IBM is offering cities its expertise through a sponsorship program
par Elsa Sidawy | 12.27.10
With the Smarter Cities Challenge, IBM wants to appeal to cities by offering them an expertise in the areas of strategic planning, data management and technological skills. This consulting and research & development donation is estimated between US $ 250,000 and 400,000. The program will take place over three years and should enable 100 cities in the world to benefit from a precise diagnosis and implementation recommendations in order to respond to one of the challenges that IBM considers of utmost importance: from transportation to energy including water management and economical development. Cities are invited to apply before December 31st by posting their statement of intent on the Smarter Cities Challenge website. The winning cities will work with IBM experts in a chosen field and will thus have access to IBM’s research laboratories, skills and technological know-how. 7 cities in the world, 3 of which are located in the United States, have already had the opportunity to participate in this program.
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