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NIST Global City Teams Challenge Tech Jam

February 9th, 2015 / in pipeline, policy, Research News, resources / by Helen Wright


The Global City Teams Challenge, an initiative by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and US Ignite, is designed to advance the deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies within a smart city / smart community environment around the world. More than 30 teams are pursuing projects related to sectors including public safety, energy and transportation.

Participants in the Global City Teams Challenge are working to deploy an emerging technology within a cyber physical system (CPS) by June 2015. On February 12-13, 2015, NIST and US Ignite will host a Tech Jam that will provide existing teams with an opportunity to present their project plans and identify additional project partners. The Tech Jam also provides an opportunity for those with a new project idea to identify partners and develop a new Action Cluster.

The event will be webcast live. Please visit this page starting Thursday morning at 8:30AM ET to access the webcast. Registration is not required to view the webcast. If you would like to receive a reminder, please register here.  The webcast will be available for playback approximately one week after the event for one year.

As a webcast participant, you will hear first hand presentations, keynotes, and panels around Smart City/IoT innovations.

Highlights from the Event’s Agenda

  • Ignite-style presentations from 34 action clusters representing over 170 organizations participating in the Challenge focused on deploying applications in Health & Public Safety, Disaster Resilience, Transportation, Education, and Energy & Utilities
  • In addition to previously announced line-up of speakers from the White House and O’Reilly Media, we will hear special remarks from Ike Leggett, County Executive of Montgomery County
  • National Science Foundation, NIST, and Department of Transportation Program Opportunities for Smart Communities and the Internet of Things (IoT)
  • International Efforts in Global Cities

For more information, please see the Global City Teams Challenge website.

NIST Global City Teams Challenge Tech Jam