Applications open for Smart Cities Readiness Challenge


Thursday, 23 January, 2020


Applications open for Smart Cities Readiness Challenge

Cities worldwide are gearing up to compete and collaborate in this year’s Smart Cities Readiness Challenge.

The Smart Cities Council North America-run competition aims to drive the development of livable, workable and sustainable cities by challenging participants to deliver pertinent, resilient, scalable and replicable projects.

During the challenge, participants must: show they can nimbly respond to changing circumstances, plan to implement “technology enablers that allow data collection and analytics”, encourage stakeholder engagement, demonstrate commitment to the project, have measurable criteria for success, consider data from multiple sources and adapt to feedback, according to the website.

Finalists can earn a travel scholarship to Smart Cities Week San Diego or Washington DC in April or October, respectively, to present their projects and also attend the San Diego Readiness Workshop in April, where 18 cities, the port and San Diego airport meet to “accelerate regional planning”, the website said.

Winners will have the opportunity to further develop their project with the help of the Smart Cities Council and/or other cities and experts and potentially, a grant.

Applications for the ‘Spring Round’ are open until 16 March 2020.

Image credit: ©stock.adobe.com/au/iaremenko

Related News

Cyber researcher a 'Rising Star' in defence science

Cyber researcher Amy Stringfellow has won the ADM Women in Defence 'Rising Star' award...

$600m investment in new Navy information systems

The Australian Government will invest $600 million into the Australian Defence Force's...

Tasmania Police unveils high-tech drone fleet

Tasmania Police has unveiled 22 new additions to its drone fleet, as part of the state...


  • All content Copyright © 2020 Westwick-Farrow Pty Ltd