World to NYC Smart and Sustainable Cities Challenge
New York City is setting the stage for urban efficiency, sustainability, and innovation.
For the World to NYC – Global Industry Challenge program, NYCEDC, together with its partner New York International, is inviting the most promising startup companies from around the world to present their digitally-enabled technologies that make cities more intelligent, efficient, and resilient by optimizing use of energy, resources, and the built environment. This includes software, hardware, and connected devices.
This "Smart & Sustainable Cities" challenge opens today, July 1, 2014, to companies from around the world interested in participating.
World to NYC promotes collaboration between all stakeholders in the community, knowledge exchange between NYC and the world, and the development of policy ideas to help companies in the field to thrive. Companies that are of particular interest have demonstrated success in the areas of mobility and transportation, energy (including clean generation, smart grid, and efficiency) or intelligent infrastructure.
At the various events during this three-day program, chosen companies will be able to discuss the challenges and opportunities of smart and sustainable cities at both the startup and matured level.