Venture Smarter acquires Venture Strategy Partners, will launch ‘Venture Smarter Labs’

With the acquisition, Venture Smarter will launch Venture Smarter Labs, adding a new business unit to the growing company that focuses on ‘working together to build smart cities, regions, and industries.’ Labs will work with businesses, investors, agencies, and universities to enable impact and innovation leveraging advanced technologies.

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Prioritizing Public Safety and Resilience in Smart Cities and Regions

Venture Smarter was excited to welcome Michael Dunaway and Dean Skidmore to the Second Annual Smart Cincy Summit to help shine a light on the importance of prioritizing public safety and resilience in smart and connected development projects. 

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Public-private-partnerships and financing smart city development

At the Second Annual Smart Cincy Summit, Oscar Bode (CEO, Smart City Capital) discussed his firm taking a leading role in the 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge and painted a picture for how new public-private-partnership models can accelerate and expand smart city development efforts.

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Congressional Smart Cities Caucus will explore the Workforce of the Future in upcoming roundtable session

On Monday, May 14th the Congressional Smart Cities Caucus will host its third stakeholder roundtable to focus on the future of the workforce. The discussion will explore educational requirements to prepare citizens with the skills required in the 21st century economy. Among other topics, the conversation will also hone in on the importance of public-private-partnerships in developing workforce success stories across smart cities and regions.

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Webinar recordings now available for download - Smart Infrastructure Challenge

Venture Smarter has hosted several webinars related to the Smart Infrastructure challenge.  Recordings of these past sessions are now available and can be downloaded by clicking on the respective dates below. We have additional webinars coming up that are open to the public.  If you would like to attend any of these online sessions, please click on the respective dates to register.

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US Congress Accelerating Smart Infrastructure and Policy Planning

Members of Congress are working together to explore and integrate smart technologies into infrastructure and policy planning. The U.S. Congressional Smart Cities Caucus - led by Reps. Yvette Clarke (D-NY) and Darrell Issa (R-CA) - is accelerating that pursuit.

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Smart Infrastructure financing announcements will be made on April 26th

Local, state, and national leaders will convene in Cincinnati, OH on Thursday, April 26th where announcements will be made about financing and resources to accelerate the development of smart cities and communities as a part of the 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge.

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3 takeaways from the Congressional Smart Cities Caucus 'Smart Mobility' Roundtable

On Tuesday, April 24th the Congressional Smart Cities Caucus hosted its second stakeholder roundtable and shifted the focus to smart mobility. Topics ranged from encouraging and enabling transportation innovation, exploring cyber security threats as transportation becomes digitized and automated, and the importance of public-private-partnerships in developing smart city success stories.

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Risk Assessment and Mitigation across smart cities and regions

Cyberphysical security. Public health and wellness. Environmental impact and change. Properly planning for, assessing, and mitigating risks is a primary focal point of any smart city or region. Bond ratings depend on it. Human lives depend on it. Government success stories depend on it.

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2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge Brief

The Smart Infrastructure Challenge calls for regional teams to add a technology layer into existing and future infrastructure projects with a focus on optimizing or altogether replacing outdated and inefficient systems. Grant and Financing announcements will be made during the program kick-off event on April 26th. 

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