Smarter Cities Challenge

Sustainability Director

Erin Gill
(865) 215-4430

400 Main St., Room 503
Knoxville, TN 37902

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SMarter Cities ChallengeIn November 2012, IBM announced that Knoxville had been selected for a Smarter Cities Challenge grant. Launched in 2011, the IBM Smarter Cities Challenge is a three-year, 100-city, $50-million competitive grant program. The program, which is IBM's single-largest philanthropic initiative, assigns a team of six top IBM experts to each winning city to study a key issue identified by the city's leadership. The grant provides consulting services valued at $400,000. The Smarter Cities Challenge is sponsored by IBM's Corporate Citizenship program and IBM's International Foundation. IBM has been a leader in corporate social responsibility and citizenship for more than 100 years. 
IBM Smarter Cities Challenge Team Bios [PDF] 
Final Report from IBM Smarter Cities Challenge Team 08/13/13 [PDF]
Presentation from IBM Smarter Cities Challenge Team 05/17/13 [PDF]
2013 Smarter Cities Challenge Grant Winners
Citizen IBM Blog Posts about the Smarter Cities Challenge
City of Knoxville's Grant Application [PDF]

Press Release: 09/26/13 - Smarter Cities Stakeholder Council Launches [PDF]
Press Release: 08/13/13 - IBM Report Calls for 'Citywide Campaign' on Weatherization [PDF]
Press Release: 05/17/13 - IBM Smarter Cities Team Recommends Community-Wide Effort [PDF]
Press Release: 05/15/13 - IBM Smarter Cities Challenge Team to Present Final Report [PDF]
Press Release: 04/30/13 - Mayor Rogero Welcomes IBM Smarter Cities Team to Knoxville [PDF]
Press Release: 04/25/13 - City Welcomes the IBM Smarter Cities Challenge Team [PDF]
Press Release: 11/14/12 - Knoxville Wins IBM Smarter Cities Challenge Grant [PDF]

A video of Mayor Rogero discussing the City's application at the IBM Smarter Cities Summit last November
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