IBM Names Worldwide Recipients of 2012 Smarter Cities Challenge Grants to Improve Urban Life
IBM has selected 33 cities worldwide to receive IBM Smarter Cities Challenge grants during 2012.
Launched in 2011, this three-year, 100-city US$50 million program, IBM's single-largest philanthropic initiative, funds in-person engagements staffed by teams of top IBM experts, who study and then make detailed recommendations addressing locally important urban issues.
For year-two of the IBM Smarter Cities Challenge, cities around the world once again competed vigorously to benefit from IBM's human talent and technology. The winning cities proposed intriguing projects and areas of focus for IBM experts.
Selected cities include: Birmingham - UK, Siracusa - Italy, Dortmund - Germany, Malaga - Spain, Tshwane - South Africa, Rabat -Morocco, Nairobi - Kenya, and Accra – Ghana.
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20 March 2012