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.
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
March. Winners will be announced at the award ceremony on 2nd May
2012 at the Rio Summit on Service Innovation in Cities.
forward to seeing your submission. If you’d like to discuss your
solution or have any queries, do get in touch,
About the Living Labs Global Award
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
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.”