From smart parking services to AI-based public safety technologies, these startups are making cities smarter.
Although the concept has been around for more than a decade, progress towards smart cities has been slow.
A city is considered to be “smart” when it can collect and analyze mass quantities of data from a wide variety of industries, from urban planning to garbage collection. In a smart city, a complex network of interconnected sensors, devices, and software must be built and maintained.
This means a fully smart city requires extensive coordination between government, citizens, and companies.
One hurdle that may be slowing progress toward an integrated smart city is the disproportionate amount of attention and funding that certain “hotter” industries (like smart mobility) receive, while less exciting but equally vital functions (like energy grid management) see limited digital upgrades. As a result, getting enough smart city industries across the “smart” threshold will take time.
In the meantime, many startups are developing solutions and services in preparation for a smart city future.
Smart City startups
These 200+ companies are developing solutions and services for cities of the future, revolutionizing sectors like public safety, transportation, and utilities management. Stay up to date by looking for Smart Cities in the Collections tab.Track smart city startups
We used CB Insights data to uncover 100+ startups developing solutions and services for smart cities.
This market map includes private, active companies only and is not meant to be exhaustive of companies in the space. Categories are not mutually exclusive and companies are categorized according to primary use case.
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