Population: 517,000 / Mayor Linda Hepner
The City of Surrey strives to create a high quality of life for its citizens by considering innovation and technology as key ingredients in its decision making, strategy and investment; this mandate drives the City’s ‘Smart Surrey Strategy’ and its comprising initiatives.
The City of Surrey and the City of Vancouver are collaborating on a joint submission to the Government of Canada’s ‘Smart Cities Challenge’ in the $50M prize category. This is a unique opportunity to catalyze diverse perspectives from individuals, entrepreneurs, businesses, and innovators to achieve real and positive impact to common issues.
Surrey’s Biofuel Processing Facility processes the city’s organic waste into a renewable fuel to power Surrey’s waste collection vehicles and District Energy System. It is the only fully closed-looped waste management system in North America.
By collecting data from over 400 traffic cameras and sensors, the TMC allows adjustments of traffic signals based on real-time traffic, thereby optimizing traffic flow and reducing congestion.
Surrey City Energy has been established to implement and operate district energy systems within the City in defined neighbourhoods.
The MySurrey program is transforming how the City delivers online services to our community by providing convenient ways for residents and businesses to engage and interact with the city through modernized online services available anytime, anywhere on any device.
Open RFPs and Challenges
Due: April 24, 2018
Help the cities of Surrey and Vancouver win the $50 million Smart Cities Challenge prize.
Smart cities have the potential to improve all aspects of livability and opportunity in a city: how we move around and communicate, our environment, and more. We want to hear ideas from entrepreneurs, businesses, and innovators to help our two cities develop a Challenge bid which will outline transformational initiatives to achieve real and positive impact to common issues.