Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 49.04
Liaison Laura Nessman
Submission Date May 28, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Selkirk College
IN-24: Innovation A

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Terri MacDonald
Director, Applied Research & Innovation
Applied Research and Innovation
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
BC Smart Communities Pilot: Smart Kootenays

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

The communities of Nelson, Castlegar, Rossland and Trail, in partnership Communities Futures, Selkirk College and local technology entrepreneurs worked collaboratively to apply for the BC Smart Communities Pilot funding to develop and test a mobility platform that will provide area residents with information about road safety, closures, wait times and natural disasters. The platform will help people make smart transportation decisions, resulting in safe and efficient travel that decreases accidents and reduces pollutants. The rural region will be working together to measurably improve travel decision-making, road safety, and digital access by decreasing accidents, reducing transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions, and building the capacity of all residents to adopt digital technologies. Mobility app development began for this project in January 2019, and beta testing will be completed by December 2019.


Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Public Engagement
Transportation

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
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The website URL where information about the innovation is available :
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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