About Us

A smart agenda is being developed in Cork. One which will build on the existing assets, attributes and experiences in the region and will help position Cork as a ‘World-Class Smart Region’. The Cork Smart Gateway was established by Cork City Council, Cork County Council, Nimbus Research Centre and Tyndall National Institute to pursue and facilitate the delivery of this agenda.

The Smart Gateway aims to enhance the reputation of Cork as an attractive place to live, work, visit and invest. A place where public infrastructure and public service provision utilise best in class technology solutions and one which allows all stakeholders to participate in decision making and enjoy an enhanced environment. This initiative will compliment and support the already large number of organisations in Cork who are working on smart solutions to improve the physical realm, from energy conservation to open data. The Smart Gateway will create a forum to allow these organisations to share and collaborate together while also marketing the Cork region as a smart destination internationally. 


Steering Group

Vanessa Pulgarin
Program Coordinator
John Forde
Senior Engineer Cork County Council
Ruth Buckley
Head of ICT and business services Cork City Council
Mike Hayes
Senior Program Manager ICT for Energy Efficiency Tyndall
Dirk Pesch
Professor School of Computer Science & IT UCC
Kieran Delaney
Research Development Manager MTU