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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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U.S. DOT Provides More Than $63 Billion to Major Transportation Infrastructure Investments Across America in 2018

WASHINGTON – By the end of the 2018 fiscal year (FY 2018), the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) made available more than $63.9 billion in FY 2018 multi-modal discretionary and formula transportation investments and $1.6 billion in FY 2017 discretionary funds.

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Explore active blue-tech projects and opportunities at SRC18

Over the last century, the global per capita rate of water use has doubled, leading the United Nations to project that the demand for water will exceed supply as early as 2025. Thankfully, there’s an abundance of opportunity to combat this problem by leveraging smart technologies, policies and strategies.

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Submit your solution in the U.S. Coast Guard Ready For Rescue Challenge

The United States Coast Guard’s Research and Development Center (USCG RDC) in conjunction with the DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is seeking new concepts for a solution that helps make people lost in the water easier to find and rescue. The best concepts will be effective, affordable, and hold the potential for wide adoption by recreational mariners and boaters.

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USDA Prioritizing Projects focused on Regional Economic Development

Projects that promote regional economic development can capitalize upon the unique strengths of specific rural areas. USDA Rural Development helps finance these projects by helping applicants overcome multi-jurisdictional challenges and by helping leverage federal, state, local or private funding.

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Pipeline H2O now recruiting water-based startup technologies

Supported by a coalition of regional cities, utilities, universities, and startup organizations, Pipeline H2O is looking for companies working on water technologies that solve various aspects of the world’s water issues such as infrastructure improvements, water reuse, wastewater treatment and monitoring.

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NYC Smart Stormwater Management — 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge

The New York Smart Stormwater Management Project seeks to reach 100% reduction of CSOs by creating a citywide systems approach around CSO-sheds and leveraging active citizen participation and innovative stormwater technologies.

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Google-backed AI network aids lead pipe cleanup in Flint, MI | Smart Cities Dive

To help with the effort in Flint, MI to replace lead pipes that have contaminated residents’ water supplies, researchers from Georgia Tech University developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system, backed by Google, to predict which of the city’s 55,000 homes are affected, according to a report in New Scientist.

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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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Discover 25 smart and connected projects from around the country

The first 25 teams to submit their initial response for the 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge are receiving support from Venture Smarter to prepare presentations, match with teaming partners, and explore the opportunities and challenges presented by smart - or IoT enabled - infrastructure and development.

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Team Smart Lake — Smart Infrastructure Challenge

Representing a coalition of key stakeholders across the Lake Erie Basin, Team Smart Lake is working on building next generation infrastructure - composed of distributed sensors, networked telemetry, and advanced analytics - for our common water resource.

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Triangle Area Water Supply Monitoring Project (TAWSMP) - Smart Infrastructure Challenge

The Triangle Area Water Supply Monitoring Project (TAWSMP) is a collaborative group with a well-established, regional network of streamflow gauges that provide critical, real-time information for water suppliers, planners, recreational users, and emergency response agencies.

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IKEA, David Chang and ruler of Dubai invest $40 million in AeroFarms vertical farming | Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

The revolutionary company just secured a whopping $40 million in financing from world-renowned chef David Chang, megabrand IKEA and the ruler of Dubai — Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid. The company intends to use the money to address the escalating challenge of bringing healthy, sustainable food to the growing global population using their innovative aeroponic growing system.

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City of the Year: Washington, DC | Smart Cities Dive

The underlying element of the District that maintains its efficiency as a tourist destination for travelers from around the globe is it's hotbed of innovation, technology and connectivity.

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$300 Billion War Beneath the Street: Fighting to Replace America’s Water Pipes - The New York Times

The outcome of the industry rivalry between iron and plastics will also determine the country’s response to an infrastructure challenge of epic proportions.

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Innovative PV landfill system saves costs and protects the environment

A groundbreaking PV system on a landfill-site in Germany demonstrates how to combine conventional waste management and climate protection and to save costs. The installation of Goldbeck Solar was honored with one of this year`s Intersolar Awards in the category for Outstanding Solar Projects.

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