The goal of this website is to allow Curaçao's local companies, universities, and government entities to collaborate, showcase projects, find investors, and promote initiatives. Besides this we also provide a centralized way of uploading requests for proposals and we try to keep people informed on what's happening in Curaçao when it comes to Smart City projects.
As long as we can remember parking in downtown Willemstad (most notably the neighborhoods of Punda and Otrobanda) has been a challenge. Hopefully this will soon come to an end now that the tender for managing downtown parking has been awarded to a new party. As of this year, for a period of five years, paid parking will be managed by DMO/SKO, a cooperation between the management companies of the areas of Punda and Otrobanda.
Last week local media reported that Aqualectra, Curaçao's power- and water provider, had started the roll out of their smart meters project. Over the course of the coming 3 years they intend to replace the old power- (~85,000) and water (~80,000) meters with these new smart meters. Aqualectra hasn't provided much information in the media about the implications of the new meters so we hope to give some background here about Smart Meters, AMI, Smart Grids, and what those fancy words mean for the end user.
Every year in September the Curaçao Clean Up Foundation organizes the World Cleanup Day in Curaçao. During this event thousands of volunteers take to the streets and bays to clean up the mess people have made during the rest of the year. It’s not a particularly high-tech endeavor but it is a good example of how a small grassroots initiative has grown into an influential public-private partnership.