Dublin City University (DCU) and the Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics have partnered with software engineering firm, Bentley Systems, to build Ireland’s first higher education digital campus.
The collaboration will involve the creation of a digital twin, which will be a complete 3D version of DCU’s campuses and a part of the Smart DCU project. It will incorporate real-time data, gathered from IoT sensors (Internet of Things) on footfall, congestion points, energy and water usage that can inform planning and infrastructural development. President of DCU Professor Daire Keogh, said: “The digital twin will help us to advance our vision for creating more sustainable and people-centred campuses.”
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