Guelph, ON, June 16, 2016 – The City of Guelph is launching a Civic Solutions Accelerator and hosting a panel of experts who will discuss the Accelerator’s potential to help create a civic technology hub in Guelph.
The Civic Solutions Accelerator is a partnership with Innovation Guelph, Canada’s Open Data Exchange, Guelph Chamber of Commerce and the University of Guelph’s CBaSE. It is a pilot project that enables the City of Guelph to work with entrepreneurs, startups, students and companies to create innovative solutions for complex municipal problems.
Three challenges—involving water-use monitoring, parking management and statutory planning notices—will be issued on June 20. Selected companies will be embedded in City departments to accelerate the development of potential solutions.
The partnership-based Accelerator will benefit the City, its citizens and businesses by driving service modernization. This opportunity also offers the selected companies extraordinary access to City employees to develop a deep, comprehensive understanding of the problems civic governments face.
Launch: Civic Solutions Accelerator
Panel: Accelerator’s potential to help create a civic technology hub in Guelph
Light refreshments will be served.
Speakers and panel contributors include:
- Cam Guthrie, Mayor of Guelph
- Derrick Thomson, Chief Administrative Officer with the City of Guelph
- Kithio Mwanzia, President of the Guelph Chamber of Commerce
- Kevin Tuer, Director of Canada’s Open Data Exchange
- Kirk Roberts, Board Member at Innovation Guelph
- Andy Best, Open Government Manager with the City of Guelph
Monday, June 20, 2016 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. (EDT)
For more information
Andy Best, Open Government Manager
Office of the Chief Administrative Officer
519-822-1260 extension 3418
cell phone 226-820-3986