The potential of 5G technologies for smarty city solutions has captured the attention of cities worldwide. The value of the smart cities industry is expected to reach 1.45 trillion USD globally by 2020.
The 5GCity project focuses on live demonstration of 5G services in three cities already going through digital transformation: Barcelona, Bristol and Lucca. For these reasons, a 5G Smart City Use Case Award has been implemented. The award aims to ignite the generation of Smart City Use Case Ideas that could be manifested given the 5G technologies. Since Smart Cities are a recognized vertical sector of 5G, the Smart City Use Cases could span everything from arts and culture to work and employment with focus on end user benefits i.e., the citizen.
1st Prize: 3K euros + 1 MWC2019 pass. Winners: Simon Abboud & Dana Hawi / Instituto Empresa & KU Leuven
2nd Prize: 1K euros + 1 MWC2019 pass. Winner: Federico Michele Facca / Martel Innovate & Infotec
3rd Prize: 1 MWC2019 pass. Winner: Ricard Comulada / Tridonic