Do you have a Solution for the Maintenance of Urban Surfaces? Coventry wants to try it!

The city of Coventry (UK) is investing to secure the sustainability and longevity of its urban surfaces in key areas of the city 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 Coventry category will be invited to pilot its solution in this city with full support from local stakeholders to evaluate the solution before a full-scale roll-out.

In last year’s edition, Worldsensing for example managed to see a pilot implementation of its FastPrk Technology to monitor parking within 6 months of winning the Living Labs Global Award.

Coventry is looking for a sustainable, low maintenance and innovative approach to protecting, cleaning and maintaining two of the sites that are at the heart of the city’s recent public realm improvements.  The city wants to ensure a good quality environment is maintained for future generations (more information here).


How to submit:

Entries can be submitted online until 17th February 2012.

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:

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