Rick has been in the startup scene for over 10 years with speciality in Business scaling and growth. His new Startup is a Social Enterprise with the mission to Disrupt Centralisation. It is an initiative to revive Rural Areas by utilising IoT (Internet of Things) environment.
Disrupting Centralisation: Can IoT revive rural areas?
It is based on the Social Enterprise initiative for my town in South Kerry, Cahersiveen. It all began with a desire to discover new ways to revive the town. The IoT living lab as the start of it. The concept is to set up an living lab environment in Cahersiveen to where the entire town is the testbed. The first phase initiative is the IoT living lab where we set up wireless tech on the main streets and the Marina with future plans for the rest of the town. The next phase is build marine tech lab, VR/AR/MR labs, 3D printing lab and other remote labs related to special needs technology. Here’s the website to give you a better reference.