Improving the life of all Sacramentans through data-driven testing and piloting of new technologies in real life communities and settings
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A Living Lab

The Sacramento Urban Technology Lab (SUTL) is where government, academia and industry collaborate to transform Sacramento into that of a living laboratory for entrepreneurs, advanced technology businesses, and academic institutions to test, develop, and scale their ideas, products, and services.


We're transforming the regulatory process at all levels of government to embrace emerging technologies.


We're commercializing university research and connecting new talent with high-wage jobs.


We're offering startups and other companies unprecedented access to a real-world testbed.

Focus Areas

SUTL aims to bring awareness to current and future City initiatives as well as develop programming to support the growth of the following industry verticals in Sacramento:


Clean Tech and Sustainability

Health IT and Life Sciences

Food Systems

Internet of Things (IoT) and Cybersecurity

Government (Policy) and Civic Tech

Workforce Development

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Interested in partnering with us? We're looking for organizations and individuals who can bring resources to the table.

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Demonstration Partnerships

We collaborate with companies and organizations who are committed to improving quality of life for all of Sacramento's residents.


Verizon 5G Joint Development Partnership

Verizon announced that their first commercial launch will be in Sacramento – the first scaled commercial practical implementation of 5G in the nation. It’s expected to be implemented in the second half of 2018. This deployment will deliver super high-speed wireless 5G connectivity for Sacramento businesses and residents who will be the first to experience gigabit speeds that were previously only available via costly fiber.

Electrify America Green City Pilot

Volkswagen subsidiary Electrify America has designated Sacramento as the first Green City in its Zero-Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Investment Plan. Under this initiative, Electrify America will invest $44 million in Sacramento by 2020 to catalyze a transformational shift in mobility to zero-emission technologies by installing charging infrastructure, conducting outreach and education, and implementing programs designed to increase access to and use of ZEVs.

Electrify America