Eight global cities
from Europe, Asia, Africa and North America join forces with Living
Labs Global in a challenge to find innovative solutions to major
societal problems by opening competition among international
solution-, technology- and service providers. The eight winners of
the Living Labs
Global Award will be invited to pilot their solutions in
these cities, proving the effectiveness of new solutions and
offering a first step for innovative providers to enter new markets.
Living Labs Global will be working with the cities of Barcelona,
Cape Town, Eindhoven, Lagos, San Francisco, Sant Cugat, Stockholm, and
Taipei to choose the companies and organizations that have developed
solutions that add high value to users in cities around the world.
Now in its second edition Oracle Corporation and Asia’s
Farglory have been named as corporate partners for the 2011 Living
Labs Global Award. The participating cities, representing 40 million
citizens from Europe, Africa, North America and Asia call for
solutions that can solve some of their most pressing challenges.
Challenges include social inclusion, intelligent transport, urban
service automation, urban lighting, open data systems, smart living,
and healthcare. Submissions follow the format of the Living Labs
Global Showcase , which already today presents more than 450
international service innovations. Submissions to qualify for the
Living Labs Global Showcase Award can be submitted until the
6th of March 2011.
Eight Categories for the Award are being presented in
partnership with cities that seek to identify the best solutions to
meet their strategic challenges. Showcases will be reviewed against
all categories, and a shortlist of the top 5 Showcases will be
presented by the international juries on March 21st 2011. The final
Award winners will be announced at the Award Ceremony on May 12th 2011
in Stockholm on occasion of the Stockholm Summit on Service Innovation
The Award Categories were defined together with decision-makers in
cities around the world. Not all cities are big, but this Award
attempts to represent a range of challenges facing cities today.
Behind each Category lies the commitment of a city to pilot the
winning showcase, with full institutional support to evaluate the
impact the solution can have on reaching the community’s objectives.
On May12th, 2011, the winners of the Living Labs Global Award 2011
will be announced at an Award Ceremony following the Stockholm Summit
on service Innovation in Cities at Kistamassan.
Representatives of the cities of Barcelona, Cape Town, Eindhoven,
Lagos, San Francisco, San Cugat, Stockholm and Taipei will personally
announce the Category winners in a festive ambiente in the centre of Stockholm.
Afterwards, participants are invited to a Private reception hosted
at the Prince's Gallery at Stockholm City Hall. Transportation will be provided.
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