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NIST Global City Teams Challenge Report

October 20th, 2014 / in big science, research horizons / by Helen Wright

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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) launched their Global City Teams Challenge with a great deal of energy and enthusiasm last month.  The workshop ended with more than a dozen presentations by potential Global City Team Challenge teams and provided an opportunity for interested parties to discuss Internet-of-Things deployments in a smart city environment.

From the workshop report:

The US Ignite website now contains materials related to 20+ potential Global City Teams projects or Action Clusters.

  1. If you would like to learn more about one of the listed projects or if you are interested in becoming associated with one of the projects, please email and
  2. If you have an existing or new smart city project that you would like to add to conduct under the auspices of the Global City Teams Challenge, please email and
  3. If you have contributed to a project on the list, but have not yet been contacted by a team leader, please email

If you are interested in the Challenge, and were not able to attend the kick-off workshop, there is a webinar scheduled for Wednesday, October 22 at 10:00am (US Eastern Time). Please use this link for the upcoming webinar: To call into the webinar, please use phone: 1 (408) 650-3131 and passcode: 832557933#. The webinar will be no more than 1-hour and will include status updates from NIST and Q&A session.

For more information, see the Global City Team Challenge website and the Smart America Global City Team website.


NIST Global City Teams Challenge Report