Posts in Research and Insights
It's time to address the standards, risks and norms of investing for impact

While there are some challenges that both investors and businesses face in creating a net positive impact, there are still ways in which we can ensure that investments are positively impacting society.

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Prioritizing integrated research to build smart cities and regions — Smart Regions

There are not yet hundreds and thousands of use cases to prove best-practices in smart cities. As we continue integrating new tech and policies into our government systems and infrastructure, we MUST prioritize an integrated and applied research agenda in order to make smart cities scientific.

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Making Smart Cities Scientific

For governments and technologists, partnerships with academic and research institutions are particularly important as there are not yet hundreds or thousands of use cases that define and prove the concepts behind smart cities or regions.

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DOT Announces Competitive Grant Solicitation for Two New University Transportation Research Centers

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) today published a Notice of Funding Opportunity for $15 million to fund two new University Transportation Centers (UTCs).

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Indiana Broadband: State Commits $100M; New Study Shows Value of High-Speed Access - America's Electric Cooperatives

The state of Indiana will invest $100 million to develop high-speed internet access in its sparsely populated counties. The announcement comes on the heels of new research showing the state could gain $12 billion in economic benefits from rural broadband service.

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Oneida County, NY seeking a System-Wide Analysis for Transit Based Transportation Connections (SWA for TBTC)

The intent of the SWA for TBTC is through system-wide analysis to encourage economic development and enhance the quality of life, by identifying, developing, and strengthening transit opportunities’ and resources in rural and urban Oneida County. 

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Greater PHX Smart Region — Smart Infrastructure Challenge

The Greater PHX Smart Region - in collaboration with Arizona State University (ASU), Trane, and other industry partners - seeks to leverage Smart Water technologies that enable leak detection.

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Greater Cincinnati Smart Mobility Consortium — Smart Infrastructure Challenge

The University of Cincinnati is partnering with community, government, and industry leaders to build Innovation Districts and foster a thriving 21st century ecosystem centered around smart and sustainable mobility solutions in greater Cincinnati.

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