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Thu 05.04.2017

Urban Innovation Workshops at Smart Cities NYC 2017

When: 12:00 AM THURSDAY, MAY 4 - 12:00 AM FRIDAY, MAY 5

Where:BLDG 92: Brooklyn Navy Yard Center 63 Flushing Ave., Brooklyn, NY,

Convened by Meeting of the Minds with Civ:Lab and Smart Cities NYCHosted by BLDG 92: Brooklyn Navy Yard CenterDeveloped in consultation with NYC Government's Economic Development Corporation, in cooperation with the The NYC Mayor's Office of Technology and Innovation.Workshops in NYC, May 4 and 5A pair of unique Urban Innovation Workshops will take place in New York City on May 4 and 5, hosted by BLDG 92 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in connection with Smart Cities NYC '17. The workshops will highlight successful urban innovation strategies and convene urban innovators from around the world to discuss best practices and share knowledge.The discussion will center on Urban Innovation Hubs (UIH). UIHs are urban technology accelerators, incubators, proof-of-concept centers, and innovation ecosystems. For example, one successful UIH is NYEDC's UrbanTech NYC an ecosystem that supports early-stage urban tech companies at the Urban Future Lab, later-stage hardware at the New Lab, and later-stage software Grand Central Tech. Another area of focus inside these workshops will be bridging the gap between the real-world challenges facing city residents and urban-tech that's currently under development. At least one of the workshop participants will be an executive from an organization working to find tech tools that can aid citizens who reside in marginalized neighborhoods which are economically distressed.Who is Invited?Here is a list of key participate groups:Academia: research institutions and engineering programs with advanced R&D in urban technology. In addition, experts in innovation processes and incubation strategies will take part. These programs represent the earliest stage of technologies, offering insight into future disrupters and opportunities in the industry. Universities also play pivotal roles as resource centers for many incubators and accelerators.UIH Staff building and running such centers of innovation. These Workshops will enable the sharing of best practices, encourage cooperation and collaboration across disparate regions, and offer deal-flow opportunities (especially in the form of new tenants and potential sponsors). UIH Tenants are the current startups participating in UIH programs. UIH Graduates are the alumni of UIH programs.UIH Sponsors are the public and private organizations who make UIH programming
possible. Such organizations have a keen interest in the success of these startups, and often have economic incentives or stakes in such startups.Investors will participate in the Workshops. They will also be invited to serve as recognized thought leaders infusing their ideas into Smart Cities NYC programming.Cities will be engaged as procurers of smart city technology. They will help to evaluate startups linking them to real world urban problems and recommending how solutions can more effectively serve their own citizens. Cities with nascent innovation ecosystems will also have the opportunity to learn how best to build and encourage the development of innovation ecosystems. These workshops will bring together some of the world's best talent focused on supporting, incubating, and accelerating urban technology startups. We hope you'll join us on May 4th and 5th in New York City. PartnersSmart Cities NYC, organized by Smart World Productions, is the first event of its kind event in the US. It is a global gathering of mayors, CTOs, industry innovators, community leaders and entrepreneurs in curated, iconic public spaces across New York City and the revitalized canvas of the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The 4-day program will explore and highlight pioneering urban solutions defining and transforming cities around the world with world-renowned speakers, technology demonstrations, and public events. CivLab: The global urban innovation ecosystem is growing rapidly, but is fundamentally hampered by geographic fragmentation and lack of coordination. Civ:Lab will bridge this gap by concentrating financial resources and political will around specific challenges, and by leveraging existing innovation communities to identify the technologies and entrepreneurs with the most promising and impactful solutions.

Sponsored By: Meeting of the Minds (
Organized By: Meeting of the Minds (

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