County Launches First-of-its-Kind “Smart Region” Innovation Center

Redwood City — In an effort to foster borderless technology innovation, the County of San Mateo
opened SMC Labs, a “smart solutions” innovation center, at its main campus in Redwood City as a
way to bring cities, agencies, residents, universities and businesses together with solutions providers,
domain experts and resources to co-create innovative solutions for complex regional problems.
The County announced the creation of SMC Labs today at IoT World 2018, the industry’s leading
IoT conference attended by over 12,000 Internet of Things (IoT) professionals in Santa Clara, CA.