Last fall the City of Newport began a project to become the first "Smart City" in the Midwest, utilizing digital, communications and design technologies.
This spring the City of Cincinnati announced it was looking for partners and providers to begin its smart city plans.
The Regional Smart Cities Initiative (RSCI) was created to bring cohesiveness to these and other similar projects and provide local and regional leaders with the tools to research, plan, fund, and build smart cities and connected communities.
Joining us to discuss the progress being made locally by the Smart Cities Initiativeand for a preview of the upcoming conference are Assistant Vice President for Integrated Research, Head of the Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP)Library and DAAP Instructor 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 Midwest IoT Showcase and Smart Regions Fall Conference takes place October 25 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Northern Kentucky University's BB&T Arena. For more information and registration click here.
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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.