Zimin Institute for Smart and Sustainable Cities at ASU

Our Smart and Sustainable Cities ecosystem active project partners

The Zimin Institute for Smart and Sustainable Cities at ASU has a diverse network of state, industry, and city partnerships with the common goal of creating a smarter, securer, healthier, and more sustainable future.

Partners provide technical, financial, and strategic support for our project teams. If you are interested in partnering with the Zimin Institute at ASU please contact us!

$1,375,000 total funding awarded. $631,000 leveraged funding secured by 4 Zimin Institute projects. 12 funded projects in 3 annual cohorts. 5 industry partners and 8 ecosystem partners. 5 startups engaged: Sensagrate, H2Optic Insights (ASU), Homer Farms Inc. (ASU), ZEVX, and Genesis Scientific Inc. 4 U.S. patent applications for institute project technologies. 6 "in the news" stories. $1,375,000 totalfunding awarded Icon of a check with a dollar sign on it $1,667,000 leveraged funding Sensagrate, H2Optic Insights (ASU), Homer Farms Inc. (ASU),ZEVX, and Genesis Scientific Inc. 5 startups engaged 12 Icon of five circles connect by lines 5 industry partners and 3 6 18 Icon of a lit lightbulb annual cohorts Icon of a movie camera with a spool of film on top U.S. patent applications for institute project technologies "in the news" stories 8 ecosystem partners 4 Zimin Instituteprojects secured by Clipboard with checkmarks on it funded projects in Briefcase icon

Featured news

Test news item

Test news item

A Solutions-Focused Approach Oct. 9, 2023 We will create value across the water technology sector in Arizona by focusing on identifying un-met stakeholder needs, catalyzing early-phase discoveries of materials, green energy sources and processes for water acquisition...

Institute vision

The Zimin Institute for Smart & Sustainable Cities is driving a people-centric vision of future cities.  We are creating a world where the rich functionality and power of advanced technologies are seamlessly integrated with the physical spaces where people live, work, learn and play to make them safer and more secure, healthier, more sustainable and resilient, and more personally enriching.

Daily Life & Human Connection / Interaction / Engagement

Humans need meaningful connections, interactions, and engagement to live a full and purposeful life. Technology provides unique more opportunities for people to connect with friends, loved ones and their local community.

Sustainable and Healthy Environments & Spaces

As metropolitan areas continue to grow, we must create smart environments that promote the health of the population without destroying or depleting the natural environment. Innovative solutions are needed for smarter built environment practices that enhance public wellbeing without adversely affecting natural resources.

Inherent Security, Safety & Public Well-being

The complex and interdependent nature of smart cities raises significant technical, political and socio-economic challenges for designers, integrators and policy makers in everything from IT security and privacy, to reliability and safety of transportation systems, and public health policy and practice.

Infrastructure Surety, Resilience, and Integrated Functionality

As communities continue to grow at an increased pace there is a need for improved accessibility, durability, and integration in our daily infrastructures. These infrastructures encompass everything from the buildings we live and work in, to public transportation, and utilities that we use every day.

2022 – 2023 Funding Announcement is now available!

To view a recorded session of our Proposer’s Meeting please visit this link. You can download the Proposer’s Meeting slides here.

For more information on how to apply please download the RFP or visit our competition at https://asu.infoready4.com/#competitionDetail/1857232