With resources and support available, Venture Smarter’s Smart Regions Initiative (formally Regional Smart Cities Initiatives) is designed to empower communities of all sizes to build smart cities and regions that put people first. The efforts revolve around education, engagement, and action rooted in best-practices, interoperability, and resilience. Tools and programs prioritize multi-jurisdictional coordination and interdisciplinary collaboration.
Arrow is a global $23.8 B technology company with thousands of engineers, exclusive online design tools, distribution services, marketing and supply chain expertise all set up to support you. Arrow has teamed up with Indiegogo, the global platform for entrepreneurs to bring their ideas from concept to market, to offer every resource at our disposal in the hands of entrepreneurs. Arrow Electronics is a global provider of products, services, and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions.
Pillar is a technology consulting company with over 20 years of uncovering and executing industry-disrupting opportunities at lightning speed.
Spherical Analytics (S|A)
Spherical Analytics (S|A) develops environmental impact solutions that combine blockchain technologies with big data and machine learning. Spherical Analytics has offices in Cambridge, MA , New Bedford, MA, and Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
University of Cincinnati
The Office of Research is accelerating research at University of Cincinnati and economic growth in the region by connecting industry, government, and community leaders with UC thought leaders and innovators.
Analog Devices (Nasdaq: ADI) is the leading global high-performance analog technology company dedicated to solving the toughest engineering challenges. We enable our customers to interpret the world around us by intelligently bridging the physical and digital with unmatched technologies that sense, measure, power, connect and interpret. Visit http://www.analog.com.
US Department of Commerce (DOC) National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA)
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), located within the Department of Commerce, is the Executive Branch agency that is principally responsible by law for advising the President on telecommunications and information policy issues. NTIA’s programs and policymaking focus largely on expanding broadband Internet access and adoption in America, expanding the use of spectrum by all users, and ensuring that the Internet remains an engine for continued innovation and economic growth. These goals are critical to America’s competitiveness in the 21st century global economy and to addressing many of the nation’s most pressing needs, such as improving education, health care, and public safety.
United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T)
As the research and development (R&D) arm of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) focuses on providing the tools, technologies, and knowledge products the nation’s Homeland Security Enterprise needs today and tomorrow. That means S&T constantly works to bridge industry and end-user communities around the nation. S&T’s R&D focus areas cover DHS’s core mission areas and use our network of industry, national laboratory and other partners seek solutions for capability gaps and define topics for future research.
National Infrastructure and Investment Alliance
Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission (MORPC) is an association of cities, villages, townships, counties and regional organizations serving Central Ohio, they take pride in bringing communities of all sizes and interests together to collaborate on best practices and plan for the future of its growing region. MORPC does this through a variety of programs, services, projects and initiatives – all with the goal of improving the lives of our residents and making Central Ohio stand out on the world stage.
Ohio Kentucky Indiana Regional Council of Governments
Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC)
The Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC) program is a collaborative platform for the development of smart cities and communities, led by National Institute of Standards and Technology, a bureau of U.S. Department of Commerce, in partnership with other U.S. federal agencies including DHS S&T, NSF, ITA, and NTIA. GCTC enables local governments, nonprofit organizations, academic institutions, technologists, and corporations from all over the world to form project teams, or “action clusters,” and “SuperClusters,” to work on groundbreaking Internet of Things (IoT) and Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) applications within the city and community environment.
Smart City Capital
Smart City Capital substantially reduces the pilot to execution timeline for a city as a result of the industry leading, end to end eco-system it has developed, which includes, experienced equity, debt, technical and PMO resources with the ability of creating budget & deliver “know-how”.
Smart City Infrastructure
Smart City Infrastructure LLC (SCI) provides energy efficiency expertise, project management, and budget neutral financing for energy and water efficiency projects.
Congressional Smart Cities Caucus
Formed in the 115th Congress, the Congressional Smart Cities Caucus serves as a bipartisan group of Members dedicated to bringing American communities into the 21st Century through innovation and technological change. The Congressional Smart Cities Caucus provides a place where Members of Congress can convene with stakeholders from all different backgrounds, including but not limited to: industry stakeholders, state and local governments, and local community leaders.
