Smart Cities Challenge

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The City of Oshawa, in partnership with key stakeholders is embarking on a major community-driven initiative to identify opportunities for developing smart city solutions to address local issues.

In November 2017, Infrastructure Canada announced the Smart Cities Challenge requesting Canadian cities to collaborate with its residents, businesses, academic and civic organizations to design innovative projects that address their most pressing challenges using data and connected technologies.

Challenge Details

As part of the Smart Cities Challenge competition, each community will define its own "Challenge Statements" which can touch any aspect of community life. Potential projects to address the challenges should be designed to apply technology to make residents feel safe and secure, earn a good living, move around their community, enjoy a healthy environment, be empowered and included in society and live an active and healthy life.

Have Your Say, Oshawa

The City of Oshawa is taking a three-phased approach for the Smart Cities Challenge: Community Engagement & Consultation; Project Identification & Selection; and, Business Plan Development. Learn how you can get involved at each step:

Phase 1: Community Engagement & Consultation

The City looked to the Oshawa community and stakeholders to identify community needs and project ideas for the development of "Challenge statements."

Phase 1 concluded on February 2, 2018, which resulted in more than 450 received surveys. Thank you to community members for completing the survey and attending the earlier open house.

Phase 2 & 3: Project Identification & Selection, and Business Plan Development

In Phase 2, the City looked to the Oshawa community and stakeholders to provide input on what is needed for residents in the Lakeview Community (the southern portion of Oshawa, south of Highway 401) to fully access the internet and digital community resources and services.

Prizes

Infrastructure Canada has structured the program as a competition offering finalists $250,000 to further develop their project and winning municipalities between $5 and $50 million to be used to implement their Smart City project.

The City of Oshawa, in partnership with key stakeholders is embarking on a major community-driven initiative to identify opportunities for developing smart city solutions to address local issues.

In November 2017, Infrastructure Canada announced the Smart Cities Challenge requesting Canadian cities to collaborate with its residents, businesses, academic and civic organizations to design innovative projects that address their most pressing challenges using data and connected technologies.

Challenge Details

As part of the Smart Cities Challenge competition, each community will define its own "Challenge Statements" which can touch any aspect of community life. Potential projects to address the challenges should be designed to apply technology to make residents feel safe and secure, earn a good living, move around their community, enjoy a healthy environment, be empowered and included in society and live an active and healthy life.

Have Your Say, Oshawa

The City of Oshawa is taking a three-phased approach for the Smart Cities Challenge: Community Engagement & Consultation; Project Identification & Selection; and, Business Plan Development. Learn how you can get involved at each step:

Phase 1: Community Engagement & Consultation

The City looked to the Oshawa community and stakeholders to identify community needs and project ideas for the development of "Challenge statements."

Phase 1 concluded on February 2, 2018, which resulted in more than 450 received surveys. Thank you to community members for completing the survey and attending the earlier open house.

Phase 2 & 3: Project Identification & Selection, and Business Plan Development

In Phase 2, the City looked to the Oshawa community and stakeholders to provide input on what is needed for residents in the Lakeview Community (the southern portion of Oshawa, south of Highway 401) to fully access the internet and digital community resources and services.

Prizes

Infrastructure Canada has structured the program as a competition offering finalists $250,000 to further develop their project and winning municipalities between $5 and $50 million to be used to implement their Smart City project.

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    Do you have an idea related to how Oshawa can harness digital technology & data to improve livability? Let us know!

    Submitted ideas will be reviewed and considered as the City develops project ideas for the Smart Cities Challenge. Stay tuned!

    Want to be informed of when Phase 2 gets started? Register on Connect Oshawa today!

    Do you have an idea related to how Oshawa can harness digital technology & data to improve livability? Let us know!

    Submitted ideas will be reviewed and considered as the City develops project ideas for the Smart Cities Challenge. Stay tuned!

    Want to be informed of when Phase 2 gets started? Register on Connect Oshawa today!

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