SpotlightCity Innovation Ecosystems joins the National League of Cities & Schmidt Future as the platform partner for a program promoting innovation, STEM education, and entrepreneurship

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Barcelona, Spain

Smart City Expo
Back to where it all began! We will be celebrating our 1 year anniversary November 13th-15th at the world's largest smart city expo with over 700 cities from 120 countries.

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Water is a precious resource and Central Arkansas Water worked with Utilis using satellite imagery to detect leaks providing significant savings in water and money.

Every government needs to permit and license residents and business. Cities from Cambridge, MA to to Lomita, CA have deployed Viewpoint Cloud's simple, integrated systems to improve the process and user experience.

Worried about coastal flooding? Key Biscayne and other south Florida communities are getting detailed action plans about how to prepare, manage and adapt to a flooding event.

Chicago's cultural institutions are using applications to engage residents and visitors about the sites in a city, while cities can learn about their interests and movements.

Mississauga, Ontario is using adaptive controls on street lights to save money on energy cost and maintenance.

To improve cyclists experience, Manchester and Dublin gathered data on not only where residents road, but how the trip went.


13-15 November 2018 / Barcelona, Spain

Smart City Expo
Back to where it all began! We will be celebrating our 1 year anniversary November 13th-15th at the world's largest smart city expo with over 700 cities from 120 countries.

26-27 November 2018 / Dubai, UAE

Smart City Expo 2018-Dubai
Strive for innovation, promote business and connect thousands of attendees from around the globe.

29-29 November 2018 / Webinar

Webinar- Microsoft Partner Network
Join CEO Chris Foreman and Senior Partner Development Manager Matthew Taylor in this webinar specifically tailored to subscribers to learn more about the Microsoft Co...

04-05 December 2018 / Las Vegas

Impact > Cities
Join us in Las Vegas with government innovators, financiers, and leading technology discussing projects for cities that are realistic and achievable today! Use code MarketCity200 for $200 discount!

08-11 January 2018 / Las Vegas, NV

CES 2019
CES will once again have a Smart Cities focus as they plan to highlight the connected ecosystem.

22-24 January 2019 / Chicago, IL

Smart City Symposium
Brings together thought leaders and practitioners from around the world to explore the most recent technology advances, business models, and lessons learned to date in making the Smart City a reality....

08-11 March 2019 / Austin, Texas

SXSW- Cities & Government
The Cities, Government & Politics Track focuses on innovative city development, privacy issues, and how politics plays a role in shaping policy on all levels of government.

01-04 April 2019 / Denver, CO

Smart Cities Connect
City Leaders--this is for you. Join over 500 other leaders, leading companies and innovators in Denver as well as the Smart City Awards.

13-15 May 2019 / New York, NY

Smart Cities NY

13-16 May 2019 / Santa Clara, CA

IoT World
The Interaction Industry and IoT Innovation The global conference & exhibition where strategists, technologists, developers and implementers connect, putting IoT into action across industry verticals....

04-06 June 2019 / Montreal, CA

Movin'On Summit
Movin'On Summit focuses on taking ambition to action in the mobility space. Join over 5000 attendees in Montreal.


City Innovation Ecosystems, NLC & Schmidt Futures to be the Platform provider for new National League of Cities Innovation Program

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Smarter Together

Andrew Watkins with Sean Simpson and Jessie Adcock

Canada is getting smart and Vancouver and Surrey are partnering to lead the way! I sat down with Sean Simpson, Director of IT for the City of Surrey and Jessie Adcock, CTO for the City of Vancouver to discuss their Smart City Challenge bid and plans.

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Building Urban Resilience One Review at a Time

Andrew Watkins & 100 Resilient Cities

To celebrate joining the 100RC Platform of Partners, I sat down with 100RC team to tell them more about our goals and work. We are excited to make an invaluable asset to the global resilience movement.

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Opportunities All Around

We made it easier to find open smart city opportunities on our aptly named Opportunities page. This is your one stop to see and search all the open RFPs, challenges, tenders etc. from across our network.

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