The European Comission has recognized Barcelona as European Capital for Innovation 2014 with the iCapital award plus a 500,000€ reward.
The two projects that have contributed to it are related to new technologies, and both of them have been funded by ERDF (European Regional Development Fund).
The projects are:
Xaloc, a program aiming to develop a system which could help drivers finding a parking space, counted on the technology of Fastprk, Worldsensing's smart parking system.
E-justicia.cat, which had the purpose of developing a new information system. This project was launched by the Departament de Justícia (Generalitat de Catalunya).
The European Innovation Capital Award "iCapital" recognizes cities which make efforts to promote innovation and improvement within the quality of life of their citizens..
Click here to read the press release of the Directorate for Regional an Urban Policy (European Comission)
Worldsensing specialises in the design of pioneering smart wireless technologies.
The company has experimented an exponential growth since its pioneering smart parking system Fastprk, based on wireless sensors installed in each parking bay, recently deployed the largest intelligent parking project in the world in Moscow (14k sensors installed). The system has successfully proven its outstanding reliability and utility by reducing traffic density within the most congested city in the world. For more information, visit www.worldsensing.com