emovis, a subsidiary of Abertis Mobility Services, is a global leader in the implementation and operation of toll-based mobility solutions, supported by innovative technology, in Europe, the Americas and Asia enabling millions of travellers to seamlessly move along some of the world’s most advanced and busy cities and highways. To do this successfully, emovis blends operational excellence with cutting-edge technology and best-in-class customer handling to meet society’s ever-changing requirements. It is currently operating or developing technological solutions for large tolling infrastructure in countries like the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Puerto Rico, Canada and Qatar.
City Possible is Mastercard’s partnership and co-creation framework for cities. Since its inception, City Possible has facilitated a community for members to draw on the collective expertise and resources of all stakeholders in order to scale innovative solutions that address urban challenges. Through our City Possible network of more than 300 members, Mastercard is fostering collaboration and co-creation, driving inclusive economic development, and building resilient communities.
Deloitte is the brand under which tens of thousands of dedicated professionals in independent firms throughout the world collaborate to provide audit & assurance, consulting, financial advisory, risk advisory, tax, and related services to select clients.
Keolis is a pioneer in developing public transport systems and works alongside public authorities who want to enhance shared mobility systems to grow the appeal and vitality of their regions. A world leader in operating automated metro and tramway systems, Keolis and its partners and subsidiaries Kisio, EFFIA, Keolis Santé and Cykleo support the core business with innovations offering new and bespoke shared mobility solutions for modes including trains, buses and coaches, trolleybuses, shared car solutions, river and sea shuttle services, bike share services, car sharing, fully electric driverless shuttles and urban cable cars. In France, Keolis is the second largest provider of parking management solutions through its subsidiary EFFIA, and the country’s leader in medical transport since the creation of Keolis Santé in July 2017. The Group is 70%-owned by SNCF and 30%-owned by the Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec (Quebec Deposit and Investment Fund), and employs 68,500 people in 16 countries. In 2020, it posted revenue of €6.1 billion. In 2019, 3.4 billion passengers used one of Keolis’ shared mobility services. www.keolis.com
* Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, India, the Netherlands, Norway, Qatar, Senegal, Sweden, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Microsoft enables digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge. Its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.
The Port of Barcelona is the fastest growing port in Western Europe, Spain leading port in international trade and the top cruise port in Europe and the Mediterranean. It is part of a unique and seamless logistics, and business hub, including airport, logistics areas, motorways, railway network and a large urban area. As a gateway to a market of 400 million consumers, the Port of Barcelona integrates a highly diversified activity and provides 41,200 jobs. Barcelona is also a pioneering port in digitization, sustainability, and energy transition.
PTV Group takes a holistic approach that integrates all aspects of traffic, transport and logistics to create and promote sustainable mobility. The PTV Group provides software solutions and consulting services to empower mobility and transport for a cleaner and smarter future. Its best-in-class software for intelligent traffic management and transport optimization enables decision-makers in politics, cities, industry, and trade save time and money, make roads safer, and protect the environment. PTV’s software simulate and demonstrate today how tomorrow’s mobility, with all its ecosystems and dimensions, can be realized – from strategic transport planning to micromobility for the first/last mile.
The RACC provides coverage and top quality services to meet the needs of more than 10 million people anywhere in the world. It specialises in personal, family, mechanical, urgent medical and household assistance services, and operates the biggest driving school network in Spain. To meet the needs of its members, it makes 1,193,000 call-outs a year and manages over 600,000 insurance policies of various types. The RACC promotes a new culture of mobility that is safer and more environmentally friendly. It has a significant capacity for disseminating information and influencing aspects relating to improving road safety and infrastructures and reducing accidents.
Renfe is Spain´s leading rail operator in Passenger and goods transport. We are commited to safe, efficient and quality rail transport. We set ourselves apart from other transport options and adapt to the needs and demands of the most crucial element in this entire structure: our customers. With more tan 5,000 trains running every day in Spain, over 500 million passengers a year, 18,3 million tons transported each year, nearly 15,000 employees, and exceptional rates of punctuality, quality and satisfaction, Renfe is working to consolidate its leadership in Spain and extend its international reach, with presence in countries as wide-ranging as the United States, France, Mexico and Saudi Arabia.
Fira de Barcelona is one of the most important trade fair organisations in Europe in terms of the volume and quality of its events, the high level of its venues and its organisational experience and professionalism.
EIT Urban Mobility is an initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). Since January 2019 they have been working to encourage positive changes in the way people move around cities in order to make them more liveable places. They aim to become the largest European initiative transforming urban mobility. Co-funding of up to € 400 million (2020-2026) from the EIT, a body of the European Union, will help make this happen.
