STOCKHOLM — The city of Stockholm, in partnership with the Living Labs Global Award 2011, announced its global call for Intelligent Transport Solutions to be piloted and deployed in Kista Science City. An international jury will select a winner from entries submitted by international companies offering innovative and intelligent transport solutions to pioneer the mobility experience of the future for citizens and visitors.

Kista Science City is a testbed for Intelligent Transport Solutions that combines modern technologies with social entrepreneurship, co-creation, crowdsourcing, and open innovation. As a virtual testbed for Stockholm, Kista is collaborating with all key transport, telecoms, and technology companies. Operators are developing and opening traffic APIs creating new opportunities for innovative services and solutions such as ride sharing, public bicycle systems, new park & ride (P&R) concepts, and value-added services.

"We are inviting companies and research centers from around the world to join us in spearheading the next generation intelligent transport solutions delivering exciting new services to our citizens," said Anette Scheibe, CEO of Kista Science City.

Kista Science City AB is the non-profit subsidiary of the Electrum Foundation and the local business contact in Kista, Stockholm, Sweden. The company mission is to improve business conditions and growth by facilitating collaboration between industry, academia, and public administration in Kista.

Kista Science City is northern Europe’s — and one of the world’s — leading business districts for information and communication technology (ICT). More than 500 businesses and 20,000 employees are gathered in Kista, everything from multinational companies to start-up technology firms. Together these form one of the world’s foremost business regions for ICT.

Living Labs Global, a non-profit association to promote digital service innovation in cities, announced a joint award with the cities of Barcelona, Cape Town, Eindhoven, Lagos, San Francisco, Sant Cugat, Stockholm, and Taipei to choose the companies and organizations that have developed solutions that add high value to users in cities around the world. The award is organized in partnership with Oracle and Farglory.

Deadline for submissions is Feb. 28, 2011, with shortlists being announced on March 21 and the winners presented at a summit and award ceremony in Stockholm on May 12, 2011.

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