Working together to future-proof our cities
The Future of Cities 2022 connects tech founders with industry partners and municipalities across Canada to reimagine the systems and processes that make our cities work.
The goal: identification, adoption and potential procurement of Canada’s top tech solutions to meet Canada’s top municipal challenges.
The 12-month collaborative kicked off in January with discussions between founders, industry partners and municipalities from coast to coast. These early conversations will shape the focus of the collaborative and define the biggest challenges facing our cities today, from transportation asset and fleet management to smart buildings and infrastructure.
Participants in the program will work together to explore the complex challenges facing our cities, as well as look at the impact of new technologies on safety, security and data privacy.
Once the top challenges have been defined, we’ll issue a call to Canada’s tech community for innovative solutions. Selected companies will lay out demonstrable MVPs and plan pilots with collaborative partners and/or municipalities.
Can your tech solve our cities' collective challenges?
Communitech and the Future of Cities 2022 Call for Solutions is now open. We have teamed up with 20+ municipalities from across Canada to identify the top challenges faced by our cities. Now, we’re looking for homegrown tech companies that can deliver solutions to one or more of the issues.
If you are a Canadian tech company visit the Call for Solutions page to learn more.
On March 3, Communitech and CityAge hosted a virtual event to explore how municipal governments and the world’s best innovators can explore, define and solve today's complex challenges, and build the future of cities, together.
More than 400 registrants from across North America tuned into a virtual event, presented by CityAge and Communitech, that looked at how tech innovators and civic leaders can collaborate to build the future of cities.
Do you want to shape the future of our cities?
If you’re a Canadian tech founder, connect with your Communitech Founder Success Manager.
If you're a municipality, a company looking to put Canada's top tech solutions to work for you or a company that wants to use the collaborative for platform adoption, contact John Lee.
Past Future of Cities collaboratives
Supporting child and youth wellbeing in Waterloo Region
Called for innovative tech solutions to help non-profit organizations that focus on child and youth wellbeing navigate data-related challenges (talk about Tech for Good® in action).
Report coming soon.
Next is Now
Kicked off our ongoing mission to help make our cities smarter, more resilient, more efficient and more livable; considered what 5G and advanced technology could do to increase responsiveness and adaptability.