Category Archives: Smart City

Odoo – Interesting open-source integrated suite of software

Odoo SaaS

I have a friend who has been experimenting with Odoo over the past few weeks and he has been very impressed by its versatility.

In the enterprise resource planning software field, Odoo is an alternative to SAP ERP, Oracle E-Business Suite, Microsoft Dynamics, NetSuite, and others.

Odoo is an open-source suite of integrated business applications actively programmed, supported, and organized by Odoo SA.

Odoo is similar to many open-source projects where customized programming, support, and other services are provided by an active global community and partners network.

The community is comprised of more than 1,500 active members and has contributed more than 4,500 modules to the ongoing enrichment of Odoo.

The network of certified partners, established in more than 120 countries, deploys the solution locally. The software, with more than 1,500 downloads a day, is one of the most frequently installed business suites worldwide.

Odoo is an open-source alternative to many software packages. It can be used by any retailer with its POS (Point Of Sales), and in any website with its CMS (website builder) synchronized with the e-Commerce app.

User Friendly and Business Scope Quadrant.

Odoo positions itself high as being user friendly and having plenty of business scope but not with the high ticket price of a NetSuite , Ms Dynamics , Oracle or SAP.

 

Funding for Australian Smart City projects announced

Australian councils now have more certainty about their future smart cities journey, as the first funded projects under the government’s Smart Cities and Suburbs program have been  announced.

Adam Beck, the Executive Director of Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand (SCCANZ), has congratulated Assistant Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation, The Hon. Angus Taylor MP, for the vision and leadership of the program, and its capacity to help catalyse smart cities and digital transformation investment across Australian communities.

“This announcement is welcomed by SCCANZ and its members, who have invested deeply in working closely with local government to help their applications come together in a very short timeframe,”

Mr Beck says.

“The Smart Cities and Suburbs program has been a critical mechanism for accelerating smart cities interest and activity across local government in Australia in 2017, and it is important we maintain the momentum created from the application process to now support the successful candidates in delivering, and scaling, as well as nurturing the potential of those that may be unsuccessful.”

52 projects have been successful in round 1 of the funding, totaling $28.5M, with 40% of the successful projects located in regional areas.

Chair of the SCCANZ Policy and Leadership Task Force and Councillor for Tablelands Regional Council in Queensland, Bronwyn Voyce, said of the announcement “this is great news for regional communities in Australia who are seeking the critical support needed to kick-start their smart cities journey.”

“The Smart Cities and Suburbs program has offered many local government organisations the opportunity to build their vision around smart cities, but now comes the important step of successfully investing, and then replicating and scaling,”

Cr Voyce says.

“The Smart Cities Council looks forward to working with the government to supports its successful delivery of round 1 of the program, and its transition to a longer-term investment fund for national smart cities,”

Mr Beck concludes.

Customers – they pay your bills

Customers don’t care about market share. They care about the customer reviews.

Customers don’t care about brand positioning. They care about solving their need.

Customers don’t care about channels. They care about shopping anywhere.

Customers don’t care about org chart. They care about kindness and respect.

Customers don’t care about legacy systems. They care about same day shipping.

Customers don’t care about internal acronyms. They care about talking in human language.

Customers don’t care about cool offices. They care about search ranking.

Customers don’t care about the banner ads. They care about not being interrupted.

Customers don’t care about departments. They care about having a one-to-one relationship.

To be customers centric, we need to think, feel and act like customers.

We need to change business metrics to customer metrics.

We need to break off with channel mentality to focus on experiences.

We need to get rid of internal acronyms to use human language.

We need to stop interrupting and start engaging.

This is very key when developing Smart City planning that people are kept at the forefront of everything. Technology is the enabler of many of these initiatives. Start with what outcomes you want to achieve and how the community will benefit from the changes.

 

Autonomous Vehicles deployed by 2021

While many AV manufacturers have put an expected deployment rollout around 2021, in order for cities to prepare themselves for this short window, precautions must be taken now.

