Innovators Wanted for Smart Kingston Working Groups

Published on: 2020/01/29 - in Science & Tech

Innovative community members are being sought by the City to participate in Smart Kingston Working Groups tasked with developing ideas that leverage technology to improve the lives of residents.

“We’re hoping to build on the momentum from the Oct. 2019 Smart Kingston Symposium with this,” said Craig Desjardins. “We have Queen’s University, RMC and St. Lawrence College here, and many extraordinarily smart residents, which gives us an opportunity to create made-in-Kingston solutions to benefit our community.” Craig is Director of Strategy, Innovation and Partnerships and a member of the Smart Kingston Steering Committee.

According to a release: The Smart Kingston Working Groups will continue to develop ideas that came out of the Smart Kingston Symposium held this fall. The Symposium’s 140 participants were asked to brainstorm innovative ideas that were people-focused, secure, green and/or culturally enriching.

Some examples of smart solutions the City has developed include the pilot Snowplow Tracker, My Neighbourhood and the Kingston Waste App.

Residents interested in learning more about Smart Kingston and possibly joining the team can sign up on Eventbrite.

They may then select to attend one of the following information sessions:

  • Session 1 – Kingston Frontenac Public Library, Central Branch, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12.
  • Session 2 – Web seminar, 2-3 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 24.
  • Session 3 – Gore Road Fire Hall, 211 Gore Rd, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25.
  • Session 4 – INVISTA Centre, Hall A, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 29.

More details can be found at the City’s Smart Kingston page.

UPDATE: Also learn more about ‘Smart Kingston’ in this episode of ‘Inside our City’:

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