AZ Urban Labs

AZ Urban Labs 

We’re using our Region as a test bed to generate IoT solutions that solve urban challenges, help design cities of the future, and accelerate the development of next generation technology products processes, and services.

WHAT ARE THE AZ URBAN LABS

A network of Innovation Sandboxes across the Region to focus on the researching and testing of Internet of Things (IoT) devices and projects related to smart city, health care, water, energy and other areas. Once connected, the Innovation Sandboxes will become a region-wide transformative platform for cities, entrepreneurs, innovators and private sector businesses that seek to leverage the Region for research and development (R&D) activities, proof of concept, and a commercialization testing ground.

INNOVATION SANDBOXES 

In order to accelerate the practical application of innovative technology within our communities, iDP will establish a series of Innovation Sandboxes across the Region. The Sandboxes will be defined areas in the cities, where the cities will loosen regulations to allow for the innovative demonstrations of technology. The Sandboxes will transform the Region into a living testbed where prototypes and concepts can be developed and tested in real urban settings. Solutions, once designed, developed and tested in specific Sandboxes, can then be adapted and replicated in other cities and towns across the Region, and across the world. This will accelerate the adoption and implementation of innovative technology in our Region and enhance our brand as a global leader in innovation and technology.

MAXIMIZING THE SOCIAL IMPACT OF TECHNOLOGY & ADVANCING SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP 

The Innovation Sandboxes will be spaces that encourage entrepreneurs, startups, industry, and academia with ideas and new inventions that could have a positive impact on the lives of our residents to test them in a living city environment. The AZ Urban Labs will ingrain a legacy of innovation, sustainability, and collaboration, for future generations

TEST, VALIDATE, AND DEMONSTRATE YOUR IOT SOLUTION IN THE AZ URBAN LABS 

Are you an entrepreneur, startup, or industry partner that is developing consumer and business-facing IoT products and services that solve city problems. Do you need an urban setting to test, validate, and demonstrate your solution? Apply for the AZ Urban Labs program, below.

APPLY FOR THE AZ URBAN LABS PROGRAM