Smart Region Initiative
The Smart Region Initiative, powered by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s i6 Economic Development Challenge grant, brings together governments, universities, businesses, and non-profit organizations to foster the the development of a dynamic smart city technology innovation cluster to tackle local urban challenges and expand regional economic growth in Northern Virginia and the Greater Washington Region. Along with our partners from the private sector and local government, our goal is to make Northern Virginia the forefront of new innovation, new ways of doing business, and a new locus of economic growth and vitality that leads the nation.
Making an impact.
Accelerator Program Targets
cohort companies graduated
cohort companies led by women, minorities and veterans
new products launched by cohort companies
pilot/test beds established
Our goals to meet.
from our Apprenticeship Program
18 Smart Region Events
including demo days, thought leadership event, pitch competitions and networking events
created or retained
$9 Million Invested
in cohort companies