ASU Smart Challenge

Addressing regional issues with collaboration and technology.

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What is a Challenge?

It's all about innovation

ASU’s Smart City Innovation Center is an initiative that focuses on building smarter communities in the Phoenix metropolitan area by using AWS Cloud to solve pressing community and regional challenges.

To be eligible for cloud credit, visiting scholars, faculty, student researchers, industry experts and community members can submit a “challenge” focused on smart cities or regions. The challenge will be reviewed by a committee of AWS and ASU staff who will then allocate cloud credit accordingly.

The potential applications for challenges are endless. Get creative. Make an impact.

ASU's Smart City Innovation Center

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Also known as a City Cloud Innovation Center (CIC), the ASU Smart City Innovation Center employs Amazon’s innovation processes, cloud expertise, and global solution platforms to solve pressing community and regional challenges.

The new center is designed as part of a long-term collaboration between ASU and AWS to improve digital experiences for smart city designers, expand technology alternatives while minimizing costs, spur economic and workforce development and facilitate sharing public sector solutions within the region.


Skysong, Building 1

Parking and transportation details

Arizona State University–SkySong
1365 N. Scottsdale Road, Building 1
Scottsdale, AZ 85257-3538

Directions from ASU Tempe Campus
Take Rural Road north, which will turn into Scottsdale Road as you enter Scottsdale. Turn right on SkySong Blvd. (just before McDowell Road).

Guest Parking
- Surface parking lot North of building 1
- Overflow lot (gravel), entrance off Innovation Pl.
- 2-hour parking on SkySong Blvd. between building 1&2


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