Farglory Nominates Five Technologies for its new Smart Communities in Taipei

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Today Farglory, a leading urban development corporation in Asia, announced a shortlist of five technologies, selected by an international expert panel from 245 entries to the Living Labs Global Award 2011. Nominated solutions meet the challenge to provide integrated intelligent and eco solutions for a community of 3,000 households in the areas of mobility, energy, security. Winners will be announced at the Stockholm Summit on Service Innovation in Cities on May 12th 2011, bringing together leaders from 30 global cities and 100 companies.

Cities need to think of new ways of working and living, which means organizing space and time while meeting the needs of city dwellers. The home is central to understanding the cultural value of society and simultaneously citizens’ needs

Farglory Corporation jointly with Living Labs Global announced today 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 the City of Taipei, to evaluate the impact of the solution and lead to broader implementations.

SHORTLIST:
VirtuaGym.com
Sustainable Food
Green Footprint
A+Care: Smart Autonomous TeleHealth Care Service
The Copenhagen Wheel

"Cities need to think of new ways of working and living, which means organizing space and time while meeting the needs of city dwellers. The home is central to understanding the cultural value of society and simultaneously citizens’ needs. The real goal of the FarGlory Group is to raise the expectations of the people of Taiwan when it comes to quality living", says Chao Teng-Hsiung, Chairman of the Farglory Group, corporate partner to the Living Labs Global Award and investor into new smart districts of Taipei.

Entries were received in response to a call for pilots to deliver smart and green technologies that are integrated by user-oriented design and applied into new service packages and system solutions, such as smart traffic control systems, value-added smart bus services, novel surveillance and security services, and a renewable resource strategy.

Why Taipei?
Taipei strides towards a smarter future with an emerging model of urban development, which seeks to adapt and connect systems for higher levels of sustainability in households and communities by integrating broadband technologies, ICTs and smart technologies into the construction process. New Taipei City will be the first urban development project to showcase smart green city design with intelligent services built by Farglory in Taiwan. It is a large-scale PPP collaboration between government, construction industry, academia and science, and the ICT and clean-tech industries.
This pioneering urban and community development project will provide important experiences in urban innovation, public infrastructures, and public service systems. As a cross-sector partnership it will highlight different models of governance to assist urban areas to maximize their potential and adjust their development strategy in response to changes.

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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