Toronto launches UPPlift, Canada’s First Urban Pilot Program

In September 2017, the ICF Canada newsletter covered the development of UPPlift, a new virtual technology accelerator which aims to bring innovation to the built environment. Today we witnessed its official launch in Toronto. UPPlift, founded by Mikele Brack, has the support of major corporations, including Microsoft and QuadReal Property Group, and participation of the City of Toronto to create…

Featuring Kelowna, B.C. – one of ICF Canada’s Smart21 Community for 2018

Kelowna, B.C. is one of this year’s SMART21 Intelligent Communities. In an unprecedented list of eleven Canadian cities making this year’s SMART21 list, Kelowna is in good company across Canada and globally, along with its European, Asian, U.S. and Australian competitors. For a full list of ICF’s SMART21, see: http://www.intelligentcommunity.org/smart21 . Meeting ICF’s criteria for the SMART21 is only part…

Canada’s 2018 SMART21 waiting for TOP7 Announcement on Feb 8.

An unprecedented number of Canadian communities met ICF’s criteria in 2018 to beat out hundreds of applicants last Fall. ICF Canada wishes all of the Canadian communities on this year’s list much luck as they proceed to the next level known as the TOP7 Intelligent Communities which will be announced from NYC on February 8, 2018. The nearly year long…

Need a speaker for your Conference or Workshop? Check out ICF Canada’s Speaker Bureau

ICF Canada has developed a growing Speaker’s Bureau of ICF Canada members, industry experts and thought leaders. Their wide-breadth of experiences and expertise may be just what you are looking for to kick-start your ICF Smart21 Application, to add a unique perspective to your local conference or as a speaker for a Chamber of Commerce event or maybe even for…

Intelligent Community Forum Global Summit June 4-6, 2018

ICF Global Summit 2018 When: June 4-6, 2018 Where: London, England The annual ICF Summit is unlike any municipal, urban planning or economic development conference you attend.  You will take away value that translates into direct benefit to the citizens, businesses and institutions you serve: Economic development leads.  Identify site location and investment opportunities, as well as “soft landing” targets…

Canada’s Smart Cities Challenge Webinar Recordings Available

See the Recorded Webinars from the Smart Cities Challenge January 10 (English) and January 11 (French) editions posted on ICF Canada's Website English and French Language Panels discussed innovation, inspiration, opportunities, and their bold ideas. $80 Million is on the table: Four Prizes from $5 Million to $50 Million to be awarded. Plus 20 Finalists to receive $250,000 each to…

Join the ICF Canada Delegation to ICF’s Summit (London, UK) and to the World Forum for FDI (Liverpool)

Join ICF Canada on an amazing journey to England from June 4-6 for the ICF Global Summit. See more information on the Global Summit further on in this edition of the ICF Canada Newsletter or go to the ICF Canada website: https://icf-canada.com/join-the-icf-canada-delegation-to-london-and-liverpool . To join the ICF Canada delegation contact ICF Canada directly. Registration will be included in the delegation…

ICF Global Summit 2018

When: June 4-6, 2018 Where: London What will you take away from the ICF Global Summit? The annual ICF Summit is unlike any municipal, urban planning or economic development conference you attend.  You will take away value that translates into direct benefit to the citizens, businesses and institutions you serve: Economic development leads.  Identify site location and investment opportunities, as…

Join the ICF Canada Delegation to London and Liverpool

June 4-13, 2018 ICF Canada will attend the ICF Summit in London from June 4-6. Join us in our delegation and be part of a unique international event staged at the Siemens Crystal in the Royal Victoria Docklands. Stay at the luxurious Doubletree Hotel Excel within walking distance or one stop along the London Docklands Railway (LDR) of the ICF…

ICF Canada Webinar: Smart Cities Challenge (French)

January 11, 2018 at 3:00PM EST Vous êtes invités à participer à une discussion importante et opportune sur le Défi des Villes Intelligentes du Canada En savoir plus sur les prix et comment appliquer L'importance d'harmoniser la proposition du Défi avec les priorités de votre communauté; et Comment construire une "déclaration de défi" gagnante. Écoutez Eric Poirier, directeur exécutif, Infrastructure…