The report breaks down six major questions, framed as “who, what, when, where, how and why,” that circle the conclusion that autonomous vehicles in their many forms are coming, the only real question is whether cities will be prepared in time.

The report compiled six keys for cities insights for city officials to know about the future of AV integration on city streets.

1. The Window for Action is Closing: Although they may seem like a distant technology, when economies of scale begin to kick in, or the proportionate cost savings is gained by an increased level of production, this technology could rapidly expand. The report predicts that when costs for AVs fall, they will spread more rapidly than traditional automobiles did in the 20th century.

2. AV Deployment Makes Sense in Cities: Cities by their very nature consist of dense populations living and working in a limited geographical space. Traditional vehicles, due to their bulky and often oversized nature, do not often mix with the finite space available. Autonomous vehicles could reduce the need for parking spaces and garages, minimize lane spacing and open up more living space for residents.

3. Highway Testing is So Passé: According to the report, most testing in the AV space has been done on high-speed highways — but this is already obsolete. The greatest impact, and largest market available, will be in revolutionizing intra-city mobility.

4. Change in Mobility Driven by Aging Population: In less than 15 years, the world will have more than 1.4 billion people over the age of 60. While mobility options lessen with aging, autonomous vehicles could keep the elderly moving and more independent.

5. Cities can Leverage Power over Developers: Because the emerging market is brand new, cities have the opportunity to set the rules — if they act quickly. Cities can shape markets to focus private-sector attention and investment on the needs of cities and underserved populations.

6.Cities are Just One Piece of the Puzzle: The best case scenario for the implementation of automated vehicles include reduced congestion, elimination of human-caused crashes, increased mobility and more space devoted to public spaces, among many others. In order to maximize the good and minimize the bad, according to the report, cities must tap all stakeholders and keep them involved. Such a complete transformation of the transportation system will need help from experts across all levels of government, academia, and the private and nonprofit sectors.

Bloomberg Philanthropies is working with the Aspen Institute to bring mayors and senior leaders from several cities together with leading industry and policy experts to help cities explore the questions and hopefully come up with workable solutions.

3 Innovations in Sustainable Tech – IoT in action

According to Larry Alton – When we think about sustainable technology, we tend to think about solar panels, electric cars, and even low-tech concepts like passive solar design. These are all important innovations, but they’re also rather static.

Unlike so much of the technology in our world today, these aren’t things that get smarter through use. To push sustainability further, it’s time to turn to the Internet of Things (IoT).

From powerfully efficient wearables to entire smart cities, the IoT is powerfully positioned to change how we think about the environment, natural and built.

Keep your eyes on these three tools making sustainability smarter.

Small Devices, Big Potential

As a society, we’ve come to love wearables – fitness trackers, smart watches, and even wearables used for sleep. But for such ingenious little devices, they’re highly energy dependent. Forget to plug in your Fitbit and you won’t be able to check the time, never mind measure your heart rate.

Now, a new generation of wearables is making a break from the charger with multi-source energy harvesting technology. These new devices aim to embrace not just solar, an easy solution, but also pressure and temperature-sensitive perovskites. A family of mineral, one type of perovskite is used in solar cells, but others can turn pressure resulting from motion into electricity in much the same way. Since so many wearables are focused on activity tracking, they’re the perfect setting for this energy-friendly tool.

Smarter Solar

Solar power is a mainstay of the sustainability movement, one of the first examples people think about when environmentalism and alternative energy come up. This is with good reason – as a widely accepted solution, there are financial supports for solar panel installation, a variety of options, and a popular understanding of solar power as a tool, even in domestic settings. Kids do science projects involving solar power; it’s renewable energy 101.

In today’s era, however, we need to start thinking about solar in much more complicated ways as solar becomes intertwined with IoT. IoT is all about data and, suddenly, so is solar. This isn’t just passive energy anymore.

