The Challenge

THE CHALLENGE

Overview

The Smart Cities Challenge is a new way the Government of Canada is helping communities become healthier, more inclusive and liveable.

The Smart Cities Challenge is a competition open to all municipalities, local and regional governments, and Indigenous communities across Canada to define their future, using a citizen-driven, smart city approach. A smart cities approach aims to achieve meaningful outcomes for residents by leveraging the fundamental benefits of data and technology.

The challenge is based on four guiding pillars of openness, integration, transferability and collaboration. Through this challenge, Edmonton has a chance to win up to $50 million. But more importantly, Edmonton has a chance to implement innovative solutions to our most pressing challenges, improving the lives of citizens.

Infrastructure Canada's Smart Cities Website

PRIZES

Communities of all sizes are included in the competition.

One prize of up to $50 million open to all communities, regardless of population.

Two prizes of up to $10 million open to all communities with populations under 500,000 people.

One prize of up to $5 million open to all communities with populations under 30,000 people.

TIMELINE

Smart Cities Challenge Process

Smart Cities Challenge Process

The Challengers - Western Canada

Cities in western Canada submitting applications for Infrastructure Canada's Smart Cities Challenge.

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The Challengers - Eastern Canada

Cities in eastern Canada submitting applications for Infrastructure Canada's Smart Cities Challenge.

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