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  • Intelligent Community Forum (ICF)
    ICF Helps Partners Support Support the Forum ICF Supporters Subscribe Contacts Home Login Go Back Intelligent Communities The Broadband Economy The rise of the Intelligent Community is a response to one of the greatest economic transformations in history About Intelligent Communities Overview of the global Intelligent Community movement Intelligent Community Profiles Descriptions of Intelligent Communities their strategies and best practices Intelligent Community Indicators The Intelligent Community Forum s Indicators which

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  • Intelligent Community Forum (ICF)
    Back Top7 Intelligent Communities of the Year From the semi finalist communities that appear on the Smart 21 list in the autumn ICF selects a smaller group of honorees to be its Top7 Intelligent Communities of the Year The Top7 Intelligent Communities of 2016 will be announced on February 10 2016 Click on the icons below to access profiles of the Top7 You will be asked to register for access registration is free How They Are Chosen ICF uses a rigorous analytic method to select the T7 Each Smart21 Community is invited to complete a detailed questionnaire based on ICF s Intelligent Community Indicators as well as an annual theme See the Nominating Criteria page for details An international academic team of Analysts reviews the questionnaires scores each one on dozens of factors and produces a quantitative ranking of the candidates The seven highest ranking candidates become ICF s Top7 Intelligent Communities What They Represent The Top7 represent models of economic and social transformation in the 21st Century They are not the most advanced technology centers the most wired cities or the fastest growing economies in the world Instead e ach exemplifies best practices in broadband deployment and use workforce

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    in 2010 it created a huge metropolis uniting completely different economies a major seaport city where 70 of employees work in services and a rural county where 50 work in industry and agriculture is a significant source of income The city s leadership under Mayor Chih Chiang Jason Hu was determined to create a whole much greater than the sum of its parts 2012 Riverside California USA Profile Searching for sustainable growth the bedroom community of Riverside is building a tech based economy The community has partnered with its universities to develop tech parks incubators business accelerators and mentoring programs Carriers have deployed fiber and wireless networks reaching 80 of the city A 1 6 billion revitalization program begun in 2006 is improving traffic flow replacing aging water sewer and electric infrastructure and improving police fire parks and libraries 2011 Eindhoven Netherlands Awards Ceremony video Profile The Eindhoven Region has long been Netherland s industrial heartland The region has its edge through Brainport a public private program that has turned the region into an open innovation platform added 55 000 jobs in the past 10 years nearly quadrupled high tech start ups since 2000 and helped the region weather the financial crisis 2010 Suwon South Korea Awards Ceremony video Profile Suwon has created an economy whose growth is based on small to midsize enterprises specializing in IT biotech and nanotechnology Today two thirds of Suwon companies specialize in one of its targeted industries and companies with 50 or fewer employees make up 94 of all employers in the city 2009 Stockholm Sweden Awards Ceremony video Profile Stockholm on Sweden s south central east coast has been Sweden s political cultural and economic center since the 1200s One out of every eleven Swedes lives in Stockholm and in the first decade of the new century their city has continued to find ways to make big work better 2008 Gangnam District Seoul South Korea Awards Ceremony video Profile The district contains only 2 5 of Seoul s population but produces 25 of its gross domestic product Gangnam s development as an Intelligent Community began in 1995 when the district launched its first electronic government project The system has made possible a 25 reduction in the local government s employment since 1995 and has saved citizens time worth 28 5bn won US 30m 2007 Waterloo Ontario Canada Profile Waterloo best known as the home of BlackBerry developer Research in Motion is a city of 115 000 that is the smallest geographically speaking of seven cities that make up Canada s Technology Triangle But with only 10 of the labor force in the Triangle it accounts for 45 of job growth and is home to 40 of the high tech firms in the region 2006 Taipei Taiwan Profile A city of 2 6 million Taipei operates 88 tech incubators and 45 R D center including the Nangang Software Park where over 2 000 firms generate US 47 billion in sales Taipei attracts investment and

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  • Intelligent Community Forum (ICF)
    Analysts Programs Community Accelerator Centers of Excellence Annual Summit ICF Institutes ICF Nations Rural Imperative Speakers News Blog Visionary Voices Video Press Releases Press Coverage Event Calendar Publications Brain Gain Seizing 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 Go Back Intelligent Communities Smart 21 Login for Website Intelligent Community Forum

