Posts tagged smart cities
Venture Smarter acquires Venture Strategy Partners, will launch ‘Venture Smarter Labs’

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.

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Challenge Issued: $50 million for Smart Cities Projects Revealed at Smart Cincy Summit

Venture Smarter and RSCI reveal new collaborators and financing partners for the 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge to give communities of all sizes access to public and private support

CINCINNATI, Ohio — April 26, 2018 — Working in concert with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Congressional Smart Cities Caucus and private investment firms, Cincinnati-based Venture Smarter is transforming the smart cities conversation into action.

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Smart Cincy Summit to Cover Smart Mobility, Infrastructure and More

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.

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Colorado is 'open for business' - Regional Smart Cities Initiative

At the Smart Regions Congress in Washington DC, Co-founder of the Colorado Smart Cities Alliance, Jake Rishavy, talked about addressing some of society's most pressing problems by co-creating the next generation of technologies using a test bed at multi-city scale.

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Ohio shines at the Smart Regions Congress

Recently, Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Columbus have all been ramping up efforts around smart technology and policy planning and development. At the state level, leaders have recently formed Drive Ohio, and have been actively investing in growing tech-based and tech-enabled economies.

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Illinois announces master contracts for smart street lighting initiative | Smart Cities Dive

Illinois leaders announced that they have chosen vendors for the statewide smart street light program. The contract was awarded to Johnson Controls, Globetrotters Engineering and TEN Connected Solutions, according to Government Technology and others.

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Internet of Things: Safety, Security and Privacy. Interview with Vint G. Cerf

I had the pleasure to interview Vinton G. Cerf. Widely known as one of the “Fathers of the Internet,” Cerf is the co-designer of the TCP/IP protocols and the architecture of the Internet. Main topic of the interview is the Internet of Things (IoT) and its challenges, especially the safety, security and privacy of IoT devices.
 

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The Most Effective Federal Grants for Mid-Sized Cities – CitiesSpeak

As 2017 comes to a close, city leaders are concerned about the future of critical grant programs. Earlier this year, the Trump Administration released the Department of Housing and Urban Development budget for fiscal year 2018, which proposed the sweeping elimination of flexible block grant programs, including Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships grants.

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Breaking Down the "State of a City"

A sharply increasing disparity in technology continues to deepen the digital divide among peer cities. In fact, smaller cities that leverage their assets, including rights of way, have the opportunity to outperform larger cities in the digital transformation. 

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IEEE Standards Fulfill the 2017 World Standards Day Theme: “Standards Make Cities Smarter”

There is a massive investment being made in infrastructure requirements—almost USD $10 trillion is expected to be invested in smart city technologies by the year 2025. So it’s quite appropriate that for this year’s World Standards Day, the focus is on how “standards make cities smarter.”

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A smart city is one that turns real-time data into real-world information

As cities across the world become more interconnected, the promise of limitless mobility relies on being able to adapt swiftly to the changing travel patterns of their inhabitants.

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To Prepare for Climate Change, Copenhagen Is Building Parks That Can Turn Into Ponds - CityLab

COPENHAGEN, Denmark—The tarmac has been torn up and the greenery reduces the urban-heat island effect. More parks like it are being built to purposefully turn into small ponds during heavy rains, allowing them to capture and retain water on site until the drainage system has capacity to handle it. During the worst deluges, certain streets with raised sidewalks will become “cloudburst boulevards,” creating a Venice-like cityscape of water channeled safely through the city until it can empty into the harbor....

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Nvidia picks up Alibaba and Huawei as partners for smart city platform | TechCrunch

Metropolis has picked up two new partners in Alibaba and Huawei, and Nvidia, a GPU-based intelligent monitoring tool, is also announcing that it’s including its DeepStream software development kit in the generally available version of Metropolis.

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Smart Cities and the Weather

Disaster management is a focus of smart city innovations. As people seek to improve and optimize these systems, smart cities are beginning to understand the connection between weather and many of their goals.  A number of vendors (for example, IBM, Schneider Electric, and others) now offer weather data-driven services focused specifically on smart city interests.

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Austin GigaTECHs App Competition Bridges Gap Between City and Local Innovators

Austin’s competition is part of a nationwide initiative that’s being led by US Ignite, a nonprofit organization out of Washington, D.C., that strives to spur next-generation apps that would be foundational elements for smart communities powered by ultra-fast, programmable fiber and wireless networks.

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