The 2015 World Smart City Awards winners

After a huge quantity of entries, the most pioneering initiatives have been chosen based on innovation, impact and feasibility.

City Award

Peterborough city council for a Living Smart and Circular Urban Laboratory

United Kingdom

Peterborough, one of the 4 UK Future City Demonstrators, aspires to become the UK Environment Capital and its first Circular City. Its smart city Programme Peterborough DNA runs since 2013 to implement its Growth, Innovation and Sustainability interlinked end-goals through bottom-up collaborations.

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Project Award

Smart City and Educational Equity in Shijiazhuang


Under the support of Hebei provincial government, Hebei Digital Education Collaborative Innovation Center promoted the modernization of education by collecting grass-roots teaching and learning micro-information, making education assessments based on big-data analysis and providing targeted help.


Innovative Idea Award

Findeter for The Digital Diamond. Caribe & Santanderes


An initiative for competitiveness & ecodevelopment in a complex region in Colombia, combining "Urban Intelligence" + "Digital Technology". Led by Findeter, Government Development Bank, and the governors of 10 departments. Conceptual and technological support of the Fundación Metrópoli and Microsoft.




Ministry of Urban Development Government of India
For a vision that combines both upgrading the existing Indian Cities to turn them into smart cities, as well as making new smart cities and thereby to provide World Class Citizen Services to Indian Citizens.

Finalists World Smart City Awards 2015

1 city

  • Bandung Department of Communication and Informatics of Bandung Municipality - INDONESIA
    Smart city? Connected Citizens! Encouraging participatory governance for smarter urban dynamics
  • Buenos Aires Government of the City of Buenos Aires - ARGENTINA
    Real Time Flood Situation Awareness
  • Curitiba Municipality of Curitiba - BRAZIL
    Curitiba's Sanitation Transformation Through Hydric Depollution by Improving Water Quality of Rivers
  • Dubai The Executive Office of Dubai - UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
    A Comprehensive Approach To Generating Happiness
  • Moscow Moscow City Government - RUSSIAN FEDERATION
    Moscow City Solutions System
  • Peterborough Peterborough City Council - UNITED KINGDOM
    Peterborough, a living smart and circular urban laboratory


  • Energy efficiency through district heating and cooling: connecting cities across Europe with CELSIUS Göteborg Energi (Public Administration)
    Gothenburg - SWEDEN
  • "L'HDC" Indicator Carbon Footprint of the City of L'Hospitalet, Barcelona L'Hospitalet City Council (Public Administration)
    L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona - SPAIN
  • MK:Smart – Data-driven innovation to address city growth challenges in Milton Keynes Open University (Research Center)
    Milton Keynes - UNITED KINGDOM
  • mVoting, Opening a New Era of Citizen ParticipationSeoul Metropolitan Government (Public Administration)
  • Smart City and Educational Equity Hebei Digital Education Collaborative Innovation Center (Research Center). Shijiazhuang - CHINA
  • Smart water data management optimises resources and saves money Ireckon BV (Private company)
    Amsterdam - THE NETHERLANDS

3 innovative idea

  • A Smart Business Model for Electric VehiclesWeschool - Welingkar Institute of Management Development & Research (Research Center)
    Mumbai - INDIA
  • THE DIGITAL DIAMOND. Caribe & Santanderes: The Emergent Region in Colombia Findeter. Bogotá - COLOMBIA
  • Flocktracker: Flexible, easy and accessible urban measurement Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (Research Center). Singapore- SINGAPORE
  • HAND a innovative platform for immersive intelligent experiences on a children's hospitalKids Cities 2020 (Private company)
    São Paulo - BRAZIL
  • BreezoMeter's mission is to help cities to improve the health and quality of life of their citizens.BreezoMeter (Private company)
    Haifa - ISRAEL
  • Loop CityBIG - Bjarke Ingels Group (Private company)
    Copenhagen - DENMARK
  • "Smart metropolitan parks and beaches" project in the Barcelona Metropolitan AreaBarcelona Metropolitan Area (Public Administration)
    Barcelona - SPAIN
  • The Virtual Town Hall of MolenwaardMunicipality of Molenwaard (Public Administration)
    Molenwaard - THE NETHERLANDS
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