Sydney’s Liverpool City Council has signed an agreement with Mastercard to collaborate on the company’s City Possible program, an initiative bringing the public and private sectors together to solve issues facing cities.
Adelaide is pushing ahead in developing its smart city credentials, partnering with Cisco to run a $1 million Internet of Things traffic project.
Fifty-two projects across Australia have received funding through the first round of the government’s Smart Cities and Suburbs Program, with grants totalling $28.5 million.
BlueChilli has announced the appointment of Johanna Pitman as program director of CityConnect, a new accelerator program focused on smart city solutions.
Skyfii has signed an agreement with the UK’s Durham University to roll out its data analytics service, IO Insight, across its campus.
Townsville will become the latest Australian city to get an Internet of Things network, with the Townsville City Council partnering with Campbell Scientific Australia to launch the initiative.
Sydney office space management startup SpaceConnect has today announced a raise of $400,000 following its graduation from BlueChilli’s startup accelerator program Disrupt@Scale. The seed funding will allow the startup to drive growth across its Australian corporate customer base.
In a bid to increase the standard and support of Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart Cities development, the government has launched a new global initiative called Hypercat Australia. The initiative is part of an alliance with industry leaders, corporates and government to transform Australian cities into smarter and tech driven hubs.
To continue investment into cleantech and smart cities, new Newcastle-based incubator Eighteen04 launched to support startups and promote regional cities as global tech innovators.