Through innovation, we help entrepreneurs, companies and cities think big by bridging the gap between the need to grow and the ability to execute.
Think Big has real world Smart City design, build and implementation experience. We analyze your opportunity to develop public and private partnerships to maximize citizen experience and city success.
Need help building your technology? Entrepreneurs and companies work with our team of product strategist, designers, and engineers to design and develop your next game changing application or solution.
As a Service
A big challenge facing entrepreneurs is the gap between founder skill sets and the ability to execute your business model. We decode the key elements missing from your team and bring essential elements to support your success.
The need to innovate has never been greater. We can help you create the right innovation partnerships, rapidly develop innovation solutions and create an innovation road-map to help you grow.
Innovation districts powered by entrepreneurs, high growth companies and reinvented large employers provide the fuel for economic growth. We help city leaders design, build and launch innovation districts.
Successful workspaces require experience based design to build not only for functionality but inspiration and productivity. It should be paired with a financially profitable plan. Think Big can help you design both.
The Living Lab
The premise of the Kansas City Living Lab is simple. Where a “problem or challenge” exists (or one is anticipated in the future), the lab will seek out the best emerging technology solutions that can be fine-tuned, tested and ultimately validated prior to full scale commercial deployment.
These emerging technologies will come from all over the world. Likely sources will include incubators, accelerators, technology transfer programs and existing companies of all sizes. Additionally, we anticipate identifying promising technologies through citizen groups, coworking spaces, educational institutions (traditional and non-traditional), industry cluster initiatives and more.
Technology commercialization can be costly, labor intensive and slow. Building high value “industrial” internet of things applications that can modernize city infrastructure, lower operational and maintenance costs while increasing efficiency has never been more important. The Living Lab is designed to speed up this technology commercialization process, lower costs and create perfect product-market fit for all stakeholders.
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Student IoT Innovation Challenge draws over 200 students to demo 35 sensor-based projects at Think Big On March 3rd, during a special Think Big Thursdays event, the downtown innovation center hosted KCSIC’s inaugural student pilot – the SensED IoT Innovation Challenge. Hundreds of students, parents, teachers, Think Big member companies and…
As an entrepreneur focused on emerging technology, I am constantly thinking of new innovations to solve problems. I see a lot of amazing technology driven solutions. But even with my continuously, slightly over-caffeinated mind and high threshold for being amazed, I do still encounter days when the “Wow” factor of…
Think Big helps Kansas City join exclusive community of five global cities. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has selected Kansas City as the first U.S. city to become a Core Smart City. This recognition allows Kansas City the unique opportunity to become a global leader in what…
Thanks to the generosity of our top Smart City Tech Summit Sponsors, we are proud to announce the release of a limited number of sponsored tickets to the upcoming Public Safety Summit March 29 – 31, 2016 in Kansas City. These tickets have been made available to help assemble municipal…