The Seoul Smart City Prize is designed to promote an innovative yet inclusive smart city model that looks after underprivileged groups in the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution that is driven by information and communication technology. This core mission serves as the basis of the two categories of the Prize, Tech-InnovaCity and Human-CentriCity, as WeGO and the Seoul Metropolitan Government envisions that smart city should be defined and measured in terms of being both people-centric and technology-centric, rather than merely being centered around the advancement of technology.
The Seoul Prize aims to acknowledge efforts made for people-centered digital transformation that benefit the vulnerable population with innovative or tech-driven solutions; promote the inclusive development agenda for key processes and frameworks surrounding digitalization of public services; engage the global community in shaping the future direction of digitalization by offering a space for discussion; and foster interaction and networking opportunities among relevant stakeholders in the smart city development sector.
‘S’, symbolizing Seoul and Smart, is curved into a globe to express the meaning of developing closely hand in hand. The appearance of circles of various sizes gathered into one signifies accompanying various classes. By placing the diamonds together, it signifies a sparkling and attractive city while grasping the meaning of an awards ceremony.