ICEX Spain Trade and Investment is a public corporation at the national level aimed to promote the internationalisation of Spanish companies to support their competitiveness and add value to the economy, as well as attracting foreign investment to Spain. ICEX Spain Trade and Investment renders its services through a network of 31 Provincial and Regional Divisions in Spain along with almost 100 Economic and Trade Offices around the world. It also boasts 16 Business Centres worldwide, offering Spanish companies temporary infrastructure and acting as incubators for internationalisation. Every year, ICEX organizes around 1.200 promotional activities in foreign markets and answers over 90.000 queries on internationalization.
Red.es is a public corporate entity attached to the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation through the Secretary of State for Digitalisation and Artificial Intelligence (SEDIA). Its main areas include the empowerment of innovation and entrepreneurship; training young people and professionals, and the stimulation of the digital economy (with particular emphasis on SMEs digitalization) through an efficient and intensive use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). Red.es also carries out technological implementation of digital public services for the Administration (especially in healthcare, justice and education) and the development of smart cities projects.
SmartCAT is the strategy of the Government of the Generalitat de Catalunya which extends the concept of Smart City to a country-wide level to carry out a program that integrates and coordinates local initiatives and supralocal, support companies and deploy Smart initiatives throughout the territory. SmartCAT aims to turn Catalonia into an “Smart Country” of international reference that takes advantage of the use of digital technology and information to innovate in public services, drive economic growth and promote a smarter, more sustainable and integrator.
Diputació de Barcelona (Barcelona Provincial Council) is a local public authority that provides technical, economic and technological support to the 311 municipalities in the province of Barcelona, fostering quality local services throughout the region. Its mission is to ensure progress and well-being for all the citizens in the territory by providing services to people, either directly or, above all, in cooperation with the municipalities themselves. To this end, Diputació de Barcelona is determined to become a Smart Region: a community of Smart Villages and Smart Cities in which technology and citizens are the main drivers of change to achieve social, environmental and economic development for all, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Barcelona Metropolitan Area (AMB) is the public administration of the metropolitan area of Barcelona, which occupies 636 km² and encompasses 36 municipalities with more than 3.2 million inhabitants. The metropolitan area is a territorial, social, demographic, economic and cultural entity formed during the last century as a product of the growth and connection of urban systems around the city of Barcelona. This is the largest metropolitan conurbation in the western Mediterranean, which generates half of the GDP in Catalonia. The new public metropolitan administration replaces the three entities existing until 2011: Union of Municipalities of the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona, Environmental Agency and Transport Metropolitan Agency. This new AMB rationalises and simplifies the metropolitan governance by creating a single administration.
EUROCITIES is the network of major European cities, with over 140 members across 39 countries, representing more than 130 million people. We work in all areas of interest for cities, from culture to mobility, environment to social affairs, economic development to smart cities. We facilitate learning experiences between cities, and represent cities’ interests towards the European Union. EUROCITIES is committed to working towards a common vision of a democratic, sustainable future in which all citizens can enjoy a good quality of life.
The effects of rapid urban growth combined with the impact of climate change are creating new challenges for cities, which require better usage of information. To manage these challenges and deliver better urban services, cities need to better leverage technology, people and processes. IDB works to improve lives in Latin America and the Caribbean through financial and technical support for countries working to reduce poverty and inequality. It helps improve health and education, and advance infrastructure. As the leading source of development financing for Latin America and the Caribbean, it conducts extensive research; provide loans, grants, and technical assistance. We are committed to achieving measurable results and the highest standards of increased integrity, transparency, accountability and sustainability.
Metropolis is the global network of major cities and metropolitan areas. Metropolis brings together the governments of 141 urban agglomerations worldwide. With over 35 years of history, today the association is the focal point of expertise on metropolitan governance. Raising the voices of metropolises to the global agenda and building capacity to deliver public policies and services, Metropolis contributes to finding common answers to the challenges of metropolisation. Metropolis operates, as well, as the metropolitan section of the World Organisation of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) since its constitution in 2004.
United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) is the world organization of local and regional governments and their associations, representing and defending their interests on the world stage. UCLG’s network of members represents 70% of the world’s total population and is present in all world regions: Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, the Middle East and West Asia, and North America; organized into 7 regional sections, 1 metropolitan section and 1 Forum of regions. This network includes over 240,000 towns, cities, regions and metropolises, and over 175 associations of local and regional governments in 140 countries. Among UCLG’s key areas of political interest are: local democracy, climate change and environmental protection, the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, local finance, urban development and city diplomacy in peace building
UN-Habitat is the United Nations programme working towards a better urban future. Its mission is to promote socially and environmentally sustainable human settlements development and the achievement of adequate shelter for all.
