Smart cities emerge all over the world as a response to a rapid development, climate change and changing demographics. To meet the changing demands cities have become testbeds for new and disruptive technologies with the purpose of increasing citizens’ quality of life and New York City is no exception!
For the past 10 years, NYC has been a leader when it comes to smart city technology and with the aim to be an equitable city, it has developed a set of ambitious targets for the city as well as smart city projects in collaboration with residents and companies.
One of the largest developments can be found within smart lighting. Investments such as: 500K street lights to be replaced in NYC by smart LED lights by 2025, $7.5M in funding for Smart Street Lighting NYC and $104.1B NYC citywide investments planned between 2020-2029, create a demand for the best, well-tested and innovative solutions.
The US can sometimes appear very complex for foreign companies to enter, but with the new Smart City roadmap, Access Cities and Danish Cleantech Hub New York aim to provide a transparent and easy-to-read guide and overview to foreign smart city solution providers.
DOWNLOAD THE ROADMAP HERE.
One way of understanding a market potential for foreign companies, is to identify a local challenge within a city. The idea behind participating in a local challenge is to fast track companies’ market entry by applying specific solutions to solve the challenges in collaboration with private developers, City agencies and so on.
If you are a Danish start-up or SME, you are invited to join Danish Cleantech Hub and Gate 21s new challenge program.
Join the NYC Smart Lighting Challenge! Danish Cleantech Hub in New York and Gate 21 have teamed up with a challenge owner in NYC (International Nighttime Design Initiative, VOREA Group and Long Island City Partnership) and are now looking for participants to join the program, which includes participation in a solution workshop in Copenhagen and a virtual pitch finale, where the participants gets an opportunity to pitch their solution towards a panel of NYC public and private purchasers.
The program is developed for Danish companies that produces smart intelligent outdoor light components and producers of Smart City solutions and participation is FREE.
Seats are limited. Register for the program today here.
DOWNLOAD THE SMART CITY ROADMAP HERE.