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. This year, primary categories included community engagement, digital transformation, smart mobility, urban infrastructure, and urban operations.
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, installation, base, or facility complex.
A fee of $300 is due for each application submitted. Entry fees support city leader travel to Smart Cities Connect events and are managed by Smart Cities Connect foundation, a 501c6 nonprofit. Finalists receive one (1) full registration waiver to Smart Cities Connect Conference and Expo and (2) gala awards tickets.
Primary categories include:
Policy, Funding, Commerce, Inclusion, Governance
Data, AI, Sensors, IoT, Cyber Security, Privacy, Blockchain
Transportation, Autonomous, Public Transit, Ride Share
Networks, 5G, Utilities, Energy, Grid, Lighting, Water/Waste
Public Safety, Planning, Emergency Response, Sustainability
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.
2020 Award Recipients:
2019 Award Recipients:
Horizon awardees demonstrate foundational and inspiring groundwork for future smart cities projects.
Applications are reviewed by members of our global city leader community. Awardees are encouraged to attend the Smart 50 Awards Gala in April 2021 with at least two attendees of the project team.
For more information, please contact Laura Benold, Smart Cities Connect at
Smart 50 Awards in partnership with:
2020 Platinum Sponsor
2020 Silver Sponsors
2020 Bronze Sponsors
2020 Research Partner
2020 Premier Partners
2020 Supporting Organizaitons
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