This spring Venture Smarter leaders brought Tube Transportation experts to Ohio at the Smart Cincy Summit to talk about Hyperloop and Evacuated Tube Transportation. This summer, Hyperloop leaders and transportation experts in Ohio collaborated to propose a Columbus connection for the Hyperloop corridor. This is in addition to a separate, but complimentary statewide effort in Ohio to connect Cincinnati, Columbus, and Cleveland regions with smart mobility solutions and corridors inclusive of autonomous and advanced transportation and next generation transportation infrastructure that was sparked by Smart Columbus and the USDOT Smart Cities Challenge Grant. Here is what the Columbus Dispatch reported about the "win" for Columbus and Ohio:
"The Columbus connection of a high-speed transportation network is one of 10 international finalists. "That means basically we are amongst an elite group worldwide ... that now are going to explore" possibly implementing the project, Terri Flora, spokeswoman for the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission, said Thursday."
READ MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/news/20170914/columbus-connection-named-as-finalist-for-hyperloop-transportation
Hyperloop technologies will be on display and experts in full force at the Smart Regions Conference at BB&T Arena on October 25th.
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.
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.
The Second Annual Smart Regions Conference will bring together leaders from all levels of government and across industry sectors to accelerate the development of smart cities, regions, and industries.
Join venture capitalists, private equity groups, enterprise innovation groups, institutional accelerators, commercialization programs, startups and more public and private sector stakeholders in exploring firsthand the advanced technologies and emerging innovations moving the smart cities market forward.
MORPC has long been a part of the Smart Regions Initiative and as an association of cities, villages, townships, counties and regional organizations serving Central Ohio, they take pride in bringing communities of all sizes and interests together to collaborate on best practices and plan for the future of its growing region.
We are excited to announce that the Second Annual Smart Regions Conference will take place at The Hyatt Regency Downtown Columbus, just steps away from The Ohio State University and conveniently located only a few minutes from the John Glenn Columbus International Airport.
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?