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.
INTERESTED IN APPLYING? The program is accepting applications on a continuous basis with applications being reviewed quarterly. Applications received by Januaryr 15, 2013 will be reviewed from January 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.
Program Status Update: Since its inception in June 2012, the Innovation and Demonstration Program (also known as the Emerging Technology or Test Bed program), has received 13 applications. Of these applications: 8 were accepted and are in various stages of progress; 5 were declined because the proposals did not meet the program objectives; and 1 application is still under consideration. In addition to project received through this program, CPAU also is proactively working on number of emerging technology programs for the benefit of customers.