Focus on Innovation: Govtech and Metrolabs

Innovation of the Month

Do you know of an interesting project that involves local government and university partners? Fill out our nomination form to help inform our selection process for our Innovation of the Month Award by nominating a team (or yourself) for the honor.

Kansas City Takes Data-Driven Approach to Addressing Blight

MetroLab Network has partnered with Government Technology to bring its readers a segment called the MetroLab Innovation of the Month Series, which highlights impactful tech, data, and innovation projects underway between cities and universities. If you’d like to learn more or contact the project leads, please contact MetroLab at for more information.


Smart CIty: Coral Gables Leader Raimundo Rodulfo

Welcome to Aspen’s Podcast – Episode 6 – Smart Cities and Communities – today’s guest is a distinguished Smart City / Community leader: Mr Raimundo Rudolfo, Director of Information Technology, Chief Information and Innovation Officer at the City of Coral Gables Florida. He’s successfully implemented many the Smart City initiatives and break new ground continuously.

He’s been able to apply new technology, gain support from stakeholders by using lean and efficient methods that free up capital and resources to apply to new initiatives.

His globally recognized benefits to the Citizens, businesses and stakeholders in his communities are generously shared through his presentations to Mayors, Community managers, Universities and Businesses.

He’s actively participating in leadership organizations, including the National Institute for Standards and Technology, Global City Teams Challenge organization. He’s a contributor to the GCTC Data supercluster as well.

I’m excited to share the discussion Raimundo and I had about Coral Gables and his series of successes. Welcome to Aspen’s Podcast Raimundo.

GCTC Tech Jam – 2019

GCTC Global Tech Jam 2019 | BroadbandUSA

Register here.The Global Cities Team Challenge (GCTC) Global Tech Jam brings together research institutions, private sector companies, grass roots organizations, and public entities to explore deployment of data-driven decisions and to benefit communities. This international consortium will discuss deploying emerging technologies to improve infrastructure and create conditions