Smart Cities Grants to Be Awarded to 5 U.S. Cities

December 12, 2016
Smart Cities Grants to Be Awarded to 5 U.S. Cities

On behalf of Ice Miller, and the attorneys involved with the Internet of Things (IoT) industry, please see the following information about a series of Smart City grants which will be awarded to 5 cities in the U.S. If you are interested in applying for a Smart City grant to help your city incorporate the use of IoT technologies, and could use help with your application, please let us know.

http://smartcitiescouncil.com/article/white-house-commitment-smart-cities-council-challenge-grants
 
As part of the White House Smart Cities Initiative, the Smart Cities Council commits to award five (5) Smart Cities Council Challenge Grants to help five American cities (with populations greater than 100,000) apply smart technologies to improve urban livability, workability and sustainability. For each of the five winning cities, the Council will deliver a tailored one-day Readiness Program during the 2017 calendar year. And members of the Council will deliver additional benefits to each of the five cities, as described below:

  • Ameresco will consult with each of the five cities on optimizing smart street lighting as part of an overall smart city strategy. 
  • AT&T will provide a donation of up to 25 AT&T IoT Starter Kits at no cost to each of the selected cities.
  • CH2M and Qualcomm will partner to host a one-day follow-on workshop for each city to develop a work plan for development and deployment of a Smart Cities Council ecosystem.
  • Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) will provide each winning city with a one-year Premier membership and online access to all of its research and materials.
  • Dow Building & Construction will provide consultation on optimizing building design as a part of a smart city ecosystem.
  • IDC’s Government Insights Smart Cities Strategies research advisory service will provide each city a Smart City maturity benchmark.
  • Sensus will provide each winning city a hosted smart city communication network free of charge for one year.
  • Telit will provide each city free access to the Telit IoT platform, which provides comprehensive functions for connecting devices, managing devices and integrating the data.
  • TM Forum will provide its expertise and its Smart City Maturity and Benchmark model free of charge to help the cities quickly assess their strengths and weaknesses and to set clear goals for transformation.
  • Transdev will provide each selected city with up to three days of free consultation and technical assistance to look at ways of providing new and more efficient mobility options.
Applications are being accepted until December 31, 2016.

For more information, please click here.

This publication is intended for general information purposes only and does not and is not intended to constitute legal advice. The reader should consult with legal counsel to determine how laws or decisions discussed herein apply to the reader’s specific circumstances.


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