Kansas City Living Lab

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I attended the overview of the Kansas City Living Lab.   This is an impressive initiative centered developing solutions for smart cities.   The city has been declared “open” for entrepreneurs in IOT to develop and live test their solutions with the partnership of the city and economic development organizations.   They are developing a strong brand as a leading smart city and IOT hub.   It is attracting companies and start-ups to the region and the real world results are creating proven case studies of solutions.  I look forward to visiting the city in the next year to see how this story evolves.

 

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U.S> Cluster Leaders Share Insights

screenshotI attended the SSTi webinar featuring several speakers from leading cities that are successful driving industry based clusters initiatives.  This webinar discussed how they launched their initiatives and the benefits to the region they are already realizing.   It was also clear that the success has reached an international level of industry recognition, corporate participation an investment.

Speakers included:

  • Dean Amhaus, president and CEO, The WisconsinWater Council
  • Vijay Chauhan, St. Louis-based project lead, Global STL
  • Donn Rubin, president and CEO, BioSTL, and founder of Global STL