Financing Smart City Development
Late last month at the second annual Smart Cincy Summit and official launch of the 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge, Oscar Bode, CEO of Smart City Capital, led a workshop discussing the challenges cities face in moving from pilot to execution, and how new public-private-partnership models can accelerate and expand smart city development efforts.
As financing partner for the challenge, Smart City Capital will provide as much as $10 million to the winning project in the Smart and Connected Development track.
“That doesn’t mean that if we identify a bigger project and it would make business sense, that we wouldn’t support it,” said Bode, who added that there was as much as $3 billion set aside for the right projects.
Watch Oscar Bode deliver insight into how Smart City Capital addresses the two major challenges facing Smart City/IoT adoption in the clip above.
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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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As of May 31st, 2018 - 64 regional teams comprising at least 481 organizations and 211 government agencies submitted 80 project proposals across four response tracks: Smart and Connected Development, Smarter, Safer Streets, Critical Infrastructure, and Next Generation Infrastructure.
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