TOMI has been recognized with the Smart 50 Awards which honors the most innovative and transforming projects worldwide in the smart cities field.
The Smart 50 Awards annually recognize global smart cities projects, honoring the most innovative and influential work in everyday cities.
This year, categories included governance, mobility, energy, citizen life, and networks.
The award highlighted TOMI’s performance in the smart cities development, in the Citizen Life category. TOMI is an interactive urban device created in Portugal, that provides information in the right place at the right time, improving the quality of life and promoting more informed and participative citizens.
This award was attributed to TOMI’s operation in Rio de Janeiro, where it has been continuously expanding and growing. In 2016, TOMI WORLD invested more than 1 million euros to install the network in Brazil, the largest country in South America. In 2017, TOMI has expanded and the network has now 26 TOMIs in the Leme, Copacabana, Leblon, São Conrado, Barra da Tijuca e Recreio neighbourhoods. In total, there will be 138 TOMIs installed in Rio de Janeiro during the next years.
José Agostinho, CEO of TOMI, highlights this award as a consolidation of TOMI’s role in the development of smart cities: «TOMI brings people and cities together with important information and services that facilitate the daily life of those who live and visit the cities, which is fundamental to smart cities. TOMI is growing and innovating more and more, and we are very proud that our work is recognized worldwide.»
The award is given by Smart Cities Connect, Smart Cities Connect Foundation and US Ignite. The Awards gala will take place on March 26th at the Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo in Kansas City, USA. This is the largest smart cities event in North America that brings together more than 200 cities around the world and their respective leadership.