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Tech Company Taking on Larger Role in Smart Columbus Projects

Brent Warren Brent Warren Tech Company Taking on Larger Role in Smart Columbus Projects

Pillar Technology, a growing Columbus-based company that has been active in the autonomous vehicle field for years, is now also playing a significant role in the Smart Columbus initiative. A group of Pillar employees were among the first occupants of the recently-opened Smart Columbus Experience Center. The focus of their work in the new space will […]

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Driverless Shuttle Planned for Downtown

Brent Warren Brent Warren Driverless Shuttle Planned for Downtown

A driverless shuttle bus could be roaming Downtown streets before the end of the year if a new Smart Columbus initiative moves forward as planned. Mark Patton, Smart Columbus Vice President at the Columbus Partnership, shared the news yesterday during a tour of the about-to-open Smart Columbus Experience Center. “I think the next thing that […]

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First Look: Smart Columbus Experience Center

Brent Warren Brent Warren First Look: Smart Columbus Experience Center

The new Smart Columbus Experience Center will officially open to the public this Saturday. The space, which is located on the first floor of the former Columbia Gas building at 170 Civic Center Drive, is meant to help explain the multifaceted initiative to visitors while also offering a vision of how getting around in Columbus could […]

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NEXT: What If Organizations Could Run Themselves?

David Staley David Staley NEXT: What If Organizations Could Run Themselves?

Those who have been championing blockchain have imagined a myriad of applications beyond cryptocurrency. Recall that a blockchain is a kind of open, digital ledger that is being used to record and verify transactions, and is the technology that makes Bitcoin possible. There are advocates who wish to see blockchain used for other purposes, such […]

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Dublin’s Cresttek Leading the Way on Route 33 Smart Mobility Corridor

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Dublin’s Cresttek Leading the Way on Route 33 Smart Mobility Corridor

No one is immune to change. Just consider your cell phone and the number of times it needs to update, or the rate at which new phone models are designed, or the proliferation of applications that you can download on it to make your life easier and simpler. It’s not stopping, and it’s actually getting […]

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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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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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