Denver Smart City

What Is Denver Smart City?



Denver, Colorado, is a city whose progressive approach to innovation is rooted in its pioneering, Western spirit. Spurred on by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Smart City Challenge, Denver is aggressively embracing and testing new and better ways to deploy technology and use data to improve services for residents, businesses, and visitors. 

Guided by grounded principles and defined portfolios, Denver Smart City is knocking down silos between departments, optimizing city operations, and addressing some of our biggest challenges: crime, traffic congestion, vehicle crashes, air pollution, and economic imbalances. 

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Smart City Challenge galvanized the City and County of Denver to think of transformative, multidisciplinary Smart City projects that could improve mobility. Denver was one of seven national finalists provided the opportunity to think beyond normal budget constraints, knowledge barriers and technological hurdles to identify a concrete path forward with a focus on innovative technologies, vehicle electrification and connected neighborhoods. 


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Request for Proposal

 In 2019, the Denver Smart City team executed on a Request for Proposal (RFP) that created a unique pathway for city agencies to partner with the business community. We found 60 business partners who will contribute to the Denver Smart City goal of using data to make our city better.

If you are a municipality or organization that would like to utilize one of these firms, then you are in luck! The City & County of Denver has procured these 60 innovative firms through a competitive process, so YOU may be able to pull them in to help you solve your most pressing problems. 

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