In October 2016, at the UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development – Habitat III – member states signed the New Urban Agenda. This is an action-oriented document which sets global standards of achievement in sustainable urban development, rethinking the way we build, manage, and live in cities. Through drawing together cooperation with committed partners, relevant stakeholders, and urban actors, including at all levels of government as well as the private sector, UN-Habitat is applying its technical expertise, normative work and capacity development to implement the New Urban Agenda and Sustainable Development Goal 11 – to make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.
The World Bank Group has set two goals for the world to achieve by 2030:
1) End extreme poverty by decreasing the percentage of people living on less than $1.90 a day to no more than 3%, and
2) Promote shared prosperity by fostering the income growth of the bottom 40% for every country.
The World Bank Group comprises five institutions managed by their member countries. Established in 1944, the World Bank Group is headquartered in Washington, D.C. We have more than 10,000 employees in more than 120 offices worldwide. The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. We are not a bank in the ordinary sense but a unique partnership to reduce poverty and support development.
The World Economic Forum is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation. The Forum engages the foremost political, business, cultural and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. It was established in 1971 as a not-for-profit foundation and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. It is independent, impartial and not tied to any special interests. The Forum strives in all its efforts to demonstrate entrepreneurship in the global public interest while upholding the highest standards of governance. Moral and intellectual integrity is at the heart of everything it does.
Founded in 1989, the Brazilian Association of Mayors (FNP) is the only municipal entity directed exclusively by mayors in exercise of their mandates, composed by 400 municipalities with more than 80,000 inhabitants. This number covers 100% of the capitals, 60% of the inhabitants and 75% of the country’s GDP.
Among the activities of FNP is the organization of national and international events. We highlight the Municipal Meeting with Sustainable Development (EMDS), the largest local sustainable development event held in Latin America. Promoted by FNP in partnership with national and international organizations, it welcomes about 10000 people (+500 mayors) each edition. The 5th EMDS will happen in Brasilia – 26th to 28th August 2019.
Mercociudades is the main Network of the South American local governments and an outstanding reference in the integration processes. It is conformed by 300 cities in 10 countries, where over 120 million people live. Mercociudades was founded in 1995 on the initiative of the main mayors of the region with the aim of promoting regional integration and the creation of an institutional scope for cities within the Mercosur. Mercociudades works to strengthen the exchange and horizontal cooperation between the cities of the region, inspired by a different kind of regional integration, respectful of diversity and with a vocation to build borderless participatory citizenship.
Open & Agile Smart Cities (OASC) is a non-profit, international network of smart cities & communities. Together with our international member cities and partner organisations, and based on our core values – openness, agility, and cooperation – OASC is building the foundation for a global market where digital services can scale sustainably.
As the largest network for smart cities and communities, OASC creates sustainable impact for our member cities by working towards a common technical ground which allows scaling and sharing of urban digital services based on open standards, open APIs, and shared data models. We call this common technical ground Minimal Interoperability Mechanisms.
The OSGP Alliance is the global non-profit association dedicated to promoting the adoption of the Open Smart Grid Protocol (OSGP) and infrastructure for smart grid applications towards a future proof modern smart grid. With a key focus on security, smart metering, smart grid, grid analytics, distribution network management and smart cities our members, including utilities, hardware manufacturers, service providers and system integrators, all share a common goal and vision: promoting open standards for energy demand side management, smart grid and smart metering systems.
The Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) is the only Euro-Mediterranean intergovernmental organisation bringing together the countries of the European Union and 15 countries from the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean. The UfM provides a forum for strengthening regional cooperation, dialogue and the implementation of concrete projects and initiatives that have a tangible impact on the citizens, especially on young people, in order to meet the region’s three strategic objectives: stability, human development and integration. 2020 marks the 25th Anniversary of the Barcelona Process, which laid the foundations for the creation of the UfM
The World Smart Sustainable Cities Organization (WeGO) is an international association of city and other local governments, smart tech solutions providers, and national and regional institutions committed to the transformation of cities into smart sustainable cities.
WeGO’s Secretariat is based in Seoul, Korea, with regional offices in East Asia (Chengdu, China), Eurasia (Ulyanovsk, Russia), the Mediterranean (Beyoğlu, Turkey), and Latin America (Mexico City, Mexico).
