Connected Dublin

Becoming the world’s most connected community in the us

A living lab within the Beta District, Connected Dublin is a future-forward city optimized for the businesses (and people) who are building tomorrow.


about the living lab

An ideal platform for fast-growing tech companies

With a strong vision, vibrant business culture, strategic private and public partnerships, and significant investments in innovation, Connected Dublin is emerging as a global leader providing an ecosystem for companies to pioneer new technologies.

From smart mobility pilot projects to augmented reality exploration, Dublin companies are pushing boundaries to improve cyber security, transportation safety, healthcare access, and quality of life for all.

Industry Clusters

  • Automotive Technology
  • Smart Cities & Smart Mobility
  • Healthcare Technology
  • BioTech & Life Sciences
  • FinTech
  • Insurance
  • Software


Chosen by innovators

why connected dublin

Connected Dublin: Powerful advantages that accelerate growth

Home to 50,000+ residents and growing, Dublin, Ohio is consistently recognized as one of the top places in the US for business and for living.

Connected Dublin is a living lab located just 20 minutes from Columbus, Ohio, featuring an exciting urban environment and suburban living seamlessly connected.

  • Why Connected Dublin:
  • Large workforce primed for tech-driven roles
  • Access to venture capital and angel investors
  • Partnerships with business coaches and leadership mentors
  • 7 million square feet of commercial space
  • Home to 6 college/university branch campuses
  • 100-gigabit fiber transport network
  • 2 local data centers
  • Competitive incentives for performance, green investments, and relocation

Smart mobility testing platform

Real-world testing for the future of mobility.

Connected Dublin offers smart mobility leaders a unique ecosystem. With fiber-equipped roads and partnerships with local and state agencies, we collaborate with innovative companies to beta test their technologies in the real-world.

  • Flexible fiber optic network with the ability to extend and expand
  • 16 connected vehicle intersections, including a multi-lane roundabout
  • 2 connected pedestrian crossings in a heavily traveled school zone
  • 9 roadside units installed in city-owned traffic signals (some licenses pending)
  • Smart parking 5G technology is analyzing parking and pedestrian patterns for future improvements.



"Elysian Fiber is pleased to debut FiberTRAX in the City of Dublin, and in the State of Ohio. In the first-of-its-kind "Fiber to the Home" application. ... As a Dublin-based start-up company, thank you for the opportunity to be a part of the City of Dublin’s Beta District launch and for the opportunity to showcase our turn-key technology offering."

Tina Lyden

President & CEO of Elysian Fiber

“At the Ohio Department of Transportation, safety is our first priority. The technology solutions that have and will be tested on the 33 Smart Mobility Corridor will save lives. As we develop the transportation system of the 21st century, Ohio will be present in a smart mobility future that will support the companies and jobs to help Ohioans succeed in an ever changing economy. The Beta District is an important partner as we work to improve the quality of life for all Ohioans.”

Jack Marchbanks, Ph.D.

Director of the Ohio Department of Transportation

“In the State of Ohio we have developed the finest smart mobility testing ecosystem in the United States. The 33 Smart Mobility Corridor is the longest connected highway in the world, and the design, test, deploy ethos embodied by the project partners supports companies coming to Ohio to test and staying in The Beta District to grow.”

Howard Wood

Executive Director of DriveOhio

“The infrastructure investment in The Beta District is one more way the Columbus Region is enabling innovators to design, test and deploy the technologies of tomorrow.”

Kenny McDonald

President and CEO of One Columbus

"The Beta District is a cornerstone of our smart region. Together, we are breaking down silos and building up partnerships to advance what is new and next for our region’s prosperity.”

Jordan Davis

Executive Director of Smart Columbus

What’s happening in Connected Dublin?

Dublin Hosts Virtual Hiring Event for Healthcare-focused Businesses
Global Companies Team Up to Test Smart Home Technology in Dublin
Central Ohio Sees Itself as ‘Lab’ for Connected Vehicles


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