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Dublin City University

Dublin City University is a university situated between Glasnevin, Santry, Ballymun and Whitehall on the Northside of Dublin in Ireland.

Dublin City University

Our challenges

Challenges of the Dublin City University

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The psychological impact or disruption of innovative technologies on society

Innovative and leading technologies are constantly being researched and developed with a view to
enhancing the lives of people and society. New human-centric technologies are being advanced
across multiple disciplines and industry domains, designed to deliver innovations in areas such as
natural language processing, data analytics, and intelligent machine translation human-computer
interaction.

Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Gender Equality, Partnerships for the Goals, Decent Work and Economic Growth
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Carbon-intensive regions in transition

The Midlands must seek to pivot from reliance on fossil fuel energy production to greener renewable energy production using the existing energy infrastructure and converting to modern and future energy use.

Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action, Affordable and Clean Energy
Open for application
Food and Housing Insecurity in University Students.

Geopolitical factors, including a rise in cost of living, gentrification and associated rent costs, time to travel to university; and more recent examples of health/climate/cyber disaster-mitigation, now mean that universities have become centres of excellence leading out research, policy, and practice in supporting resilient communities. With the concerning rise in both food, fuel (heat), and housing insecurity in our university students, how can we boost resiliency in the student community?

Quality Education, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Reducing Inequality, Good Health and Well-being
Closed for application
The psychological impact or disruption of innovative technologies on society

This Challenge will require students to explore an innovation being researched and advanced, as informed by the Challenge partners. They will do this in teams and through the lens of at least one of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). The team will assess how an innovative technology will impact a particular user group.

Zero Hunger, Quality Education, Life On Land, Life Below Water, Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action, Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions, Reducing Inequality, Good Health and Well-being, Clean Water and Sanitation, Responsible Consumption and Production, No Poverty, Gender Equality, Affordable and Clean Energy, Decent Work and Economic Growth
Closed for application
The Emotional Commuter

Every driver has unique characteristics that are intrinsically linked to their emotional state. This state can change quickly depending on what is going on in a person's life. Indeed, even in a single short journey, a commuter’s emotions can oscillate dramatically. This emotive state influences everything from speed and acceleration, to braking reaction times and lane-changing tendencies.

Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Good Health and Well-being
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Ethical Impact of Innovative Technologies

Innovative technologies have the potential to be disruptive and have a positive impact on almost all aspects of society. However, the use of technology can have unintended impacts and it is important to take ethical considerations into account when introducing a technology in a new context. This is particularly relevant in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Zero Hunger, Quality Education, Life On Land, Life Below Water, Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, Sustainable Cities and Communities, Climate Action, Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions, Reducing Inequality, Good Health and Well-being, Clean Water and Sanitation, Responsible Consumption and Production, No Poverty, Gender Equality, Partnerships for the Goals, Affordable and Clean Energy, Decent Work and Economic Growth