Colorado Smart Cities Alliance
City of Cincinnati, OH
The Oracle Cloud offers complete SaaS application suites for ERP, HCM and CX, plus best-in-class database Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) from data centers throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia.
NYC Mayor's Office of the Chief Technology Officer
VANTIQ - the company that powers real-time business operations - provides the only truly dynamic platform for quickly and easily creating transformative, digital applications to drive your smart city in real time.
Spectrum Enterprise, a division of Charter Communications, is a national provider of scalable, fiber-based technology solutions that can deliver the government solutions that equip staff, agencies, and citizens to reliably and securely connect and collaborate. A smart technology partner helps you accomplish your mission-critical objectives. The broad Spectrum Enterprise portfolio includes Internet access, Ethernet access and networks, Voice and TV solutions extending to Managed IT solutions, including Application, Cloud Infrastructure and Managed Hosting Services offered by Spectrum affiliate, Navisite.
Smart Cincy is a public-private-partnership in Cincinnati, OH led by interdisciplinary and interagency collaborators from The City of Cincinnati, The Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments, The University of Cincinnati, CVG International Airport, Cincinnati Metro, Venture Smarter, Cintrifuse, and hundreds of collaborating businesses and organizations. Smart Cincy is the nation's first regional smart city initiative and largest interdisciplinary and interagency working group of smart cities collaborators in the Midwest.
With over 140 years of communications experience and over 8,000 miles in fiber network investments, Cincinnati Bell is a proven leader in paving the way to deliver high-speed Internet solutions.
Verizon is a global leader delivering innovative communications and technology solutions that improve the way their customers live, work and play.
Powernet enables businesses to connect with audiences in the office and across the world through wireless networking, Wi-Fi, voice, data, IT managed services, in addition to domestic and international carrier services. As a Woman-Owned business with more than 24 years of telecom experience and expert sales and support teams, we provide our partners and clients the unparalleled service and innovative technology they need to achieve their business goals.
100 Resilient Cities
100 Resilient Cities – Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation (100RC) helps cities around the world become more resilient to the physical, social, and economic challenges that are a growing part of the 21st century. 100RC provides this assistance through: funding for a Chief Resilience Officer in each member city who will lead the resilience efforts; resources for drafting a resilience strategy; access to private sector, public sector, academic, and NGO resilience tools; and membership in a global network of peer cities to share best practices and challenges.
Cornell Tech is building a diverse environment of academics and practitioners who excel at imagining, researching and building digitally-enabled products and services to directly address societal and commercial needs, particularly in areas that both draw on and contribute to the vibrancy of New York City.
NYU Tandon Future Labs
Carnegie Mellon University
Metro is Southwest Ohio's fixed-route bus service, which serves Hamilton County residents in addition to providing commuter routes from Clermont, Butler and Warren counties into Cincinnati. Metro is a non-profit, tax-funded public service of the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA), providing about 15 million rides per year in the Greater Cincinnati area.
Since 2004, Ruckus Wireless has been a leading wireless technology innovator, repeatedly delivering industry firsts such as 802.11n & 802.11ac products, certificate-based security, and location-based software. Ruckus ensures their products are readily available to partners whether for a small, local project or one of the world’s largest, such as their work providing WiFi to the 10th largest city in the United States, San Jose, California.
Battelle, the world's largest, independent R&D organization, advances Smart City innovation and moves new technologies from concept to commercialization safely and efficiently, delivering solutions to the complex and interrelated challenges faced by urban communities. Battelle’s expertise spans data analytics, transportation system design, public health, environmental health, aging and gerontology, emergency management and more.
UpTech is a nationally ranked tech accelerator program for data-driven startups that are developing tech-enabled solutions and seeking equity funding. UpTech selects up to 10 startups annually to go through the 6-month accelerator program driven by intensive entrepreneurship education, one-on-one mentoring, and extensive community involvement.
