The Smart Cities Council – the industry’s largest coalition – opened applications for its 2019 North American Readiness Challenge, an annual program that has so far helped nearly a dozen cities and states advance their smart cities initiatives. The program offers communities interactive workshops, mentoring and digital tools that help them develop their smart cities plans, build community support and strengthen their projects to deliver more widespread and inclusive results.
At the Enterprise Ireland IoT & Smart Cities Forum this week the Smart Cities Council and Tr3Dent announced their agreement to launch Smart Cities Project Activator, a powerful combination of the Smart Cities Council’s widely adopted and successful Readiness Program (RP) and a customized version of Tr3Dent’s Transformation Accelerator Platform.
Cary, one of our 2018 Smart Cities Council Readiness Challenge winners, last week held its Readiness Workshop. The town already has a clear view of how all the elements of community need to come together. See how it used its workshop to continue those efforts.
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Fairfax County, Virginia – a smart cities leader and a 2018 Smart Cities Council Readiness Challenge finalist, recently partnered with the Smart Cities Council to host a Readiness Workshop to tackle key challenges using smart technology and processes. The workshop focused on identifying steps the county can take to improve mobility, optimize its street infrastructure and reduce obesity.
Smart Cities Council, the sector’s largest coalition, today announced the finalists for its 2018 Readiness Challenge Grants, of which five will be selected in early March to receive mentoring as well as tailored products and services to accelerate their smart city initiatives. Additionally, Puerto Rico will be awarded a special Readiness Challenge Grant to help accelerate its hurricane recovery efforts.
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The Smart Cities Council, the world's largest smart cities network, will award additional benefits through its 2018 Readiness Challenge Grants to five North American communities looking to accelerate their smart city initiatives.