More specifically, last Thursday, October 6, was a big day for the Civic Accelerator. There were events and articles locally here in Guelph, some attention at a big conference in Toronto and even an international shout-out from Madrid. Here’s the summary: “New technologies in city building:” Mayor Cam Guthrie discusses the Accelerator at City Age in Toronto. Our mayor talking … Read More
The journey so far It started with the challenges: complex municipal issues around parking, water and planning notifications. Then we received a strong applicant pool. From there, we selected two companies to be solution partners and to embed within our departments to accelerate the development of their solutions to the complex issues we identified. Now the real work begins We’re thrilled … Read More
In the news With the selection of solution partners and the start of the embed period of the Civic Accelerator, there’s been some activity in the regional news and on CBC radio. CBC Radio: Interview with George Tsintzouras, CEO of Alert Labs, Civic Accelerator solution partner Torontoist.com: How government can avoid old mistakes by focusing on procurement Guelph MercuryTribune: Two tech firms … Read More
Well, this is exciting! After a tough competition with many great applicants and proposals, we’ve announced Alert Labs and Milieu as our first two Civic Accelerator solution partners. (Read the full press release here.)We’d like to thank all of the amazing staff across the City of Guelph and our partner organizations for the hard work and creativity that has brought … Read More
Innovation marches on Now that the application window for the Civic Solutions Accelerator has closed, we’re very pleased to announce a strong applicant pool for all three of the challenges posted by the City of Guelph. Here’s the breakdown: Water Challenge: 5 applicants Parking Challenge: 4 applicants Planning Challenge: 4 applicants To read a list of which companies applied the program, … Read More
The Centre for Business and Student Enterprise (CBaSE) at the University of Guelph has connected their incubator hub into the Civic Solutions Accelerator. Check out this quick video for more.
Our focus on the Civic Solutions Accelerator partners continues with a quick look at Innovation Guelph. Check out the clip below to learn more about Innovation Guelph and their role in the Accelerator. Learn more about our other partners on, well, the our partners page.
Some fantastic partners helped make the Civic Solutions Accelerator possible. The Civic Solutions Accelerator was developed in conjunction with the Guelph Lab, the City of Guelph’s civic innovation partnership with the University of Guelph. The Accelerator is being run by the City of Guelph in partnership with Innovation Guelph, the Guelph Chamber of Commerce, Canada’s Open Data Exchange ( CODX) and the U … Read More
ODX is ready to help successful applicants with research, data, and technical expertise. By Joseph Bou-Younes My name is Joseph Bou-Younes. I’m the Data Executive in Residence at ODX. Here’s how we’re going to help companies in the Accelerator. About ODX Canada’s Open Data Exchange (ODX) is a public-private partnership that drives innovation, growth, and job creation through the commercial use of … Read More
Applicants to the City of Guelph’s Civic Solutions Accelerator stand to benefit the most By Jeff Campbell, Innovation Guelph Mentor They say it takes a community to raise a child. Communities have been doing this since we started becoming social animals. The communities that realize one of their most important functions is to help each individual become the best they … Read More