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SEOUL SMART CITY PRIZE

SEOUL SMART CITY PRIZE

WeGO, together with its President City Seoul, are launching the Seoul Smart City Prize which is designed to promote and champion the people-centered digital transformation that is geared towards providing more accessible services for all citizens.

The Seoul Smart City Prize focuses on identifying the exemplary models of city governments as well as individual, corporate, and institutional efforts in ensuring an inclusive digitalization of public services that benefit all people in sectors ranging from mobility, safety, welfare, environment, energy, culture, and governance.

Theme

Fostering digital transformation through innovative and
inclusive approaches for smart sustainable cities.

Prize Categories

Tech-InnovaCity

Tech-InnovaCity

Projects that focus on integration of innovative policies and technologies in all sectors of society and domains ranging from sustainable environment, culture, and governance. The core value is ‘technology and beyond’.

Human-CentriCity

Human-CentriCity

Projects that are designed to prioritize digital inclusion in smart city development, thereby overcoming or mitigating the digital divide, and that aim to serve specific target groups among the citizen population, such as the elderly, youth, and the disabled. The core value is ‘accompanying the vulnerables’.

Leadership

Leadership

Individuals that have demonstrated leadership in developing or promoting the innovative use of technology and data to impact the lives of global citizens.

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Evaluation Criteria

Tech-InnovaCity

Tech-InnovaCity table
Problem -Centered Innovation: Appropriate identification of policy problems
Importance of policy problems
Alignment with national agenda
Evidence inquiry about the causes of targeted problems
Citizen engagement in problem identification process
Rational Process of Project Development
Applying appropriate technology (appropriate technology matched with identified problems)
Applying & securing innovative technology
Rational process of project design
Evidence-based project design
Feasible Budgeting & Planning
Feasible resource mobilization plan
Organization & staffing plan
Preparing contingency plan
Meticulous Project Implementation
Participatory mechanism in implementation process
Overcoming barriers to innovation
Effort to Learn & Improve: M&E Feedback
Monitoring and evaluation activity
Feeding back M&E results for project improvement
Value Creation: Project outcome and effect
Direct/main effect of the project
Efficiency
Spill-over effect
Sustainability

Human-CentriCity

Human-CentriCity
Problem -Centered Innovation: Appropriate identification of policy problems
Importance of policy problems
Alignment with Human-Centered Agenda
Evidence inquiry about the causes of targeted problems
Citizen engagement in problem identification process
Rational Process of Project Development
Applying human-friendly solution/technology
Rational process of project design
Evidence-based project design
Feasible Budgeting & Planning
Feasible resource mobilization plan
Organization & staffing plan
Equity & diversity in organization & staffing
Preparing contingency plan
Meticulous Project Implementation
Participatory mechanism in implementation process
Overcoming barriers to innovation
Effort to Learn & Improve: M&E Feedback
Monitoring and evaluation activity
Feeding back M&E results for project improvement
Value Creation: Project outcome and effect
Direct/main effect of the project
Human-centeredness of the main effect
Efficiency
Spill-over effect
Sustainability
DE&I Contribution

Leadership

A candidate contributed to bringing innovation and/or innovative application of technology and data, excellent use of technology and data that increased the quality of life of city residents, achieved significant impact (concepts, values, agendas, projects, products) on the smart cities industry or urban community, and has demonstrated collaborative effort and leadership to tackle urban problems through innovative approaches.

*3rd party nomination required through submission of a letter of recommendation
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