Marketplace.city is a platform to connect government innovators to new technology companies and solutions. The platform simplifies the process to find, validate and implement technology making it easier to business in the growing, but fragmented, smart cities space. Cities find comparable product information, see validations of past implementations and read peer reviews. Vendors can list their products and solutions to a broad set of cities, tag by focus area and technology type, and highlight their past successes.
What is the goal of the project?
The goal is to simplify the process for government technology buyers to find, validate and implement new technology. Today that process can be very time consuming and inefficient. That results in delays in launching smart city projects or sub optimal results.
What is the result of the project?
The results will be faster and more smart city pilots and implementations. We start seeing the results of connections immediately with our city partners finding and partnering with new vendors.
Who initiated the project and which organizations are involved?
The project began as a beta with New York City and Fictive Kin. The multi-city version was developed by Marketplace.city with our launch city partners - New York, Atlanta, Barcelona and Dublin as well as all of the companies that participated in the beta.
What is the next step?
To add additional cities and bring more data onto the platform. We are the capability to have validations for past implementation which includes contracts, results and buyer/sponsor reviews.
What can other cities learn from your project?
The platform is open for other cities and companies to join. The network and information will become stronger and more valuable as cities join