Explore active blue tech projects and opportunities at SRC18

Over the last century, the global per capita rate of water use has doubled, leading the United Nations to project that the demand for water will exceed supply as early as 2025. Thankfully, there’s an abundance of opportunity to combat this problem by leveraging smart technologies, policies and strategies.

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A Look Inside! SRC18 Phase Two Announcements and Updates

Venture Smarter invites you to build the future with leaders from across the United States at 2018 Smart Regions Conference! The one and a half day conference will feature Ted-style speakers, power panels, Shark Tank style pitch presentations, thoughtful networking, and much more.

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Tell your story at the 2018 Smart Regions Conference!

Has your government agency, business, or organization been crafting success stories across cities and regions by leveraging smart technologies, policies, and strategies? Is your group interested in creating new or accelerating existing smart cities projects?

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Vote for DHS, FEMA and Venture Smarter in the SXSW 2019 PanelPicker today!

Are you ready to support emergency responder’s and city planners with accelerating tech development and building a culture of cross-sector preparedness?  Venture Smarter, DHS S&T and FEMA are proposing to do just that, but we need your support!  Vote to send our panel, Mobilizing Cross-Sector Innovation to Save Lives, to South by Southwest (SXSW) 2019.

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Building Community Resilience during Hurricane Season (Capitol Hill Event, 9/25/18)

Join the Congressional Smart Cities Caucus, partners from DHS Science and Technology, state and local emergency responders and smart cities leaders for an interactive conversation on how DHS is accelerating technology development to improve hurricane preparedness, response, and recovery operations for communities nationwide.

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7 things to expect at the Smart Regions Conference

Leaders from local, county, state, and federal government agencies as well as startups, enterprise technology companies, and universities will come together for a dynamic day and a half program centered around building smart and resilient regions.

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Smart Regions Conference Adds Mayors Forum and Smart Infrastructure Challenge Presentation Pitches for 2018 Event

What are the biggest challenges faced by governments and technologists in the age of automation? How are they navigating social, financial, environmental, and technological hurdles? The 2018 Smart Regions Conference will bring together hundreds of leaders across agencies and sectors, and at all levels of government from around the country to dive into the intersection of technology, government, and community impact.

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Smart Regions Spotlight: Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN

In the 1960s, a prominent University of Minnesota oceanographer proposed and helped develop plans for an experimental city in Minnesota that would contain innovations including automated transportation and sustainable energy production. Despite gaining the support of NASA engineers, corporate giants, and even Hubert Humphrey the city never came to fruition, but that same forward-thinking spirit lives on in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area today.

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Daniel O'Leary
Smart Regions Spotlight: Chattanooga, TN

Chattanooga, TN used to be known as a factory town. The city was once so polluted that in 1969 the federal government declared it the most polluted in the nation, and Walter Cronkite famously billed it as “the dirtiest city in America.” Since then, Chattanooga has undergone a remarkable transformation that revitalized its economy and made it a regional hub of innovation. Chattanooga is now known as “Gig City” for world-class, lightning-fast internet access that is 200 times faster than average U.S. broadband speed.

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Daniel O'Leary