Smart Cities catalyze the digital transformation of urban ecosystems to produce systemic environmental, financial, and social outcomes. Smart Cities are, by definition, focused on using emerging technologies and innovation to make cities more livable, and offer new services and economic opportunities. The cities in the Asia Pacific have made significant strides in the Smart Cities arena leveraging technology and realigning with the needs and expectations of citizens and residents. To recognize outstanding Smart Cities projects, IDC is launching its 5th Smart City Asia Pacific Awards (SCAPA). These 2019 awards will recognize the progress Asia Pacific municipalities have made and also provide a forum for sharing the best practices to help accelerate Smart City development in the region.
The 2019 IDC Smart City Asia/Pacific Awards will recognize the top Smart City initiatives in Asia/Pacific excluding Japan in 12 categories: Administration; Civic Engagement; Digital Equity and Accessibility; Economic Development, Tourism, Arts, Libraries, Culture, Open Spaces; Education; Public Health and Social Services; Public Safety – Disaster Response/Emergency Management; Public Safety - Smart Policing; Smart Buildings; Smart Water; Sustainable Infrastructure; Transportation – Connected & Autonomous Vehicles, Public Transit, Ride-Hailing/Ride-Sharing; Transportation – Transport Infrastructure; and Urban Planning and Land Use.
Recognizing the best projects / initiatives in digital administration including (but not limited to) Smart City platforms, intelligent ERP including the political operations at the legislative layer.
Recognizing the best projects / initiatives in civic and community engagement and transparency, including (but not limited to) Open Data, city portals, and 311 services.
Digital Equity and Accessibility
Recognizing the best projects / initiatives in the area of digital equity and accessibility including (but not limited to) technologies for ADA compliance, innovations in accessibility services public Wi-Fi, and other projects focused on underserved communities.
Economic Development, Tourism, Arts, Libraries, Culture, Open Spaces
Recognizing the best projects /initiatives in the area of tourism, arts and culture, libraries, cultural events and open, green spaces including (but not limited to) smart kiosks, interactive events and experiences, connected museums, digital libraries and intelligent event management.
Recognizing the best projects / initiatives in education, including (but not limited to) eLearning and online learning, learning management systems, smart classrooms, and smart campuses for K-12 and higher education.
Public Health and Social Services
Recognizing the best projects / initiatives, including (but not limited to) data-driven and mobile solutions for social services workers, and analytic tools to assess the needs of at-risk populations and ensure they are getting proper care.
Public Safety - Disaster Response / Emergency Management
Recognizing the best projects / initiatives for ensuring public safety, including (but not limited to) emergency services such as early warning systems, and 911 systems.
Public Safety - Smart Policing
Recognizing the best projects / initiatives in policing such as real-time crime centers, body worn video, and visual surveillance and analysis.
Nominations for IDC SCAPA 2019 will be open to the public sector and vendor-nominated public projects.
IDC SCAPA 2019 Call for Entries will be accepting nominations until 25th March 2019
Can I Nominate for IDC SCAPA 2019?
Who Can Nominate?
Any organization can nominate a city project or initiative, including the municipality itself, state or provincial agencies, or solutions providers.
What Kind of Projects Should be Nominated?
IDC is seeking applications for successful Smart City projects and initiatives in Asia Pacific towns, cities, counties, states and provinces. This means that projects must be in some phase of implementation as opposed to theoretical ideas or signed projects that have yet to be started. Specifically, we are looking for best practice examples of urban innovation with a particular focus on the use of technology (cloud, platforms, analytics, IoT, mobile solutions) and data, unique partnerships, funding models and/or community involvement.
For questions regarding the IDC Smart Cities Asia Pacific Awards, please contact Gerald Wang, Head of IDC Asia Pacific Government Insights, at email@example.com
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