Call for Innovation: Smart Cities Challenge

The Cities of Vancouver and Surrey have the opportunity to design the future of smart and safe urban mobility. Our joint Smart Cities Challenge first stage application was chosen out of 130 submissions to be among the 20 finalists vying for federal funding of smart city projects designed to improve the quality of life of city residents.
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Hosted by the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade, the Cities of Vancouver and Surrey, will outline the vision for the two proposed corridor sites and welcome questions to support potential partners in the development of their project proposals.  The joint team recently published an addendum to the initial Call For Innovation that outlines the location of the proposed corridors and the key outcomes we would like to achieve through this opportunity.  This is a unique opportunity to showcase the latest technology in a globally renown region with opportunities to highlight applicability and impact in both the urban and suburban contexts.

The proposals are being requested in the form of a PowerPoint slide deck for which a template has been provided.  The deck will summarize the key characteristics of the proposal.  The decks will be used to shortlist projects and partners demonstrating the best alignment to the Call for Innovation and its associated addendums.  Part of the information session's objective is to review the desired format and to outline what will happen between November 15 and the shortlisting of potential projects and partners.

The two corridors selected were:

  • Innovation Boulevard Corridor: A 4.5-kilometer corridor in Surrey incorporating a health technologies innovation precinct comprised of a mix of local and collector streets along with high volume arterials. The corridor connects key facilities and services to a major transit hub.
  • Vancouver's South False Creek Innovation Corridor: A Vancouver corridor that extends from Granville Island to Science World.

Businesses are encouraged to propose safe mobility solutions related to:

  • Autonomous shuttles
  • Smart mobility infrastructure
  • Advanced data and analytics
  • Enhanced user experience                

Dateline for submission: before 3 p.m. on November 15, 2018

Source:  Greater Vancouver Board of Trade

Illustration Photo: False Creek, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (credits: David Meurin / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0))

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