The City of Richmond’s Smart Cities Ideas Fair is being held in Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) this afternoon, which aims 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.
The Smart Cities Ideas Fair features displays, demonstrations, presentations and hands-on activities at KPU’s Richmond campus – all with a focus on the city’s bid to create an “Intelligent Operations Hub” through the Smart Cities challenge.
“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.” …