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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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Smart infrastructure challenge announces winners of $50 million in seed funding

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.

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Cincinnati, Hamilton County to get U.S. Homeland Security help in combating opioid epidemic

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.

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Cincinnati-area governments sign opioid data-sharing pact with feds

StateScoop — At a "smart regions" conference in Ohio, representatives from several jurisdictions pledged to use technology to reduce drug overdoses.

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Regional action cluster aims to make Cincinnati a leader in cyber-technology

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.

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Winners announced in first Smart Infrastructure Challenge

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.

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'Technology alone cannot solve our problems': Top takeaways from Smart Regions Conference

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.

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Beyond Boundaries at the Smart Regions Conference Oct 25/26

The second annual Smart Regions Conference invites guests to think BEYOND city limits, beyond bureaucratic silos, beyond party lines, and beyond all of the barriers that hinder the development of smart communities in cities and regions of all sizes.

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250 governments already signed up - are you attending SRC18?

Of those already expected to attend the Second Annual Smart Regions Conference, representatives from more than 98 municipalities, 37 counties, 40 state agencies, 35 regional governments, 10 federal agencies, and dozens of economic development districts will collide with leaders from top technology companies, research institutions, and non-governmental organizations. 

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Explore emerging tech at the Smart Regions Conference "Innovation Corridor"

Join venture capitalists, private equity groups, enterprise innovation groups, institutional accelerators, commercialization programs, startups and more public and private sector stakeholders in exploring firsthand the advanced technologies and emerging innovations moving the smart cities market forward.

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ODOT seeking technology partners for AV Shuttle Service

Smart Columbus has partnered with the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) and DriveOhio to seek proposals from technology partners to deploy, operate, and maintain an automated vehicle (AV) shuttle service under a one-year agreement with ODOT.

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Inside the development of American Modern's new IoT pilot

Insurance provider American Modern knows that fire and water damage are the highest causes of loss for policyholders. But only the former really has consumers’ attention; in fact, water-related losses are sometimes called the silent killers, because damages don’t immediately come to light despite often requiring expensive, intrusive fixes.

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Kabbage gets $200M from Credit Suisse to expand its AI-based business loans

After picking up $250 million in equity funding from Softbank earlier this year, the small business loans and finance company Kabbage — which uses only algorithms and machine learning (no humans) to determine an applicant’s eligibility — is announcing another big infusion of money. The company is picking up $200 million from Credit Suisse in a revolving credit facility that it will use for loans.

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Global City Teams Challenge: Tech Jam in Portland, OR (June 20-22)

The Second Annual Global Tech Jam returns to Portland Wednesday, June 20th - Friday, June 22nd to present the largest forum of its kind for Smart City initiatives. This event will bring together forward-looking municipalities, research institutions, federal agencies, and leading private sector companies.

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New York City Launches First Blockchain Initiatives

NEW YORK - Kicking off CoinDesk’s annual flagship Consensus conference as the opening keynote, NYCEDC President and CEO James Patchett today announced plans to plant a flag in New York City’s growing blockchain industry. In the coming months, the City will launch two initial efforts to build a foundation around the technology and position New York City as an accessible center for blockchain innovation.

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