The City of Sacramento adopted a Demonstration Partnerships Policy to create a framework for innovative demonstration partnerships. The policy facilitates the City in entering into Demonstration Partnership agreements to test, evaluate, and/or demonstrate innovative solutions consistent with specified criteria. The City will use this policy as a tool to improve service delivery and catalyze a vibrant entrepreneurial sphere for broad social, economic, and environmental benefit. This framework seeks to attract and streamline new types of partnerships that meet adopted City goals.
The City currently seeks information from prospective partners to help advance the Sacramento Urban Technology Lab initiative. Current focus areas include:
Clean Tech and Sustainability
Health IT and Life Sciences
Internet of Things (IoT) and Cybersecurity
Government and Civic Technology
Partnerships should fall within one of the following categories:
Pilot Project: a product, process, service, or information technology that the City may want to explore for further application, subject to a limited duration.
Demonstration/Testing: limited duration trial by an outside party to test, evaluate, and/or demonstrate an innovative solution that involves City facilities, right-of-way, equipment, or related City assets.
Joint Development: joint development of City assets by external entities, such as the acquisition, lease, sale, or shared use of City real property or right-of-way. Joint development may also include co-development of solutions with the City.