Honoring the 50 most transformative smart projects each year.
Smart 50 Awards, in partnership with Smart Cities Connect, Smart Cities Connect Foundation, and US Ignite, annually recognize global smart cities projects, honoring the most innovative and influential work. Primary categories include the following:
data, AI, sensors, IoT, cyber security, privacy, blockchain;
public safety, planning, emergency response, sustainability;
networks, 5G, utilities, energy, grid, lighting, water, waste;
transportation, autonomous vehicles, public transit, ride share, and
policy, funding, commerce, inclusion, governance.
Strong applicants submitted innovative projects with current or future municipal-scale impact and application. Project clarified their connection with a municipal or municipal-similar partner such as a county, region, campus, installation, base, or facility complex.
Entry fees support city leader travel to Smart Cities Connect events and are managed by Smart Cities Connect foundation, a 501c6 nonprofit. The fee to apply is $300.
Finalists receive one (1) full registration waiver to Smart Cities Connect Conference and Expo in Denver, Colorado and (2) gala awards tickets.
Details subject to change.
April 1, 2019
Application deadline: Friday, November 9, 2018
Applications are reviewed by members of our global city leader community. Awardees are encouraged to attend the Smart 50 Awards Gala in April 2019 with at least two attendees of the project team.
For more information, please contact Laura Benold, Smart Cities Connect at
In partnership with:
2018 Gold Sponsor
2018 Silver Sponsors
2018 Bronze Sponsors
2018 Premier Partners
2018 Supporting Organizations
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