Smart City IoT Innovation (SCITI) Labs (pronounced ‘CITY’) is a smart city solutions innovation lab created in collaboration between the US Department of Homeland Security, CIT, TechNexus, and Smart City Works.

SCITI Labs Mission


Collaboratively develop solutions designed to support First Responders’ capabilities in the Smart City environment, by providing technologies with market access, development capital, and aligning those technologies with larger tangential opportunities in broader industries.


We are actively looking for innovators developing technology directly aligned with the mission of First Responders and/or are in related industries (e.g. Smart Cities).

Innovator Collaboration

SCITI Labs brings together entrepreneurs, industry partners, technologists, investors, and public sector influencers working in concert to actively advance breakthrough solutions. Selected innovators will be eligible to receive capital for prototyping.

Prototype Testing

Solutions apart of the SCITI Labs program are evaluated on their ability meet the core technology requirements (provided by DHS), but also by their application and commercial viability in adjacent markets.


A final group of innovators will be selected to receive capital and work hands-on with first responders and technology experts to define and accelerate their path-to-market with government and corporate partners.

Apply below to get started with SCITI.


About TechNexus

Entrepreneurs. Investors. Strategists.

TechNexus is collaborating with DHS & CIT to provide capital and venture development opportunities to early stage startups. We align startups and enterprises to drive commercial activity that solves real world problems. Venture collaboration improves the reach, speed and effectiveness of innovation.

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