Itron Smart Community Challenge

Smart Community Challenge

Smart Community Challenge

The Industry’s Premier Accelerator For IoT Innovators

About the Challenge

Catalyzing Innovation to Transform Communities

Itron is calling on the world's leading IoT technology providers and problem solvers to develop innovative technology solutions for utilities and the communities they serve. With this bottoms-up approach, Itron is changing the paradigm of how utilities and cities innovate, tapping into the creativity of Itron's open ecosystem to create breakthrough solutions. In this year's challenge, technology vendors will leverage Itron's open IoT platform and standards-based developer tools to build solutions. Winners will receive product engineering assistance, marketing and promotional support—as well as an opportunity to deploy their solution in a real-world environment.

The Challenges

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Transforming Electric Vehicles and Charging Stations into Grid Resources

Enable utilities to leverage electric vehicle service equipment forgrid optimization, time-based consumption and load management, while improving the customer experience.


Creating Safe and Resilient Communities

Enable communities to endure prolonged outage events caused by extreme weather events by providing back-up power and energy management tools to minimize disruption to critical services.

What’s In It For The Winners?

Earn your chance to deploy your solution with leading utilities


Solve Real Problems

Build solutions that address the operational needs of today’s utilities and communities they serve


Fast Track Your Development

Utilize Itron’s suite of developer tools to accelerate innovation


Unlock Opportunity

Winners of each challenge will be featured in a global marketing campaign and the opportunity to deploy their solution

Program Timeline

Applications Open
January 27
Application Period
Applications Close
March 31
Dev Kits Sent to Innovators
Development Kickoff
April 20
Development Period
Final Evaluation
June 26
Winners Announced

The Tools You Need

Working With Itron Developer Kits

We provide a variety of integration options to connect third party devices and applications to Itron’s proven industrial IoT platform. Qualified developers will receive a complementary development kit of their choice to begin prototyping an integrated IoT solution.

Step Up to the Challenge