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About Smart Cincy
Smart Cincy is a public-private-partnership in Cincinnati, OH led by interdisciplinary and interagency collaborators from The City of Cincinnati, The Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments, The University of Cincinnati, CVG International Airport, Cincinnati Metro, Venture Smarter, Cintrifuse, and hundreds of collaborating businesses and organizations. Smart Cincy is the nation's first regional smart city initiative and largest interdisciplinary and interagency working group of smart cities collaborators in the Midwest.
Among the largest ‘smart cities’ leadership events in North America, the Second Annual Smart Regions Conference will convene leaders from all levels of government and across sectors for a dynamic day of programming, including TED-style speakers, power panels, an innovation corridor, the 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge project pitches and awards, and much more. To learn more about the event, visit smartregions.org/conference.
Venture Smarter’s Smart Regions Initiative is proud to partner with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) - an initiative of the U.S. Department of Commerce - in an effort to connect all people, places and things regardless of socioeconomic or geographical barriers.
The Smart Regions Initiative is delighted to announce our new partnership with the Clovernook Center for the Blind & Visually Impaired.
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
The second annual Smart Regions Conference invites guests to think BEYOND city limits, beyond bureaucratic silos, beyond party lines, and beyond all of the barriers that hinder the development of smart communities in cities and regions of all sizes.
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.
For governments and technologists, partnerships with academic and research institutions are particularly important as there are not yet hundreds or thousands of use cases that define and prove the concepts behind smart cities or regions.
The event is unique in that each stakeholder -- from researchers and decision makers to project managers and citizens -- is invited to attend and play an active role in the regional collaboration and multi-jurisdictional cooperation that is required to navigate the ever-changing social, financial, environmental, and technological challenges we face today.