IDC announces APAC Smart City Award Winners
IDC (International Data Corporation) has announced the 2020 winners for their IDC Smart City Asia/Pacific Awards (SCAPA) with Taiwan picking up 4 awards, China and Singapore gaining 3, and South Korea and Australia getting 2 prizes. Other winners were from India, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, and New Zealand. The SCAPA Awards do not include Japan.
The full list of winners are:
- Administration: Haikou City Brain by Haikou, Hainan (China)
- Civic Engagement: New Taipei City’s Smart Community App 2.0 by New Taipei City (Taiwan), and Perth Smart Cities Collaboration by Perth, Western Australia (Australia).
- Digital Equity and Accessibility: Desa Digital / Digital Village by West Java Government (Indonesia).
- Economic Development, Tourism, Arts, Libraries, Culture, and Open Spaces: Intelligent Tourism through Digital Currencies and Blockchain Technologies by Malacca (Malaysia).
- Education: Omni Smart Education in Taipei by Taipei (Taiwan), and Wenchang Smart Education Initiative by Wenchang, Hainan Province (China).
- Public Health and Social Services: Participatory Care and Telemedicine by Kaohsiung City, Pingtung County and Penghu County (Taiwan).
- Public Safety – Disaster Response / Emergency Management: EQRNet – Earthquake Response Management by Christchurch (New Zealand).
- Public Safety – Smart Policing: Crime-Free City Service Platform by Sejong Metropolitan Autonomous City (South Korea).
- Smart Building / Smart Tech Parks: Smart Lighting for Public Housing Estates by Singapore.
- Smart Water: Tainan Smart Flood Prevention Network Construction Plan by Tainan (Taiwan), and Underground Antenna and Excavation Sensing Device by Korea District Heating Corp (South Korea).
- Sustainable Infrastructure: Energy Data for Smart Decision Making by New South Wales (Australia), and Smart Poles for a Sustainable & Scalable Smart City by New Delhi (India).
- Transportation – Connected & Autonomous Vehicles, Public Transit, Ride-Hailing / Ride-Sharing: On-Demand Autonomous Buses by Sentosa (Singapore).
- Transportation – Transportation Infrastructure: Minor Accident Remote Handling System by Shenzhen (China).
- Urban Planning and Land Use: Development of a Common Spatial Data Infrastructure by Hong Kong, and Smart Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Enhanced or SUAVE by Singapore.