If you are a city in North America, you are invited to provide information about your smart city projects in the Council’s Smart Cities Activator. You may have gotten an email inviting your city to participate. If so, follow the instructions in the email. Or click to find out how to participate.
Enterprise Ireland Partners with the Smart Cities Council to Accelerate Irish Progress. The Council is inviting North American cities to nominate projects from which Enterprise Ireland will select cities with bold projects that improve their livability, workability, and sustainability To participate please visit
DC5G is a problem-solving show that will give attendees clear actions they can take to build, adopt and/or enable 5G. All players essential to 5G implementation are invited to join this two-day business leadership conference that focuses on hosting executive-level conversations surrounding investment, infrastructure and smart communities. https://2019.dc5g.com/
Companies looking to supply smart cities with products or services have plenty of opportunities available across the country. As more government agencies begin investing in the smart cities movement, companies in the business-to-government (B2G) marketplace have the chance to take advantage.
World Smart Sustainable Cities Organization (WeGO) and Smart Cities Council (Council) have partnered to improve their mutual engagement with cities globally. The partnership, while using Smart Cities Activator as the foundation, is also based on working together to advance smart city projects by sharing with cities best practices for project development, feasibility, and project financing.
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AVEVA creates industrial software that inspires people to shape the future. They believe industry advancement should enhance the human experience.
AVEVA’s customers are owners, operators and engineering contractors associated with complex process plant and marine assets who operate in the Power, Oil & Gas, Marine, Paper & Pulp, and many process-related industries.
Most large-scale engineering projects are unique and of such a scale that they cannot be prototyped, but employ a concurrent design-and-build approach, often involving many partners across the globe working together on a single project. AVEVA has unparalleled experience and understanding of providing software and services to this complex market.
If you’ve read the recent criticisms of Baltimore by Donald Trump, you might be tempted to write the city off. In reality, Baltimore is on the brink of becoming a smart, sustainable city. This article explains, and suggests the lessons other cities can learn from it.
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As more governments begin investing in the smart cities movement, companies in the business-to-government (B2G) marketplace have the chance to take advantage. This article explains 10 smart city projects that were recently a) awarded to a vendor, or b) recently put out to bid, or c) included in an agency’s future spending plan.
The National Governors Association believes every state needs a cyber response plan like the ones used for natural disasters. It has prepared an issue brief with 14 recommendations plus links to helpful information. Why bother? Put simply, a significant cyber incident could stretch a central government's ability to respond. States need plans in place to ensure they are ready to respond without federal help.
Qualcomm sponsored a series of workshops in Texas, where we developed 18 specific project ideas other regions can study for ideas. In addition, the process revealed six best practices: 1) Build a national/regional coalition; 2) Build side-by-side with the communities; 3) Build back better; 4) Build smart from the start; 5) Take a phased approach; and 6) Move from conversation mode to action mode. This article provides a link to the resulting action plan where you can review details.
SSPCR 2019 explores the impact of academic research, the scaling-up and replicability opportunities of pilot projects, and the added value of local bottom-up initiatives, in relation to complex challenges posed by the smart city/region approach.
• Discover how cities and regions are evolving into living labs, i.e. open innovation ecosystems
• Explore processes and procedures of co-creation, which integrate public, private, research and civil society actors
• Contribute to the conference’s overall aim of shaping means of increasing the quality of life in smart cities and smart regions
The SILPA international conference www.smartislandregion.com invites companies, scientific and innovation communities, projects and international organizations to discuss common interests and to discover new opportunities to work together to build new projects and partnerships for Smart topics including Smart Islands and Regions with a wide spectrum of applications including but not limited to green energy, tourism, health, transport, environment, social cohesion, wellbeing.
The Chief Data Officer, (CDO), for the Commonwealth of Virginia, Carlos Rivero announced a state-wide survey of cities and counties in Virginia to support development of a statewide data governance policy. Recognizing the critical role of data governance for smart communities, the CDO has partnered with the Center for Innovative Technology and is using Smart Cities Activator, an online collaborative platform provided by the Smart Cities Council.
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Based on research jointly conducted by AlphaBeta, the Hinrich Foundation and the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) titled “The Digital Komodo Dragon: How Indonesia can capture digital trade opportunity at home and abroad”, the Jakarta Post recently reported that digital trade is expected to be the biggest support for the country’s economy by 2030.
One of our Readiness Challenge Winners was Montgomery, AL. You can find information about their upcoming Readiness Workshop here (See Opportunity Calendar). The workshop will be held August 20, 2019.
The Philippines Smarter & Sustainable Cities (SSC) Taskforce is partnering with the Smart Cities Council and others to build a national initiative to bring the Council’s Readiness Program to the country’s cities.
It’s not hard to find smart city rankings based on past accomplishments. But market intelligence firm GovWin+Onvia has released a report that ranks U.S. cities (and counties) by their actual buying behavior from 2015-2019
Companies looking to supply smart city products or services have plenty of opportunities available across the United States. As more government agencies begin investing in the smart cities sector, companies in the business-to-government (B2G) marketplace have the chance to take advantage.
Leading global municipal professionals and tech experts meet at this two-day conference to discuss how new technology can enhance our cities and municipalities and share case studies on how it is already being done worldwide. Download the conference brochure for speaker overview, the agenda and more.
Scheduled for release in mid-2020, Activator Finance will be a fresher, faster approach to smart city financing. Using data already generated via Activator's Discover, Plan, and Exchange functions, cities will have the option to get information about financing options as well.
If you are looking for help with Activator then you have come to the right place.
The Smart Cities Readiness Network is a global knowledge exchange for public sector employees. It offers a weekly newsletter, in-person workshops, discounts to smart city conferences, and a way to find and connect with cities working on similar projects. You may apply to join by filling in a short, online form.
Smart Cities Activator is an online platform that helps cities plan and deploy smart projects. It provides a way to find and contact colleagues at other cities who are working on smart city projects themselves. And a way to access their expertise via knowledge resources and project templates.