Smart Communities VA

Event Schedule

February 28, 2018 Virginia Smart Communities Working Group Report Released
April 17, 2018 Commonwealth Transportation Board Presentation
April 18, 2018 NTIA Webinar - "How Smart States are Using Innovative Techniques to Enhance Technology Use" 
April 27-28, 2018 Virginia Department of Transportation SmarterRoads Hackathon - Virginia Beach
May 1, 2018 DHS Workshop/Showcase at CIT
May 4-5, 2018 Virginia Department of Transportation Hackathon - Roanoke
May 7-9, 2018 Silicon Valley Smart City Week 
June 21, 2018 Smart City Works Spring 2018 Demo Day
September 2018 Smart City Council Virginia Workshop


Program Overviews

Smart City Council 2018 Readiness Grant

Virginia was selected as a recipent of a Smart Cities Council 2018 Readiness Challenge Grant to build a framework for its multiple initiatives, including expanding broadband throughout the state; adopting interoperability standards; setting out a cybersecurity and privacy plan; and creating sustainable funding for smart projects. The grant program sought applications from across North America and selected communities that are looking to apply new smart technologies to improve community livability, workability, sustainability, and resilience. 

Smart City IoT Innovation Labs (SCITI Labs)

CIT has partnered with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) First Responders Group (FRG), Smart City Works and TechNexus to launch SCITI Labs - an effort to prototype internet of things (IoT) and smart city technologies for emergency response and management. SCITI Labs creates an accelerated pathway to market through prototype funding and access to first responders (end users) across the United States.  

Smart City Works Spring 2018 Cohort

Smart City Works (SCW) is the world’s first business actuator and a premier business accelerator for improving livability and resilience in cities.  SCW's unique focus on the built environment aims to dramatically change the way we design, build, and operate civil infrastructure. 

Virginia Department of Transportation Hackathons

The Virginia Department of Transportation has launched the SmarterRoads Hackathon and Idea Jam series to help address Virginia's greatest transportation issues through the use of open data sets, including VDOT's SmarterRoads data portal. The Hackathon events will take place across the Commonwealth throughout 2018.