Smart Infrastructure Challenge launched for collaborative development efforts

Cities, regional councils of government and government agencies can now compete in the 2018 Smart Infrastructure Challenge. The program was announced at the Smart Regions Congress in Washington, DC. Technology and strategy firm Venture Smarter hosted the event, part of its Regional Smart Cities Initiative.
Entrants will be required to collaborate in developing plans for improved connected infrastructure and transportation, with Venture Smarter to offer free support services to the first 25 applicants. A letter of intent must be signed and submitted by April 25; teams then will be “charged with creating a tech-enabled vision for integrating intelligent, interoperable systems into infrastructure,” according to a press release. Plans will be presented at the Fall 2018 Smart Regions Conference in Columbus, OH on Oct. 25, and three regions will receive funding and support to implement their visions.