Smart Cities Challenge

Smart Cities Challenge

What could our community do with $50 million?

The Smart Cities Challenge is asking Canadian communities to come up with a big idea and submit an application to win up to $50 million. The Challenge encourages communities to adopt a smart cities approach to improve the lives of their residents through innovation, data and connected technology.

There are so many passionate, knowledgeable, and innovative individuals in our community. The City of Winnipeg wants to hear from you to harness that creative energy to come up with resident-driven initiatives to help make Winnipeg even better.

We're asking you, members of our tech community, to think of the biggest opportunities they see in Winnipeg and tell us their ambitious idea that uses those opportunities to make the greatest impact based on eight focus areas for submissions developed with community stakeholders.

The City has already heard some great ideas from community stakeholders, which have helped in developing eight (8) categories to build on, including:

  • Big Idea
  • Safety & Security
  • Vibrant Communities
  • Public & Active Transportation
  • Environment
  • Accessibility & Quality of Life
  • Information-driven
  • Transparency & Engagement

If your idea fits within one of those categories, please let them know.

Ideas submissions will be reviewed and made public. Residents will have the opportunity to select the ideas they like best.

Get Involved:

Once the City has received and reviewed ideas and engaged with residents and stakeholders, it will submit its Smart Cities Challenge proposal in April 2018. Those who require alternate formats to participate should contact

More information can be found on the City of Winnipeg website
Learn more in the Overview