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Global City Teams Challenge Tech Jam March 22-23!

February 18th, 2016 / in Announcements, Research News / by Helen Wright

Global City Teams Challenge logoThe Global City Teams Challenge Tech Jam date has been set!

It will take place at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) campus in Gaithersburg, MD on March 22-23, 2016. The Tech Jam will provide opportunities for existing Action Clusters to present their project plans, discuss project measurements, and identify additional Action Cluster partners.

NIST is also establishing an international technical public working group to help develop an “IoT-Enabled Smart City Framework” that will identify pivotal points of interoperability across the many existing and deployed architectures. This international group will be holding initial workshops immediately following the GCTC Tech Jam in the United States (March 24-25, 2016) and in Europe (April 14, 15 2016 in Rome).

Important Dates and Highlights

  • If you would like to guarantee that your team is able to make a plenary presentation at the Tech Jam, the deadline to submit your project worksheet is February 26, 2016. Instructions and a sample worksheet are available here.
  • The National Science Foundation will be holding “office hours” at the GCTC Team Jam. This is a great opportunity for teams with an interest in applying for EAGAR grant to speak with the NSF program officer. Grant application is due April 1, 2016.
  • The first day of the Tech Jam will feature presentations by invited GCTC partners and smart city leaders, followed by the presentations from registered Action Clusters (i.e. GCTC teams).
  • The second day of Tech Jam will focus on facilitated breakout sessions for team building and project planning.
  • City-only participants and technologists, who do not yet have a team but do have a project idea in mind, may submit a poster in order to reach out to additional project partners. If interested, please email a brief description of your project idea to Kyle Johnson ( or Sokwoo Rhee (

More information and how to register for both events is forthcoming.

Global City Teams Challenge Tech Jam March 22-23!

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