VR, digital assistants among projects in first STIR Labs cohort
Challenges surrounding climate change, transportation, housing and civic technology will be addressed by 17 research partnerships starting in February.
Santa Fe, N.M., hopes for 'tech ecosystem' with university partnership
The New Mexico capital, home to several universities and the Los Alamos National Laboratory, wants to become the “Silicon Valley of the Southwest."
For pandemic recovery, STIR Labs to match universities with state and local agencies
A new program launched by the civic tech company CityInnovate, called STIR Labs, seeks to match state and local government agencies with nearby universities that can help solve upcoming challenges, such as economic recovery.
San Francisco innovation chief Krista Canellakis steps down
After seven years of projects, often involving connecting government with private-sector expertise, the city's chief innovation officer is moving on.
Flint's 'Beyond Blight' portal wins $75,000 prize
The Michigan city has lost half its population since 1960. A digital tool to improve collaboration is helping communities manage their abandoned properties.
Underserved communities triaged in CivStart accelerator's first cohort
Ten startups will enter a 24-month program to develop solutions aimed at improving quality of life, public safety and public health for underserved communities.
Startup in Residence expands to 100 cities and counties, applications open
After a small-scale national pilot, the program that pairs startups with local governments is now opening its doors to a wider pool of civic challenges.
Meet PAIGE, San Francisco's promising young IT procurement chatbot
Advanced new virtual assistants like this one are bottling and distributing government's hidden institutional knowledge.
D.C. to lead East Coast growth of Startup in Residence program
As a 2018 nationwide expansion approaches, the nation's capital announces it will serve as civic tech program's East Coast hub.