TransLink joins Project Greenlight, a platform accelerating smart and sustainabile transformation

TransLink joins Project Greenlight, a platform accelerating smart and sustainabile transformation

The R4 41st Ave RapidBus at the University of British Columbia

The Vancouver Economic Commission has debuted Project Greenlight, a regional demonstration platform that facilitates connections between public and private enterprises (members) and the local and global innovation community. It launches with founding members FortisBC, TransLink, City of Vancouver, City of New Westminster and QuadReal introducing open and targeted challenges intended to advance their sustainable, smart and digital goals.

TransLink’s one of the Project Greenlight members that have issued open challenges that will be evaluated on an ongoing basis. We’re seeking technologies that develop ridership, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and improve work in digital services, building energy management as well as infrastructure and fleet.

Project Greenlight is built around a challenge process that enables members to source, screen and onboard solutions at a faster pace than would be possible under conventional procurement processes. By unlocking new opportunities for innovation and facilitating a rapid and streamlined path for greenlighting solutions, the platform aims to amplify Metro Vancouver’s startup ecosystem and accelerate smart and sustainable transformation across the region.

Innovators can submit proposals to open challenges at any time, while targeted challenges indicate deadlines for submission. Proponents whose solutions are selected for implementation can pilot their proposed technology in a real-world environment, using the pilots as a launchpad to scale innovation, create jobs and attract investment.

To learn more, visit projectgreenlight.io.

The founding members of Project Greenlight