We are seeking cutting-edge solutions that can have a transformative impact on the services of our city. The current crisis only enforces our position that innovation is elemental to improve public services even in times of shrinking budgets.
Sant Cugat, Spain (Vocus/PRWEB) January 21, 2011
Today the City of Sant Cugat announces a global call for solutions to improve the city's effectiveness in the management and provision of urban and public services.
Incorporating latest information and communication technologies, especially sensor networks, can improve management efficiency and cost savings of municipal services, without compromising their quality.
Sant Cugat is interested in projects to promote the application of these technologies for municipal services in open spaces to develop the concept of an "intelligent city", which includes sensor deployment, control, management and information systems for smart urban services such as mobility, parking, green areas, water management, urban waste collection or street lighting.
Winners will be chosen by an international jury and will be invited to show the impact of their solutions through pilots in the city.
Jordi Puignero, the City's Innovation Councillor said "Sant Cugat continues to work at the cutting edge of application of new technologies and services and we recognize the transformative impact of new technologies to the management of our city. The current crisis only enforces our position that innovation is elemental to improve the quality of urban services even in times of shrinking budgets".
Why Sant Cugat?
With 80,000 inhabitants, Sant Cugat has in the past 2 years won several international awards for innovation, transparency and management. In 2009, the City was awarded the European Public Sector Award (EPSA) for Leadership and Innovation and was listed by Transparency International as the most transparent local government in Spain. In 2010, Sant Cugat was again awarded the highest ranking by Transparency International, as well as the Living Labs Global Award by the City of Eindhoven for its Local Innovation Plan.
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.
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