What are Smart Cities and Environments?

Smart Cities, campuses, ports, airports, hospitals, etc use connected infrastructure to make life better for people and planners alike.

They include IoT solutions such as:

  • Smart Bins that know when they need to be emptied, reducing the need for collection runs and keeping streets safer and cleaner.
  • Smart Benches that can charge devices, scooters and e-bikes, and monitor air quality.
  • Smart Lights that save energy, make people feel safer, and help keep traffic flowing smoothly.
  • Smart Parking that gives visibility of parking use and improves response to overstaying, in real time.

Insights from the data these clever, connected devices produce are being used to improve efficiency and sustainability now, and to guide the future shape of urban areas and city services.

How smart cities and environments can work for you.


Better experiences & quality of life.


Safer and cleaner urban areas.


Optimisation of utilities and infrastructure.


Sustainability targets seen to be met.


Better environmental & sustainability outcomes.


Costs removed & revenue generated.

Customer stories and resources


Innovation Precinct – Wynyard Quarter

Many of the IoT technologies Auckland Transport is trialling at its Wynyard Quarter Innovation Precinct can have an application on the construction site.

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Innovation Precinct – Smart Benches

Solar-powered Smart Benches have been installed in Wynyard Quarter - some with smartphone, e-bike and scooter charging ports. They are also monitoring their surrounding environment.

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Innovation Precinct – Smart Lights

IoT-connected Smart Lights can be dimmed and brightened remotely to reduce energy use.

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Innovation Precinct – Smart Parking

IoT-connected Parking Sensors monitor on-street parking bays and provide AT with visibility of occupancy and usage. They also help improve response to overstaying in real-time.

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Innovation Precinct – Smart Bins

IoT-connected sensors detect when rubbish bins are full and need to be serviced, preventing unpleasant and unsightly overflow. They also ensure rubbish trucks are only on the road when needed.

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asBuilts's story

Learn how asBuilt introduced IoT solutions to improve productivity and performance on its projects.

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Why choose Spark?

Our partnerships

We've partnered with a range of best in class local and international expertise to ensure your business has the most suitable IoT solution.

Our service

We have dedicated experts ready to identify your business problems and opportunities, then plan and deploy the right IoT solution for your business needs.

One stop shop

Our complete range of IoT solutions include hardware, connectivity, data analytics and insights and after sales support. Everything you need in one place to get your business to the future, today.

Browse solutions

Together with our forward-thinking local and global partners, we can provide the right end-to-end IoT solutions to meet your business needs. Our IoT solutions could help you reduce costs, improve health and safety, save time on monitoring and reporting, or increase efficiency and return on investment.

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Launch & Announcement

8th March

Applications open

15th March to 28th June

Finalists Announced

27th July

Judging Starts

26th August

Winners Announced

4th September

Funding and the 5G Co-Lab testing

September to October

Winners fly to New York