Today’s solar power systems are often tied to much deeper data systems that optimize energy output, something only possible because of IoT. This data then allows the panels to automatically reposition themselves, shifting based on the position of the sun. The same goes for wind turbines and other types of renewables.

The City as Computer

We can add pressure-sensitive cells to wearables and power up our solar panels like never before, but is this enough to mitigate global warming, pollution from drilling, and other environmental concerns? On an individual level, no, but when an entire city adopts sustainable technology integrated with IoT – well, that’s another story.

In Los Angeles, for example, a city known for its traffic and accompanying pollution, the entire city is programmed for sustainability. Across the city, sensors monitor air and water quality and traffic. Other systems determine urban walkability, housing issues, and more, all with the aim of increasing green jobs in the city. All combined, these systems can dramatically reduce the city’s carbon footprint. Imagine if all major cities adopted this technology – well, we may just be headed in that direction.

Renewable technology, on its own, is highly valuable. Yet, when integrated with IoT, it becomes much more powerful. As we deepen the relationship between these tools, we position our society to step away from more harmful energy sources and harness renewables at the next level of efficiency.

New Zealand’s most innovative tech companies named – Hi Tech Awards

The finalists for the 2017 Hi-Tech Awards were announced at simultaneous events in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch on the 29th March.

Entries, which came from as far afield as Kaitaia and Invercargill, were up 30 per cent over last year and Wayne Norrie, chair of the Hi-Tech Trust, said the the standard of entries was also the highest seen.

The finalists will now go into a round of face-to-face judging before the winners are announced at a gala event in Auckland on 12 May..

The finalists are:

PwC Hi-Tech Company of the Year

ARANZ Geo
Invenco
Pushpay Holdings
Serko
Vend
Xero

Coretex Hi-Tech Emerging Company of the Year

Figured
Harmoney
Link Engine Management
SilverStripe
Timely

New Zealand Venture Investment Fund (NZVIF) Hi-Tech Start-Up Company of the Year

AskNicely
Dexibit
Latipay
Performance Lab
Property

IBM Most Innovative Company

Auror
Pushpay
RedShield Security
Simplicity

Callaghan Innovation Maori Innovation Award

Biolytix
Navilluso
Origins Software
Pango Productions

Duncan Cotterill Innovative Hi-Tech Software Product

Auror
Moxion
RedShield Security
Spotlight Reporting

Kiwibank Hi-Tech Innovative Services Award

EROAD
MyBitcoinSaver
Navilluso Medical
RedShield Security
Snowball Effect

Endace Innovative Hi-Tech Hardware Product

Adherium
DARC Technologies
EROAD
Shotover Camera Systems

Quick Circuit Innovative Hi-Tech Mobile Product

beweb
oDocs Eye Care
Motim Technologies

NZTE Innovative Agritech Product

Compac
Figured
PPP Industries
StockX

Xero Hi-Tech Young Achiever

Aleisha Amohia
Jamie Beaton
Kendall Flutey
Aleisha Staples

ATEED Best technology for the Creative Sector

Dexibit
Moxion
Shotover Camera Systems
Shuttlerock

Qual IT Best technology for the Public Sector

Auror
Dexibit
EROAD
Orion Health

Rubicon the one to watch in transforming the waste industry

Article from Waste Dive.

Rubicon Global has generated more outside interest in the waste industry than any other company in recent years due to one prominent tactic: vowing to transform it entirely.

Since it was founded in 2008, the Atlanta-based technology company has grown to serve major clients in cities around the country through a network of thousands of independent haulers. They have attracted many high-profile investors and a series of articles proclaiming their potential to “disrupt” the waste world. The company’s name comes from Julius Caesar’s march across the Rubicon River to conquer Rome, and they have a similarly bold mission to change the waste industry.

The company’s CEO Nate Morris, 36, has been at the forefront of this charge. He attributes his success so far to a “working class background” in Kentucky — relating to a part of the country that he feels is often overlooked — and bringing a more modern understanding of technology to an industry that has been wary of change.

