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Living Labs Global Showcase Award 2010

The cities of Barcelona, Caceres, Chicago, Eindhoven, La Selva, Oeiras, Sant Cugat, Stockholm and Taipei, have joined Living Labs Global to announce the solutions selected to address major societal challenges.

43 international jurors reviewed 317 entries for the Living Labs Global Showcase Award from 28 countries and 140 cities around the world. 11 winners, now invited to implement their solutions in the participating cities, were announced at an Award Ceremony held in Sant Cugat del Valles with participation of 150 international Mayors and business leaders.

Challenges put forward in the Showcase Award included new solutions to social inclusion, citizen participation, cultural engagement, water management and tourism. The Winners of the Living Labs Global Showcase Award are now invited to implement their solutions in the cities, to demonstrate their efficiency and offer an important opportunity for providers to enter new markets.

The Winners for the Living Labs Global Showcase Award are:

Caceres, Spain – Cultural and Societal Participation and Collaboration Tools

Eindhoven, Netherlands – ICT and Increasing Citizen Participation in Public Processes

Taipei, Taiwan – Intelligent Living Services in Taipei

Oeiras, Portugal – Improvements to Water Management in Cities to Reduce Consumption by 50%

Sant Cugat del Valles, Spain – A digitally enabled accessible ecoCity

La Selva, Spain – New Solutions to Integrate Tourism, Innovation in Gastronomy and Rural Landscapes

The Winners

Chicago, U.S.A. – Solutions for Smart Cities: Integrating Health, Education, Public Safety.

Stockholm, Sweden – eServices for Citizens and Corporations

Barcelona, Spain – Automation for Urban Services for Cities