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Smart Cities Council announces new Readiness Challenge Sponsor
Submitted by Connie Heath on November 16, 2021

Smart Cities Council announces new Readiness Challenge Sponsor


For Immediate Release – November 15, 2021

Washington, D.C. - based Smart Cities Council (SCC) is pleased to announce that RIoT is joining as a sponsor for North Carolina’s Research Triangle’s Collaborative Engagement Series on Data Sharing for Mobility – a recent winner of the 2021 Smart Cities Council Readiness Challenge.

RIoT is a 501(c)(3) brought together by the Wireless Research Center serves a convener for the IoT community and offers startup accelerator, R&D lab and educational programs and more. RIoT joins Bridgestone and SAS Institute as sponsors of this engagement series

The Town of Morrisville, NC took the lead by applying to the Readiness Challenge and expanded their scope to include surrounding cities including Cary, Raleigh, Wake County, Apex as well as Raleigh- Durham Airport Authority (RDU), and Triangle J Council of Government (TJCOG).

The Challenge is helping Research Triangle develop a data sharing roadmap focusing on:

  • Prioritizing projects that will accelerate mobility data sharing;
  • Benchmarking progress (carbon emissions, traffic travel times, congestion, energy efficiency, resiliency, health and safety); and Identification of procurement and potential financing.

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About RIoT

RIoT is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) economic development organization based in Raleigh, North Carolina. RIoT leads a community of more than 9,000 members and 90+ participating companies, municipalities and academic institutions. RIoT produced more than 90 conferences, workshops and educational seminars in 2019. RIoT supports industry of all sizes through an equity-free accelerator program, access to labs and equipment and expert technical and business mentoring. Since 2014, startups who have worked with RIoT have collectively created more than 725 jobs and raised $392M in capital. RIoT has chapters in 6 cities across North Carolina, Virginia, Georgia and Colorado.

About the Smart Cities Council

The Smart Cities Council the world's largest smart cities network, envisions a world where digital technology and intelligent design are harnessed to create smart, sustainable cities with high-quality living and high-quality jobs.

For more information: Connie Heath, Executive Director, City Engagement -