World’s Smartest City

Mar 02, 2018 - Courtney Pittam

Featured as one of National Geographic’s World’s Smartest Cities, San Diego shines in more ways than one. Besides its breathtaking scenery, rich history, and diverse culture, this documentary also shares why San Diego is so unique – showcasing its biotech industry, military technology, local craft breweries, and much more.

Here are some of the San Diego companies mentioned in the documentary that are making a difference, not just locally, but worldwide.

  • UC San Diego’s research of using algae for biofuels has monumental implications in terms of clean technology, which allows you to drive your car with algae-based gasoline.
  • SDG&E created a smart grid allowing users to safely and reliably increase the use of renewable energy, reducing our collective carbon footprint.
  • Qualcomm, the creator of the microchips that power our iPhones, is investing in the future of technology by pursuing efforts to educate tech savvy youth here in San Diego. #QualCOMMUNITY
  • Illumina is making huge strides in genomics and DNA sequencing, with life-changing results…literally.

These are just a few of our awesome local companies with progressive initiatives contributing to the spirit of innovation here in San Diego.

With all of these advancements AND the best craft beer in the world (okay, we’re biased), who wouldn’t want to dive in and discover everything San Diego has to offer? If you’re interested in learning more about why San Diego is one of the world’s smartest cities, give it this a watch. We know, we know. It’s a couple years old, but most of these facts and elements still stand true today.