Smart Cities-Smart Futures Competitors We’d like to share our gratitude for your participation in Year One of the Smart Cities-Smart Futures Competition.  No matter where your concept landed, you will be remembered as a group that was involved in spearheading this exciting initiative in Year One.  We’d like to invite you to submit your innovative concept

As the world becomes increasingly interconnected and technology-dependent, a new wave of smart applications is changing how we approach everyday activities. Utility appliances such as intelligent fridges (yes, you read that right), personal assistants like Amazon’s Alexa or smart home security applications create opportunities for more efficient living. While the ideas of “Smart Cities” has been proposed as the

When most people speak about smart cities, they often imagine a futuristic metropolis, as depicted in movies and television. In reality, smart cities will be the product of the ongoing and gradual evolution of information technologies — with which we’re already familiar in our everyday lives — and will not look much different than they

Two University of Wisconsin-Platteville faculty members are being recognized for their innovative ideas to improve living and working environments in Wisconsin. A yearlong competition, sponsored by Foxconn Technology Group in partnership with the University of Wisconsin System, among others, invited participants to submit innovative ideas that enhance quality of life, improve working environments, expand transportation

Milwaukee, May 2, 2019 – Last week, the Medical College of Wisconsin learned that three MCW teams were recognized among 12 winners in a statewide innovation competition, Smart Cities – Smart Futures, sponsored by Foxconn Technology Group. Foxconn’s goal for this grant competition is to invest in a broad spectrum of new ideas generated by college and

Now this is very cool technology! Posted by InfiniMed for #SmartCitiesWI Round 3. Thank you to the contestants who submitted their innovation for consideration. Watch on mobile device for 360º experience!  

A team from the College of Engineering & Applied Science was one of the 12 winners (from an initial pool of 352) in the final round of Foxconn’s Smart Cities-Smart Futures competition. Congratulations to: team leader Zihao Jin, graduate student, civil engineering; faculty advisor Jie Yu,assistant professor, civil & environmental engineering; Shamsi Trisha, Zhong Liu,both civil engineering graduate students; Xinyu Liu,visiting PhD student, civil engineering; and John December(’91

Milwaukee, WI – Foxconn Technology Group (Foxconn) today announced the final-round winners of the first year of its “Smart Cities-Smart Futures” competition alongside its state and local partners. Dr. Alan Yeung, Foxconn Director of U.S. Strategic Initiatives, academic leaders, and competition partners recognized 12 outstanding ideas submitted by students, faculty, and staff representing Gateway Technical College, the Medical

YOU MAY NOT REALIZE IT, but you’ve probably already used machine learning technology in your journalism. Perhaps you used a service like Trint to transcribe your interviews, punched in some text for Google to translate, or converted the Mueller Report into readable text. And if you haven’t used it yourself, machine learning is probably at work in the bowels

Gateway Technical College Horticulture instructor Kate Field has been named as one of the 12 winners in the final round of Foxconn’s statewide Smart Cities-Smart Futures competition. Field, who retired earlier this month, was the only winner among the state’s technical colleges, surviving all three rounds of the Smart Cities competition which began with 355

Milwaukee, WI – Foxconn Technology Group (Foxconn) today announced the final-round winners of the first year of its “Smart Cities-Smart Futures” competition alongside its state and local partners. Dr. Alan Yeung, Foxconn Director of U.S. Strategic Initiatives, academic leaders, and competition partners recognized 12 outstanding ideas submitted by students, faculty, and staff representing Gateway Technical College,

Four UW–Madison teams are among the winners in the final round of Foxconn Technology Group’s inaugural “Smart Cities-Smart Futures” competition. The competition promotes innovative ideas to enhance quality of life, improve working environments, expand transportation networks and living spaces, inspire creative city planning and promote sustainable energy solutions in Wisconsin. The contest was open to

A pair of local men have cleared the first two hurdles in Foxconn’s Smart Cities—Smart Futures competition to reach the final round with their conceptual transportation smartphone app. Don Heckel, owner of 3rd Coast Bicycles, 401 Sixth St., and Steve Whitmoyer, who teaches civil engineering, the construction sciences and freshwater sciences at Gateway Technical College,

The City of Racine is moving forward with an initiative to become a “Smart City” with the help of the Smart Cities Council, but what does that mean? What exactly is a “Smart City”? Peggy James, University of Wisconsin-Parkside’s dean of social science and professional studies, said what may confuse people is that the term

