2018 Readiness Challenge Grant Sponsors

The following Smart Cities Council Partners are providing generous sponsorship for the 2018 Readiness Challenge program. Each of the winning cities will receive the following benefits:

  • Qualcomm will donate an Inspired by Qualcomm® Thinkabit Lab™ -- career materials, circuit boards and teaching resources to host a hands-on STEM lab. SYNEXXUS will supply control nodes, management software and support for a pilot network of up to 48 smart street lights. 
  • IES will create a Community Information Mode (CIM) – a data rich, 3D geospatial database to store, represent, and manage virtual 3D city models.
  • IBI Group will work with the Smart Cities Council to produce a Readiness Roadmap™ using the insights generated during the Readiness Workshop.
  • Edison Electric Institute (EEI) will support the efforts of electric companies to collaborate with cities on successful applications and follow on activities.
  • Battelle will provide management and technical advisory services to selected cities as they develop strategy, technology and planning roadmaps.
  • Itron and Sensus will sponsor the overall program and contribute their expertise in workshops and mentoring sessions throughout the year.