The more complex new transportation systems become the more important it is to use technology to provide the user with the simple tools to change the mobility behavior away from fossil fuels.
Stockholm, Sweden (Vocus/PRWEB) March 23, 2011
Today the City of Stockholm jointly with Living Labs Global announced the results of its first round evaluation of 245 entries from 127 cities in 30 countries, which was carried out by an international expert jury as part of the Living Labs Global Award 2011.
Shortlisted solutions are now invited to provide in-depth supporting information, leading to the announcement of a winner at the Stockholm Summit for Service Innovation in Cities on May 12, 2011. The winner will be invited to carry out a full-scale pilot in Kista Science City, to evaluate the impact of the solution and lead to broader implementations.
"The more complex the urban transportation systems are, the more reasons to try developing them using new technologies. It’s all about finding new ways to provide users with better information that helps support decision-making. It’s about purposefully turning away from dependence on fossil fuels. It’s about creating a transportation system without injuries or deaths," said Anette Scheibe, CEO of Kista Science City.
Entries were received in response to a call for pilots to deliver an innovative, customer-oriented traveler services to support shifts in mobility patterns, away from cars toward public transport, biking and walking. Kista Science City is a testbed for Intelligent Transport Solutions that combines modern technologies with social entrepreneurship, co-creation, crowdsourcing and open innovation. As a virtual testbed for Stockholm, Kista is collaborating with all key transport, telecoms and technology companies. Operators are developing and opening traffic API’s creating new opportunities for innovative services and solutions such as ride sharing, public bicycle systems, new park & ride (P&R) concepts and value-added services.
Why Kista Science City?
Kista Science City is the non-profit subsidiary of the Electrum Foundation and the local business contact in Kista, Stockholm, Sweden. The company mission is to improve business conditions and growth by facilitating collaboration between industry, academia and public administration in Kista.
Kista Science City is northern Europe’s – and one of the world’s – leading business districts for Information and Communication Technology (ICT). More than 1100 businesses and 23,000 employees within ICT are gathered in Kista, everything from multinational companies to start-up technology firms. Together these form one of the world’s foremost business regions for ICT.
The organisation Kista Science City AB is the non-profit subsidiary of the Electrum Foundation and the local business contact in Kista, Stockholm, Sweden. The company mission is to improve business conditions and growth by facilitating collaboration between industry, academia and public administration in Kista.
About the Living Labs Global Award 2011
Living Labs Global, a non-profit association to promote digital service innovation in cities, announces a joint Award 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. The Award is organised in partnership with Oracle and Farglory, with shortlists being announced on March 21st and the Winners presented at a Summit and Award Ceremony in Stockholm on May 12, 2011.
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