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  • Intelligent Community Forum (ICF)
    Login Email Print News ICF 2016 Summit is Open for Registration Taking place June 13 17 in Columbus Ohio USA reigning Intelligent Community of the Year Published Thursday February 11 2016 The Web site for ICF s 2016 Summit is now live offering an overview of the program travel and hotel information and registration for ICF Foundation members and guests from around the world You may access it from the Summit page of this site or directly at ICFSummit16 com Annually the ICF Summit brings together Mayors and officials from local and regional government business and technology leaders from around the globe to explore how Intelligent Communities enable growth and empower citizens Attendees will learn from each other through content rich presentations and abundant opportunities for networking One of the hidden jewels among American cities Columbus is home to the world s largest private research institute the largest land grant university the Midwest s largest venture capital firm IBM s premier data analytics center the United States top ranked science museum metropolitan library and zoo Two major nonprofit institutions Ohio State University and Battelle anchor its knowledge economy and will be deeply involved in the Summit program That program features

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    R D 2 way trade within the framework The group meets every 4 6 months A key element of the success of this committee is the collaborative nature of the committee members from across the community including their commitment to fund the Alliance In October 2014 when Canada s Governor General David Johnston CTT Inc s CEO John Jung and Eindhoven s Mayor van Gijzel participated in an Innovation Round table in the Hague it elevated the status of the collaboration to senior Dutch officials from government and the monarchy Shortly thereafter both Ambassadors visited the Waterloo Region to assess how the Alliance could be incorporated into the Royal Dutch Visit planned for May 2015 During the visit by King Willem Alexander and Queen Máxima the Alliance received substantial media attention and raised community awareness by their majesties witnessing the re signing of the agreement by Canada s Technology Triangle Brainport Eindhoven and the Region of Waterloo In September 2014 Barrday a Cambridge Ontario high tech company that manufactures innovative fiber reinforcements prepregs laminates coating adhesives and core materials selected Brainport Region to address their growing customer base in Europe They will start with 5 employees and have grown to 20 In early 2015 both communities hired lead generators to identify companies on the cusp of international expansion that could be targeted for our respective locations Each community identified target industries and developed a list of deliverables with their consultants With generous Canadian government matching funding ICCI the three municipalities the University of Waterloo and the Region of Waterloo contributed to identifying low hanging fruit in R D collaboration and foreign direct investment opportunities in the southern Netherlands region Since then five companies have visited prospects Waterloo region two companies have landed in Waterloo Region and a list of leads

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    their mutual international recognition and the specific attention that it bestows the communities began a conversation that led to a strategic alliance and unique international form of economic development that thrives today The Brainport Eindhoven region and the Region of Waterloo recognized early on that they had a plethora of commonalities Here are two regions similar in size in two relatively small economic markets close to large ones namely Germany and the United States These are two small communities also overshadowed by well known metropolitan areas namely Amsterdam and Toronto Yet despite these competitive challenges they have punched above their weight thanks to a variety of reasons Both have access to top talent from leading higher education institutes like TU Eindhoven the University of Waterloo Wilfrid Laurier University Fontys and Conestoga College They are also research intensive and entrepreneurially minded and both boast the highest patent registrations in their respective countries Business costs are low and R D incentives are generous in both countries They are in fortuitous geographic locations with proximity to large free trade markets through extensive logistics and broadband infrastructure Both regions are innovative knowledge economies with a focus on ICT advanced manufacturing health technologies and food processing Lastly both have burgeoning start up scenes supported by good governance and a collaborative innovation ecosystem In 2013 after several reciprocal visits by CTT and Brainport the mayors of Waterloo Kitchener and Cambridge signed an MOU with the mayor of Eindhoven to formalize their ongoing discussions and to provide a basis for a framework going forward The goal was to move beyond missions and develop the first global alliance of intelligent communities with the main objective of strengthening each other s economies through a collaboration strategy As a result of the trust and confidence that was developed through these

