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It's time to get hacking.

Smart North Florida took the crowd's wisdom from Ideafest and rankings from POLLapalooza to come up with the first challenge in our Hackathon series. Reducing the number of pedestrian fatalities in our region has been an ongoing struggle. It's time for the Smart North Florida movement to tackle it and help save lives. Watch the Hackathon kickoff video and then join this effort at

Discover Data

Collecting, analyzing and sharing data is the key to making technology work for us. Saving us time and money, integrated and actionable data is the heart of smart.


Explore Projects

See how smart technologies and strategies can improve our region’s economic competitiveness, sustainability and quality of life.


Join the Movement

We’re bringing together tech professionals, entrepreneurs and investors to grow Smart North Florida with more local tech companies, jobs and opportunities.


Becoming Smart North Florida isn’t a trend; it’s a requirement to thrive in a changing world.

Big cities, small towns, suburbs and rural areas are banding together to become communities where local governments can be more effective and efficient in responding to citizens’ needs and enriching their lives.  All it takes is the willingness to embrace new technologies, the power of data and the innovation that springs from collaboration.  


The Data Exchange is live!  Explore transportation, safety and economic datasets with more added daily.



We’re turning Bay Street in downtown Jacksonville into a test bed for smart technologies and services.  Innovation starts here.


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