Smart Cities catalyze the digital transformation of urban ecosystems to produce systemic environmental, financial, and social outcomes. Smart Cities are, by definition, focused on using emerging technologies and innovation to make cities more livable, and offer new services and economic opportunities. The cities in Asia Pacific have made significant strides in the Smart Cities arena leveraging technology and realigning with the needs and expectations of citizens and residents. To recognize outstanding Smart Cities projects, IDC is launching its inaugural Smart City Asia Pacific Awards (SCAPA). These 2018 awards will recognize the progress Asia Pacific municipalities have made and also provide a forum for sharing the best practices to help accelerate Smart City development in the region.
Any organization can nominate a city project or initiative, including the municipality itself, state or provincial agencies, or solutions providers.
IDC is seeking applications for successful Smart City projects and initiatives in Asia Pacific towns, cities, counties, states and provinces. This means that projects must be in some phase of implementation as opposed to theoretical ideas or signed projects that have yet to be started. Specifically, we are looking for best practice examples of urban innovation with a particular focus on the use of technology (cloud, platforms, analytics, IoT, mobile solutions) and data, unique partnerships, funding models and/or community involvement.
Eligible projects are those that are implemented by cities, counties, states, provinces, non-profit organizations, educational institutions and utilities.
Nomination deadline: March 22, 2018
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