SmartCity Pilot Chicago

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In collaboration with the Illinois Science and Technology Challenge, the Illinois Open Technology Challenge has been launched to bring government, developers, and communities together.

Chicago plans to invest in a new fiber optic ring to achieve gigabit speed over an open network.

By combining this new network with a competitive price point, it hopes to create an incentive for digital technology companies to locate in, or re-locate to, Chicago. 

Chicago is working on the concept of sharing spectrum allocated for public safety, so that, when available, it can be used for small cells, cell phones, and so on.

But there are more pilots in Smart Chicago

Grids for health and services

With a view to improving the existing Chicago health system, the city is investing in Chicago Health Atlas; a website used to display aggregate, map-based health information.

It is also investing in a program and platform for real-time, open data infrastructure investment.

In collaboration with the Illinois Science and Technology Challenge, the Illinois Open Technology Challenge has been launched to bring government, developers, and communities together.

The city also offers hosted web space to support people or organizations that want to create services that make Chicago better.

SmartCity Chicago Collaborative

This Smart Collaborative collects 4 pilots in the city

  1. The City that NetWorks
    A key positioning report on what steps the Smart Chicago Collaborative would like to take in the area of digital inclusion
  2. Digital Skills Initiative
    A central hub for coordinating technology training across departments and delegate agencies that have received federal funding
  3. Connect Chicago
    A loose network of more than 250 places in the city where Internet and computer access, digital skills training, and online learning resources are available free of charge
  4. Smart Health Centers
    Trained health information specialists are placed in clinics in low-income areas to help patients connect to their own medical records and find reliable information about their conditions

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