Alliance Receives Forty Challenge Solutions to Help Revive Colorado Communities

PRESS RELEASE FROM COLORADO SMART CITIES ALLIANCE
April 23, 2021

Companies worldwide submitted a total of forty ideas for post-pandemic recovery in Colorado communities for the chance to test and prove solutions in an array of real world environments.

[May 10, 2021] – The Colorado Smart Cities Alliance (the Alliance) recently launched the Revive! Challenge to seek innovative solutions that address specific problems related to Colorado communities’ recovery from the pandemic and its impacts, all while furthering resiliency and equity. Those problems are: active transportation, economic data, public spaces, the digital divide, and housing stability. Forty solutions were submitted by companies and universities via Alliance partner UrbanLeap’s collaborative evaluation platform here.

This is a unique opportunity for solution providers to collaborate directly with smart cities in Colorado to develop and test their solution in a real world environment while also gaining exposure within the Alliance network of more than 70 public, private, academic and allied members. Confirmed participants thus far include the cities of Aspen, Centennial, Denver, Fort Collins, Golden, Greenwood Village, Lone Tree and Northglenn; Miller’s Landing Business Improvement District; and Pueblo West Metropolitan District. Given the fiscal constraints many of our member governments are facing, this Challenge is specifically focused on no-and low-cost ($5K) solutions from companies looking for real-world demonstration or proof-of-concept deployments.

“Colorado is a hub for technology innovation and smart cities. We want to test the best ideas and solutions for improving quality of life in our communities in Colorado, but it’s often challenging to find the right partners willing to develop, test and grow them together. We’re thrilled to be launching the Revive! Challenge to remove that barrier by providing an opportunity for companies to improve their products or services while helping communities recover from the impacts of COVID-19,” said Alliance Executive Director Tyler Svitak of the Challenge.

If you are an Alliance member government interested in reviewing solutions or for more information, contact Alliance Communications Manager Chelsea Barrett at [email protected] 

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The Colorado Smart Cities Alliance is a statewide organization that brings together government, businesses and allied organizations to improve life for all Coloradans. The organization accelerates civic innovation in Colorado through Partnership Building, Research, Education and Consulting. Learn more about the Alliance, its partners, research and current projects at https://coloradosmart.city.

UrbanLeap is an urban innovation platform that helps cities solve their toughest challenges. With insights from hundreds of urban innovation projects and world-class workflows, cities leverage UrbanLeap to explore approaches, engage vendors, and rigorously evaluate the best solution for their unique needs. The platform is being used by 55 cities to manage 250+ innovation projects involving more than 900 vendors to deliver outcomes that matter to 5.5 million citizens. Our city clients include San Mateo County and Sacramento, California; Pittsburgh, Las Vegas, and many other cities across the United States.
UrbanLeap is a 2020 Smart 50 Award recipient, and was recently featured in GovTech100 as Top 100 Companies in 2020 and 2021. Learn more at https://www.urbanleap.io/

Contact
Chelsea Barrett
Colorado Smart Cities Alliance
[email protected]