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Hello all,

I am writing to highlight that the registration deadline for the GCTC Tech Jam and IoT Enabled Smart City Framework Workshop is tomorrow, March 15, 2016.

The GCTC Tech Jam and IoT Enabled Smart City Framework Workshop registration is required by March 15th, 2016. NIST is a controlled-access facility. In order to gain access to the grounds, you must register for the events on the NIST site. On this site, you can also find information about discounted accommodations and the agenda for the events.

GCTC Updates and Announcements:

Confirmed Cities Participating in 2016 GCTC Action Clusters:

We are delighted to announce that more than 50 cities are part of 2016 GCTC Action Clusters including: Atlanta, GA, Bellevue, WA, Pokhara (Nepal), Pittsburgh, PA, Allegheny County, PA, Seoul (Korea), Genoa (Italy), Perugia (Italy), Valencia (Spain), Saint-Quentin (France), Porto (Portugal), Nagano Prefecture (Japan) and Sokoto North Local Government (Nigeria).

Confirmed Speakers for the GCTC Tech Jam:

We are thrilled to announce that Dan Correa, Senior Advisor of Innovation Policy at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and David Bartlett, Chief Technology Officer of General Electric will present at the GCTC Tech Jam. Additionally, speakers from NTIA, Census Bureau, ICMA, and R20 will be presenting at the GCTC Tech Jam.

New Partner Organization for GCTC

Current, powered by GE, is now a partner in the Global City Teams Challenge. As part of the partnership, experts from Current will offer counsel and advice relating to intelligent infrastructure to cities participating in GCTC workshops, as well as access to GE's Predix platform, GE's cloud-based platform for the Industrial Internet. To learn more about Current, please visit


Travel Support for Local Governments Attending the GCTC Tech Jam

NIST is offering limited travel support to city officials attending the Tech Jam. Please contact Kyle Johnson ( for further details.

GCTC Leadership Fund

Last week, US Ignite announced the GCTC Leadership Fund, a funding opportunity available to private companies, local governments, nonprofit organizations, and educational institutions that are participating in GCTC Action Clusters, regardless of their geographic location. Please click here to learn more and to submit an application. Applications are due April 15th, 2016.

NSF EAGER Grant Deadline

The deadline for the NSF EAGER grant is fast approaching. To be considered for funding, applicants must be an active member of a GCTC Action Cluster, working on a project that builds upon the results of a previous or active NSF-funded project. The National Science Foundation will be holding "office hours" at the GCTC Tech Jam. This is a great opportunity for teams interested in applying for an EAGAR ( to speak with an NSF program officer. Grant applications are due April 1, 2016.

NIST GCTC Local Government Grant Program

NIST has released a grant program for local governments participating in the Global City Teams Challenge. The program is called the "Replicable Smart City Technologies" (RSCT) Cooperative Agreement Program. This funding opportunity will grant three $100,000 awards for U.S. local governments participating in the GCTC. The application deadline is May 12, 2016. To learn more about the RSCT program, please click here.

Best Regards,

Sokwoo Rhee
Associate Director of Cyber-Physical Systems Program
National Institute of Standards and Technology