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Southampton City Council, GB and Barclays open UK-first Network Eagle Lab for startups and scaleups

The Network Eagle Lab is a converted warehouse near city offices with co-working spaces and offices. Members can access production tools like 3D printers and laser cutters along with on-site prototyping assistance. Partner organizations like AccelerateHER and CodeBase offer mentoring by experienced entrepreneurs. The Demo Directory matches investors and investment-ready startups. Barclays connects Southampton startups to initiatives like the Funding Readiness Programme.

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Southampton City Council, GB

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Cook County, IL trains veterans for IT employment at the Chicago Cook Technology Academy

Cook County, Microsoft, and National Able Network are hosting five training cohorts through 2024. Each seven-week session teaches cloud administration or development to military veterans moving into civilian careers. Graduates of the Chicago Cook Technology Academy receive interviews for entry-level positions with the county's partner employers. County officials used $750,000 in federal ARPA funding to cover free training in high-demand technical fields.

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Cook County, IL

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Detroit, MI leads Michigan Mobility Collaborative into a pilot of autonomous driving systems

The city-led collaborative received a federal grant for the four-year project. Feedback sessions with seniors and commuters with disabilities will identify opportunities for self-driving shuttle use in public transit. Researchers at the American Center for Mobility and the University of Michigan will test selected technology before its use in real-world routes. The Detroit ADS Project will determine how autonomous shuttles can be safely incorporated into Detroit's transit system.

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Detroit, MI

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Leicester City Council, GB Buses Partnership unites operators for sustainable and simplified transit

An eight-year plan with six local operators seeks a unified system that is electric, frequent, and reliable. The Leicester Buses Partnership kicked off with a Tap On Tap Off digital system for simplified fares no matter the trip length. Five electric bus routes were introduced as of October 2022 including the 30-mile Orbital route, the longest of its type in the United Kingdom. A new depot operated by Centrebus supports electric bus charging between routes.

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Leicester City Council, GB

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United Kingdom

Exeter City Council, GB and regional manufacturers turn beach plastics into new products

Project partner Odyssey Innovation added The Muncher Cruncher to the city's Materials Reclamation Facility. This machine turns collected beach plastics into pellets for reuse in consumer products. Exeter supplies pellets to Circular & Co. for the production of a reusable coffee cup made from 50% recycled plastic. Half of all sales go to a local group that recovers unclaimed fishing gear from beaches. Plymplastics also receives processed beach plastic for the production of the E-comb.

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Exeter City Council, GB

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United Kingdom

Detroit, MI Tree Equity Partnership leverages federal funding for targeted tree plantings

The five-year pilot will use funds from the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 and partner resources to plant 75,000 trees. The Tree Equity Score tool from project partner American Forests identifies local neighborhoods with scores under the citywide average of 80. The Tree Equity Partnership creates 300 jobs for workers who plant and maintain newly planted trees. This pilot advances Detroit's effort to create healthier and greener neighborhoods with an expanded tree canopy.

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Detroit, MI

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Helsinki, FI consolidates health innovation resources through its Health Proof Helsinki initiative

Health Proof Helsinki fills a gap in health innovation testing and collaboration identified by city officials. Participants complete preclinical trials and consultations at Metropolia University of Applied Science's Simulation Hospital. Helsinki's healthcare and social services experts work with innovators on real-world tests of primary care solutions. Helsinki University Hospital provides supportive environments for innovations in diagnostics and specialty care.

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Helsinki, FI

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Finland

Terrassa, CT Vacances Grans pilot provides isolated seniors with growth and social opportunities

Vacances Grans - or Senior Holidays - responded to increased isolation among the 17% of city residents aged 65 and older. Terrassa's social services team worked with the Red Cross to identify 20 qualifying seniors for a four-day retreat. A team of eight volunteers worked with participants on mobility workshops, memory exercises, and other activities. The Vacances Grans pilot continued Terrassa's promotion of active lifestyles and community participation by seniors.

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Terrassa, CT

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Spain

Kawasaki, Kanagawa and Kakegawa pilot Mitsubishi Research Institute's Municipal Chatbot Service

The two municipalities conducted multiple rounds of testing on MRI's AI-enabled chatbot. The first trial evaluated how users interacted with child development support content. A three-month pilot expanded the Municipal Chatbot Service to areas like waste collection and document requests. Kawasaki and Kanagawa assisted with the standardization and simplification of chatbot features. The Service's popularity among city employees and users led to its release for public use in 2018.

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Kawasaki, Kanagawa

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Japan

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Kakegawa, JP

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Japan

Birmingham, AL prepares students for their financial futures with BHM Financial Freedom Project

The city approved $1 million for a partnership with Birmingham City Schools, Goalsetter, and IMC Financial Consulting. Students at six schools learn about topics like taxes, budgeting, and cryptocurrency during in-class lessons from IMC educators. Parents and teachers benefit from free personalized consultations and financial empowerment fairs. This first-in-the-country program builds good financial habits through Goalsetter's savings and investment features.

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Birmingham, AL

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United States

Greater Manchester Combined Authority, GB facilitates digital inclusion pilot for social housing

The pilot pairs five Internet Service Providers (ISPs) with social housing providers in the region. Each ISP-housing pair will improve connectivity and digital skills for 1,000 residents. ISP projects will vary with Vodafone the first to solidify plans by offering free SIM cards in its pilot zone. Target demographics for the program include seniors, disabled residents, and at-risk youth. Local officials hope the pilot creates a path to digital inclusion for 260,000 social housing residents.

Public Private Partnership (PPP)+4
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Greater Manchester Combined Authority, GB

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United Kingdom

Birmingham City Council, GB explores digital twin potential for Tyeseley Industrial Area development

The council, the University of Birmingham, and Siemens are studying a digital twin for the Tyseley Environmental Enterprise District (TEED). This area is under a Local Development Order allowing expedited permissions for emissions-reducing projects. The feasibility study primarily focuses on the impacts of a digital twin on energy retrofits for industrial buildings. City officials will use study results in pursuit of outside funding for digital twin implementation.

Public Private Partnership (PPP)+4
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Birmingham City Council, GB

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United Kingdom

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