As research and testing of autonomous vehicles and smart mobility programs in the state ramp up, we could see driverless vehicles on the streets of Cincinnati, in coordination with the ongoing Smart Cincy initiative.
Venture Smarter announced the acquisition of Venture Strategy Partners, a (privately held) Cincinnati-based strategy and innovation group with a portfolio of early-stage investments and interests spanning high-tech sectors. The acquisition includes all of the interests, IP, and assets.
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.
Rhonda Binda, Esq., who is the Co-Founder & VP Policy for Venture Smarter and Executive Director of the Regional Smart Cities Initiative, presented “Smart Cities-Innovation Leading to the Future of the Philippines.” The event showcases the Philippines’ cultural rich heritage, top tourism destinations, as well as trade and investment opportunities.
Technology consulting company Venture Smarter is working with the Department of Homeland Security and a group of venture capital firms to find promising ideas that could ultimately receive billions of dollars in support.
Those applying to Venture Smarter‘s 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge now have an extra incentive to participate: a $50 million prize pot for project financing and funding, with up to $3 billion available “for the right projects,” which the group unveiled Thursday at the Smart Cincy Summit.
Winning entries in the Smart Infrastructure Challenge could earn anywhere from $1 million to $10 million in funding for their projects, organizers announced Thursday at the Smart Cincy Summit. The challenge, launched earlier this year by Venture Smarter, has four project tracks: Smart and Connected Development; Smarter, Safer Streets; Critical Infrastructure; and Next Generation Infrastructure.
Smart city techies will arrive in Cincinnati this week to learn about smart mobility and infrastructure projects taking hold across the greater Cincinnati-Kentucky-Indiana region. The second annual Smart Cincy Summit opens Thursday, April 26 in Cincinnati, and is set to attract about 250 state and local leaders.
Venture Smarter, The City of Cincinnati, and Cintrifuse are presenting the second Smart Cincy Summit on April 26, 2018 at Union Hall focusing on the Internet of Transportation. “Last year’s summit was a catalyzing event about what we wanted to do in the region,” said Venture Smarter founder Zack Huhn. “This year we’re shining a light on some projects that are actually in the works.”
UC engineering professor Jiaqi Ma envisions smart cars navigating traffic in synchronicity with the road and each other. Autonomous technology is likely to be deployed in stages, which means driverless cars will share the road with human drivers.
The announcement for the new caucus was delivered by Venture Smarter, a firm which aims to use technology as a tool for city and regional planning, as part of their Smart Regions Congress Leadership Forum held Feb. 15. The initiative hopes to cover everything from broadband connectivity in urban, suburban, and rural areas to cybersecurity to using smart technologies and strategies to tackle the opioid and heroin epidemic.
Cities, regional councils of government and government agencies can now compete in the 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge, announced Thursday at the Smart Regions Congress in Washington, DC. Technology and strategy firm Venture Smarter hosted the event, part of its Regional Smart Cities Initiative.
NEW CAUCUS ALERT — The Congressional Smart Cities Caucus is set to launch in early March, with Reps. Yvette Clarke (D-N.Y.) and Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) taking the lead, per a release from smart cities firm Venture Smarter, which hosted policy makers in Washington on Thursday.
The legislative branch is opening its doors to help those driving the smart city movement. The caucus will launch in early March, and allow stakeholders to convene with members of congress to discuss smart city and regional development.
The Smart Infrastructure Challenge will empower cities, councils of governments, and government agencies to work together to put forth innovative plans that reflect residential needs and improve connected infrastructure and transportation in their city or region. To help catalyze efforts, Venture Smarter will grant support services to the first 25 regional applicants to help launch interdisciplinary and interagency working groups.
WASHINGTON, DC – 02-15-2018 (Press Release Jet) — Today leaders from the FCC, DHS, Congress, Senate, The White House and other agencies and institutions gathered for the first Smart Regions Congress at the National Press Club. Topics covered at the event included broadband and connectivity...
The Congressional Smart Cities Caucus will launch next month, co-chaired by Reps. Yvette Clarke, D-NY, and Darrell Issa, R-CA. In a letter to colleagues, Clarke and Issa said the caucus "serves as a bipartisan group of members dedicated to bringing American communities into the 21st century through innovation and technological change."
According to McKinsey a bright spot for employment could be the 80 to 200 million new jobs created by modernizing aging municipalities into “Smart Cities.” McKinsey’s conclusions were echoed by Rhonda Binder and Mitchell Kominsky of Venture Smarter in their RobotLab presentation last week.
CINCINNATI, OH – 26 Oct, 2017 – Today, several important announcements were made at the nation’s first Smart Regions Conference, hosted by Cincinnati-based Venture Smarter, an organization aimed at aligning governments, business and academia nationally toward Smart Cities implementations.
October 24, 2017- Northern Kentucky University’s College of Informatics hosts the Smart Regions Conference and IoT Showcase at BB&T Arena on Wednesday, October 25. The Smart Cities conversation mimics many of the academic priorities in the College of Informatics – encouraging students to utilize critical thinking skills to gather, process, protect and share information.
My company is a technology startup utilizing big data to build an ecosystem for governments, fortune 500 companies, innovative startups, and universities to collaborate in a larger effort to build smart cities and connected communities.
The University of Cincinnati will be well represented in the Oct. 25 Midwest IoT Showcase and SmartRegions Conference at BB&T Arena in Northern Kentucky. Themes of the event include the future of mobility and smart transportation, cybersecurity, energy and medical tech as well as homelessness, child poverty and the heroin epidemic.
Joining us to discuss the progress being made locally by the Smart Cities Initiative and for a preview of the upcoming Smart Regions Conference are Assistant Vice President for Integrated Research at the University of Cincinnati, Jennifer Krivickas; smartLINK Chief Strategy Officer Russ Middleton; and Venture Smarter President and Director of the Regional Smart Cities Initiative, Zack Huhn.
The first Smart Regions Conference, organized by Cincinnati’s Regional Smart Cities Initiative, will take place Oct. 25 at BB&T Arena at Northern Kentucky University. The conference is open to both stakeholders and the public who are interested in exploring new technologies.
Though founded just in January, Venture Smarter already has a working relationship with the City of Cincinnati and said it has more than 25 customers and hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue. It does make sense that as new technologies come online, there would be a space for organizing and making sense of what’s out there, both for consumers and producers.
In the panel "Emerging Smart Cities & Opportunities for the Region," four participants discussed how some cities, including Columbus, have become early participants in forms of technology that can speed up traffic, increase security with cameras, make it easier to detect flaws in water lines, and enable people to find parking places faster.
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She will now serve as VP of policy for Cincinnati-based data-crunching startup Venture Smarter, “returning to her passion of impacting public policy to innovate in government and improve communities,” the group wrote in a farewell announcement.
Busayo Odunlami was working for the World Bank when he decided to study at the George Washington University School of Business (GWSB). Through the school's World Executive MBA program he was able to continue his full-time job while developing his business expertise at the same time.
The city of the future is a "smart city" and on Tuesday, government officials joined stakeholders and innovators for the Smart Cincy Summit. The summit was just the first in a series of conversations the region will have around ways to improve life for everyone in Greater Cincinnati.