Smart Cities News

CivStart and Govlaunch team to bridge gap between start-ups and local governments

CivStart and Govlaunch team to bridge gap between start-ups and local governments

To help navigate the challenging public sector marketplace, start-ups entering CivStart’s accelerator programme will receive 24 months of customer and product development, network building and expert guidance.

Texan innovation alliance pledges to address immediate and core priorities

Texan innovation alliance pledges to address immediate and core priorities

The North Texas Innovation Alliance, which has also joined the City Possible network, will focus both on immediate challenges related to Covid-19, as well as look ahead to establish core priorities.

Call for global start-ups to help increase urban resiliency

Call for global start-ups to help increase urban resiliency

QBE AcceliCity programme will recognise and support innovators which leverage smart city solutions that help cities manage and respond to physical, economic and social risk.

Sacramento asks its innovators to respond to Covid-19

Sacramento asks its innovators to respond to Covid-19

The Californian city has created an online portal to find the best ideas for how it can use technology and innovation to meet the challenges brought by the pandemic.

Cleantech start-ups address climate change

Cleantech start-ups address climate change

Participants in the Urban Future Prize were challenged to develop productive and equitable solutions in a number of areas, including smart cities.

Houston accelerator places new focus on resilience in the face of Covid-19

Houston accelerator places new focus on resilience in the face of Covid-19

The Ion Smart & Resilient Cities Accelerator wants to support start-ups to create solutions to help in everyday lives, but also in situations that require urgency like the coronavirus outbreak.

Smart city start-up challenge launches in Ruhr Metropolis

Smart city start-up challenge launches in Ruhr Metropolis

The German cities of Bochum, Bottrop, Gelsenkirchen and Hagen and their business partners are seeking innovative solutions for their individual problems and development projects.

Start-ups chosen for City of 2030 accelerator programme

Start-ups chosen for City of 2030 accelerator programme

Arcadis and Techstars have identified 10 companies which they believe can develop the solutions that will have a transformative effect on life in the cities of the future.

ICF names 2020's top 7 intelligent communities

ICF names 2020's top 7 intelligent communities

Cities from the US, Canada, Australia and Estonia make the 18th annual list by the Intelligent Community Forum. The 2020 winner will be announced in June.

London works with start-ups to counter online extremism

London works with start-ups to counter online extremism

More than 125 entrants were whittled down to the eight finalists in the second round of mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s Civic Innovation Challenge.