Today is the day that we have been waiting for the result of the Smart Cities Challenge, and congratulation to The City of Montréal the winner of $50M prize. Moreover, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Canada’s Minister of Infrastructure and Communities and his Parliamentary Secretary Marco Mendicino also announced the other winners:
- Town of Bridgewater, Nova Scotia – $5 million prize for its application to reduce energy poverty
- Nunavut Communities, Nunavut – $10 million prize for its application to prevent and protect to reduce suicide
- City of Guelph and Wellington County, Ontario – $10 million prize for its application to create a Circular Food Economy
- City of Montréal, Quebec – $50 million prize for its application to improve mobility and access to food
We are excited to see the winners implementing their smart cities project, and innovating more smart challenge to Canadian technology future.
Unfortunately, the City of Vancouver and City of Surrey did not win the challenge; however, it would be great if they can bring the project come to life. The jury might saw the potential of other applicants, but it did not mean the City of Vancouver and City of Surrey not have it.
The challenge was a great opportunity for small and large organizations across Canada to have a chance to pursuit a futuristic dream, and it will ignite smart cities to come to life.
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