Infrastructure Canada

Smart Cities Challenge

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Prizes

$50M

One prize of up to $50 million

Open to all communities, regardless of population.

$10M

Two prizes of up to $10 million each

Open to all communities, regardless of population. Footnote 1

$10M

One prize of up to $5 million

Open to all communities with populations under 30,000 people. Footnote 1

Infrastructure Canada is engaging Indigenous leaders, communities and organizations to finalize the design of a competition specific to Indigenous communities that will reflect their unique realities and issues. Indigenous communities are also eligible to compete for all the prizes in the current competition.

All finalists will receive a grant of $250,000 to develop their final proposal.

Prize money will be awarded through contribution agreements with Infrastructure Canada.

Applicants are encouraged to solicit additional funds from other resources to strengthen the impact and reach of their proposals.

Applicants who do not win one competition can submit a new or improved application to subsequent competitions.

The Smart Cities Challenge includes three competitions, the first one wrapping up in the Spring of 2019.

Challenge details

Key dates

  • Application deadline: April 24, 2018
  • Announcement of finalists: Summer 2018
  • Announcement of winners: Spring 2019

Who can apply?

  • Municipalities, local or regional governments
  • Indigenous communities
  • Groups of organisations above

Prizes

  • One prize of up to $50 million
  • Two prizes of up to $10 million each
  • One prize of up to $5 million