SmartBay Ireland supports the testing and validation of novel sensors and equipment for its clients. Facilities include surface platforms and a sub-sea cabled observatory for the demonstration and validation of new technologies and solutions. Clients can access SmartBay’s cyber environment to validate innovative solutions for marine and related sectors.
SmartBay's team of marine, communication and electronic technicians allows them to offer a range of marine services to all users of the facility. This enables users of the facility to focus on data analysis, device validation and product development. Each project is guided from initial concept through to commercialisation.
SmartBay Ireland is a not-for-profit company which was established by the Marine Institute and the third level sector to manage Ireland’s marine Test and Demonstration facility in Galway Bay. The company receives funding from the Higher Education Authority (HEA) which is used to fund a team and cover the company’s operational costs for a period of three years. Dublin City University (DCU) is the lead research organisation supporting SmartBay as part of the HEA funding. Other research partners include the Marine Institute, NUI Galway, NUI Maynooth, University College Dublin, Intel and IBM.
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