Fall 2017 Cohort Session to Begin on September 13
Herndon, VA (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) and the Smart City Works Actuator announced today they are seeking applications for the Fall 2017 (F17) Cohort session from entrepreneurs, startups, and companies with emerging products that are aimed at making cities smarter, more livable, and more resilient. The Fall 2017 Cohort session is an expansion built upon the successful Spring 2017 pilot program that was launched in March 2017.
Smart City Works is the world’s first business actuator and a premier business accelerator for improving livability, operations, and resilience in cities. The program’s unique focus on the built environment aims to dramatically change the way we design, build, and operate civil infrastructure. With unmatched capability and a world class network of technical resources and cities, we go beyond traditional accelerators to more rapidly move the best technology solutions cities need into the hands of city managers and solution-providing companies.
Our program is designed to equip companies with the skills, market awareness, and validated products to be highly competitive, growth oriented, and investment ready. The accelerator is open to startups globally whose visionary founders are willing to bring their ideas and passions to participate in person in a unique and impactful acceleration process.
In particular, we seek innovative commercial solutions that address significant social and civic challenges—safety, security, livability, and resilience—in urban environments across the United States and the world. These solutions may impact any impact of the infrastructure lifecycle from planning, design, construction, operations, maintenance, and final disposition.
For the Fall 2017 Cohort, we are looking for solutions that will focus on one of the following key areas of the infrastructure challenge:
Interested applicants are encouraged to visit www.f6s.com/smartcityworks/apply for more details and to fill-out the online application. We will continue to accept applications but participants are highly encouraged to apply by August 13th to be considered for the Fall 2017 Cohort.
About the Center for Innovative Technology, www.cit.org
Since 1985, CIT, a nonprofit corporation, has been Virginia’s primary driver of innovation and entrepreneurship. CIT accelerates the next generation of technology and technology companies through commercialization, capital formation, market development and revenue generation services. To facilitate national innovation leadership and accelerate the rate of technology adoption, CIT creates partnerships between innovative technology startup companies and advanced technology consumers. CIT’s CAGE Code is 1UP71. To learn more, please visit www.cit.org. Follow CIT on Twitter @CITorg and add the Center for Innovative Technology on LinkedIn and Facebook.
About Smart City Works, www.smartcityworks.io
Smart City Works™ is the world’s first business actuator and a premier business accelerator for improving livability and resilience in cities. Our unique focus on the built environment aims to dramatically change the way we design, build, and operate civil infrastructure.
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SOURCE: Center for Innovative Technology