Innovation Test Bed Program

Innovation and Emerging Technology Demonstration Program

The City of Palo Alto Utilities (CPAU) launched this program in 2012 in order to partner with individuals and companies who want to evaluate, test and implement innovative emerging technologies. The goal is to find and nurture creative products and services that will manage and better use electricity, gas, water and fiber optic services. We want to find the best ideas out there and help get them implemented!

What do you get if your application is successful?  
Under the program, City offers staff time and the Utilities/City infrastructure in Palo Alto as a 'test bed' to evaluate and publicize technologies.  No direct monetary funding is available to applicants under this program.

View a summary of program details!
To read the report submitted in April 2013 to the Council Policy & Services Committee, click here.

The program is accepting applications on a continuous basis with applications being reviewed quarterly.
Applications received by July 15, 2014 will be reviewed from July 15 to 31, during which time staff may contact applicants with follow-up questions. Applicants selected to partner with CPAU from this latest review process will be contacted in March.

Current application period ends:  July 15, 2014

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Last Updated: Apr 30, 2014