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Tel Aviv Awarded Title Of ‘World’s Smartest City’ At 2014 Smart City Expo

The City of Tel Aviv won the award for the ‘World’s Smartest City’ at the Smart City Expo World Congress held in Barcelona, Spain in November. The White City was selected for the prize among 250 competing international cities, including London, Washington D.C., New York, Dubai, Amsterdam and more.

Tel Aviv provides its residents with a unique service dubbed ‘Digi-Tel,’ allowing them to access services and information via email, text message or a personalized website that can be customized according to location, preferences, marital status and more.

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Tel Aviv was nominated for the prize due to its provision of:

  • an impressive array of technologies to city residents that include: city-wide WiFi access (Tel-Net), location-based smartphone technology to help visitors get around the city
  • active measures to engage residents through public round-table policy discussions and a collaborative budget.

This is the third year of the Smart City Expo is Barcelona, an event that has quickly gained attention as an important milestone for city innovation. Last year, the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro was the recipient of the first place award.

For more information you can check: http://nocamels.com/2014/11/tel-aviv-worlds-smartest-city-for-innovation/

Bucharest, Constanta, Cluj, Iasi etc can become Smart Cities as well with the help of Israeli technologies.

Finding reliable partners in Israel is very easy – you can reach the Economic & Trade Department from the Embassy of Israel in Bucharest for additional information – bucharest@israeltrade.gov.il