Yet, until a few key announcements from the company, some in the industry were still unsure of what this promised disruption might look like. Waste Dive spoke to Morris to find out more about Rubicon’s plans and his thoughts on what needs to change in the industry.

WASTE DIVE: A lot of articles have called Rubicon “the Uber of trash.” Is this a fair comparison?

MORRIS: I have to take it as a compliment for our business and for our team, because I think today Uber speaks for the new way that the industrial economy will evolve. It speaks for a story around technology and its value in the industrial economy. I don’t think it always entirely encapsulates all of our model, because we do so much more than Uber. As far as data collection, the way we empower our haulers, the way we’re dealing with environmental challenges and actually collecting data around those environmental challenges. So I think it’s the way the girl or guy on the street would maybe understand what the model is about related to using technology to bring together thousands of independent haulers. But I don’t think it quite does it justice.

There are other companies with fleet management software and waste technology platforms out there. How do you differentiate Rubicon from companies that are doing similar work in the industry right now?

MORRIS: For us, more valuable than the revenue we create as a business is the data we collect. It’s going to allow the industry to be able to plug into things like artificial intelligence, machine learning, and to be a modern source of problem solving for today’s supply chain. If we look at the big players in the industry, as you know, they’ve grown through acquisition. So that creates a tremendous challenge for these companies in the future. Because at the time of making the acquisition they were focused only on creating more revenue and synergy. But they were acquired at a time when data wasn’t as important and wasn’t as focused upon. So for us, having one source of truth around all the information, being able to start from a clean slate, and not having the legacy challenges that the big players do, that I believe will allow Rubicon to win in the future.

Rubicon recently announced a major partnership with the French company Suez. How can we expect to start seeing Rubicon become more active in European markets?

MORRIS: We’re incredibly excited about the Suez partnership, and it doesn’t change our business here domestically or even abroad. I think it only enhances the way we work with our current customers in offering more solutions to them and more knowledge, and certainly more financial backing as well.

The CEO of Suez called me back in the summer … and I was very intrigued. Suez shared with me that they would like to move to a similar model and I was immediately struck by that. Because folks in our space, the big guys at least, would say that Rubicon is just a broker or “they don’t have anything that’s interesting.” I think having Suez see the potential and the opportunity, that to me was very revealing that we could have a true partnership that’s focused on our goal of getting off the landfill model and also moving to a model that’s driven by technology. That to me made a lot of sense, but I think it’s also a tremendous opportunity for Rubicon. We service many of the Fortune 500 companies and many of them have needs abroad. So that’s going to open up the sphere of opportunity for us to serve those customers in a way that even Waste Management and Republic Services can’t. So I think’s that incredibly powerful.

The European Union has moved farther away from the landfill model through taxes and other measures, while the U.S. is still more landfill-centric. Do you think Europe’s approach is more in line with the Rubicon model?

MORRIS: It is. And I think if we were to look at Europe we would see clues to where the American system will be going sooner rather than later, at least from a consumer demand side. What I find fascinating is that sustainability reports have been filed in Europe since the early ‘90s as a mandate. If you’re a publicly traded company you have to file that sustainability report. Today in the United States for public businesses it’s a voluntary measure. Which is certainly fine, but the millennial generation is getting more and more buying power and they’re now demanding [that] companies disclose their sustainability metrics. It’s been the key driver in their purchasing decisions.

I tell people all the time that we built this business for the millennial generation. We will own that demographic and people of that demographic will ask the question, I believe, “Are you using Rubicon for your waste and recycling?” And if not they’re going to know that they’re aligned with a model that’s solely incentivized to fill up landfills and not to do the best thing for small business and the environment.


“We built this business for the millennial generation.”

Nate Morris

CEO, Rubicon Global


I know that landfill diversion is a big focus for Rubicon, but do you see a role for waste-to-energy if diversion has been maximized first?

