UpTech will showcase at the Innovation Village during the Smart Regions Conference

UpTech, Northern Kentucky's award winning startup accelerator, will be among the showcasing organizations at the Innovation Village within the Smart Regions Conference at BB&T Arena on Wednesday, October 25th. UpTech has hosted several Smart Cincy working group meetings and roundtable events and has been a partner of the Regional Smart Cities Initiative since its founding.

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Autonomous vehicles, advanced robotics, and more at BB&T Arena on October 25th

Autonomous Vehicle experts, industry leaders, and research institutions will highlight and showcase their work on the Internet of Transportation showcase area just outside of the arena. Inside, Automation Alley will feature the latest in commercialized automated technologies ranging from delivery drones and factory robots to transit vehicles and AI software.

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Walkable, bikeable, and regional

Northern Kentucky leaders including the Mayor of Newport KY Jerry Peluso, County Commissioner Tom Lampe, and Executive Director of the Regional Smart Cities Initiative Zack Huhn meet with USDOT, state DOT, and regional leaders from OKI about integrating bikeable solutions into smart city transportation planning as they pass through Newport KY. Yay Bikes! hosted the smart city bike tour.

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The Pillars of Smart Cities

The four pillars of smart planning are vital to the success of Smart Cities and the Regional Smart City Initiative. While each is important in its own way, the four are interdependent.  

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Smart city technologies and team drone races at the Midwest Regional IoT Showcase

Normal conferences are boring.We don't do boring. We do interactive. We do exciting! That's why our IoT Conference at Northern Kentucky University's BB&T Arena will be different from anything you've ever seen before. Sure, we'll have the major players in the IoT space there, and you can learn about all of the amazing things happening in the Internet of Things. But we're not going to stop with education. We're going to immerse you in a world of possibility. You'll see it firsthand when you strap on a virtual reality headset and take control of a Quadcopter or drone.

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Recap: Smart Cincy Summit (Video)

On April 25th leaders from around the country convened at Union Hall in Cincinnati, OH to officially launch Regional Smart Cities Initiatives, including efforts throughout Greater Cincinnati where RSCI pilot efforts were first catalyzed. The Smart Cincy Summit was a thought leadership event that will be replicated across the country, and across the world using the IEEE smart city planning framework and technology standards authored by Venture Smarter and collaborative supporters. 

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Regional Smart Cities Initiatives: Executive Summary

The Regional Smart Cities Initiative has identified and defined four pillars of successful, livable, workable cities and regions. Smart Regions connect municipalities (and groups of smart cities) that are using the Internet of Things, data aggregation, and other innovations that aid in the improvement of a city’s planning and services from these standpoints, ultimately making positive contributions to economic development and quality of life:

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