Accelerate Innovation And Growth With Leading Global Cities

The Itron Smart City Challenge will bring together leading IoT developers from across Europe to tackle a set of key business and societal challenges. These challenges will be designed by city leaders with the goal of identifying breakthrough solutions that enhance citizen wellbeing, improve operational efficiency and build more resourceful communities. Technology providers will leverage Itron’s open IoT platform and developer tools to prototype new smart city solutions. The winning companies will receive product engineering assistance, marketing and promotional support, and an opportunity to pitch their solution to leading European cities.

Why Participate?

Join the leading global ecosystem for industrial IoT innovators

Solve Real
Tackle a set of real challenges established by leading cities across Europe

Fast Track Your
Utilize Itron’s suite of developer tools
to accelerate innovation

Get Noticed &
Accelerate Growth
Promote your solution to potential customers with go-to-market support from Itron's sales team

Program Timeline

Applications Open
2018 November 12
Application Period
Applications Close
2019 February 8
Development Kickoff
2019 March 6
Development Period
Final Evaluation
2019 May 1
Winners Announced
2019 June

Working With Itron Developer Tools

Itron networks are open standards-based, all IPv6-enabled wireless communication networks that provide ubiquitous coverage for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).  We provide a variety of network integration options to connect third party devices, ranging from battery-powered modules for sensors to high-speed Network Interface Cards and Edge Computing platforms featuring multi-megabit speeds and robust distributed processing capabilities. All designed for multi-decade operation in the most demanding environments. Qualified developers will receive a complementary development kit of their choice to begin prototyping an integrated IoT solution.

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The Challenges


Improve travel choices and experience during events in the city while promoting the overall city centre offer

Example solutions include:
  • Predict traffic flows
  • Optimize signal timing
  • Encourage use of active travel modes

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Enhance safety along river Thames

Example solutions include:
  • Connect and track safety equipment
  • Automatically detect river entries
  • Accelerate response times for emergency services

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The Prize

The winning solution for each challenge will be featured in a global marketing campaign to more than 8,000 of Itron’s city and utility customers worldwide. Winners will also have an opportunity to deploy their solution in a real-world environment. Here’s what winners get:

Build Your Brand
  • Dedicated solution brochure co-branded with your company and Itron
  • Demo video promoted across multiple Itron social media channels and Smart City Challenge website
  • Feature on Itron company newsletter and guest post on the Itron blog

Fast-Track Development & Deployment
  • Hands-on product development support from Itron’s engineering team
  • Opportunity to participate in face-to-face meetings with Smart City Challenge sponsor cities
  • Opportunity to deploy your solution in a real city

Access Customers & Partners
  • Membership in the Itron Technology Partner Program
  • Invitation to pitch your solution to Itron’s global customer base
  • Opportunity to be a featured partner at Itron Utility Week and in the Itron Demo Center
  • Opportunity to participate in Itron global sales & marketing events
  • Co-promotion in Itron’s booth at leading industry events and tradeshows

Our Partners

City Sponsors

System Integrators

Ecosystem Promoters