Richmond’s bid for $10M prize the focus of local ‘ideas fair’

Richmond News

Next week, the City of Richmond and Kwantlen Polytechnic University will co-host an “ideas fair” to showcase collaboration between businesses, governments and academia on connected technology.

This connected technology is at the heart of Richmond’s Smart Cities vision, where the city is vying for one of two $10 million prizes in a national competition to use data and technology to improve residents’ lives. Richmond is one of 10 finalists in its category. …

“Richmond has long been home to some of the world’s leading technology companies and many of our local government agencies and academic institutions are leading the way in embracing Smart Cities thinking,” said Mayor Malcolm Brodie in a press release.

“The Smart Cities Ideas Fair is a great opportunity for the public to learn more about the exciting advances being made right here in Richmond and our province.” …

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