We have chosen an excellent group of solutions from a large number of innovative international entries that opened new perspectives on our challenge.
Eindhoven, The Netherlands (Vocus/PRWEB) March 22, 2011
Today the City of Eindhoven 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 the City of Eindhoven, to evaluate the impact of the solution and lead to broader implementations.
Energy conservation with RFID based sensor networks
Smart Signing in Urban Areas
Strijp-S // connected, responsive, dynamic, timeless
Integral Solution for Urban Infrastructures (SIIUR)
Intelligent and CO2-neutral road marking
"We have reviewed an excellent set of international entries and have chosen a group of solutions that performed best in the criteria of innovation, impact, market potential, relevance and implementation," says Rik van Stiphout, Director of Eindhoven's City of Light programme.
Entries were received in response to a call for pilots to deliver an interactive and innovative urban lighting system for Eindhoven's new Strijp-S district. Strijp-S is going to become a unique location in which living, working and leisure blend together in a 24/7 environment. The area is to become an 'experience community', a 'living lab', and this is to be reflected in the lighting. This lighting aims to be ground-breaking whilst also doing justice to the history of the area and the ambitions of Eindhoven as 'City of Light'. The public lighting at Strijp-S will be the first large-scale application of LED lighting which is sustainable, functional, aesthetic, intelligent and interactive.
Eindhoven has long been a pioneer in innovative urban planning, solutions and lighting technologies. As one oh the most active European high-technology hubs, the city ht6as built its global profile as a City of Light through a range of activities going back some 65 years and linking both to the city's culture and history, as well as the technology prominence through universities and global companies like Philips. 12,000 people pass through Strijp-S daily, an area of 26 hectares in the city centre which in the future will provide also residential offerings for 3,000 people and 5,000 workplaces.
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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