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2021 Readiness Challenge Reopens - July 1, 2021

Submitted by Connie Heath on July 1, 2021

Applications DUE - September 3, 2021 

The 2021 Smart Cities Council Readiness Challenge is open for applications and just the process of applying will help you accelerate your smart cities projects. It only takes an hour to complete!

You win by applying - As an applicant you gain access to Smart Cities Activator, the world’s most complete listing of upcoming smart city projects that make cities livable, workable and sustainable.

You win as a Finalist - If safe and you can travel, the Council will pay for all travel and lodging for a representative from your city to Smart Cities Week in Orlando - on October 4, 2022 so you can present your projects to a live and virtual audience at Smart Cities Week

You win when selected as a Readiness Cohort Leader - along with project acceleration, your city’s staff can earn the world’s only Smart Cities Practitioner certificate - in all, a value of over $250,000.

Do you qualify?
Our 2021Readiness Challenge is open to any North American local, state or regional authority that represents local resident interests. Includes special districts focused on improving local conditions including wellness. Includes innovation districts or transportation districts, academic campuses, military bases, ports, harbors and airports.

Cities are encouraged to expand their applicant group to include as many local stakeholders as they can, such as nonprofits, academia and commercial interests.

Let’s get started!
The deadline September 3, 2021; Finalist will be invited to present their projects at Smart Cities Week in Orlando on October 4. Start your application here.