Call for Innovations

In April 2015, the Mayor’s Office of Technology and Innovation launched its first Call for Innovations -- an open solicitation of ideas and proposals that aims to help define the urban challenges facing our city and spark new ways of addressing these needs and improving the lives of all New Yorkers.

Whereas each Call for Innovations is unique, our goal is to encourage outside-the-box thinking, leverage government assets, and open the door to new opportunities that might otherwise be possible through traditional procurement. Ideas and proposals put forward through a Call for Innovations may be used to advise planning grants or pilots, shape future solicitations for contracts, franchises or concessions, and/or guide policy, regulation, or permitting changes.

We will be opening up new Calls for Innovations periodically. Browse the list of existing Calls for Innovations below and send us a note here if you’d like to be informed when new Calls for Innovations are launched.


Broadband Call for Innovations

Broadband: The City of New York is seeking ideas and innovations to help bring high speed Internet access – and the opportunities that come with it – to all New Yorkers. Applicants are encouraged to submit specific proposals for policy changes or demonstration projects relating to new uses for existing infrastructure, community-scale models of service provision, or deployment of new technologies. Contact us to learn more.


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