MORRIS: My belief is that any time we can create value from waste it’s a good thing, other than just burying it in the ground like the major firms do. There’s a school of thought that waste-to-energy is not a closed loop solution. We judge zero waste metrics around what is closed loop. So for us, under our key indicators, we would not give waste-to-energy full credit as being a diverted solution from landfill. That’s what we’re after to get to our clients’ goals and to get to our personal mission as a company.

How is Rubicon helping independent haulers stay competitive against larger companies in terms of infrastructure costs and what do you see for these smaller companies in the future?

MORRIS: Rubicon is a conduit for revenue that they wouldn’t be able to win by themselves. This is our national customer base. If you’re the independent hauler you get displaced from those national discussions because you don’t have a national footprint. We look at our hauling community as a customer and we want to treat them like a customer … We’ve had several haulers that have expanded into new markets as a result of Rubicon. If you’re in North Carolina we want you to go to South Carolina, we want you to go to Virginia. Or if you’re in Texas we want you to go to Oklahoma and Arkansas… We’re going to continue to partner with the independents and help them build their businesses and ultimately fight Waste [Management] and Republic.

Even with that financial support, low commodity prices for some materials have still made it tough for independent haulers. How does being part of the network help them better handle those materials?

MORRIS: We continue to get data about how material and volume is moving market by market. We’re then able to leverage that information to know how we can attract a solution contrary to landfill into that particular market. One of the reasons why certain solutions like anaerobic digestion have not had the scale of say a landfill is that a lot of it is information. Once that information is available, because Rubicon is incentivized to collect it, we’re then able to attract investments say from a Suez to be able to build those facilities to be able to move that material in a cost-effective way into something more sustainable than a landfill.

That’s one of the big challenges in our industry, is that you have the three big players that have owned the market nationally and they focused on landfill completely. They have no data, no technology. There’s no incentive and there’s no way for the industry to have ever evolved. Because if you don’t have the data you don’t know what solutions could be created and if you make all your money at the landfill you have no incentive to even try to find the information. So we think that that’s where the data is going to make these solutions more cost-effective in the long run.

Based on their size, I imagine that the big three companies — Waste Management, Republic Services and Waste Connections — could do something similar if they chose. Do you think that they’re not investing enough in data or they are and they’ve still decided landfills are the best for their business model right now?

MORRIS: Well, it all starts with Wall Street. The big three companies are beholden to Wall Street, and Wall Street wants their dividends. In order to achieve that dividend they’ve got to continue to feed the landfill. They can’t innovate because they have a fully baked, fully integrated model that they have to satisfy in order to make Wall Street happy. So the moment that they try to move away from their core revenue function, that’s when their shareholders go crazy. And I know Waste Management has tried it several times with no success.

I believe that if they would take a 10, 20, 30-year outlook they would see that our path is the right way for how the industry must evolve around data technology, around AI, around machine learning, but more importantly around cost savings and the environment.

Any thoughts on how driverless vehicles could affect the industry?

MORRIS: In order to get to an autonomous driverless vehicle, you have to have information. You’re going to have citizens around the country in driverless vehicles, because Google, Tesla, Uber, Lyft, all these groups have been able to consolidate the information about driving patterns. What is Waste Management and Republic…doing related to autonomous vehicles? How would they evolve when you have millions of driverless cars and trucks hauling freight around the country? How would they correspond in an ecosystem like that, in a traffic pattern? That’s something that no one has ever addressed with them. You’ve got $50 billion of market capitalization that’s invested in nothing related to the way that they’re consolidating information.

What’s shocking to me is that, you know for us, we look at technology as a vehicle for safety. We know that safety should be the number one concern of every company in our space. This has been something that’s been right in front of the face of the two big companies — Waste [Management] and Republic — and we’ve heard nothing about zero touch, about what they’re doing to use data to be safer in the future.

You mentioned millennials being a big focus for Rubicon. We’ve see a lot of engagement from them around climate change and environmental issues, but waste isn’t often part of those conversations. What do you think it will take to get the younger generation more engaged in waste issues moving forward?

