Taking a new approach to solving community scale problems with the Colorado Open Lab
Saturday, November 02, 2019
When you walk through the new Colorado Open Lab, one is struck by the combination of creativity, whimsy and cutting-edge technology. The 9,500 square foot engineering laboratory was designed to accelerate the development of new smart cities technology solutions through regional and cross-sector collaboration.
Located inside Arrow Electronics global headquarters in Centennial Colorado, the Colorado Open Lab houses state-of-the-art engineering facilities and physical space for ideation, creation, testing and validation of solutions to solve some of today’s biggest challenges, including transportation, public safety, housing, public health and sustainability.
The Open Lab concept is the first of its kind in North America. The Colorado Smart Cities Alliance partnered with Arrow to pursue, and obtain $500,000 in grant funding from the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade. The collaboration has the potential to be a great economic development asset to the City of Centennial and the broader Denver South Region.