Santiago de Chile seeks new solutions to make its on-road parking more intelligent, unlocking environmental, traffic, security and user experience benefits and is inviting companies worldwide to submit their solutions before 17th February to the Living Labs Global Award 2012.
Submissions to the Award are free of charge and the winner of the Santiago de Chile category will be invited to pilot the solution in the city, with full support from local stakeholders to evaluate the solution before a full-scale roll-out.
Last year, by winning the Living Labs Global Award, company Urbiotica managed to see a pilot implementation of its Smart Waste Sensors in Barcelona after winning the Living Labs Global Award 2010.
The city of Santiago the Chlie has joined the 2012 edition of the award aiming at solutions that may use different technologies such as the TAG system to optimize the on-road parking system to improve the urban mobility of the metropolitan region. By improving on-road parking, it is hoped that beneficial impacts like the reduction of emissions and particle contamination; improved traffic flow with shorter search-times for parking, increased capacity, access control to restricted urban areas, improved security and real-time information can be achieved. (more information here).
How to submit:
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:
Tel.: +34 93 1855110