Why US Ignite

We help...

mobilize resources for smart city innovation within a tightly-knit network of connected and data-driven communities.

We act...

as a conduit between communities and across the public and private sectors for information and best-practice sharing.

We are...

an independent guide to connecting and collaborating with federal agencies, non-profit foundations, academic researchers, and industry partners.

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Communities are facing new challenges in economic development, education, energy management, transportation, and more. At the same time, vast new communications networks are spreading, creating new “smart city” opportunities to combine resources and apply data-driven insights to problems that many communities share.

US Ignite serves as an independent guide in this increasingly connected world. Learn more below about how our programs drive innovation within and across governments, the academic sector, and private industry. And explore our network of Smart Gigabit Communities. 

"We are thrilled to have been able to partner with US Ignite to not only offer an innovation award, but also the opportunity to work with so many diverse, talented entrepreneurs on a common goal for the betterment of the District.” Lindsey Parker, Acting Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Washington, DC

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