Posts in Smart Regions Challenge
Meet the finalists of the 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge!

Of the 89 projects across 69 regional teams entered in the 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge, 30 projects across 22 regions - from Portland, OR to Portland, ME - have qualified for the finals set to take place late October at the Smart Regions Conference

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Prioritizing integrated research to build smart cities and regions

There are not yet hundreds and thousands of use cases to prove best-practices in smart cities. As we continue integrating new tech and policies into our government systems and infrastructure, we MUST prioritize an integrated and applied research agenda in order to make smart cities scientific.

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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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#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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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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RSVP for the final Q&A Webinar [Smart Infrastructure Challenge]

Prior to the LoI submission deadline, Venture Smarter will host an informational webinar for the Smart Infrastructure Challenge at 3:00 pm (EST) on Thursday, May 31st, 2018. REGISTRATION REQUIRED - If you would like to attend this online session, please RSVP here.

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Preview the 2018 Smart Regions Conference (October 25, Columbus OH)

At the 2018 Smart Regions Conference leaders from across the United States and North America will highlight their success stories, challenges, and opportunities to collaborate to build smart cities and regions rooted in community impact and resilience. The theme of this year's conference is 'Smart and Resilient Infrastructure,' and the event will serve as the host of the 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge presentations, where teams are competing for access to support, resources, and project financing in excess of $50 million.

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View the Checklist for Submitting a Letter of Intent - Smart Infrastructure Challenge

To register for the challenge, team leaders must submit a Letter of Intent by May 31st, 2018 11:59 pm EST. LoI submissions do not have to be detailed, but should paint a picture of who the collaborators are, and what problems are to be solved using smart and connected technologies. View the Checklist for submitting your Letter of Intent here.

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Informational packet for the Smart Infrastructure Challenge now available!

The 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge is off to a great start with teams from all across the country participating! Since announcing the May 31st entry deadline extension, even more teams have expressed interest in joining the challenge. With that being said, our team has put together an informational packet to clarify areas of uncertainty for both current and potential participants.

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Infrastructure Challenge Info Webinar Added! Friday, April 20th (3pm EST)

Venture Smarter will host an informational webinar for the Smart Infrastructure Challenge at 3:00 pm (EST) on Friday, April 20th, 2018. If you would like to attend this online session, please fill out the form below and we will send you a calendar invite with login information.

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The Smart Infrastructure Challenge: Designed for Small and Medium Sized Communities

The trend in 'smart cities' and the relative challenges associated with the rapid development of efforts has been to prioritize and favor major metropolitan areas. While the 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge is open to major cities and regions, the program was specifically designed to enable small and medium sized cities, counties, states, and regions to realize the same smart city opportunities, and success stories.

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Congressman Brendan Boyle explains why we must 'expand our conversation when it comes to infrastructure'

At the Smart Regions Congress in Washington DC, Congressman Brendan Boyle discussed how we must expand our conversation around infrastructure, as it's interconnectivity is a critical component of optimizing our systems in the 21st century.

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