On the path to a more sustainable and seamlessly connected world, technology experts, entrepreneurs and local governments alike are seeking innovative solutions to tackle the most pressing issues facing urban areas – from congestion and pollution to waste management and recycling.
Smart cities, which utilize the Internet of Things (IoT), big data and artificial intelligence, among other technologies, to tackle these and other municipal issues, are fast becoming a reality, making our cities greener, safer and more efficient.
Successfully reimagining and optimizing every aspect of a city’s operations requires a wide variety of tech solutions. This includes automated mobility solutions, construction technology and green applications, to name just a few – and these, the Startup Nation has in spades.
There are currently more than 250 smart city companies operating in Israel, according to NGO Start-Up Nation Central. Here are just a handful of Israeli startups building a smarter future:
Israel is at the forefront of the smart cities movement, not only exporting its home-grown innovations around the world but also utilizing them to transform its own urban areas. For example, the country’s transport solutions are enhancing its existing resources to cut down carbon emissions. Meanwhile, initiatives like the Digi-Tel project aim to foster stronger relationships between citizens and their municipalities.
As the cities of the future begin to come to life today, Israeli innovation will be at their heart.