Working towards Zero Waste: Pilot project opportunity with the City of Philadelphia’s Pitch & Pilot program

The City of Philadelphia has launched “Pitch & Pilot,” an initiative to engage the private sector in testing technology that has the potential to solve problems and advance City priorities.

Pitch & Pilot is an outgrowth of the SmartCityPHL Roadmap, spearheaded by the Office of Innovation and Technology (OIT). Pitch & Pilot will solicit, test, and evaluate creative approaches to municipal government challenges. Proposals will also be evaluated on their potential to benefit residents who are underserved by existing solutions.

For the first round of solicitations, OIT released a call for technology-enabled solutions that will support and track reductions in waste generated and sent to landfills in order to advance Philadelphia’s goal of zero waste by 2030.

Proposals are due January 16, 2020. OIT will award up to $34,000 to a solution provider whose idea is most likely to advance this goal in financially sustainable ways for the City. The award will support a limited deployment of the solution, engagement of community members and relevant stakeholders, and evaluation of the solution’s effectiveness and financial sustainability.

For more details on this Calls for Solutions, or to suggest an idea for a future round of Pitch & Pilot, please visit: https://www.phila.gov/programs/pitch-and-pilot/

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