Chattanooga Collaborative Named In Top 50 Smart City Projects

Friday, January 25, 2019
Chattanooga’s new research collaborative has been named as one of the Top 50 smart city projects. The Smart 50 Awards, created by US Ignite, Smart Cities Connect and Smart Cities Connect Foundation, listed the Chattanooga Smart Community Collaborative among the winners. The collaborative was a winner in the “Horizons” category, for projects that show “foundational and inspiring groundwork for future smart city projects.”

“This award recognizes the robust research program we’re building right here in Chattanooga, taking advantage of our world-class fiber optic network,” said Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke. 

The Chattanooga Smart Community Collaborative is a research partnership between The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, the City of Chattanooga, Erlanger Health System, EPB, Hamilton County, Co.Lab and The Enterprise Center. 

"Recently Chattanooga has attracted researchers from Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Vanderbilt, Georgia Tech, UT Dallas and The University of Vermont to conduct studies here.
There’s also smart city research being pioneered at UTC’s Center for Urban Informatics and Progress (CUIP), under the guidance of Dr. Mina Sartipi," officials said. 

“We’re working at CUIP to create smart city solutions that can help improve citizens’ lives,” said Dr. Sartipi. 

The CUIP is involved in research in energy, mobility, healthcare, public safety, water and waste. The center aims to benefit local citizens while developing models that can be replicated around the world, officials said. 

The Smart 50 Awards will be presented at the Smart Cities Connect Conference in Denver this April.

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