Guadalajara (Mexico) is investing to secure the sustainability and longevity of its road surfaces and invites companies worldwide to submit their solutions before 17th February to the Living Labs Global Award 2012.
Submissions are free of charge and the winner of the Guadalajara category will be invited to pilot its solutions in this city with full support from local stakeholders to evaluate the solution before a full-scale roll-out.
In last year’s edition, Urbiotica, for example managed to see a pilot implementation of its Smart Waste Sensors in Barcelona after winning the Living Labs Global Award 2010.
Guadalajara is seeking new solutions to improve management and financing of materials and labor to keep the streets and avenues of the city in best possible conditions for the circulation of over 1.5 million private, public and commercial vehicles. The city also aims to create a collaborative environment between suppliers, citizens and government to make the pavement challenge part of the culture of the city as well as of the day-to-day lives of its citizens (more information here).
How to submit:
Entries can be submitted online until 17th February.
International juries will evaluate the entries and provide a shortlist of the top 100 showcases on 5th March. Winners will be announced on 2nd May 2012 at the Award Ceremony during the networking Rio Summit on Service Innovation in Cities, for which all participants are invited.
About the Living Labs Global Award 2012:
Living Labs Global, a non-profit association promoting innovative solutions in cities around the world, is organising the 2012 edition of the Living Labs Global Award in cooperation with the cities of Barcelona, Birmingham, Caceres, Cape Town, Coventry, Derry~Londonderry, Eindhoven, Fukuoka, Glasgow, Guadalajara, Hamburg, Lagos, Lavasa, Kristiansand, Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro, Rome-Lazio, San Francisco, Sant Cugat, Santiago de Chile and Terrassa.
Together with these 21 cities, the Living Labs Global Award 2012 aims to provide a market opportunity to innovative solutions with the aim of helping over 110 million citizens in the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe.
For more information please contact Living Labs Global office in Spain:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / Tel.: 0034 93 1855110