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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The Washington Post Live: Innovative startups and advocates who are working with urban communities to create the digital infrastructure for the cities of tomorrow discuss the opportunities and challenges of smart cities.
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.
View featured press coverage from the second annual Smart Regions Conference on October 25th and 26th in Columbus, OH.
Cincinnati Enquirer — The Cincinnati area will get new help in its opioid fight through a pilot partnership with U.S. Homeland Security’s Science and Technology division that could yield a nationwide response to the epidemic.
StateScoop — At a "smart regions" conference in Ohio, representatives from several jurisdictions pledged to use technology to reduce drug overdoses.
CINCINNATI -- A partnership among businesses, educators and agencies is working to turn Cincinnati into the Silicon Valley of the Midwest. Local schools are training the next generation of cyber experts.
Smart Cities Dive — Four cross-jurisdictional teams took home the top cash prizes in the first Smart Infrastructure Challenge, hosted by smart city and technology strategy firm Venture Smarter.
Smart Cities Dive — Speakers in Columbus, OH, emphasized the need for cities to put people first, but the age gap between elected leaders and smart city proponents could be a hindrance.
Zach Huhn, chief executive of the Venture Smarter technology collaborative, said that for the higher-tech aspects of automated travel, public agencies should let the automotive sector lead the way rather than risk getting stuck with expensive, but incompatible, systems.
Featured on Adriel’s Curious City, Rhonda Binda shares great stories about working with 3 presidents, bringing technology into a very traditional city, and founding a tech company focused on re-defining what it means to be a city.
Although the Stanford community is most famously associated with business leaders working on tech-driven entrepreneurial endeavors, this event was tailored for Stanford alumni working in finance, government, and other industries who hold influence in swaying the conversation of what should be the future of cities.
AmericanInno reflects on the last three months of Cincy innovation in it’s Queen City Quarterly Report, a roundup of the fundings, deals, mergers and acquisitions to go down in the region in the quarter.
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.