By 2020, it is estimated that the number of connected devices (commonly referred to as the Internet of Things or IoT) will exceed 50 billion. In the urban environment, these new technologies are transforming city life and helping pave the way for a more sustainable, resilient, and equitable future.
When used effectively, connected devices – like sensors that capture pollution in the air or lights that only turn on when someone is in the room – can produce cost savings, bolster civic engagement, and strengthen public health and safety. IoT will also drive new economic opportunity and business development.
Marketplace.nyc was created to capitalize on this opportunity and help connect government to innovative companies and products. Developed through a public-private partnership between the New York City Mayor’s Office of Technology and Innovation and Brooklyn-based product studio Fictive Kin, Marketplace.nyc provides a resource for smart city companies to showcase their products, increase exposure, and break down bureaucratic barriers to doing business with city government.
Please note that Marketplace.nyc is being launched in beta and continual improvements are expected. We welcome your feedback as we continue to iterate on the website.