MORRIS: We’ve tried to show the challenge that we’re all faced [with] today by the amount of trash that’s being buried into the ground across every landfill in the world. Trash is an epidemic, and if this generation doesn’t do something then who will? We view that as a call to action, as a call to reach across party lines.


“Trash is an epidemic, and if this generation doesn’t do something then who will?”

Nate Morris

CEO, Rubicon Global


This isn’t a Republican or a Democratic issue, which I love. I can go in places like my home of Kentucky, where the climate debate has been very contentious, and I can show a way forward on sustainability and the environment that is cost neutral or better, that’s driven by the free market, that helps small business and gets people to change their outlook on the way they perceive the environmental movement. And that gets me really excited. We’re met with the same level of enthusiasm [by] my friends in San Francisco and New York about what we’re doing.

We believe we’re bridge builders around the way the environmental discussion continues to evolve in this country. We want to be at the forefront of that discussion, bringing people together — because it’s been far too contentious — and trying to find a solution that makes sense for business and that makes money for business. And I think if we can do that, which we’re doing, we can win.

Nokia’s Intelligent Management Platform for All Connected Things (IMPACT) targets Smart Cities

Nokia updated its Internet of Things platform with pre-integrated applications targeting smart cities.

The company’s Intelligent Management Platform for All Connected Things (IMPACT) platform gives IoT users a secure, standards-based foundation on which to build and scale new services, officials said.

IMPACT was developed to address a fragmented and complex IoT ecosystem by providing a common platform for all IoT applications and managing data collection, event processing, device management, data analytics and applications enablement for any device, any protocol and across any application, company officials said. It also features multi-layered security across the platform to safeguard data, identities and devices.

The pre-integrated applications include:

  • Video analytics that provide new functionality for a range of IoT applications by automatically detecting anomalies in video feeds in real time — such as traffic accidents, speeding vehicles and unauthorized entry into secure locations — and triggering alerts for further action.
  • Smart parking to help municipalities better manage inventory, resulting in more efficient use of parking spaces, reduced traffic and pollution. Drivers get real-time information on parking space availability and streamlined payment processes.
  • Smart lighting that optimizes electricity use and reduces costs through real-time inventory management; automatically detects lighting issues and failures to help ensure maximum uptime.
  • Vehicle maintenance that can use data on vehicle fuel levels, speeds and GPS locations for predictive maintenance, fuel efficiency, supply chain optimization and geo-fencing solutions.

The single horizontal platform lets users “manage and analyze data across multiple IoT applications,” Frank Ploumen, CTO of IoT platform and applications at Nokia, said in a statement.

“The intent here is to create solutions that are either ready to go or almost ready to go with minimal customization as the customer requires, so it is very much focused on solving real world problems and minimizing time to build these solutions,” he told WirelessWeek. “This is a complete turnkey package ready to go, ready to solve a real world problem out of the box.”

The Rise of Mobility as a Service

  • The rise of mobility as a service: Reshaping how urbanites get around” – In forward-looking cities like Helsinki, Paris, Eindhoven, Gothenburg, Montpellier, Vienna, Hanover, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Denver, Singapore and Barcelona, mobility as a service (MaaS) is emerging as the next revolution in urban travel. MaaS relies on a digital platform that integrates end-to-end trip planning and payments.
  • “Making cities smarter: How citizens’ collective intelligence can guide better decision making” – Optimizing physical infrastructure is only part of the smart city story. City planners now have access to a host of new tools that can help them tap the collective wisdom of the citizenry to make better decisions. Data science, behavioral science and digital technologies can give voice to more constituents and help leaders to make their cities not only more efficient, but also better places to live.
  • “The race to autonomous driving: Winning American consumers’ trust” – Deloitte surveyed more than 22,000 consumers in 17 countries as part of its continuous assessment of consumer behavior via its Global Automotive Consumer Insight platform. Among the findings: U.S. consumer interest in advanced vehicle automation has increased, especially among younger generations; however willingness to pay for these technologies has decreased. The survey also found consumers’ preferences vary substantially when looked at through generational and geographic lenses. However, US consumers’ stated willingness to pay for these technologies has decreased over the last two years, putting pressure on original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) looking for ways to build enough value in these features to gain a decent return on their costly R&D efforts. In addition, fewer than half of US consumers surveyed say they trust traditional OEMs to bring fully autonomous vehicles to market, opening the door for new entrants to gain a critical foothold at the nascent stage of the industry.

