Smart Cities Connect  Conference & Expo

  MAY 8-10, 2024 | RALEIGH, NC

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   Smart 20 Awards   

Located at the Smart Cities Connect Conference and Expo, the Smart 20 Awards annually recognize global smart cities projects, honoring the most innovative and influential work. We will designate three winners from the overall awardee pool at the on-site reception in Raleigh, NC.

Who Should Apply

Strong applicants will represent innovative projects with current or future municipal-scale impact and application. Applications should clarify their connection with a municipal or municipal-similar partner, such as a county, region, campus, military base, or facility complex.

A fee of $375 is due for each application submitted, invoiced via email. We must receive payment on time in order to qualify your entry.

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Awardees Receive:

  • one (1) full registration waiver to Smart Cities Connect Conference and Expo,
  • two (2) Reception awards tickets,
  • and a shiny trophy.

Important Dates

  • November 1: Applications Open
  • February 15: Applications Close
  • TBD: Reception Registration Closes
  • March 28: Awardees Announced
  • May 8: Awards Reception in Raleigh, NC

Awards Reception:

When: May 7, 2024
Where: TBA
Dress: Business Casual

Meet awardees, top solution providers, and municipal leadership from around the globe at the Smart 20 Awards Reception in Raleigh, North Carolina. Enjoy an open bar, appetizers, and networking. Three winners - out of the top 20 awardees - will be announced on site!

Cost: $125 per person. Advance ticket purchase is required. No tickets sold at the door.
Hosted in conjunction with the spring Smart Cities Connect Conference and Expo, May 8-10, 2024.

Deadline: TBA

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2023 Award Recipients:

  • A Living Laboratory: The Largest Smart Intersection Network In The US, Chattanooga, TN
  • Arlington RAPID, Arlington, TX
  • ARTour AR Public Art Walk, Cupertino, CA
  • Autonomous Drone Delivery, Frisco, TX
  • Boost Fredericton Civic Innovation Lab, Fredericton, Canada
  • Chicago Connected Vehicle Corridor, Chicago, IL
  • Chicago Health Atlas, Chicago, IL
  • City-Wide Fiber Project Benefitting Home, Business, Residents, Springboro, OH
  • CITYPARKS: Big Data + AI for Parks Visitation and Movement Patterns, Montgomery County and Prince George's County, MD
  • CiviForm: A Simpler Way To Access and Administer Government Benefits, Seattle and Bloomington, WA
  • Commonwealth of Virginia Emergency Alerts Pilot, Stafford, VA
  • Community Engagement and Communication Project (Real-Time Interpretation), Modesto, CA
  • Connected Parks Initiative, Morrisville, NC
  • Connecting Communities: RideMICRO On-Demand, Wilmington, NC
  • Coral Gables Smart City Digital Twin Horizontal Integration Platform, Coral Gables, FL
  • cosma21: Urban Data Platform, Frankfurt, Germany
  • Crowd Sensing For Street Parking, Shenzhen, China
  • DataFleet, Oberhausen, Germany
  • De-Risking Municipal Infrastructure Development, Park Avenue, Mount Pearl, Newfoundland, and Labrador, Canada
  • Defining The Blueprint For Smart Cities In The US: Peachtree Corners, "City Street of The Future", Peachtree Corners, GA
  • Deploying AI Pilot For Improved Passenger Safety, Philadelphia, PA
  • Disaster Response Visualization Tool, Moroyama, Japan
  • Document The Floods, Broward County, FL
  • eBikes For EVeryone, Austin, TX
  • Growing Together, Kitchener, Canada
  • inCitu: Augmented-Reality-powered City Planning, Agoura Hills, CA
  • Innovative Asset Management Practices Using CityROVER and AI, Windsor, Canada
  • King County Metro Improves Passenger Transit With Connectpoint's Smart City, Seattle, WA
  • Laval Transit Agency To Test Smart Bus Stops, Laval, Canada
  • Morrisville Connect, Morrisville, NC
  • myDurham 311 Smart Home Device Voice Service, Durham, Canada
  • New York's Digital Transit Infrastructure: Data-Driven Congestion, Emissions, and Safety, New York City, NY
  • Open Finance, Houston, TX
  • PAM + Downtown Vegas Alliance - Down To Play mobile smart navigation, Las Vegas, NV
  • ParkMobile Parking Data-As-A-Service Pillot, Chattanooga, TN
  • Public Transit Planning: Switching From Reaction To Prediction With Big Data and AI, Bergen, Norway
  • Red Cloud Neighborhood Smart Cities Pilot, Dallas, TX
  • Saskatoon Transit Evaluates and Implements Preteckt AI Predictive Bus Maintenance Technology, Saskatoon, Canada
  • Smart Community Air Quality Monitoring Collaborative, Chattanooga, TN
  • Smart District Heating, Pirmasens, Germany
  • Smart Lighting Helps Valencia Save Energy, Protect Nature, and Improve Liveability, Valencia , Spain
  • Smart Streetlight Operations Software, Baltimore, MD
  • Taoyuan City Water Resources 3D Geographic Information Management System, Taoyuan, Taiwan
  • Team Pharr.NET: Fast, Affordable FTTP Internet Services, Pharr, TX
  • The Governance of Air Quality In Taoyuan Industrial Parks By IoT Air Quality Platform, Taoyuan City, Taiwan
  • The Most Visible Planning Proposal In The History of City Planning, New York, NY
  • The Water Quality Sensor (System of Waterkeeper) Assists Industries Manage Their Influent Water, Taichung, Taiwan
  • Trust for Public Land: South Oak Cliff Renaissance Park, Dallas, TX
  • Upgrading Digital Payments Powers Digital Transformation, Grand Rapids, MI
  • WeRIDE Microtransit, Avondale, AZ

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