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Global City Teams Challenge Tech Jam

The Global City Teams Challenge, an initiative by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and US Ignite, is designed to advance the deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies within a smart city / smart community environment around the world. More than 30 teams are pursuing projects related to sectors including public safety, energy and transportation.

Participants in the Global City Teams Challenge are working to deploy an emerging technology within a cyber physical system (CPS) by June 2015. On February 12-13, 2015, NIST and US Ignite will host a Tech Jam that will provide existing teams with an opportunity to present their project plans and identify additional project partners. The Tech Jam also provides an opportunity for those with a new project idea to identify partners and develop a new Action Cluster.

Who Should Attend the Tech Jam?

  • Global City Teams Challenge Participants;
  • Attendees from the September 2014 Workshop;
  • Potential new Challenge participants with IoT/CPS technologies and designs that are directly relevant to the Challenge's objectives;
  • Mayors, CIOs, CTOs, Innovation Directors, Managers from local, state, federal governments working on smart city deployments;
  • Corporations, educational institutions, non-profits working on smart city projects;
  • Anyone interested in learning more about the Global City Teams Challenge and IoT/Smart Cities in general.



Please visit the NIST Visitors Page for a listing of local hotels.

If you are not registered, you will not be allowed on site. Registered attendees will receive security and campus instructions prior to the workshop.

Effective July 21, 2014, under the REAL ID Act of 2005, federal agencies, including NIST, can only accept a state-issued driver's license or identification card for access to federal facilities if issued by states that are REAL ID compliant or have an extension. Driver's licenses from eight states and territories are not compliant with the Real ID Act of 2005 and will not be accepted as identification: For more information, please visit this page >>

NON U.S. CITIZENS PLEASE NOTE: All foreign national visitors who do not have permanent resident status and who wish to register for the above meeting must supply additional information. Failure to provide this information prior to arrival will result, at a minimum, in significant delays (up to 24 hours) in entering the facility. Authority to gather this information is derived from United States Department of Commerce Department Administrative Order (DAO) number 207-12. When registration is open, the required NIST-1260 form will be available as well.
Created December 23, 2014, Updated May 13, 2016