Smart cities sparked by CityIGNITE entrepreneurs


Thursday, 10 August, 2017


Sparking ideas for smart city solutions

CityIGNITE will support entrepreneurs and start-ups in developing smart cities solutions.

The event is sponsored by the City of Sydney and enables the exploration of new technologies, data sharing and strategies to support local business people.

“CityIGNITE will be a great platform for businesses, researchers and entrepreneurs to see how data and technology can drive decisions about jobs, healthcare and transport for Sydney’s businesses, residents and visitors,” said Lord Mayor Clover Moore.

“This will showcase tech start-ups and offer smart city solutions that bridge the gap between government, business, academia and investors.

“It‘s an ideal opportunity to further support the development of a strong entrepreneurial culture that will help us attract and retain talent and retain Sydney’s competitiveness on the global stage.”

The event will take place at Sydney Town Hall from 16–17 October as part of the 10-day start-up event Spark Festival, which is also sponsored by the City. Organiser Quest Events received $10,000 cash support and $13,000 value in kind venue hire from the City.

CityIGNITE Director John Pozoglou said the two-day event will feature presentations and panel sessions with leading local and international speakers and a ‘pitchfest’ for tech start-ups and small businesses to put forward new business ideas.

“At its heart, CityIGNITE is about bringing together City and government leaders, business and technology leaders, incubators, accelerators, start-ups and research institutions to find solutions to major city challenges,” Pozoglou said.

“It provides a platform for the development of technology innovation ecosystems that will stimulate economic growth and unlock opportunities through partnerships.”

More information and registration details for the event can be found on the CityIGNITE website: cityignite.com.au/.

Image courtesy of City of Sydney

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