The Smart City Expo World Congress: Inviting Applications for award to recognize, promote and support pioneering city strategies, projects and ideas that can potentially change citizen’s lives through their outstanding innovation, impact and feasibility, as well as stimulating inclusive, equitable, safe, healthy and collaborative cities, thus enhancing quality of life for all.  

Donor Name: The Smart City Expo World Congress
Award name: The World Smart City Awards

Award brief: In order to identify cities, projects and innovative ideas in line with promoting sustainable urban development around the globe, the prestigious World Smart City Awards were established and are one of the key activities at the leading event. The aim of these internationally acclaimed awards is to recognize, promote and support pioneering city strategies, projects and ideas that can potentially change citizen’s lives through their outstanding innovation, impact and feasibility, as well as stimulating inclusive, equitable, safe, healthy and collaborative cities, thus enhancing quality of life for all.

Goal: The aim of the Call for Awards is to recognize, promote and support innovative solutions or strategies that can potentially change citizen’s lives by increasing efficiency, generating business and improving quality of life. Cities, companies, entrepreneurs and startups, social innovators, research centers, universities, public and private organizations and consortium are welcome to submit projects and initiatives that cover one of this year’s tracks: Governance, Economy, Mobility, Society, Sustainability, Data & Technology, Safe Cities and Circular Economy.

Award Categories:
● 
City Award: Cities that demonstrate established strategies, initiatives and policies developed for its citizens.
● Project Award: Implemented projects that are already benefitting inhabitants in a specific smart city area.
● Innovative Idea Award: Innovative, bottom-up concepts that aim to achieve sustainable integrated development in cities and can demonstrate feasibility of implementation.

Award Prizes:The Smart City Expo World Congress will award the winners with the following prizes. All benefits are applicable to the 2018 edition of the Smart City Expo World Congress.
● City Award: The winner of the 2017 City award will, during the 2018 edition of the Smart City Expo World Congress, have the right to:
● A free 30 square meters exhibition space in the Expo area with standard stand design pack;  1 speaking slot in the World Congress;
● Flights and accommodation for 2 people from the award-winning city;
● Publicity of the award via various communication media.

● Project Award: The winner of the 2017 Project award will, during the 2018 edition of the Smart City Expo World Congress, have the right to:
● A free 16 square meters exhibition space in the Expo area with standard stand design pack;
● 1 speaking slot in the World Congress;
● Flights and accommodation for 1 person from the location of the awarded organization;      ● Publicity of the award via various communication media.

● Innovative Idea Award: The winner of the 2017 Innovative Idea award will, during the 2018 edition of the Smart City Expo World Congress, have the right to:
● A free 12 square meters exhibition space in the Expo area with standard stand design pack;
● 1 speaking slot in the World Congress;Flights and accommodation for 1 person from the location of the awarded organization;
● Publicity of the award via various communication media.

Deadline: September, 4th, 2017, 23:59:59 CET

Award details link:
http://www.smartcityexpo.com/en/callforawards

 Award limit: N/A

Special Note: Winners will be announced at the World Smart City Awards on November 15th in a ceremony that attracts an audience of more than 1,000 key public and private decision makers, providing an excellent opportunity to gain prestige and visibility.

Project start date: N/A
Project duration: N/A
Eligible organization: As below

Eligibility: The World Smart City Awards are aimed at both public and private sector, cities, businesses, entrepreneurs, startups, digital innovators, developers, research centers, universities, civic techs, civil society representatives, non-governmental organizations, cooperatives, consortium (public-private) and social activists, with innovative ideas, researches, analyses, studies, visions and solutions for the management and development of our cities.

Proposals should be related to one of the topics for the 2017 edition:
● Governance
● Mobility
Safe Cities
Economy
Sustainability
Circular Economy
Society
Data & Technology

Submission mail: N/A

Other important link:
● 
Apply: http://smartcity2017.bcongresos.com/index.php
● Terms and Conditions: http://www.smartcityexpo.com/documents/19309/c0e33b1c-e002-4ecf-a3eb-769626016e3e

How to apply: Applications may submit online through given website (http://smartcity2017.bcongresos.com/index.php)

 

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