For New York, a precise definition of a “smart city” is a “fair city” – a city in which everyone has the same rights to access facilities. NY is a city with many challenges, opportunities and innovations. The economic center of the world is constantly striving to digitize the city with intelligent innovations. It works with the academic and private sectors to launch innovative pilot projects, and works with governments and organizations around the world to share best practices, and leverages technological advances.
New York was named the world’s smartest city at the 2016 World Smart City Awards at the Smart City Expo World Congress. The awards recognized New York City for its Smart City program “Building a Smart + Equitable City”. New York’s Smart City program is designed and managed by the Mayor’s Technology and Innovation Office. The New York Smart City Initiative OneNYC aims to improve research, development and use of IoT technologies to improve living standards for residents equally by 2050.
The Smart City program includes projects like LinkNYC to accelerate the adoption of IoT connectivity solutions.
Through the MarketplaceNYC project, the city supports government agencies in implementing the latest intelligent technologies to optimize their operations. The initiative aims to expand the market opportunities for smart city technologies in New York.
The tech industry in New York continues to grow and first-class startups abound in this city. We can see that health technology, customer service optimization, fintech, AI, IoT and real estate innovations have made tremendous progress. SEC has done a thorough research to find the best Top30 startups that we should follow this year. Would you like to know more about these companies? Our Top30: