Venture Smarter helps governments, businesses, and universities research, plan, fund, and develop projects, technologies, and strategies aimed at building smart cities, regions, and industries. Venture Smarter founders are government and technology experts come from The White House, State Department, Congress, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and leading enterprise organizations.
Smart City Infrastructure
Smart City Infrastructure LLC (SCI) provides energy efficiency expertise, project management, and budget neutral financing for energy and water efficiency projects. Smart City Infrastructure is led by a seasoned team of successful executives in finance, lease financing, real estate, software, technology, and innovation with over 100 years of combined success in business in very diverse fields.
Spherical Analytics (S|A)
With offices in Cambridge and New Bedford, Massachusetts, and Amsterdam, The Netherlands, the mission of Spherical | Analytics (S|A) is to source and organize the world's environmental information, with embedded blockchain-enabled provenance and veracity, to radically accelerate positive impacts and outcomes to Planet Earth. S|A develops environmental impact solutions that combine blockchain technologies with analytics attestation tools and machine learning, big data and IoT. The company's platform is called Impact Analytics™, a powerful platform for ingesting, cleansing and deriving intelligence from diverse datasets within the context of environmental impact. The company uses blockchain technologies to ensure provenance and authenticity of data – crucial at a time of alternative facts and diminishing transparency.
NIST Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC)
The Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC) program is a collaborative platform for the development of smart cities and communities, led by National Institute of Standards and Technology, a bureau of U.S. Department of Commerce, in partnership with other U.S. federal agencies including U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T), National Science Foundation, International Trade Administration, and National Telecommunications and Information Administration. It enables local governments, nonprofit organizations, academic institutions, technologists, and corporations from all over the world to form project teams, or “action clusters,” and “SuperClusters,” to work on groundbreaking Internet of Things (IoT) and Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) applications within the city and community environment.
United States Department of Homeland Security
The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is a cabinet department of the United States federal government with responsibilities in public security, roughly comparable to the interior or home ministries of other countries. Its stated missions involve anti-terrorism, border security, immigration and customs, cyber security, and disaster prevention and management.
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), located within the Department of Commerce, is the Executive Branch agency that is principally responsible by law for advising the President on telecommunications and information policy issues. NTIA’s programs and policymaking focus largely on expanding broadband Internet access and adoption in America, expanding the use of spectrum by all users, and ensuring that the Internet remains an engine for continued innovation and economic growth. These goals are critical to America’s competitiveness in the 21st century global economy and to addressing many of the nation’s most pressing needs, such as improving education, health care, and public safety.