by technology wearables. The opportunity to demonstrate a crossover technology / human. The Spider Dress Smart won the votes, because micro-equipped Intel processors Edison and able to reflect the emotions of the wearer.
If someone now approaching too close to the model, the legs of the arachnid structure were deployed, thus deterring any approach. A concrete example of how modern sensors – used in cognitive purpose – are able to “feel” the environment around them and react according to the data previously collected.
An attractive island in IoT
The company Intel also used its deployment in Ireland to develop other important technological projects such as Galileo Maker Board (the famous circuit on which one can also see inscribed “Made in Ireland”). But there are not that Intel has chosen the island as an incubator of technological innovation: in the past decade, other large technology companies have chosen and born to converge their research in the field IoT Ireland: as is the case for IBM, Microsoft, or Google.
Moreover, this also makes the dynamic island on the IoT sector are also the Irish start-ups that emerge in this market. This is the case of DecaWave, a company that produces a transceiver that allows users to communicate and receive data in a connected objects, but also to locate the object to 10cm closely. Another start-up to follow is Movidius that produces cognitive microprocessors, and has just release $ 40 million to expand its range of vision sensors. Again, the sensors used in this technology can also “feel the environment” and be used in smartphones, smart homes or in robotics, while opening up new possibilities in the field of cognitive technologies.
Ireland, the Internet of Things and the future
Ireland has for many years considered a country with a strong technological culture, and today is considered as one of the leading incubators of the next digital revolution. A culture which has also recently been recognized by the European Open Data Strategy program, which highlighted the country’s leadership in technology. Similarly, global innovation surveys often rank the best in Ireland ranks, recognizing the future of the island in terms of smart technology.