Several local companies are working with the city of Milwaukee to establish a plan for a smarter future.
The “Smart Citites” initiative is a $160 million federally funded program that invests in innovative technology to take on issues that address air, energy, waste and water challenges in major cities. Milwaukee wants to make transportation more eco-friendly, using various companies, like Bublr Bikes, the cities bike share system, and also getting more people to use a smart phone app to help them park, MKE Park.
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In 2017, the city will join forces with the Mid-West Energy Research Consortium to work on putting this plan into action. Through academic funding and market research, the consortium aspires to bolster business opportunities for companies engaged in controls, energy and power. So far, the consortium has concentrated on emerging market opportunities in distributed energy systems, microgrids, and energy efficiency and storage.
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