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NextChallenge: Smart Cities 2017: Tips for a successful proposal

By Posted on August 31, 2017

Congratulations on being named a
NextChallenge: Smart Cities 2017 semi-finalist!
Please read the tips below for a successful proposal:


  • Review Official Rules
  • Do not include confidential information
  • Do not use URLs but describe details in proposal. Reviewers will not be able to access links during the review
  • Emphasize the solution’s smart component – that is “connected, interactive, and data-driven technologies
  • Only one demonstration idea will be considered: one location, one scope, one budget, one timeline
  • Developing a smaller pilot than initially requested may be required to comply with the following requirements:
    • Demonstration must begin, be executed and completed within calendar year 2018
    • Demonstration budget must be within $80,000 award, or have confirmed funding to leverage the award

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