Smart Region Initiative

Smart City Works – Winner of the i6 Northern Virginia 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  

companies assessed

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. 

60 Graduates

from our Apprenticeship Program

18 Smart Region Events

including demo days, thought leadership event, pitch competitions and networking events

90 Jobs

created or retained

$9 Million Invested

in cohort companies