5 PH projects shortlisted for Smart City Asia Pacific Awards

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SINGAPORE — Five Philippine projects made it to the finals of the 4th annual Smart City Asia Pacific Awards (SCAPA), an intensive six-month process that tracks and evaluates hundreds of smart city initiatives in Asia Pacific.

SCAPA is presented by International Data Corp. (IDC), a US-based global provider of market intelligence and advisory services for the telecommunications and consumer technology markets.

IDC Government Insights opened public voting in its search for the top smart city initiatives in the region (excluding Japan) on Thursday. Citizens are encouraged to participate by voting for the top projects at www.idc.asia/idcscapa/ before the deadline on May 31.

Out of over 180 smart city project submissions coming from local governments and technology suppliers in Asia Pacific, only the top 48 projects were shortlisted by IDC in 12 functional smart city strategic domains measured in its annual SCAPA.

The award categories are Administration; Civic Engagement; Digital Equity and Accessibility; Education; Public Health and Social Services; Public Safety; Smart Buildings; Smart Water; Sustainable Infrastructure; Transportation; Tourism, Arts, Libraries, Culture and Open Spaces; and Urban Planning and Land Use.

Shortlisted Filipino projects in five different categories came from the Asian Institute of Management, Department of Information and Communications Technology, Energy Regulatory Commission, Local Government Unit of Pasig City, and UP Diliman Institute of Biology.

All finalists will compete with other outstanding projects through IDC analysts’ benchmarking, public voting, and judging from an International Advisory Council. IDC will declare one winner under each smart city strategic domain.

For more information on the methodology for the Smart City Asia Pacific Awards, please contact Gerald Wang at gwang@idc.com.

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