SmartAmerica Expo

In December of 2013 the SmartAmerica Challenge was launched to bring Industry, Academia and the Government to show how Cyber-Physical Systems (the Internet of Things) can create jobs, new business opportunities and socio-economic benefits to America.

On June 11, 2014, 24 teams with over 100 organizations came together at the Washington DC Convention Center for a demonstration. The event was a huge success with keynote remarks by senior government leaders including U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park and General Services Administrator Dan Tangherlini, as well as live demonstrations by 24 SmartAmerica technical teams. The projects showcased ways that the Internet of Things can improve transportation, emergency services, health care, security, energy conservation, and manufacturing. See Expo for the list of speakers and their presentations and News for media coverage.

Visit the Challenges for details on the projects.

 

Teams

Smartphone Disaster Mode

When disaster strikes, the smartphone in your pocket should be a powerful ally, helping you locate resources, navigate to safety, assist others, and maintain contact with loved ones.

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Smart Vehicle Communication

Jason Ellis ,  QUALCOMM

With integrated communications increasingly installed in both private and public vehicles, automobiles are providing a level of insight into transportation operations as well as setting the stage for enabling intermodal transportation concepts that will make more efficient use of transportation infrastructure in the future.

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Smart Energy CPS

Our world is changing how energy is produced, distributed and consumed. We have the opportunity to determine our nation’s role in this transformation.

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Smart Cities USA

Guy Allee ,  Intel

An increasing number of the world’s citizens – including those in the US – are moving to cities, spurring skyrocketing demand for resources and services in these urban centers.

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The Agile Fractal Grid

The Agile Fractal Grid is a combination of the Industrial Internet operating in tandem high performance computing and a new generation of digital controls that can operate the grid with greater agility, real time precision, and dynamic alignment with changing local conditions.

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Smart Power, Smart Light, Made in Detroit

Nextek Power Systems   |   TOGGLED

Two Detroit-based technology start-ups, Nextek Power Systems and TOGGLED, have developed a modular, scalable low voltage power and lighting system that allows facility managers to rewire and move lights as building needs change – more safely and cost effectively than conventional systems.

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Smart Rooftop

Guy Allee ,  Intel

Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) consumes up to 40% of commercial buildings’ energy. Daikin is supplementing their DoE energy efficiency award-winning rooftop units (RTU) with an advanced energy sensor and intelligent wireless gateway from Intel, attached to each HVAC RTU for buildings on a given campus.

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Smart Shape Technology

Smart Shape Technology (SST) completely disrupts current supply-chain channels, where today a consumer or manufacturer may only have one channel to gain visibility and to procure parts/products.

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Cyber Secure Synchrophasor Security Fabric

Guy Allee ,  Intel

McAfee, an Intel Company, recognizes the importance of extending traditional IT security as Cyber-Security for Cyber-Physical systems and Critical Infrastructure. We have led the industry to create a Security Fabric Framework and have implemented it for a Smart Grid Testbed, focusing initially on Synchrophasors to improve the control, security and robustness of the electric grid.

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Project Boundary

Project Boundary has its roots as a design activity initiated by the IDEA Lab’s IIR and PIF, along with the innovators at Federal Occupational Health in order to help develop an improved wellness solution to address the needs of their federal clients.

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Event Management for Smart Cities

Phil Fritz ,  IBM   |  ED Davalos ,  AT&T

Event Management for Smarter Cities is a joint solution of IBM and AT&T that leverages Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and IBM Smarter Cities Software as a Service (SaaS) to play a significant role across the event lifecycle, from planning to execution to review and analysis.

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Smart Roads

Gabor Karsai ,  Vanderbilt University

The potential of Smart Transportation Systems (STS) is enormous: improvements in travel time and road safety, reductions in congestion, and improvements in the performance of the road system and fuel efficiency can easily be translated into economic benefits.

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