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Changes Made to Lineup of Smart Columbus Projects

Brent Warren Brent Warren Changes Made to Lineup of Smart Columbus Projects

Changes have been made to the blueprint that has guided the city and its private sector partners since Columbus won the Smart City Challenge in June of 2016. The original list of 15 Smart Columbus projects funded by the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) has been revised, with four of the projects being dropped all […]

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Joint Meetup with VR Columbus: VR demo and robotics racing in the works

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The more the merrier as they say and collaboration inspires innovation!Fall is upon us, and we do not want to waste this incredible weather, so let’s get together to check out cool things and talk autonomy and VR. The Autonomy Hub Robotics Club (AHRC) is combining with VR Columbus this month and hosting with our […]

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Joint Meetup with VR Columbus: VR demo and robotics racing in the works

Jed Jed

The more the merrier as they say and collaboration inspires innovation!Fall is upon us, and we do not want to waste this incredible weather, so let’s get together to check out cool things and talk autonomy and VR. The Autonomy Hub Robotics Club (AHRC) is combining with VR Columbus this month and hosting with our […]

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Applications Open for Smart Columbus Startup Accelerator

Brent Warren Brent Warren Applications Open for Smart Columbus Startup Accelerator

A Silicon Valley think tank will bring a ten-week startup accelerator program to Downtown Columbus in the fall, the latest in what has been a steady stream of announcements in recent months from the Smart Columbus team. Singularity University announced the program today, to be called the Smart City Accelerator. It will be open to […]

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Smart Columbus Update: More Funding Secured, New “Chief Innovation Officer” to Lead Effort

Brent Warren Brent Warren Smart Columbus Update: More Funding Secured, New “Chief Innovation Officer” to Lead Effort

When Columbus was announced as the winner of the $40 million federal Smart City grant last summer, much was made of the additional $90 million in matching resources that were secured from local corporate and institutional partners. The city announced last week that it has secured additional commitments, growing the total pot of monetary and […]

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More Details Unveiled on “Smart Columbus” Transportation Program

Brent Warren Brent Warren More Details Unveiled on “Smart Columbus” Transportation Program

Columbus was named the winner of the federal government’s Smart City Challenge in July, beating out cities like Austin, Portland and San Francisco for the $40 million prize (as well as $10 million from Paul Allen’s Vulcan, Inc.).  Civic and business leaders made a strong push to secure the grant, including a pledge to leverage the grant […]

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Interview: “Gridlock Sam” Weighs in on Big Transportation Issues in Columbus

Brent Warren Brent Warren Interview: “Gridlock Sam” Weighs in on Big Transportation Issues in Columbus

The Center for Urban and Regional Analysis at OSU recently brought former New York City Transportation Commissioner Sam Schwartz to town. Schwartz, who actually coined the term “gridlock” in the 1970’s, writes a popular column for the New York Daily News under the moniker “Gridlock Sam.” He gave a lecture at OSU on Tuesday in […]

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