Applications open for 2nd round of wireless research testbeds

  • A public-private partnership (P3) of nonprofit US Ignite and Northeastern University is seeking applications to operate up to two more Platforms for Advanced Research (PAWR) testbeds.
  • In April, the group announced the first two PAWR testbeds for New York City and Salt Lake City, with financial backing from the National Science Foundation and 28 industry partners.
  • "There's a certain amount of prestige too that comes with being one of the cities that is selected," US Ignite Forum Director Mari Silbey told Smart Cities Dive. "Because this research is happening in their backyard, it draws attention, it draws research, it draws investment, all of which can also contribute to a higher profile, higher visibility and economic development down the way.”

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