Kentucky Innovation Network
The Kentucky Innovation Network has been around since 2001 creating a network of business leaders and mentors that encourage relationships, grow companies new and existing, and create jobs. They do this through the thirteen offices they have located across Kentucky. The Network is managed in partnership with the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development and Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation, along with local partners.
Hamilton Mill is a regional small business incubator designed to accelerate the successful development of entrepreneurial companies with support resources and services.
JadeTrack is a cloud-based software platform that empowers organizations to maximize energy efficiency and long-term sustainability. Energy management and sustainability strategies don’t have to be complicated and don’t have to be costly. JadeTrack makes managing these programs possible through comprehensive dashboards, powered by automated utility data and real-time monitoring.
Mastercard is a technology company in the global payments industry. Its global payments processing network connects consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. Mastercard products and solutions make everyday commerce activities – such as shopping, traveling, running a business and managing finances – easier, more secure and more efficient for everyone. Mastercard is committed to helping cities become more inclusive, more sustainable and more efficient by applying technology, data and partnerships to the challenges of an increasingly urban world.
Innovative Technology Holdings
Innovative Technology Holdings (ITH) believes in the power of technology innovation & excellence to transform your organization, make things work better and take your business to the next level effectively, efficiently and economically. Providing nationwide turn-key expertise in Smart City infrastructures, many various technology applications and multi-vendor technology hardware solutions, ITH is positioned to assist partners with their immediate project needs while providing guidance with their long term vision, strategies and business/technical requirements.
Path Master's 36,000 sq. ft. facility in Twinsburg, Ohio, holds a complete inventory of the finest products for traffic management. All of the systems and components they sell are designed to operate with efficiency and reliability. If emergencies arise, Path Master has the resources to react immediately with replacement modules and parts, technical assistance, complete test and repair facilities, and field support.
AAA provides automotive, travel and insurance services to 58 million members nationwide and more than three million members in Ohio. AAA advocates for the safety and mobility of its members and has been committed to outstanding road service for more than 100 years. AAA is a non-stock, non-profit corporation working on behalf of motorists, who can now map a route, find local gas prices, discover discounts, book a hotel and track their roadside assistance service with the AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android.
The Center for Automotive Research (CAR)
The Center for Automotive Research (CAR) produces industry-driven research and analyses; develops forecasts; fosters dialogue and convenes forums; and publicly disseminates our research through events, our website, and the media.
Smart Columbus is the smart city initiative for the Columbus Region. We have a vision that starts with the reinvention of mobility, which will lead us to a future beyond what anyone has yet imagined.
Cincinnati 2030 District
Scoop News Group
Red Bike is Cincinnati’s most fun and active system of public transportation. A bike sharing system consisting of 57 stations and 442 bikes, Red Bike is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to improving community by providing a low-cost, healthy, and green transportation option that makes Greater Cincinnati a more vibrant and connected community.
WSP USA, formerly WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, is the U.S. operating company of one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms—WSP. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment sectors. With more than 7,000 people in 100 offices across the U.S., WSP USA partners with clients to help communities prosper.
Ice Miller LLP is a full-service law firm with locations in Indianapolis, Indiana and Washington, D.C. The firm offers legal services in areas that include antitrust and trade, computer law, financial services, labor and employment law, and tax.
LISNR is an ultrasonic audio technology — a communication protocol that uses inaudible sound, called Smart Tones™, to transmit information. With any LISNR-enabled software or device: Use LISNR to transmit customizable streams of data every second — enabling proximity engagement with audience measurement, seamless & secure methods of authentication, and device to device data transmission for automation and connectivity.
American Modern is a widely recognized specialty insurance leader with 50 years of experience in the manufactured housing insurance sector. The company delivers specialized products and services for residential property – such as mobile homes and specialty dwellings – and for consumers in the recreational market, including owners of boats, personal watercraft, classic cars, motorcycles, ATVs and snowmobiles.