Global Smart Cities Contest – Ideas, Models and Integrated Operations Center Platforms


London, 1 October, Hilton London Tower Bridge

The World Smart Cities Organization (WSCO) organized in London, on October 1st, 2018, the Gala of Global Smart Cities Contest, 2018 edition. The event was presented by Mr. Derek Redmond, a motivational speaker, and an Olympic athlete. 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.

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 DumitrașcuPresident 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.

GSCC is a global event dedicated to all who actively participate in the development of our communities. We recognize the merits of those involved in the industry – from companies, public institutions and academia to start-ups and experts engaged in various institutions.

We aim to be an active part in the building of tomorrow cities: with efficient management and administration, with a high quality of life and with a sustainable, durable and innovative vision.


The Global Smart Cities Contest is a bold new initiative by the World’s Smart City Organization to drive economic growth and improve the quality of life of people through the implementation and development of SC projects and initiatives.

Following our global experiences, we noticed a certain preoccupation and even concern regarding the key solution of a Smart City. How responsive is it, how safe is it, and how well does it integrate and analyze data we handle?

The Global Smart Cities Contest addresses all companies that offer solutions for Integrated Operations Center Platforms.


We are proud to announce that one of the biggest players in the Smart City Industry will be involved in our events. From Europe to Asia and from the USA to Africa, this is a part of the company you will meet on 1 October!

Register your project. Use the LINK to register on-line!

Describe your idea or product in a few sentences!

Receive feedback from our Senior Experts!

GSCC is designed for players from across the Smart City Industry to attend, in order to develop their understanding of the latest advances in SC technology.

Topics this year are specifically designed to keep you ahead of the connected car and autonomous game. In attendance, we will have representatives of the largest Industry players in areas such as IoT, Big Data, Open Data, Energy, Environment, Mobility / Transport, Government, Academia and start-ups. All of these attendees will be looking to create new relationships with other participants in order to find their next great partner. Only nominations with all details of the submission completed by the deadline will be entered into the awards – 27 October 10.00!
Companies are allowed to nominate themselves, clients or partners.
Companies are allowed to submit a nomination for more than one category.
Shortlisted companies must ensure a representative from their organization at the event.

Evaluation criteria

Functionality and implementation 20%
Innovation and creativity 20%
Quality 20%
Replicability degree 20%
Community impact 20%

Our Senior Experts Member of the Jury will choose the best 10 ideas from competitors. The best ideas and products will be analyzed and evaluated by the Jury.
The winners will be contacted on 27 September.

We are proud of an international team of jurors that will cover the essential verticals of the Smart City industry. From Spain, Hungary, Romania, Turkey, and Israel, our jury experts are looking forward to analyzing your proposals.

In 2018, more than ever we are looking for the most essential solutions of SC.
We need solutions that integrate not only products and services in a city but also create the relationship with the vision of that city.

We’ll find out on October 1!
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Within this program, we can deliver to governments and cities the possibility of implementing Smart City projects from idea (vision) to the final stage of implementation.

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