Program Convenes 15 Companies from Around the World Focused on Smart and Sustainable Cities to Network, Meet Experts and Share Best Practices
(From NYCEDC Press Release, October 1, 2014) New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) today announced the latest delegation selected in the World to NYC Global Industry Challenge, a competitive program designed to help globally leading businesses establish operations in New York City, and local companies and community groups benefit from best practices from around the world. As part of World to NYC, NYCEDC has convened a delegation of 15 international and domestic companies in the City to hear from experts about New York City business and culture, take advantage of networking opportunities and share innovative practices from their home country or region. This round is open to companies active in the smart and sustainable cities space, which encompasses digitally-enabled technologies (including software, hardware and connected devices) that make cities more intelligent, efficient, equitable and resilient by optimizing use of energy, resources and the built environment. The delegation, which represents a diverse mix of organizations from the transportation, smart infrastructure, and energy sectors in Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Israel, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States, were selected from approximately 100 applicants through a competitive application process to take part in a three-day long series of panels, discussions, site visits and workshops. Read the full press release HERE.
As mentioned, two of the participating companies selected were from Israel:
Hop On is an app that will help NYC become a smarter city, in the Mobility and Transportation space:
and PowerPlug is a software product in the Energy and Smart Grid space, which helps large organizations control and save power consumption of PCs and technology:
For more information about these companies or about W2NYC, please contact Rebecca Weinberg at the Israel Economic Mission in NYC.