The annual World Smart City Awards is a highly prestigious international competition that recognises the best pioneering projects, ideas and strategies making cities around the world more liveable, sustainable, and economically viable.
DUET has been selected as a finalist for the World Smart City Award category of 'Enabling Technologies', awarded to the most innovative and successful projects being implemented and developed in the fields of data and technology. DUET's focus on the use of local digital twins with predictive simulations to improve government decision making caught the judges eye.
"Its an honour to have our achievements recognised by the judging panel' said Lieven Raes, coordinator of the DUET project. "The DUET Consortium have been pushing the boundaries of data visualisations, simulations and evidence based policy making for the past 2 years. Being selected as a finalist provides welcome motivation as we head into the third phase of our project'.
Susie Ruston McAleer of 21c, communications lead for DUET, continued, "we conceived the DUET idea at the Barcelona Smart City Expo years ago before anyone was even talking about digital twins for the public sector, so its particularly fitting that we have now been chosen as an awards finalist."
Winners will be announced at a ceremony at the World Smart City Expo and World Congress, Barcelona, on November 17, placing DUET and its achievements in the spotlight in front of a large, diverse audience.
For a full overview of award categories and finalists visit World Smart City Awards - Finalists | Smart City Expo World Congress 2021