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    helped NBN achieve an 80 connection rate to commercial and residential properties NBN has allowed Armidale to build a business community that might be expected of a much larger and more central place It includes WhiteHack a network security company RMTek a cloud services provider to industrial and mining facilities Quadrant Australia developer of special interest group travel programs and Enertek which brokers green energy solutions The local school system and university Smart Farm are enthusiast adopters as well because of high speed broadband s ability to bring to Armidale the best of what the world has to offer Preparing for a Digital Future City leaders are determined that NBN make a major contribution to the local economy and quality of life The city established a Digital Hub providing hands on access to technology as well as free technology courses technical advice and digital literacy training A complementary Digital Enterprise program focused on the small to medium enterprise sector with workshops and customized training More than 6 000 people have received training at the Digital Hub and Digital Enterprise sessions have attracted 700 local business people One company benefiting from the technology focus is ICT International With the city s help it won a grant for business expansion and development of a new water measuring technology that can estimate the total amount of water available in a watershed The company is now exporting to 45 countries Engaging the Community Community engagement is fundamental to the city s progress A community owned composting system called City to Soil has diverted 60 of municipal waste from the landfill and produces high quality compost that is sold back to the community Residential take up is high enough at 75 that Armidale has introduced a commercial version of the service The city is also

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    a new model of rural development House of Innovation Huis van de Brabantse Kempen House of the Kempen Region in Brabant is an economic development agency for the region that consciously applies the Triple Helix or Innovation Triangle model It brings together provincial government business education healthcare and other stakeholders to cooperate on projects that create business opportunities and employment while addressing quality of life in the region It has taken much time and energy to align all the parties agree on objectives and investment choices and begin to take action Founded in 2012 the Huis now has programs that educate local youth about career opportunities in the Kempen train businesses in technology connect entrepreneurs across the Belgian Dutch border and promote renewable energy development Urban Levels of Fiber Coverage This innovation program operates on an enviable digital platform Village centers in the region have long been well served by DSL and cable systems but until recently the rest of the region went begging That changed when a Dutch broadband pioneer Kees Rovers began planning a fiber to the premise network with local partners and obtained government grants to capitalize it Through this effort the region has already reached 97 coverage at fiber speeds with property owners in many cases contributing to the cost of the last mile Work is now underway to fill in the last and most expensive 3 At age 70 Rovers is a serial broadband champion having led the fiber network deployment in the village of Nuenen that contributed to Eindhoven s selection as the 2011 Intelligent Community of the Year Many Hands Make Light the Work Dutch culture is known for valuing self reliance and the Brabantse Kempen region is no exception The village of Hoogeloon established a cooperative healthcare facility to stem the outflow

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    its challenges Its biggest steel producer nearly went bankrupt before returning to profitability in 2004 It subsequently sold out to US Steel which decided to close its Hamilton operation in 2013 Hamilton s economic development effort now focuses on playing to its 21st Century strengths In 2014 it established HCE Telecom as a wholly owned subsidiary of the city HCE is deploying a 10 gigabit fiber network to serve city facilities business universities and hospitals and make the city more attractive to leading edge employers HCE also provides energy solutions and has set a goal of attracting data centers with a combination of high quality telecom and energy Forging New Companies City leaders have also come to recognize that in the past the city wasted too much of potential of itseducational institutions including McMaster University and Mohawk College It worked with university leaders to open McMaster Innovation Park and a second incubator downtown which together house 23 startups focused on computer hardware and consumer technology In September 2015 it opened a third facility called The Forge which provides university students and community youth with entrepreneurship training access to prototyping and production facilities and help in starting their own businesses The city is also in early talks with hospitals academic institutions and the Chamber of Commerce on developing a life sciences cluster to leverage its strong hospital network and health research organizations Creating New Land for Development With a lack of new land for development Hamilton has focused on remediation of industrial brownfield sites Through an innovative program called ERASE it offers financial incentives to companies to clean up and repurpose polluted sites From 2011 to 2014 the city approved more than 130 development grant applications worth more than C 20 million Redevelopment underway has already generated C 3 million in

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    of automotive employment with economic development in sectors including health sustainable energy agriculture and transportation Growth would be based not on chasing smokestacks to bring in outside companies but on building on the existing foundations of research and education and using that expertise to kickstart business innovation It would also be based on broadband Another of the city s assets was Oshawa Public Utilities Corporation which began to invest in dark fiber infrastructure to meet its own needs as well as serve city facilities The private sector was persuaded to join in and dark fiber began to be installed in all new construction projects to meet future demand Growth in Research and Education In the new century the city s strategy began to show results In 2003 the University of Ontario Institute of Technology opened as the province s first laptop based university It became one of Ontario s fastest growing universities which attracted more than C 100 million in research grants and now houses more than 70 specialized laboratories and 10 000 students The incumbent institutions worked closely with local business and introduced new programs aimed at retraining residents for in demand careers in the city s target sectors Together in 2012 13 Durham College and Trend University were estimated to contribute nearly C 1 billion in economic impact to the city As hoped this concentration of education and research began to yield a harvest of new companies in wearable technology immersive gaming automotive data systems and consumer applications Multiple incubators and business accelerators have opened downtown to house the young companies The Lakeridge Health Education and Research Network opened in 2013 and began training 1 600 students per year using advanced simulation technologies while pioneering research in health informatics Digital Equity Meanwhile the city worked to equip all

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