As the co-founder of the Kansas City Smart + Connected City project, Think Big Partners helped create the initial smart city master plan that led to a $15.7 million public-private partnership that became operational in 2016. Recently, this project won the Golden Edison Award, considered to be “the Oscar for Innovation”.
Think Big Partners also operates the KC Living Lab, an innovation-focused emerging civic technology lab in which we help companies commercialize smart city solutions while also providing due-diligence for city officials and industrial IoT technology users. We are building out a network of lab partners across the world in which we can test and validate smart city applications in nearly any environment, through pilots, demo installations and controlled alpha and beta deployments.
Since 2016, Think Big Partners has helped numerous public organizations (cities, municipalities, states) and private companies (Fortune 100 to smaller, privately held) with their smart city master planning and related IoT technology innovation needs.
Using our unique innovation process, PRISM (Problem-focused Reverse Innovation Sequence Method), Think Big Partners has helped stakeholders identify high-value problems and civic goals to produce vendor agnostic, outcomes-based smart city roadmaps and deliver executable, phase-based smart city master plans.