 

Companies who are building Smart Cities – Table

Companies That Are Building Smart Cities
Company Select Investors Category
ParkWhiz Jump Capital, Amicus Capital, Hyde Park Venture Partners Parking
Parkifi Crosslink Capital, Foundry Group, Drummond Road Capital Parking
SpotHero 500 Startups, Battery Ventures, Lightbank Parking
ETCP Wanda Group Parking
Spot Undisclosed Investors Parking
Evopark Porsche Automobil Holding Parking
Get My Parking Chennai Angels Parking
EZParking ZJAMP Holding Group Parking
AppyParking Aviva Ventures Parking
CivicSmart N/A Parking
Passport MK Capital, Relevance Capital, Grotech Ventures Parking
MeterFeeder Y Combinator Parking
Telensa Silicon Valley Bank, Environmental Technologies Fund Grid/Energy
Gridcure 500 Accelerator Grid/Energy
Utilidata Formation 8, Braemar Energy Ventures, American Electric Power Grid/Energy
Space-Time Insight EnerTech Capital, Novus Energy Partners, Opus Capital Grid/Energy
AutoGrid Systems E.ON, Foundation Capital, Voyager Capital Grid/Energy
Varentec 3M New Ventures, Khosla Ventures, Bill Gates Grid/Energy
Dispatchr Floodgate, Backed VC Grid/Energy
Energyworx HenQ, SET Venture Partners Grid/Energy
Trilliant Selby Venture Partners, Zouk Capital, VantagePoint Capital Partners Grid/Energy
Opus One Solutions Engle New Ventures, Energy Impact Partners Grid/Energy
Mapillary Atomico, Sequoia Capital, LDV Capital, Playfair Capital Urban Planning
Civic Insight N/A Urban Planning
Calthorpe Analytics Undisclosed investors Urban Planning
Neighborland SV Angel, True Ventures, Lerer Hippeau Ventures Urban Planning
Azavea Dogpatch Labs Urban Planning
Social Bicycles SOSventures. New York Angels, SoundBoard Angel Fund Smarter Transport
Zagster Fontinalis Partners, LaunchCapital, Investors Circle Smarter Transport
Mobike Panda Capital, Sequoia Capital China, Tencent, Warbung Pincus, Hillhouse Capital Smarter Transport
Ofo Coatue Management, CITIC Capital, Matrix Partners China, GSR Ventures, Xiaomi Smarter Transport
Shuttl Sequoia Capital India, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Times Internet Smarter Transport
ZipGo Orios Venture Partners Smarter Transport
Urbee Amsterdam Klimaat & Energiefonds Smarter Transport
Ubike Yicun Capital, Black Hole Capital, Zhonglu Capital Smarter Transport
Cityflo IDG Ventures India Smarter Transport
Bridj NextView Ventures, Atlas Ventures, Suffolk Equity Partners Smarter Transport
Plume Labs Undisclosed investors Environmental Sensors
Breezometer Launchpad Digital Health, JumpSpeed Ventures Environmental Sensors
Ambience Data 500 Accelerator Environmental Sensors
Clarity Movement Undisclosed investors Environmental Sensors
eLichens Aereco, BPI France, Angels’ Bay Invest, Paris Business Angels, Grenoble Angels, Sofimac Partners, Business Angels des Grandes Ecoles Environmental Sensors
Understory RRE Ventures, True Ventures, SK Ventures Environmental Sensors
Blyncsy Pelion Venture Partners, Peterson Ventures, Subtraction Capital Environmental Sensors
Aclima N/A Environmental Sensors
