2013 Better Cities competition wants ideas for the future

25 Apr 2013

Creators, motivators and innovators now have a chance to show off, via video, their ideas to make cities of the future better in the 2013 Better Cities competition and be in with a chance to win great prizes.

Intel Labs Europe, Dublin City Council, Trinity College Dublin and the European Commission Open Innovation and Strategy Policy Group, as part of Open Innovation 2.0: Sustainable Economy & Society collaboration, have revealed the 2013 Better Cities competition is now open.

2013 Better Cities competition prizes

General Competition prizes:

1st prize – Dell Inspiron laptop and two tickets to the gala dinner

2nd prize – Motorola Razr i smartphone

3rd prize – A meal for two at The Morrison Grill, sponsored by The Morrison Hotel

University Competition prizes:

1st prize – Ultrabook

2nd prize – XPS tablet

3rd prize – E-book reader

Entries must adhere to the competition’s theme, which is how to make cities more socially and economically sustainable, through use of IT and open data. Ideas should focus on how citizens can engage and contribute to the innovation process.

To enter the competition, applicants must upload a 30-second video on YouTube that captures their ideas in just about any format – storyboard, presentation, spoken word, or demonstration of an application, for example.

The competition includes two categories. The University Competition includes entries by students of third-level institutions, and the General Competition includes all other entries.

The Open Innovation 2.0 team will provide the judging panel, comprised of independent stakeholders, with a shortlist of entries. The judges will then choose the winners.

The competition closes at 12am GMT on 8 May and winners will be contacted by 15 May.

More details about the 2013 Better Cities competition are available online.

Tina Costanza was a journalist and sub-editor at Silicon Republic