Leading Cities, the global non-profit organisation focused on improving quality of life in cities through smart city solutions, today announced an exclusive Irish partnership with Proptech Ireland, the innovation hub driving digital transformation of the planning, construction and property industries in Ireland and beyond. Leading Cities hosts the international accelerator programme, AcceliCITY, for industry innovators developing Smart City solutions and, in addition to accessing investment and international expertise, Irish start-ups will pitch for the opportunity to deliver their innovative property-related solutions to cities right across the globe.
“It is not sufficient to mentor and prepare start-ups so you can point them in the direction toward success. They must be put securely on the path of success, with investment funding, clients and revenue,” said Michael Lake, President and CEO of Leading Cities.
“Ireland is a small marketplace that values innovation, access to the Leading Cities network globally will allow problem-solvers here to create solutions that benefit many cities around the world. Change is inevitable, our aim through this partnership is to facilitate the change makers while educating the industry, ” explains Proptech Ireland founder, Carol Tallon
About Leading Cities
Leading Cities is a global leader in Smart City solutions, city diplomacy and collaboration advancing sustainability and resilient city strategies and technologies. With its global network of world-class cities, Leading Cities has built bridges to share best practices, urban solutions and lessons learned among city leaders. Former Irish Taoiseach Enda Kenny serves on the Global Advisory Board. For further details, see www.LeadingCities.org.
About Proptech Ireland
Established in early 2016, Proptech Ireland acts as a bridge, connecting innovators and solution-providers with the traditional planning, construction and property industries to test, validate and deploy their technological solutions. We drive innovation by encouraging and facilitating collaboration between the innovators and the industry. For further details, see www.prop-tech.ie