The Smart Cities Council has named the winners of its annual Smart Cities Readiness Challenge, honoring five communities across North American for ambitious smart cities visions that are impactful, collaborative, inclusive and sustainable. The winning communities are: Baltimore; Edmonton; Montgomery; Racine, WI; and Cleantech San Diego. This was the third year for the annual competition

The Smart Cities Council has chosen the City of Racine as one of the five winners of its Smart Cities Readiness Challenge, the council announced Tuesday. As one of the winners, the city will have access to expertise and financing for projects “using technology and data-informed decisions to better deliver City services and create a

American Family Insurance believes smart home products can help people better protect their home, and it’s partnering with a U.K. startup to bring new devices to its U.S. customers. Madison-based American Family recently announced that it has partnered with Neos, a startup that launched in 2016 that makes smart home insurance products, such as internet-connected smoke detectors

Faith Technologies Inc., a Menasha-based electrical, engineering and technology systems company with a Milwaukee-area office in Pewaukee, is spending $20 million on a smart manufacturing building in the Fox Valley. The company, which also has offices and facilities in Madison, Plover, La Crosse, Neenah, Oshkosh, Appleton, Peshtigo, Sheboygan and Green Bay, is constructing a 225,000-square-foot

The Midwestern metropolis of Columbus, Ohio, is one of the fastest growing in the United States. Like leaders in much of urban America, officials in Columbus are looking for ways to handle the pressures that come with growth and demographic change. When Columbus applied in 2015 for the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Smart City Challenge,

The quest to give machines human-level intelligence has been around for decades, and it has captured imaginations for far longer — think of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein in the 19th century. Artificial intelligence, or AI, was born in the 1950s, with boom cycles leading to busts as scientists failed time and again to make machines act

Dive Brief: The National League of Cities (NLC) has released a report, “Local Tools to Address Housing Affordability: A State-by-State Analysis,” examining the intersection of state policies and local housing markets. It suggests cities’ ability to improve housing conditions varies greatly across the country, and it depends on both state and local regulations. The report

Cars, houses, streetlights and HVAC systems are all learning how to talk. The Internet of Things — the growing network of physical objects that can digitally “speak” to one another — is set to revolutionize how cities function, from relieving gridlock to picking up the trash on time. But experts say for IoT-enabled smart cities to reach their full potential, buildings need to

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UW-Eau Claire proposals regarding energy-tracking software and a regional video network were among the 30 second-round winners announced recently in Foxconn Technology Group’s Smart Cities-Smart Futures competition. The competition is intended to promote innovative ideas to enhance quality of life, improve working environments, inspire creative city planning, promote sustainable energy solutions and expand transportation networks

Foxconn Technology Group has entered into an agreement with the fifth-largest city in Wisconsin to help the municipality pursue and implement ‘smart city’ technologies there. Cory Mason, mayor for the city of Racine, announced the partnership Tuesday. “Partnering with Foxconn gives the city a unique competitive advantage,” Mason said in a statement provided by the

Partnership will make Racine a hub of innovation that enhances quality of life and work for residents and businesses City of Racine – Mayor Cory Mason, together with Foxconn Technology Group’s (Foxconn) executive leadership, today announced a partnership to pursue public-private partnerships to accelerate a shared vision for Racine as a ‘Smart City.’ The agreement,

Our 2019 North American Smart Cities Readiness Challenge was our biggest yet. More than 100 cities throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico participated and three dozen delivered very strong applications detailing numerous smart cities projects they planned for their communities. The process of judging was very difficult, but we’ve narrowed the entries to 10 finalists,

Thank you to everyone who supported and/or attended our “Smart Cities – Smart Futures WI” Round 2 recognition ceremony on March 13!  We celebrated the 30 winners who moved on to Round 3, which kicked off last night.     Milwaukee Business Journal: Thirty teams advance in Foxconn’s $1M Smart Cities – Smart Futures competition

Foxconn Technology Group announced the 30-team second round participants of its “Smart Cities – Smart Futures” competition this week, with teams being awarded $1,500 each to fund their ideas. Foxconn is putting up $1 million over the next three years to sponsor the competition, which is designed to bring to the forefront ideas from students

Four UWM entries, including three from the College of Engineering & Applied Science, are among the 30 projects that have advanced to the final round of the “Smart Cities-Smart Futures” competition, sponsored by Foxconn. Congratulations to the following team leaders, team members and faculty advisors—nine in all—who constitute the college’s three teams.   Zihao Jin, PhD candidate, civil engineering,

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