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AWS Marketplace Powering GCTC Smart City Solutions

Amazon is collaborating with teams participating in the Global City Teams Challenge (GCTC) – a program led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST), a non-regulatory agency of the United States Department of Commerce – to allow global cities access to smart city solutions directly from AWS.

GCTC helps communities partner with innovators that use networked technologies to solve problems, which range from mass transit improvement to energy management to disaster response. A goal of the GCTC is to promote the emergence of a robust marketplace of replicable, standards-based IoT solutions available to communities worldwide to meet their smart city needs. The Smart City Marketplace will host solutions in the AWS Marketplace, an online store that helps customers discover, purchase, migrate, and immediately start using the software and services they need. These solutions will include the Internet of Things (IoT), analytics, data platform, visualization, and open data.

“AWS Marketplace is a global digital catalog that helps customers find, subscribe to, and deploy the software and services they need to run on AWS. We recently expanded AWS Marketplace to address IoT solutions, and our catalog can now enable customers to build secure and cost effective IoT and smart city solutions. We are pleased to announce several new sellers available in the AWS Marketplace that are part of the Global City Teams Challenge,” said Dave McCann, Vice President, AWS Marketplace, Amazon Web Services. “We want to make it easy for communities around the world to quickly access proven solutions and improve services for their citizens.”

More than 100 teams from around the world are participating in this year’s GCTC, created by NIST and sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and they will experience firsthand this specialized marketplace, where GCTC teams have the opportunity to post their solutions on the AWS Marketplace.

International participants will include cities in Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Nigeria, Portugal, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom.

Learn more about AWS for Smart, Connected and Sustainable Cities.