2018 Readiness Challenge Grant Sponsors

The following Smart Cities Council Partners are providing generous sponsorship for the 2018 Readiness Challenge program:

Platinum Sponsors

  • Sensus
  • Qualcomm

Premium Sponsors

  • Itron
  • EEI
  • Leidos/Tillman

Supporting Sponsors

Amazon Web Services, AT&T, Battelle, IBI, IES, Pennoni, Synexxus

Each of the winning cities will receive the following benefits:

  • Itron and Sensus will sponsor the overall program and contribute their expertise in workshops and mentoring sessions throughout the year.
  • 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.
  • CompTIA will offer 50 free certification vouchers, CertMaster test prep, a profile in its magazine and Cyberstates report, and a role at its annual conference.
  • Pennoni will provide access to OPTICS, its web-enabled platform that shows where cities are spending money on utilities, as well as an energy audit for up to five buildings.