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Bloomberg Philanthropies

January 16, 2019

The newest, and final, winners of the expanded Bloomberg Philanthropies Climate Challenge have been announced.

NYU Tandon School of Engineering

December 28, 2018

As the countdown to the new year approaches, so, too, does the deadline for the Urban Future Prize Competition. The Urban Future Lab, New York City's hub for smart cities, smart grid technology, and clean energy at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, recently... read more

smart cities council readiness challenge
November 15, 2018

The Smart Cities Council – the industry’s largest coalition – has 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.

American Cities Climate Challenge Winners
November 06, 2018

Hawaii’s capital has been added as eighteenth of 20 cities to be awarded resources and technical support to help achieve their ambitious climate goals.

Credit: Startup in Residence STIR Project

October 29, 2018

With a fast-approaching deadline, startups from across the globe are urged to take action in tackling civic challenges. Startup in Residence (STIR) connects startups with government agencies to develop technology products that address civic challenges.

American Cities Climate Challenge Winners

Credit: Bloomberg Philanthropies

October 26, 2018

UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Climate Action and former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg has named the next rounds of winning cities in the Bloomberg American Cities Climate Challenge.

construction worker shortage
October 18, 2018

Demand for construction projects is at an all-time high in the U.S. But, construction firms cannot respond aggressively because of the lack of skilled workers. With no relief in sight, there is great angst!

the dangers of IoT
September 27, 2018

In September 2015, the FBI released an official warning to the public about the dangers of the Internet of Things (IoT) ㄧ Have our devices become any safer since?

seniors and smart tech
September 24, 2018

Artificial intelligence has come a long way in the last couple of decades. We see it in the applications that we use every day. Take that virtual assistance on your phone, for example. That is a prime example of artificial intelligence at work.

leading cities accelicity new partners
August 24, 2018

Final acceptance of the 2018 AcceliCITY applications officially ends on Monday, August 27th, putting an end to a tremendously successful inaugural Smart City startup competition application process.

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