Santander City Council has been awarded in 4 categories by the enerTIC platform.
EnerTIC is a Spanish companies association for fostering energy efficiency and sustainability. The edition of this year’s awards has been hosted on 10th December at the Ministry of Industry in Madrid and with the attending of the Secretary of State for Telecommunications and Information Society, Mr. Víctor Calvo Sotelo.
Santander Mayor, Mr. Íñigo de la Serna, has received the awards obtained in the following categories: Smart Cities (for the Santander Strategic Plan and the Santander Smart City Platform), Smart Data Center (for the modernization of municipality’s data center), Smart eGovernment (for the Santander open data portal) and Smart IT Infraestructure (for the Smart City infrastructure deployed in the city)
The Mayor has emphasized that the Smart City is a global effort allowing technology not only to take part in every day private and work life but also to be extended to the streets and neighbourhoods aiding to provide more and better services to the citizens, whose involvement is entirely necessary for achieving a common aim.
He has also remarked the Smart City process contributes, apart from powering the transparency and citizenship participation, with many more and well informed citizens through an open government and with more available tools in order to be able to take part of municipality life and have influence in the city improvement.
More information at enerTIC Awards 2015 [in Spanish].