World Smart City Awards

The World Smart City Awards were established to identify cities, projects and innovative ideas in line with nurturing sustainable urban development. The aim of these awards is to recognize, promote and support innovative solutions or strategies that can potentially change citizen's lives by increasing efficiency, generating business and improving quality of life.

Who can participate?

Cities, companies, entrepreneurs and startups, social innovators, research centers, universities, public and private organizations and consortiums are welcome to submit projects and initiatives that cover one of this year's tracks: Governance, Economy, Mobility, Society, Sustainability, Data & Technology and Circular Economy.


There are three categories for the World Smart City Awards:


  • City Award
    Cities that demonstrate established strategies, initiatives and policies developed for its citizens.
  • Project Award
    For implemented projects that are already benefitting inhabitants in a specific smart city area.
  • Innovative Global South Award
    Jointly organized with the General Assembly of Partners for Habitat III, this new prize considers innovative ideas that address pressing global challenges located in the Global South (Asia, Africa and Latin America).



Sept 7th 2016

The winners will be announced at the World Smart City Awards Ceremony, to be held on November 16th, 2016.



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