Awards and Distinctions Emitel is the winner of the Smart City Awards in the Smart City Solution category

Emitel was recognized for the remote reading of parameters from water meters for Miejskie Przedsiębiorstwo Wodociągów i Kanalizacji in Wrocław. The jury of the Smart City Awards competition pointed out that it is one of the largest city Internet of Things (IoT) projects in Poland, and the project created a network that will cover the entire city of Wrocław.

The awarded solution is the construction of an innovative system of remote reading of parameters from water meters for the Municipal Water and Sewage Company (MPWiK). This is the first urban Internet of Things (IoT) projects on such a scale in Poland, which will ultimately cover even over 70,000. counters. The delivered solutions will also ensure extended communication with devices located in hard-to-reach locations, such as deep wells or basements. To implement the network project, Emitel uses the LoRaWAN technology, which has already been successfully used by the company in IoT implementations in other cities. The implementation in Wrocław began in May 2021.

I am pleased with the award for Emitel for the implemented solution prepared for MPWiK. It is an appreciation of our intelligent solutions in the field of smart city, which we have already implemented in several cities. As part of the development of this area, we provide local governments with networks that enable the implementation of solutions that can primarily benefit residents, as well as collect valuable information for municipal services. Every day there are new ideas and solutions in the field of IoT and smart city that can significantly improve the functioning of cities and their inhabitants in many aspects. Thanks to the infrastructure developed throughout Poland and the synergy effect with other projects, Emitel can implement these solutions throughout the country – said Maciej Staszak, Vice President of the Management Board of Emitel S.A.

The coronavirus pandemic has accelerated the implementation of projects that not only reduce costs and increase efficiency, but also improve the quality of life of residents and support environmental protection objectives. Innovative solutions allow you to use the potential of technology in the construction of smart cities. Internet of Things (IoT) technologies are key to building them. Modern cities are to be friendly to the environment and its inhabitants. The solutions prepared by Emitel are in line with the challenges faced by cities in Poland today.

The Smart City Awards competition aims to popularize personalities and projects that have significantly contributed to the promotion of solutions for the construction of smart cities in Poland, and cities implementing this idea. The awards are addressed both to representatives of the business sector and local administration, who through implemented projects, with the use of innovative solutions and management strategies, contribute to the increase in the competitiveness of Polish cities, economy and business.

Smart City Awards Jury:

  • Maciej Bluj – Chairman of the Program Council, Expert in the field of smart city solutions, Deputy Mayor of the City of Wrocław in the years 2007 – 2018
  • Witold Abramowicz – Professor of the University of Economics in Poznań
  • Szymon Ciupa – Smart City and GIS expert,
  • Jan Czajkowski – Co-chairman of the Information Society Team of the Joint Commission of the Government and Local Government, Association of Polish Cities
  • Bartosz Dominiak – Deputy Mayor of the Ursynów District of the Capital City of Warsaw,
  • Adam Jędrzejewski -Founder & CEO, Mobile City Association
  • Julia Kozak – Partner, THINK TANK
  • Tomasz Kulisiewicz – Expert, Center for Studies on the Digital State
  • Bożena Lublińska-Kasprzak – Expert in entrepreneurship and innovation, Member of the University Council at the Warsaw School of Economics, President of the Polish Agency for Enterprise Development in the years 2009-2016
  • Aneta Pernak – Vice President of the Management Board, MM Conferences
  • Bartosz Piziak – Head of the Urban Innovation Laboratory – Urban Lab, Institute of Urban and Regional Development
  • Marek Wąsowski – Director of the Smart Power Grids Polska Consortium Office, Wrocław University of Technology
  • Piotr Zesiuk – President of the Management Board, MM Conferences.