ITS (UK) Executive Member the Connected Places Catapult (CPC), has been elected to the ITS World Congress Hall of Fame as the 2019 European winner of the Industry Award. The CPC received the award at the Hall of Fame ceremony at the 26th ITS World Congress in Singapore on 23rd October.
The ITS World Congress Hall of Fame was created in 2010 to recognize luminaries and true thought leaders in the ITS field. According to the organisation, the Hall of Fame Awards provide an invaluable opportunity to highlight the successes of the most outstanding, ambitious and innovative ITS deployments and to reward those people and organizations most worthy of recognition and praise.
As the industry award winner for Europe the CPC was recognised for playing a key role in accelerating development and deployment of ITS and for playing a leading role in the community over the past year. The CPC aims to cultivate more informed capable buyers of intelligent transport and smart city innovations in the UK, whilst increasing the supply of proven products, provoking creative disruption and generating commercial opportunities for innovators and entrepreneurs in these fields.
The award was received in Singapore by CPC CEO Nicola Yates who said, “It is truly an honour for the Connected Places Catapult to join our respected colleagues in the ITS World Congress Hall of Fame. The work we are doing in the UK brings, government, public authorities, academia, large businesses and SMEs to together to create sustainable connected places which harness technologies like those on display at the World Congress this year. We are humbled and grateful to see our work in this field recognised by our peers.
We believe collaboration is the key to implementing innovation which works for everyone and I hope this award will help inspire others to join us in this approach.”