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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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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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Congressional Smart Cities Caucus to officially launch March 13th

Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke and Congressman Darrell Issa invite you to the launch of The Congressional Smart Cities Caucus on March 14th, 2018. The Congressional Caucus on Smart Cities will serve as an informal group of Members dedicated to issues related to the transformation of our communities to smart cities, how it will bring about innovation and technological change, and the role that Congress can play in this transformation.

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USDA Invests in e-Connectivity to Restore Rural Prosperity by Providing Training and Health Care Services

USDA is awarding 72 grants totaling $23.6 million through the Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Grant Program. This program invests in equipment that uses broadband to help rural communities connect to educational and health care services. These vital services are part of the foundation of a high quality of life and enable communities to overcome the effects of remoteness and low population density by connecting them to the rest of the world through high-speed internet.

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3 Active Opportunities Geared Towards Improving Public Safety

Public Safety is an important facet of smart planning.  Today, we have the capability to create and adapt technology in a way that can not only provide us with tools for a safer response to emergency situations but also provide us with tools for smarter preparation. 

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Energy Department Announces $13.4 Million Investment in Community-based Advanced Transportation Projects

Recently, (8/23), the Energy Department (DOE) announced $13.4 million in support of five new cost-shared, community-based projects focused on energy efficient mobility systems including connected and autonomous vehicles and alternative fuel vehicles and infrastructure including natural gas, propane, biofuels, hydrogen, and electricity.

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