Urban Control are thrilled to launch the Smart City Challenge in collaboration with Itron. The Challenge provides revolutionary smart city technology developers the opportunity to implement innovative solutions across major European cities.
“It is clear the world is looking for the next breakthrough in connected and intelligent technology for the public outdoor space beyond connected street lighting and utility meters. At Urban Control, we believe that sustainable solutions will not be driven by big, technology giants who remain distant to the end user. Instead, real innovation will come from a deep understanding of the challenges faced by our cities and the people who manage and move around them – looking beyond the technology and through to applications that are scalable, deployable and accessible to every urban, sub-urban, or indeed rural, environment.
That’s why we are happy to work with Itron in this search for the next innovator – this is all about identifying people-centric, imaginative solutions for every day challenges and that’s at the heart of what we do.” Rob Mitchell, Director Urban Control.
The Itron Smart City Challenge will bring together leading IoT developers from across Europe to tackle a set of key business and societal challenges. These challenges will be designed by city leaders with the goal of identifying breakthrough solutions that enhance citizen wellbeing, improve operational efficiency and build more resourceful communities. Technology providers will leverage Itron’s open IoT platform and developer tools to prototype new smart city solutions. The winning companies will receive product engineering assistance, marketing and promotional support, and an opportunity to pitch their solution to leading European cities.