Think Tank and Innovation Group
Supporting the development of smart cities, regions, and industries
Venture Smarter is dedicated to catapulting governments, businesses, and universities ahead in the 21st Century. Led by government and technology experts coming from The White House, US Congress, local and state governments, and leading technology companies, Venture Smarter serves an array of customers looking to invest in and benefit from digital transformation and smart city growth.
Since 2016 Venture Smarter has helped clients win new business, develop best-practices strategies, cultivate robust partnership ecosystems, and mitigate risks associated with digital transformation and smart city development. We’ve launched new public-private-partnerships, catalyzed innovation ecosystems, and removed barriers stagnating market development across North American cities and regions.
We invite you to develop your strategies, channel partnerships, and business development efforts with our Core Services team; unlock powerful business intelligence and project tools through our membership platform; and incubate new businesses, programs, and projects within our Innovation Labs. Let’s build the future… Together!
Kansas City is one step closer to being a fully connected hub for urban tech, as local decision makers craft a smart city action plan.
Three years after the release of the initial National Artificial Intelligence Research and Development Strategic Plan, the Trump administration issued an update Friday, bringing forward the original seven focus areas and adding an eighth: public-private partnerships.
Get updates from federal smart cities program leaders, local and regional practitioners, and each of the GCTC superclusters!
Bloomberg Philanthropies-backed nonprofit Cities of Service announced today the 10 finalists for its second Engaged Cities awards.
Owners of hundreds of buildings across D.C. will soon be required to make investments to improve their energy performance under a sweeping new law.
The role, which will be filled by Joshua Edmonds, is aimed at helping the city address digital equity issues, specifically when it comes to expanding access to the Internet for residents of Detroit.
What if you could design and test complex products and processes before investing in them? ”Digital twins” are already offering companies in a range of sectors—including aerospace, retail, health care and smart cities—a virtual look at how real-world things work.
A survey finds that the majority of operators have been hit by two or more cyber attacks over the past two years.
A bill that would establish a dedicated Broadband Office to expand internet access in Washington state is working its way through the legislature at the request of Gov. Jay Inslee.
Karsun Solutions LLC on Thursday received a five-year, $80-million contract to develop technology to expedite the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s grants process before and after disasters.
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