The Ford City of Tomorrow Challenge team is excited to announce the winners of the 2018 Miami-Dade City of Tomorrow Challenge!
It has been an eventful year, in which we have talked with thousands of people, explored hundreds of resident’s experience, received over 130 great ideas, refined 14 semifinalist proposals, and today awarded PikMyKid and Soofa Signs as the joint winners of the Miami-Dade City of Tomorrow Challenge.
Congratulations to the 2018
Miami-Dade City of Tomorrow Challenge Winners!
Soofa and PikMyKid have been chosen as co-winners of the 2018 Miami-Dade County City of Tomorrow Challenge. The teams that put together these solutions will receive $50K each in funding to implement their proposal in a real-world setting. Soofa makes solar powered digital bulletin boards and proposes to display real-time public and alternative transit options as well as other local content in up to three neighborhoods. PikMyKid is a mobile app and platform that supports parents and children by making school transportation more efficient, timely, and comfortable. In Miami-Dade County PikMyKid Proposes to Pilot with 8-10 schools.
To get to this great moment took effort and passion from the residents of Miami-Dade, the Miami-Dade County Department of Transportation and Public Works, our Corporate Partners AT&T, Dell and Microsoft, and the hundreds of people and business who entered this competition.
The goals of these two proposals are reflective of the central question for Miami-Dade County: How might we make daily journeys fresh, easy, and adaptable to the needs of Miami-Dade residents? Both of the pilot winners will support this question by providing information through digital signage to help people navigate the city and through adaptable transit for children and parents.
“We are excited to see the results this project will yield. This challenge provided a platform for diverse groups to work together on new and innovative solutions that will directly impact their communities and greatly improve our overall mobility,” said Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez.