How Can Technology Help Solve San Antonio's Civic Challenges?
City officials are encouraging the local entrepreneur and tech communities to help solve some of San Antonio's pressing technological dilemmas.
The overall goal is to develop tech-related tools to make municipal processes more efficient and information more accessible to the public.
The City wants to streamline transportation downtown, create a seamless information platform for air travelers and a centralized information center for growing businesses, develop an electronic application for emergency electric and water assistance, revamp data tracking for waste management services, create an automatic notification system for pet adopters and create a mobile application to assist Alamodome patrons.
Companies and startups can apply through February 12. Three proposals will be selected after the deadline.
Can entrepreneurs help boost civic engagement? Which problems could be tackled through the CivTechSA initiative and how will the community be affected?
- Joyce Deuley, program manager of CivTechSA
- Jose De La Cruz, chief innovation officer at the City of San Antonio’s Office of Innovation
- Teja Guda, associate director of The Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship and assistant professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Texas at San Antonio
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