Intelligent City

Project Greenlight’s open call process solicits innovative ideas that address complex challenges facing public and private enterprises (“members”). Whether your submission involves an emerging technology you are bringing to market, or a commercially available solution used in an adjacent industry, it must be unique, scalable, and align with the City of New Westminster’s strategic priorities.

The Intelligent City strategy operationalizes New Westminster’s vision for building the most livable and technologically advanced city in Canada. The plan includes a framework for leveraging technology and external partnerships and acting as a testbed for new innovations.

The City of New Westminster is particularly focused on bringing positive and inclusive benefits in the digital economy while building on its community assets, including the BridgeNet open-access fibre network. The City is looking to leverage its assets to introduce innovation in the following areas:

1. Digital government
2. Improved service delivery and intelligent infrastructure solutions
3. Digital inclusion

  • Areas of consideration include proposals that promote digital inclusion in our community, promote learning and engagement for citizens, and leverage the City’s uniqueness in the region. At only 14 square kilometers, with five SkyTrain stations, two civic-owned public libraries, and its own electrical utility and fibre network, New Westminster provides an excellent opportunity to test new innovations that support digital inclusion.

4. The City is also interested in solutions that support active transportation methods, the development of arts and culture, and the technology and creative class that work and live in the community.

Desired Outcome

The City of New Westminster is committed to driving continuous innovation in its delivery of programs, projects, and processes. Successful proponents may be invited to pilot their solution within the city’s infrastructure and asset portfolio. Proposals should directly relate to an identified priority or need.


Engaging the City of New Westminster could lead to one of the following scenarios:

  • A proponent conducting a demonstration of its solution
  • The City issuing a call to seek market responses to the goods and services being offered
  • The City pursuing the proposal
  • The City not pursuing the proposal

Note: all inquiries and proposals must be submitted through the Project Greenlight website. If you have a question, check the FAQ for commonly asked questions; alternatively, you can submit your query using the Contact Us form. Please do not contact members directly.

Evaluation Criteria


Review Process

The Project Greenlight team (Vancouver Economic Commission and Foresight sector leads) undertakes a standardized review process across all challenges. Proponents should review the eligibility criteria for their specific challenges, as each has its own requirements. Proponents should also closely review the Application Handbook [PDF].


Additional Resources