Posts in Challenges
Apply for the Smart Rural Community Collaboration Challenge

The Smart Rural Community® Collaboration Challenge is an opportunity for rural broadband providers to obtain up to $5,000 to deploy broadband-enabled solutions for community-oriented initiatives, including economic development, education, health care and public safety.

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Smart infrastructure challenge announces winners of $50 million in seed funding

StateScoop — Four development teams have taken home top prizes in a competition for advanced infrastructure proposals, each securing up to $10 million in investment capital.

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Meet the finalists of the 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge!

The inaugural Smart Infrastructure Challenge received submissions from 69 regional teams proposing 89 projects. 30 projects from 23 teams have qualified for the finals set to take place at the Smart Regions Conference on October 25th and 26th.

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Prioritizing integrated research to build smart cities and regions — Smart Regions

There are not yet hundreds and thousands of use cases to prove best-practices in smart cities. As we continue integrating new tech and policies into our government systems and infrastructure, we MUST prioritize an integrated and applied research agenda in order to make smart cities scientific.

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Making Smart Cities Scientific

For governments and technologists, partnerships with academic and research institutions are particularly important as there are not yet hundreds or thousands of use cases that define and prove the concepts behind smart cities or regions.

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Explore active blue-tech projects and opportunities at SRC18

Over the last century, the global per capita rate of water use has doubled, leading the United Nations to project that the demand for water will exceed supply as early as 2025. Thankfully, there’s an abundance of opportunity to combat this problem by leveraging smart technologies, policies and strategies.

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Silicon Harlem Tech-Enabled Community (TEC) Consortium — 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge

The Silicon Harlem Tech-Enabled Community (TEC) Consortium is on a mission to achieve successful broad-based dissemination of smart city applications and services in the historically underserved urban communities of Harlem and Upper Manhattan.

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Submit your solution in the U.S. Coast Guard Ready For Rescue Challenge

The United States Coast Guard’s Research and Development Center (USCG RDC) in conjunction with the DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is seeking new concepts for a solution that helps make people lost in the water easier to find and rescue. The best concepts will be effective, affordable, and hold the potential for wide adoption by recreational mariners and boaters.

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JPMC's $500M AdvancingCities Initiative seeks to drive inclusive growth in communities around the world

The AdvancingCities Challenge will make investments of up to $3 million in cities to support creative, collaborative and sustainable solutions that address cross-cutting challenges to help more people benefit from a growing economy.

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Safer and Smarter Arizona Roadways Initiative — 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge

The Safer and Smarter Arizona Roadways Initiative aims to foster safer roadway navigation and interaction by supporting intelligent decision making using data derived from an infrastructure-to-vehicle (I2V) communication platform.

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NYC Smart Stormwater Management — 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge

The New York Smart Stormwater Management Project seeks to reach 100% reduction of CSOs by creating a citywide systems approach around CSO-sheds and leveraging active citizen participation and innovative stormwater technologies.

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Greater Philadelphia Smart Controls — 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge

Building off of the DVRPC Regional Streetlight Procurement Program model, the Greater Philadelphia Smart Controls Project will develop and implement a regional effort that enables all municipalities in southeastern Pennsylvania to effectively design, procure, and install wireless network controls.

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Program Opportunity: Science and Technology for Autonomous Teammates (STAT)

The objective of Science and Technology for Autonomous Teammates (STAT) program is to develop and demonstrate autonomy technologies that will enable various AF mission sets and the Air Force to operate inside of the enemy’s decision loop. 

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7 things to expect at the Smart Regions Conference

New to the conference this year are Shark Tank-style pitches featuring regional teams of public and private partners competing in the 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge.

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Union Point Site-Wide Integrated Controls for Operations and Utilities — Smart Infrastructure Challenge

This Union Point project seeks to pursue an integrated operational controls system for the development which will play a central role in achieving both smart city and sustainability goals as well as differentiating the development on a global level.

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Outposts for Community Resilience — Smart Infrastructure Challenge

This project seeks to identify how to optimize the use of facilities and USPS’ core service platform to address community need and pair innovative facility reuse, integrated smart city technology and community resilience utilizing the City of Pittsburgh and Southwestern Pennsylvania as a laboratory for scaling solutions nationally.

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You’re invited to the second annual Smart Regions Conference!

Mark your calendar for October 25th and 26th and join leaders from across the continent in Columbus, OH for the largest Smart Regions event in North America.

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Greater PHX Smart Region — Smart Infrastructure Challenge

The Greater PHX Smart Region - in collaboration with Arizona State University (ASU), Trane, and other industry partners - seeks to leverage Smart Water technologies that enable leak detection.

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