The Georgia Smart Communities Challenge is a first-of-its-kind opportunity for four winning communities of any size in Georgia to receive funding and support that enables those communities to envision, explore, and plan for their “smart” future. Communities will be given up to $50,000 in seed funding, community networking opportunities, and access to additional, unique resources to execute their projects. These unique resources include additional funding to work with Georgia Tech research partners, connections to industry experts, and access to technology solutions provided by our provider-partners.
Georgia Smart will hold webinars and workshops now through April to help communities prepare their proposals. Applications for the program are due on May 1, 2018, and winning communities will begin their one-year projects in August 2018.
Researchers at Georgia Tech are focused on improving the energy efficiency and management of buildings and industrial facilities while reducing their environmental footprint. Embracing an energy systems approach, the multi-disciplinary team of scientists, engineers, and architects integrate building technology innovations into broader planning for sustainable city and regional development.
To read about recent projects in energy efficiency design, click here.
To learn more about the Georgia Smart Communities Challenge, click here.