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OnDemand WEBINAR: How Peachtree Corners empowers smart city innovators to test, explore and prove new technologies

Hear first-hand from the City of Peachtree Corners’  city manager and the director of the Curiosity Lab about this pioneering approach to fostering innovation.

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OnDemand WEBINAR: How Peachtree Corners empowers smart city innovators to test, explore and prove new technologies

Date recorded: Thursday 9 April 2020

Length: 60 mins, including Q&A

 

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Located 20 miles northeast of Atlanta, Georgia, the City of Peachtree Corners is a focal point of technology innovation and business growth. Home to such innovations as the first colour printer and computer modem, Peachtree Corners attracts high-tech and Fortune 500 companies, as well as top-tier talent, from across the globe.

 

As a growing city of 45,000, residents and community leaders wanted to protect, foster and cultivate support for technology innovation in Peachtree Corners. This led to the creation of Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners.

 

Leveraging its expertise in infrastructure and public administration, the City established Curiosity Lab as a non-profit economic development initiative designed to foster smart city and autonomous mobility innovation.

 

Located in the 500-acre Technology Park Atlanta where more than 7,500 people work and 1,000 people live, the City designed Curiosity Lab as a living lab where innovators can “graduate” their creations into a real-world testing environment. People and technology interact every day at Curiosity Lab, creating one of the world’s most unique testing environments.

 

This webinar will discuss:

  • The City of Peachtree Corners’ approach to developing a smart city “sandbox”
  • How Peachtree Corners and Curiosity Lab enable smart city companies to test and prove their technology
  • Tips for startups working with municipalities and other government entities
  • The infrastructure needs of smart city technology companies
  • The need for open innovation and collaboration with unique, non-traditional partners

Speakers:

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Betsy Plattenburg

Executive Director

Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners

 Brian Johnson

Brian Johnson

City Manager

Peachtree Corners

Sarah Wray, Editor at SmartCitiesWorld Sarah has many years of experience as a B2B journalist and editor, specialising in technological innovation and its impact in cities.

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