Portland: A Marketplace for City Innovation

Portland, OR Early Adopter Program

Working with the Portland Development Commission (PDC), Vidya is developing a platform for the City of Portland that connects government agencies with the private sector. Recognizing that government processes can sometimes stand in the way of finding the best solution for a problem, the project aims to bridge the divide between the City and its entrepreneurs.

The project connects city agencies with private enterprises offering the latest innovative products and services. It will help small businesses find and land government contract opportunities that are often out of reach because of the time-intensive bidding process. Far from short circuiting the standard RFP process, the Early Adopter Program will allow the city to engage in “proof of concept projects” and explore new approaches, before committing resources to a contract.  

Learn more about Portland’s Early Adopter Program: