Glasgow wins IBM smarter city grant


Glasgow wins IBM smarter city grant

Cliff Saran

Glasgow has become the first city in the UK to win an IBM smarter cities grant, worth £250,000.

The grant provides Glasgow with access to IBM's experts to analyse and recommend ways to improve the city.

Through the Smarter Cities initiative, teams of specially selected IBM experts will provide city leaders with analysis and recommendations to support successful growth, better delivery of city services, more citizen engagement and improved efficiency, IBM said.

Gordon Matheson, Leader of Glasgow City Council, said: "This is fantastic news and will help Glasgow as we move forward with our aim to become a European leader in environmental, social and economic sustainability.

Jennifer Crozier, director at IBM Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs, said: "The cities we picked are eager to implement programs that tangibly improve the quality of life in their areas and to create roadmaps for other cities to follow. We're excited at the prospect of helping cities tackle the most pressing challenges of our time."

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