The Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC) program is a collaborative platform for the development of smart cities and communities, led by National Institute of Standards and Technology, a bureau of U.S. Department of Commerce, in partnership with other U.S. federal agencies including National Science Foundation, International Trade Administration, and National Telecommunications and Information Administration. It enables local governments, nonprofit organizations, academic institutions, technologists, and corporations from all over the world to form project teams, or “action clusters,” and “SuperClusters,” to work on groundbreaking Internet of Things (IoT) and Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) applications within the city and community environment.

Long-Term GCTC Goal

“To establish and demonstrate replicable, scalable, and sustainable models for incubation and deployment of interoperable, standard-based solutions using advanced technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT) and Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) and demonstrate their measurable benefits in cities and communities.”

Upcoming events

August 28-29, 2017
The Walter E. Washingtion Convention Center

GCTC Expo 2017

How to Participate

Learn how to create an action cluster and exhibit/speak at the Expo

Participation Guide


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Participating Municipal Governments

Abuja City, Nigeria | Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government, Nigeria | Alameda County, CA | Allegheny County PA | Alphen aan de Rijn, Netherlands | Amsterdam, Netherlands | Amsterdam, NY | Annapolis, MD | Antwerpen, Belgium | Ardo-Kola Local Government | Arlington County, VA | Atlanta, GA | Austin, TX | Bali Local Government | Baltimore, MD | Barendrecht, Netherlands | Bari, Italy | Bellevue, WA | Boston, MA | Brainport International, Netherlands | Bristol, UK | Burlington, VT | Busan, South Korea | Cary, NC | Chattanooga, TN | Chesapeake, VA | Chula Vista, CA | Cleveland, OH | Columbus, OH | Conover, NC | Cuyahoga County, OH | Daegu City, South Korea | Daxing District, Beijing, China | Dayton & Montgomery County OH | Denton, TX | Dordrecht, Netherlands | Dundee, Scotland | Edinburgh, Scotland | Eindhoven, Netherlands | Enschede, Netherlands | Erie County (Buffalo), NY | FairFax County, VA | Florence, Italy | Fort Wort, TX | Fujisawa, Japan | Galway City, Ireland | Gassol Local Government, Nigeria | Genoa Municipality, Italy | Glasgow, Scotland | Gloversville, NY | Greenville, SC | Grenoble, France | Guadalajara, Spain | Gwinnett County, GA | Hampton, VA | Hartford, CT | Helmond, Netherlands | Inverness, Scotland | Kaduna North, Zaria & Jama’a Local Governments, Nigeria | Kansas City, MO | Lafayette, LA | Las Vegas, NV | Leiden, Netherlands | Leitrim, Ireland | Lindale, TX | Logroño, Spain | Madison WI | Mayo, Ireland | Midlothian, TX | Milan Municipality, Italy | Monona, WI | Montgomery County, MD | Municipality of Genova, Italy | Municipality of Utrecht, Netherlands | Nashville TN | New York, NY | Newport News, VA | NJ Transit | Norfolk, VA | North Central Texas Council of Governments | Oakland, CA | Perth, Scotland | Perugia, Italy | Pittsburgh, PA | Raleigh, NC | Portland, OR | Porto, Portugal | Portsmouth, VA | Province of Brabant, Netherlands | Rijkswaterstaat (National Traffic Authority), Netherlands | Reno, NV | Rohnert Park, CA | Roscommon, Ireland | Rotterdam, Netherlands | San Diego, CA | San Francisco, CA | San Leandro, CA | San Mateo County, CA | Santa Rosa, CA | Santander, Spain | Schenectady, NY | Schiedam, Netherlands | Seville, Spain | Shirahama Town, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan | Sligo, Ireland | Sonoma County, CA | State of NC FirstNet | Stedin, Netherlands | Stirling, Scotland | Suwon City, Korea | Taichung City, Taiwan | Taipei, Taiwan | Takum Local Government, Nigeria | Tallahassee, Florida | City of Westminster, MD | Hague, Netherlands | Tilburg, Netherlands | Torino Municipality, Italy | Town of Wake Forest, NC | Town of Windham, CT | Trento, Italy | Troy, NY | Tsukuba, Japan | Valencia, Spain | Virginia Beach, VA | Wake County, NC | Washington, DC | Washoe County, NV | Williamsburg, VA | Winooski, VT | York County, VA | Zaanstad, Netherlands

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