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    Our Destiny BroadbandEconomies Future Cities Books White Papers About ICF Global Thought Leaders How ICF Helps Partners Support Support the Forum ICF Supporters Subscribe Contacts Home Login Email Print News ICF Renaissance Dialogues Dr Norman Jacknis Published Monday October 26 2015 This is the first entry in ICF s Renaissance Dialogue Series The new series features ICF s founders in short podcast dialogues with prominent planners visionaries and leaders from

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    Announcement Published Wednesday October 21 2015 Throughout the day there will be a live stream from the launch event for the Dublin Institute for the Study of Intelligent Community culminating with the announcement of the Smart21 Communities of 2016 at 4 00pm EST The theme Intelligent Infrastructure will focus on digital infrastructure as the foundation for global competitiveness and prosperity High speed broadband fiber ignites cities to work better smarter

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    and lead panel discussions on important issues for rural communities The New Connected Countryside is part of ICF s Rural Imperative initiative The countryside has more to gain from being connected with high quality broadband than urban areas said ICF co founder Robert Bell Since the launch of our Rural Imperative project two years ago led by ICF senior fellow Dr Norman Jacknis we have been working to identify the strategies of rural cities towns and counties that are prospering in the broadband economy and to share them The New Connected Countryside will provide us with a global platform for doing just that while engaging rural community leaders around the world in making positive change for the people they serve A dozen leading rural communities have already committed to participate in the project from Mitchell South Dakota and Quitman Mississippi to Parkland County Alberta and Wanganui New Zealand ICF invites other communities who wish to participate to contact us at icf intelligentcommunity org For more information or to donate to the project visit the campaign page https www indiegogo com projects the new connected countryside or visit www connectedcountryside com For more information about ICF s Rural Imperative Initiative click here https www intelligentcommunity org index php src gendocs ref Rural Imperative Intro link Rural Imperative Intro About the Intelligent Community Forum The Intelligent Community Forum www intelligentcommunity org headquartered in New York is a global movement of 134 cities towns and regions As an international think tank and Foundation ICF studies and promotes the best practices of the world s Intelligent Communities as they adapt to the new demands and seize the opportunities presented by information and communications technology ICT To help cities and towns build prosperous economies solve social problems and enrich local cultures the Intelligent Community Forum

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    to let them leave where and how to distribute them how generously to meet them these are fundamental questions of policy and humanity One answer comes from the German and Austrian citizens who flock to train and bus stations bearing food and clothing calling out greetings to exhausted travelers They challenge us all to find the compassion hidden in our hearts They remind us of the many times a stranger helped us without being asked Yet in all of the news coverage of this immense human drama there is one bit of reporting I have yet to see Everyone is worrying about costs and burden sharing Everyone fears social tensions and the rise of hate crimes targeting immigrants The missing story is about the future wealth and economic growth the immigrants are bringing with them Migration is a powerful force in our global economy In our book Brain Gain we looked at the research on its economic impact Are immigrants a drain on the public purse America s National Research Council says no It found that the average immigrant contributes about US 80 000 more in taxes over a lifetime than he or she receives in public services Do immigrants threaten our prosperity Hardly By increasing the supply of labor they boost growth The UK s Centre for Economics and Business Research concluded in 2013 that immigration from the EU contributes 20 billion US 33 billion to the British economy In New York City where I work the ten neighborhoods with the greatest concentration of immigrants have stronger economic growth than the rest of the city Do immigrants bring crime and disorder A 2012 study by the Pew Research Center found exactly the opposite In Los Angeles as just one example immigrant youth are less involved in crime and violence

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    Cities Books White Papers About ICF Global Thought Leaders How ICF Helps Partners Support Support the Forum ICF Supporters Subscribe Contacts Home Login Email Print News New York State and the New Renaissance Published Friday August 21 2015 NYCOM Municipal Bulletin has published an article by ICF co founder Louis Zacharilla When the Intelligent Community of the Year was named in Toronto Canada on June 11 Note at the time

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