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The Intelligent Community Forum names the Smart21 Communities of 2016
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
New York City and Dublin, Ohio, USA - 21 October 2015 – The Intelligent Community Forum today named the world’s Smart21 Communities of 2016. This select group of communities will now be in contention for the prestigious designation of Intelligent Community of the Year in June 2016. “We are very excited to name 11 new communities from North America, Europe and Asia to this year’s Smart21,” said ICF co-founder Robert   read full article >>
How Two Intelligent Communities Joined Forces to Grow Their Economies: Part 2
Friday, January 15, 2016

In Waterloo Region, a steering committee was established to follow the progress of the Alliance. 

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Dr. Norman Jacknis Runs Community Accelerator Engagement in Mississippi
Monday, December 14, 2015
Norman Jacknis, Senior Fellow of the Intelligent Community Forum, ran a community accelerator program in   read full article >>
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Columbus, Ohio, USA (2014)
Tuesday, December 10, 2013

clientuploads/Images/Columbus-Skyline-2-300.gifThe capital of the state of Ohio, Columbus combines great strengths with significant challenges.  It is the home of two multi-billion-dollar institutions: Ohio State University (OSU), one of America’s largest research universities, and Battelle, the world’s biggest private research institute.  Fifteen of America’s largest companies make their home there, as do award-winning museums, science centers and libraries.  Multiple commercial broadband providers serve the metropolitan area, and public-sector networks provide government and academia with even more advanced capabilities.  But OSU lags nearly all of its peers in commercialization income and patents per research dollar.  The city has a large low-income population stranded by the decline of manufacturing employment and ranks 46th out of the 50 largest American cities for upward social mobility.  Per-capita income has declined over the past decade and unemployment, while below the US average, is a fact of life for too many citizens, while companies struggle to find properly-qualified workers to fill open positions.

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ICF Summit 2016
Date: June 13 - 17, 2016
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Five Cities and Counties Make it to 'Smart' Status
Five municipalities and counties in Taiwan — New Taipei City, Taoyuan, Kaohsiung, Taitung County and Hsinchu County — have been named among the world’s Smart21 Communities of 2016 by the New York-based
Dublin's New Intelligent Community Global Institute to Spread Best Practices for Economic Development
After being listed four times on the Intelligent Community Forum’s list of the world’s smartest cities, Dublin is becoming more than just a subject of the New York think tank’s research. The pair have
IT Home Weekly Interview: Robert Bell, Co-Founder, Intelligent Community Forum
Taiwanese magazine IT Home Weekly has published an interview with ICF co-founder Robert Bell. Click here to view the full interview in Mandarin. Below is an English translation of the interview questions and answers.
What Australia Can Learn about E-Government from Estonia
Tucked up in the north east of Europe against the Russian border is the Republic of Estonia. Geographically it is one of the Baltic states with Latvia and Lithuania, but its cultural heritage is strongly Nordic, influenced
Sustainability - The New Intelligent Community Indicator
ICF's 2016 Awards will be based in part on environmental sustainability. We piloted a sustainability criteria last year and the results convinced us it was time to bring environmental issues into our evaluation of
Dutch Technology Week 2015
The fourth annual Dutch Technology Week will take place in Brainport Eindhoven, The Netherlands from May 31st through June 6th. Read more at dutchtechnologyweek.com (Dutch) or dutchtechnologyweek.com/en (English).

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