The Urban Innovation Champion award recognizes startups within ASEAN for their contributions in improving the future of city development, thus demonstrating UNL’s commitment to unlocking the socio-economic and environmental impact of locations.
The live-streamed, prestigious event organized by Unbound and hosted by IMG coincides with the HSBC Women’s World Championship LPGA golf tournament. The event featured keynote presentations from corporate and startup leaders who shared their involvement in developing future cities.
The past decade has seen rapid urbanization expediting social, economic and technological shifts along. By 2030 up to 60% of people in the world are expected to live in cities, raising questions about achieving and sustaining resilient urban environments.
Xander van der Heijden, UNL’s CEO and founder, also led a brief session sharing the unlimited possibilities of activating urban data into intelligent data and its usefulness across smart city applications and services.
During the presentation, Xander also discussed the importance of geotechnology in helping cities achieve sustainability by giving a preview of UNL’s technology and use cases—ranging from optimization of last-mile delivery to dynamic crowd management and powering a fully autonomous future through UNL’s smart location infrastructure.
On receiving the award, Xander commented: