Venture Smarter launched the 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge to empower communities of all sizes to build better places to live, work, and visit. The inaugural challenge received submissions from 69 regional teams proposing 89 projects across four response tracks: Smart and Connected Development; Smarter, Safer Streets; Critical Infrastructure; and Next Generation Infrastructure.  Competing for $50M+ in project financing and support, challenge finalists took center stage to deliver shark tank-style pitch presentations at the second annual Smart Regions Conference.


The Syracuse Lakefront and Inner Harbor District affords the Central New York community (Syracuse and five neighboring small communities) a unique opportunity to apply smart technology resources as the basis for helping to attract investment capital to establish one of the most economically vibrant, environmental friendly, energy-efficient, and talent rich campuses in the world.


Central New York Community Revitalization Smart Technology Demonstration Initiative


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