Veniam Union Square Ventures, True Ventures, Verizon Ventures Connectivity
Purple WiFi Juno Capital, Bill Currie, Bob Willett, Terry Leahy Connectivity
SigFox Elaia Partners, iXO Private Equity, Intel Capital, Partech Ventures, BPI France Connectivity
Qianhai Mobile  Baidu, Dongguan Zhongke Zhongguang Venture, Guangdong Zhongke Baiyun New Industry Venture Connectivity
Filament Resonant Venture Partners, Samsung Ventures, Bullpen Capital Connectivity
Remix Y Combinator Traffic/Transit
Streetlight Data Osage University Partners, Vision Ridge Partners, Deutsche Telekom Strategic Investments Traffic/Transit
Transloc Fontinalis Partners, SJF Ventures, Patient Capital Collaborative, Marc Benioff, Thomas McMurray Traffic/Transit
Transit Labs N/A Traffic/Transit
Trafi BaltCap, Practica Capital, Octopus Ventures, EBRD Traffic/Transit
Transloc Fontinalis Partners, SJF Ventures, Patient Capital Collaborative, Marc Benioff, Thomas McMurray Traffic/Transit
Swiftly Plug and Play Accelerator Traffic/Transit
Ally ERP-Startfonds Traffic/Transit
WhereIsMyTransport Horizen Ventures, Goodwell Investments, Omidyar Network, Infotech Ventures Traffic/Transit
Ridlr Matrix Partners India, Qualcomm Ventures, InnoVen Capital, Times Internet Traffic/Transit
Inrix August Capital, Bain Capital Ventures, Intel Capital Traffic/Transit
TransitScreen 1776 Traffic/Transit
Citymapper Balderton Capital, Index Ventures, Greylock Partners, Benchmark Traffic/Transit
Miovision Plaza Venture Partners, Renewal Funds, Investeco Capital Traffic/Transit
Metrotech Undisclosed Investors Traffic/Transit
Transit App Real Ventures, Accel, Accomplice, BDC Capital, FounderFuel Traffic/Transit
DoubleMap N/A Traffic/Transit
Moovit BMW iVentures, Sequoia Capital Israel, Nokia Growth Partners Traffic/Transit
Ayyeka ImagineH20 Water Usage/Quality
Flow Labs Orange Fab Water Usage/Quality
FATHOM Silver Lake, XPV Capital Water Usage/Quality
Pluto AI Imagine H2O, 500 Accelerator Water Usage/Quality
Emagin Imagine H2O Water Usage/Quality
Banyan Water Cue Ball Capital, Catamount Ventures, Centennial Ventures, Owl Ventures Water Usage/Quality
Rachio Slow Ventures, Foundry Group, SK Ventures Water Usage/Quality
Valor Water Analytics Y Combinator, ImagineH20, 500 Startups, Apsara Capital, Urban Innovation Fund, Syzygy West Water Usage/Quality
WaterSmart Software Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Physic Ventures, Westly Group Water Usage/Quality
One Concern Pear Disaster Management
Zenysis Y Combinator Disaster Management
Rubicon Global Wellington Management, Goldman Sachs, Nima Capital, Suez Ventures, Henry Kravis, Paul Tudor Jones II, Blake Mycoskie Waste Management
Compology Sinovation Ventures, Fresco Capital, Kapor Capital, LaunchCapital, Silicon Badia Waste Management
Enevo Lifeline Ventures, Finnish Industry Investment, Draper Associates, Earlybird Venture Capital, Foxconn Technology Company, Ginko Ventures Waste Management
ZeroCycle N/A Waste Management
AMCS Group Insight Venture Partners, Ireland Strategic Investment Fund, Highland Europe Waste Management