At the Second Annual Smart Cincy Summit speakers and presenters across sectors and agencies shined a bright light on their success stories, challenges, and opportunities to collaborate to accelerate the development of smart city efforts across Cincinnati and the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Region. Local, state, and federal leaders convened with academic and business leaders to continue driving the conversation - and action - forward.
The Summit was the second annual event of its kind, and served last year to formally launch the first Regional Smart Cities Initiative in the United States. This year, the event explored ongoing activities, forthcoming projects, and available resources that can accelerate said efforts. It also acted as the 'kick-off' event for the 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge where $50 million in project financing was revealed to be available for challenge winners.
At the Second Annual Smart Cincy Summit leaders engaged in a panel discussion and open Q&A focused on assessing and mitigating risks ranging from cyber-physical security to environmental impact.
At the Second Annual Smart Cincy Summit 68 speakers and presenters across sectors and agencies shined a bright light on their success stories, challenges, and opportunities to collaborate to accelerate the development of smart city efforts across Cincinnati and the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Region.
Discover key takeaways and special announcements from the Second Annual Smart Cincy Summit in Cincinnati, OH.
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.
In 2017, the inaugural Smart Cities Summit focused on starting the conversation between stakeholders and decision makers from around the region to identify goals that will transform the Cincinnati region into a Smart City. On Thursday, April 26, at Union Hall in Over-the-Rhine, the Summit returns to highlight the progress made in the last year and to keep the momentum going.
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.
The Second Annual Smart Cincy Summit will bring together local, regional and national leaders on April 26th, 2018 at Union Hall in Cincinnati, OH. A detailed program overview, inclusive of featured speakers, panel discussions and smart planning workshops is now available.
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.”
The city of the future is a "smart city" and on Tuesday, government officials joined stakeholders and innovators for the Smart Cincy Summit. The summit was just the first in a series of conversations the region will have around ways to improve life for everyone in Greater Cincinnati.
Joining us to discuss the Regional Smart Cities Initiative and Smart Cincy Summit are Director of the Kentucky Innovation Network, Casey Barach; University of Cincinnati Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering and Construction Management Associate Professor, Dr. Jonathan Corey; and Venture Smarter President and Director of the Regional Smart Cities Initiative, Zack Huhn.