ChargeNET wins Best and Most Innovative Digital Innovation with high impact on society, in the Smart Settlement and Urbanization category, at the World Summit Awards (WSA) held in Vienna, Austria on 22nd March 2018.
WSA is a global initiative within the framework of the United Nations World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), focusing on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Impressively the 2017 World Summit Award saw six of Sri Lanka’s eight nominations making it to the final round. Sri Lanka was second only to Germany which had seven entries. Out of the six nominations, 3 products which are chargeNET, Sciocardio and Yathra were been selected for final voting round and out of that, chargeNET from chargeNET (Pvt) Ltd which is a subsidiary of Codegen (Pvt) Ltd has become a winner under the category Smart Settlement and Urbanization. chargeNET was the only Sri Lankan solution among 400 applications, from 180 UN member states, to have been awarded this prestigious award this time.
‘e-Swabhimani’, the national event for digital for social impact served as a stepping stone to the WSA as it selected the award recipients. The e-Swabhimani Grand Jury comprised of eminent experts drawn from various domains. The Grand jury of e-Swabhimani 2017 selected 20 winners, 15 Merit awards and 8 Certificates of Appreciation in nine categories including Government and Citizen Engagement, Health and Well-being, Learning and Education, Environment and Green Energy, Culture and Tourism, Smart Settlement and Urbanization, Business and Commerce, Inclusion and Empowerment and Digital Entertainment.
ICTA as the National Expert for the World Summit Awards is the organization mandated to carry out the national pre-selection. The best application per category was selected out of the 20 winners and was nominated for WSA. Out of the 8 nominations, ChargeNET was the selected winner under the category Smart Settlement and Urbanization.
ChargeNET is Sri Lanka’s first smart Electric Vehicle (EV) charging solution, powered by IoT technology, fully automated, seamlessly networked operation. It is an end-to-end platform with unique business models to support positive economic, social and environmental links. chargeNET mobile app and cloud-based web application, enables smart monitoring, payments and station management, with access to over 50 chargers island-wide.