Global Smart Cities Contest – Press Release

The Gala took place at Hilton London Tower Bridge, (5 More London Place, Tooley Street, London SE1 2BY), Tower Suite and it celebrated smart city projects and vision from all over the world.

More than 300 registrations were made for the international contest, out of which 36 were detailed, respecting all required fields, and were shortlisted for the final round. The international jury appreciated the extraordinary quality of the projects and the vision of the contestants. The category of the awards was won by:

The winner of the mobility award has successfully transformed Jakarta’s public service delivery and public facilities maintenance. 94% of flooding critical points reduced, 61.4% improvement on government performance, 47% increase on public trust to government. The project has also contributed to data analytics for better urban mobility that helps to address pedestrian facilities in Jakarta.

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The project is already implemented in Portugal, resulting from a partnership with the Administrative Modernization Agency. It aims to strengthen ties between people and cities, making public services reachable and easier to use, by reducing the perceived waiting time and increasing the comfort in the public entity. It wants to enable multidimensional smarter cities through the availability of public services to all. This is a great way to promote and to disseminate smart cities and to bring e-government even closer to the cities’ inhabitants and visitors.

Estonian Renewable Energy Company, dedicated to the development of renewable energy technologies in Estonia and Northern Europe. It will build the first utility-scale solar park in the Baltic region, by building a 100 kWp pilot solar park in Southern Estonia. The pilot park will correlate the calculated potential of solar energy electricity production with real production data. The park will be partly funded by the KIK environmental fund and Kredex and supported by Tallinn Technical University and Estonian Meteorological and Hydrological Institute.

The winner of IoT is the leading waste management platform and the glue that binds all solutions together. It provides the monitoring environment, smart dashboard, analytics, and control center in one comprehensive and simple package. Web-based and cloud-hosted, it is available anywhere you have a modern browser and an internet connection. It gives you total control and insight into your waste management operations and has proven cost-reduction benefits in all sectors of your operation. But, the real impact is that it has changed the behavior of the citizen, who now has the information live on his smartphone regarding the state of cleanliness of his neighborhood and the whole city, and it improved his participation with ideas to improve the collection of waste.

Three Excellence Awards were granted to Dell EMC, represented at the event by VP Ms. Claire Vyvyan, BMF Grup, represented by Chief Financial Officer, Ms. Catalina Tomescu and to FMP 360, represented by Ms. Anne Lennox Martin, General Manager.

The big winner!

The big winner of the contest is The Advanced International JSC (AIC Group) of Việt Nam who won the “World’s Best Smart Nation Concept and Model” award at the Global Smart Cities Contest 2018. The company was represented by a delegation led by the Chairwoman and General Director of the AIC Group, Ms. Nguyễn Thị Thanh Nhàn, who said that over the last two years, the company has introduced smart city and smart nation solutions to many localities, ministries and sectors of Vietnam and received positive feedback. She said the smart nation model of AIC can be carried out successfully soon.
On the same occasion of the Gala Event on Monday, October 1st, Ms. Nguyễn Thị Thanh Nhàn was also appointed “CEO with Best Smart Nation Vision“ and International Smart City Ambassador at The World Smart Cities Organization.

Mr. Eduard Dumitrașcu, President of The World Smart Cities Organization was impressed by the vision of all projects submitted, and that the winner has a well-deserved award, hoping the model will be adopted by other companies and municipalities from all over the world. He particularly appreciated the winner project because it covers all four pillars that WSCO encourages and promotes: academic environment, public institutions, civil society, and private entities.

WSCO is the only global organization bringing together governments, city halls, universities, companies, international organizations, at the highest level with the same interests – the development of the largest community of smart cities in the world.

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