Internet of Things (IoT) companies find Arlington, Virginia to be an ideal location due to its world-class talent pool, access to venture capital and proximity to federal government clients and research agencies.
In Arlington's National Landing neighborhood, the public and private sectors are joining forces to create the region’s first smart city at scale, which will deliver a unique innovation ecosystem that includes a highly valuable private 5G network.
Arlington is home to a number of assets, institutions and programs to help IoT companies launch and grow, including:
In the National Landing neighborhood, public and private sectors are coming together to create one of the first 5G smart cities at scale in the U.S. Leading property owners are working with world-class partners to deploy cutting-edge Digital Infrastructure – including fiber, edge data centers, high-capacity compute, ubiquitous 5G and Wi-Fi, and private networks – that will deliver seamless connectivity and fuel innovation and new business models in Industry 4.0.
National Landing will create a canvas for Smart City innovation, powering the technology of the future, including the next generation of artificial intelligence, internet of things (IoT), augmented and virtual reality, autonomy, cloud and edge computing and cybersecurity. This advanced connectivity will usher in Industry 4.0, giving companies, entrepreneurs and universities the platform to innovate locally and scale globally.
Venture capital remains a critical component of a thriving innovation ecosystem, as it provides the financial resources that many young companies need to grow. Arlington offers access to federal, state, and private funding organizations that provide venture capital, grants, and other sources of capital for companies to launch and grow.
In FY 2022, Arlington-based tech companies were involved in 32 funding deals totaling at least $1.45 billion in activity, which includes grants, venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, and initial public offerings (IPOs). When exclusively looking at venture capital activity, Arlington companies raised $574.5 million across 25 deals.
July 19, 2023
The Arlington County Board voted on July 18, 2023, to approve the framework for the Catalyst Grant Program of the newly created Arlington Innovation Fund (AIF). The $1 million AIF, part of the FY 2024 Adopted Budget, is designed to encourage the growth and success of technology startups by providing access to capital and to enhance the local tech ecosystem through the sponsorship of unique initiat
September 22, 2022
Federated Wireless, a private wireless and shared spectrum leader, and JBG SMITH, a leading owner and developer of high-quality, mixed-use properties in the Washington, DC area, today announced a strategic partnership to innovate and deploy 5G Private Wireless in National Landing. As part of the strategic partnership Federated Wireless will relocate its corporate headquarters to National Landing.
July 20, 2021
In support of advancing the creation of an innovation district in National Landing, the Arlington County Board today approved signing an Agreement with JBG SMITH, to use a share of County-owned excess dark fiber and conduit access in National Landing. This agreement will support businesses, federal agencies, educational institutions, and the public with cost-competitive and reliable access to high
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