.ie Digital Town Awards 2024

Celebrating Smart D8’s Achievement at the .ie Digital Town Awards 2024 

We are excited to share that Smart D8 has earned the Runner-Up spot in the Digital Community category at the .ie Digital Town Awards 2024. This category honours digital initiatives and projects that significantly benefit their communities. The Winner received a €4,000 Prize Fund, while the Runner-Up was awarded €2,000.

Smart D8 – A Population Health and Wellbeing Demonstrator in Dublin

At Smart D8, our mission is to actively engage with our community, striving to make a positive impact on people’s lives by preventing illnesses and promoting health and wellbeing. This recognition underscores our dedication to these goals.

Understanding the .ie Digital Town Awards 

The .ie Digital Town Awards were established to promote digital enhancement and adoption across Ireland. These awards raise awareness and understanding of digital technologies among Irish citizens, businesses, and communities. They celebrate the digital achievements of local towns, both large and small, highlighting the potential of digital innovation to transform communities.

The Role of Digital Innovation

Digital technologies create opportunities for innovation, making communities more attractive places to live and work while contributing to a sustainable future. The awards also acknowledge the efforts of volunteers who tirelessly work to improve their local areas, showcasing how towns can leverage digital resources for renewal and growth.

Eligibility and Participation

The .ie Digital Town Awards welcome entries from community organizations, town groups, regional or national collaboration projects, and individual businesses. Participants must demonstrate the implementation and impact of their digital strategies.

Smart D8’s Digital Vision

Smart D8’s digital vision is a response to the challenges confronting healthcare, navigating through chronic diseases, ageing populations, and unforeseen emergencies. Unlike traditional healthcare models that predominantly allocate resources to retrospective treatment, Smart D8’s vision lies in a ‘prospective’ healthcare strategy, geared towards preventing illnesses through innovative cross-sectoral collaborations, using a ‘whole society’ approach that ensures that the benefits of digital technology are inclusive, reaching diverse segments of the population.

A Commitment to Community Engagement

Smart D8’s digital vision stands as a testament to the transformative power of collaboration, innovation, and technology in addressing complex healthcare challenges. The people-centric approach, encapsulated by the question, “technology is the answer, but what was the question?” underscores Smart D8’s commitment to addressing the genuine challenges faced by the community, ensuring that technology is purposefully harnessed to enhance the quality of life for Dublin residents.

Smart D8 prioritizes a people-centric approach, putting community needs at the forefront. We actively engage the local community in shaping our agenda and pilot projects, ensuring their voices are heard and their needs are met.

Here’s to a Healthier and Happier Future Together!

We extend our gratitude to our partners and the Dublin 8 community for their support in achieving this milestone. We now remain dedicated to supporting our community’s health and wellbeing journey!

If you would like to learn more about what we or get involved, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at info@smartd8.ie