Smart Living City Dubai 2014 unveils competition for startups to help solve challenges of creating smart cities
Smart Living City Dubai, a biannual event highlighting Smart City concepts in Dubai, has revealed that it will be organizing a major competition for the startups running up to the event.
The competition invites startups to come up with the most innovative and creative ideas based on any one of the eight Smarter City topics – education, healthcare, environment, energy and water, public safety, government, building, and transportation – to help Dubai achieve the status of a smarter city.
The Smart Living City competition will be looking out for the startups, including thinkers, problem solvers and creators, with the cutting edge idea for Smart Cities. The contest will not only provide a platform to present their vision of a Smart City but also help them bring it to life. The last date for submission of the Smart City proposal is July 31, 2014.
The entries will be judged by a panel of mentors based on the criteria such as the innovative and unique proposal, time to market/implementation, scalability, feasibility, and sustainability. The judging panel comprises Suniel Mishra, Partner USA, Inside Investor; Kamran Saddique, Co-Founder and Partner USA of Inside Investor and Serb Jodha, an Entrepreneurial Executive focused on startups in South East Asia.
Masood Al Awar, CEO, TASWEEK Real Estate Development and Marketing, said, “We have launched a series of competition leading up to Smart Living City Dubai 2014 as we feel they are the most effective way to instill more awareness about the concept of Smart City among the general public. We are looking forward to the most creative and original entries for the competition and are upbeat that the proposals will be practical and sustainable that can be implemented seamlessly. Through this competition, we once again want to reiterate our firm support to the Dubai Government’s effort to transform the emirate into a Smart City.”
Aside from the Smart Living City competition, there are two more competitions open for startups. The first competition, hosted by Inside Investor, will honour the startup with the most inventive proposal to make Dubai a smarter city. The last date for this contest is August 30, 2014. The second competition, on the other hand, is hosted by Tasweek Real Estate Marketing and Development with an aim to look for a startup in the real estate sector that can be a better Zillow, which is an online real estate database. The last date for submission is July 31, 2014.
In line with Dubai’s Smart City initiative, TASWEEK, a provider of comprehensive real estate development solutions for the UAE and the broader Middle East that leverages over 20 years of extensive experience in valuations, design, and real estate marketing across the UAE, and Inside Investor, a Hong Kong-based company focused on investing in new technologies, will throw the spotlight on successful local and international Smart startups through master classes, discussion panels and exhibition at Smart Living City Dubai 2014. Held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, the event will take place from September 15-16, 2014 at Jumeirah Emirates Tower, Dubai. The two-day event will be a platform for startup owners, technology investors, business accelerators, and representatives from public and private organizations to share their perspectives on current urban issues and potential solutions.
Inside Investor is a Hong Kong–based technology investment firm with offices in Dubai, Manila, and San Francisco. Its investments include a business news portal in Asia, a platform for smart technology startups, and an intelligent platform for the business community. Tasweek, a provider of comprehensive real estate development solutions for the UAE and the broader Middle East that leverages over 20 years of extensive experience in valuations, design, and real estate marketing across the UAE, is organizing Smart Living City – Dubai 2014 in coordination with Inside Investor.
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