Barcelona, World Mobile Capital 2012-2018, will deploy contactless services for improving citizens and worldwide visitors' global digital experience within the city.
Hamburg, 2nd largest port in Europe, will offer NFC services for encouraging the 270,000 cruise passengers to spend more time in exploring the city.
Rio de Janeiro will set up a service in favour of disadvantaged local communities, in parallel with the implementation of the "Knowledge Square", where urban, technological and social reforms become one for enhancing digital inclusion.
Last but not least, Derry-Londonderry, City of Culture 2013, will offer NFC services for improving and varying the global experience within the city, and promoting the cultural and touristic heritage to visitors and locals.
21 cities over the 5 continents make up the Living Labs Global Awards, counting more than 110 million citizens and seeking innovative solutions to their current issues, in areas as diverse as healthcare, mobility, security, education, tourism, urban management and the reduction of CO2 emissions. More than 700 innovative worldwide companies had in the first place submitted a solution, but in the end, each city has selected only one project.
Laetitia Gazel Anthoine, CEO of Connecthings, is very pleased about "these prestigious rewards: this demonstrates that the innovative solutions set up by Connecthings provide relevant responses to the cities' specific challenges, and I'm glad to put our expertise at the service of 4 countries, as it goes in line with our ambitions for international development."
Expert in mobile contactless technologies (NFC and 2D barcodes), Connecthings is the European leader in tag management, with more than 24,000 tags durably deployed in public spaces and giving access to contextual and real-time information. Connecthings licensed platform allows to manage tags' life cycle and their associated contextualized services and applications: proximity services, mapping, coupons and e-ticketing, interactions with mobile apps...
Connecthings is based in London, Paris, Aix-en-Provence and Madrid. www.connecthings.com