Dublin Beta Projects

A Dublin City Council live mechanism for imagining, testing and implementing ways to improve the experience of life in the Capital.

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Innovation in Dublin City Council
To anticipate and meet the ever changing needs of the city, Dublin City Council is adopting new approaches to innovation, new ways to consider implications and to manage change.

Dublin City Council Beta 
Dublin City Council Beta is a live mechanism for imagining, testing and implementing ways to improve the experience of life in the Capital.

It provides us with a clear way to signal the status of something.

-  Dublin City Council 
   (Corporately-adopted policy and execution.)

-  Dublin City Council Beta 
   (Uncertainty, trialling and learning.)

Beta Projects
We use "Beta Projects" to trial issues that the council is seeking to understand before implementation and to give us a much better way of listening to the citizens of Dublin.

What does "beta" mean?
The phrase "in beta" is a phrase used extensively in the digital world to signal that something is imperfect and being released early into the world to enable learning from real-world testing and feedback.

Chief Executive

"Dublin City Council Beta provides us with a concise methodology to anticipate and answer the needs of citizens and businesses."


"The informal approach encourages feedback from the public and allows for projects to be tested without having to commit.”


“I’ve been following the blog for roughly 3 years and have been hugely impressed by the work undertaken and open dialogue."


“We look forward to working with the Beta Projects on future trials and interventions to improve our city.”


“I feel the Beta Projects have the potential to keep important issues moving in times where there may not be funding available."


“In relation to the Dublin Institute of Technology and DCC Beta - I think there could be really interesting ways of developing this further.”