We advise the world’s most

progressive minded cities, companies,

innovators and entrepreneurs.

We build smart cities. We design and implement smart technologies. And we help entrepreneurs and innovators create fresh solutions to the world’s toughest challenges by accelerating technology commercialization powered by human centered design principles.

Think Big brings people, ideas, processes and opportunities together to create more vibrant, smarter, globally connected high impact communities.


Featured On VisionKeepers

Think Big Partners Featured by VisionKeepers Public Television Episode on Smart Cities


Award Winning

2017 Gold Edison Award Winner for Smart City Innovation


The Time for Shared Workspaces is Now

Why Cities Need Shared Workspaces Now More Than Ever


Think Big Coworking Acquired by Plexpod

Plexpod & Think Big Partners Announce Acquisition and Partnership for Expansion, Innovation, and Economic Development


The Origin of Think Big Partners

Over the past 10 years, we have evolved from a technology-focused business incubator to a firm that now advises the world’s most progressive-minded cities, companies, innovators and entrepreneurs.

What We Do

Smart City

Think Big has real world Smart City design, build and implementation experience. We analyze your opportunity to develop public and private partnerships to maximize citizen experience and city success.

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Innovation districts powered by entrepreneurs, high growth companies and reinvented large employers provide the fuel for economic growth. We help city leaders design, build and launch innovation districts.


Successful workspaces require experience based design to build not only for functionality but inspiration and productivity. It should be paired with a financially profitable plan. Think Big can help you design both.

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The need to innovate has never been greater. We can help you create the right innovation partnerships, rapidly develop innovation solutions and create an innovation road-map to help you grow.

Think Big Labs

A next generation Smart City Civic Innovation Lab Partnership Program that helps communities create their own public-private partnership platform to engage their city, companies, innovators, entrepreneurs and citizens to work together, co-creating a brighter future.

Our Work

National Institute of Standards and Technology

National Institute of Standards and Technology

Smart City Master Planning<br>City of Chula Vista, CA

Smart City Master Planning
City of Chula Vista, CA

Feasibility Analysis<br>KCATA

Feasibility Analysis

Smart City Workshops<br>City of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Smart City Workshops
City of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Smart City Master Planning and Deployment<br>City of Kansas City, MO

Smart City Master Planning and Deployment
City of Kansas City, MO

Smart City Master Planning<br>City of Akron, OH

Smart City Master Planning
City of Akron, OH

Workspace Advisory<br>Baltimore, MD

Workspace Advisory
Baltimore, MD

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November 2, 2018 in Citizen Engagement, Events, Smart City, Smart City Events

Recap: Citizen Engagement for Smart City Innovation in Kansas City, MO during Techweek KC

Citizen engagement in the smart city conversation has never been more important Today, the conversation about smart cities has developed a new mindset for individuals within urban areas. More than ever, citizens are concerned about technology advances, yet optimistic for opportunity, and cautious with data privacy, yet demand personalization and…
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November 2, 2018 in Internet of Things, Public-Private Partnerships, Smart City, Smart Utilties

Innovative Smart City Company Highlight: Suez

Through our clients and our work, we continue to meet more amazing people working for innovative companies in the smart city space – each of them striving to help shape the future of our cities. There are so many technology vendors and next-generation solutions out there, it can be debilitating…
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October 23, 2018 in Events, How To, Public-Private Partnerships, Smart City, Think Big Partners, Virtual Events

Build Strong Smart City Public-Private Partnerships (P3) that Last

What is Public-Private Partnerships (P3)? Today throughout the world, we are beginning to see a change in the way our cities and governments are handling infrastructure. Governments are starting to move away from the traditional methods and are beginning to utilize the public-private partnerships (P3) more efficiently. The traditional ways…
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