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Three Highlights from the West Lafayette Smart City Challenge Demo Day

On Friday, April 29, two teams of Purdue University first-year students presented their demos to a panel of judges at the West Lafayette Smart City Challenge Demo Day. The challenge — a partnership between the City of West Lafayette, Innovation Partners Institute at the Purdue Research Foundation (PRF), NineTwelve Lab and US Ignite — showcased […]

On Purdue’s 153rd Anniversary, the Discovery Park District Advances a Community Based Digital Trust Initiative

The words on the Discovery Park District at Purdue University’s website immediately lead us to associate the District with fierce innovation and sustainable growth. Not surprising, given that the district is located in West Lafayette at the doorstep of Purdue University, which celebrates its 153rd anniversary today. But what exactly is the District and why […]

More than Smart, a Community-Driven Technology Adoption and Use Model

About one-third of smart city projects fail and around 80 percent of prototypes don’t scale and reach their desired scope.(1) Poorly implemented smart city investments undercut civic trust and can have far-reaching economic and social consequences. US Ignite’s Fostering Civic Trust guide purports an ecosystem of trust that places people at the core of the smart city movement […]