Smart Columbus

Smart Columbus is an agile, collaborative innovation lab that serves the Columbus Region by anticipating and advancing what is new and next at the intersection of technology and community good.

Agile and Innovative

Smart Columbus is an innovation lab that serves to create a more sustainable, equitable, and prosperous Columbus Region through human-centered, technology-enabled solutions. Smart Columbus’ four pillars guide its mission.


Accelerating human progress through mobility by implementing a modernized electric grid powered by renewables, establishing a regional network of electric vehicle chargers, and preparing the Region for a state-of-the-art connected vehicle environment.


Staying ahead of emerging urban technology. More information coming soon.


Accelerating reduction of greenhouse gas emissions through collective community action that harnesses emerging technology to redefine our energy and transportation sectors.


Leveraging private sector expertise in partnership with government and non-profit partners to close the digital divide and build out critical data infrastructure foundational to a smart city.


Smart Columbus strives to be an agile, collaborative innovation lab so that Columbus may embrace and seamlessly integrate technology into the fabric of our city – infrastructure, operations, systems and experiences – enabling greater responsiveness to the needs of our city and our residents while prioritizing sustainability, prosperity, and equity. 

Public and Private Partnership

To achieve the goals outlined in our four pillars, Smart Columbus works in tandem with One Columbus, our business community, and other public and private partners to harness smart mobility to better the lives of every person in the Columbus Region.

We are proud to work alongside the following government and non-profit organizations in our pursuit of prosperity.

Mobility: Central Ohio Transit Authority, Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission

Emerging: Coming soon

Sustainability: City of Columbus Climate Action Plan, Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission, Acceleration Partners, Clean Energy Partners

Digitalization: Digital Equity Coalition, Digital Equity Action Agenda


Smart Columbus was born when Columbus won the U.S. Department of Transportation’s first-ever Smart City challenge. Today, as an integral member of the Columbus Partnership family of organizations, numerous public and private entities continue to work together to ensure Smart Columbus has the resources it needs to make an impact.

Learn More About Smart Columbus

Visit the Smart Columbus website to learn more about how the Columbus Region leads smart mobility progress and innovation.