LLGA was created in 2009 as an annual program that in past editions has brought together 42 global cities and 1,519 providers leading to more than 30 pilots, reaching 285 million citizens world wide through better investment decisions.
In the past three years, 38 global cities have awarded the technologies, services and products that best meet their strategic challenges through the Living Labs Global Award (LLGA2013). In this process, 1,117 solutions were evaluated by 248 jurors supporting the partner cities in shortlisting and selecting the winners. Our selection process involves dialogues with 350 global cities to identify the most committed cities to partner with LLGA2013
The LLGA | Cities Summits are designed to build new partnerships between companies, organisation, public leaders and experts to open the markets for innovative services in cities. The Summits provide insights into new growth-markets, investment opportunities and help foment Citymart.com as a community of trust and shared vision among entrepreneurs, innovators, and public leaders.
The LLGA | Cities Summit 2013, an exclusive 3-day event organised and hosted by the City of San Francisco and Citymart.com, together with our LLGA partners Oracle, the City of Barcelona and Agile Cities, took place on 14-16 May 2013.
On May 14, the City Dialogues & Award Ceremony took place. City representatives took the stage to engage in a public dialogue, and announce the 23 winning solutions selected out of 456 entries.
On May 15, 250 delegates came together for the LLGA Matchmaking Summit, a full day event of networking and knowledge exchange activities. Through Parallel Sessions, Elevator Pitches, Networking Breaks, Visioning Workshops and the Exhibition area, we aimed to turn local challenges into global opportunities.
This year’s themes for the LLGA Summit and its matchmaking activities were Civic Engagement, Community Development, Inclusion & Sharing; Experience of the City; Urban Management & Systems and Enabling new Lifestyles.
On May 16, the Immersion Program and Study Tours showed attendees the solutions that turned San Francisco into one of the world’s most sustainable, interactive and attractive cities.