Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Living Labs Global Awards Seeks Nominees

Here's a post via Games for Change.  Many of the suggested examples cited involve public engagement; it'd be wonderful to see an innovation of that kind be recognized through the LL program!

"Living Labs Global is looking for innovative solutions for the challenges presented by 20 cities across the world.

For example, Sant Cugat in Spain wants to encourage citizen participation in service design and delivery, Derry-Londonderry, in Northern Ireland, wants to connect citizens and locals digitally with the city’s culture and heritage, while Glasgow in Scotland wants help to become one of the most sustainable cities in Europe within the next ten years.

The Living Labs Global Award 2012 provides companies an opportunity to present their solutions directly to a leading group of world cities and an opportunity to enter a new market through a pilot with full support from the city. All entrants also receive a confidential and documented evaluation of their product or service, win prestigious recognition and international exposure. Twenty global cities are participating in the award with the aim of helping over 100 million citizens in America, Africa, Asia and Europe.

How to submit:
Entries can be submitted in about 10 minutes, for free through www.llga.org until 17th February 2012. International juries will evaluate the entries and provide a shortlist of the top 5 showcases per city on 5th
March. Winners will be announced at the award ceremony on 2nd May 2012 at the Rio Summit on Service Innovation in Cities.

We look forward to seeing your submission.  If you’d like to discuss your solution or have any queries, do get in touch,

Lucy Ratcliffe
Email: l.ratcliffe@livinglabs-global.com
Phone: 0034 93 1855110
Twitter: @LivingLabTrsm
Facebook: www.facebook.com/LLGA2012

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, San Francisco, Sant Cugat, Santiago de Chile and Terrassa, to choose solutions that add high value to users in cities around the world."
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