NIST ‘Global City Teams Challenge’ Aims to Create Smart Cities

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The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and several partners are rising a new bid to move together communities with hurdles and innovators with a record to overcome them. The second Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC) was announced during this week’s White House Smart Cities Forum.

Image credit: Fotolia/ collage N. Hanacek

Image credit: Fotolia/ collage N. Hanacek

The new plea will move communities and innovators together to inspire partnership on a operation of issues from disaster response to appetite government to mass movement improvement. The idea is to assistance communities and businesses bond to urge apparatus government and peculiarity of life by regulating effective networking of mechanism systems and earthy devices, mostly called a Internet of Things (IoT) or cyber-physical systems.

NIST is mouth-watering member from both attention and internal governments to join an initial team-building seminar Nov. 12 and 13, 2015, during NIST’s Gaithersburg, Md., campus. Attending a workshop, says NIST’s Chris Greer, will assistance participants find a right partners to solve their specific problems and emanate “smart cities” that take advantage of what IoT has to offer.

“The Internet of Things is only emerging, and village leaders might not know all a ways it can assistance them,” says Greer, executive of NIST’s Smart Grid and Cyber-Physical Systems Program. “Likewise, IoT companies are looking for customers, and universities are looking for opportunities to commander their IoT investigate projects in real-world environments. The seminar will be a good place for all these groups to group adult in jointly profitable ways.”

This new plea will build on a success of a GCTC’s initial round, that began in Sep 2014 and combined 64 teams of some-more than 50 cities and 230 organizations. The teams demonstrated a discernible advantages of regulating a IoT to urge peculiarity of life, focusing on solutions that could be deployed opposite mixed cities. More than 1,400 people attended a final expo in Jun 2015, including a King and Queen of a Netherlands.

The second turn has been stretched to run in dual phases over 20 months, in response to group recommendations from a initial challenge. In a initial phase, culminating in Jun 2016, participants will concentration on formulating skeleton for deploying their projects and proposals for measuring their success; a second proviso will concentration on tangible deployment and measuring advantages in a genuine world. The accomplishments of a teams will be showcased during an carnival designed for Jun 2017.

Examples of intelligent city projects from this new turn of a plea embody a following:

To support a challenge, NIST has teamed with US Ignite, a nonprofit focused on a origination of next-generation Internet applications that yield transformative open benefit. Partners in a plea will embody a National Science Foundation; a International Trade Administration; a U.S. Departments of Transportation and State; a International Trade Administration; a private sector’s IBM and ATT; nonprofits WeGO, FIWARE and a Industrial Internet Consortium; and a governments of a Netherlands and South Korea. Other participating members embody Intel, Qualcomm, Bosch, Siemens, CH2HL, Mathworks, Pecan Street Inc., Yet Analytics, MIT, Vanderbilt, UT Dallas, a University of North Texas and Ohio State University.

Register here for a Nov 2015 workshop. Learn some-more about a plea here.

Source: NIST