Itron has invited IoT developers to submit their solutions to the inaugural Itron Smart City Challenge. The Smart City Challenge will bring together leading IoT technology providers to tackle the challenges some of the biggest cities in Europe are facing today.

These challenges have been designed by city leaders with the goal of identifying breakthrough solutions that enhance citizen well-being, while improving operational efficiencies and creating a more resourceful world. There is still time to submit your IoT solution! The deadline to apply is Jan. 4, 2019.

Europe’s premier technology accelerator program for smart city innovators will include the cities of Glasgow and London in its inaugural cohort. We are recruiting technology providers to help solve a key set of business and societal challenges within each community:

  • Glasgow: Improve the experience for residents and visitors during high traffic events
    The City of Glasgow is one of the world’s top sporting cities and a major destination for conferences and concerts. Many thousands of people come to the city on a regular basis to experience its year-round calendar of events. However, this brings significant challenges in getting people safely and conveniently around the city to their location. It also impacts the lives of residents and the local business community in terms of pressures upon the public transport system and connectivity to retail destinations in particular. In order to maintain its position as a top destination and attract even more visitors, Glasgow needs to look innovatively at how best it can manage large scale events and the movements of such large numbers of people and ensure that their experience and that of our resident and business communities is a positive one.
  • London: Enhance safety along the River Thames in central London
    London has opted to focus on improving safety along the River Thames in central London. The City of London would like to find new ways to improve river safety through technology to meet the city’s safety and health priorities. Due to the life-threatening nature of river entries, the city is seeking solutions that accelerate emergency response times and that protect citizens by ensuring the availability of safety equipment when it is needed.

Technology providers will leverage Itron’s open IoT platform and developer tools to prototype new smart city solutions. The winning companies will receive product engineering assistance, marketing and promotional support, and an opportunity to deploy their solution in a real-world environment.

Are you – or is someone you know – ready to step up to challenge? Review additional information and sign up here.

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