WeGO has 170+ members around the world and serves as their international platform to improve the quality of life, innovate in the delivery of public services, and strengthen regional competitiveness.
Associació Catalana de Facility Management (ACFM) is a non-profit Association, its purpose is to bring together individuals, legal entities and entities, as well as professional, sectoral or academic groups, which within their actions offer, promote or develop activities related to Facility Management (FM) in Catalonia
ACR+ is an international network of cities and regions sharing the aim of promoting a sustainable resource management and accelerating the transition towards a circular economy on their territories and beyond. Circular economy calling for cooperation between all actors, ACR+ is open to other players in the field of material resource management (NGOs, academic institutions, consultancy or private organisations). For already 25 years, ACR+ facilitates the exchange of experiences between members while also sharing technical and policy information. To strengthen the knowledge and capacities of the network and push forward innovation in the field of material resource management, ACR+ is also involved in several projects at European level and in the Mediterranean region, in cooperation with its members.
The Business Association of L’Hospitalet and Baix Llobregat (AEBALL in Spanish) is a non-profit business organization that was born in 1984 in L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona. It is the business association for representation, management, defense, coordination and promotion of the professional interests of companies that carry out general economic activities in their different sectors: industrial, commercial and services, within the territorial scope of L’Hospitalet and Baix Llobregat, a territory in constant economic and social growth.
Its operation is autonomous and independent of any entity, organization, public administration, political party… And it is governed by democratically elected governing bodies every four years, and by a collaborating staff who executes the established guidelines. AEBALL is non-profit making and is made up of freely associated companies and entities that may be individual, collective (unions or lower-level employer entities) or collaborators.
AEDIVE is the Iberian EV cluster, an association with more than 150 companies which gathers the industrial, technological and services value chain of e-Mobility in Spain and Portugal. AEDIVE is the representative of AVERE, the European EV Association, for the Iberian market and is also a member of Platform for Electromobility and the ICT Interoperability Innovation Group eMI3. In Latinamerica, AEDIVE has a strong presence and activity in several countries and has a partnership with Latam Mobility.
AEICE is a private non-profit association whose mission is to develop our members’ competitiveness through innovation, collaboration, training, internationalisation and communication using tools based on their economic and social development and that of our environment and territories.
For this purpose, we have over 100 members on the value chain of the habitat and construction industry that interrelate with each other and public and private players to collaborate on the challenges we are facing together as an agent for change through strategic action.
We are proud to be a grouping classified as excellent by the regional government (Junta de Castilla y León) and the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Business Competitiveness; our track record includes numerous local, regional, national and international projects and initiatives.
Amec urbis represents the most innovative manufacturers of solutions for smart cities. As a cluster, we incorporate dynamic, innovative companies, with a clear international vocation and that are the main exporters of urban technology in the fields of sustainable mobility, environment, and urban landscape.
We are the association representing the digital technology industry sector in Spain. Our members include large, medium and small leading IT companies, Telecommunications, Electronics, Digital Services and Content, leading companies driven by the digital transformation as well as other industry associations.
A society that benefits from today’s opportunities offered by digital technology in Spain and considers this sector as the main engine for the achievement of economic and social objectives.
To promote, for the benefit of our members, the best economic, policy and legislative environment that facilitates the development and the use of digital technologies. We want to achieve this goal by working as constructive partners with national and European public and private institutions, as well as with other international organisations.
The leading German Broadband Association (BREKO) represents more than 190 fixed broadband network operators in Germany. BREKO members are responsible for the roll-out of future-proof fibre infrastructure and currently account for more than 80% of the competitive FTTB/H deployment. With annual investments of approximately €2.5 billion in 2018, BREKO plays a significant role in the effort to create an inclusive European gigabit society that builds on fast fibre networks to all buildings. This drive has allowed BREKO businesses to establish 5 million FTTB/H connection throughout Germany.
The German Fibre Association provides its members with political and regulatory expert knowledge and operates at all levels, linking federal state, national and EU policy closely together to strengthen competition on the telecommunications market.
Col.legi de l’Enginyeria de Camins, Canals i Ports de Cataluña is the professional reference in the field of civil and environmental engineering in Catalonia; leads urban planning as a scientific discipline and has a tight commitment with the climate emergency through SDGs. It is made up of about 3,000 members out of 30,000 members throughout Spain.
CARA, French cluster based in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, comprises over 230 members, including manufacturers, transport operators, universities, research and education centers. CARA is associate member and representative of the PFA Automotive Industry and Mobilities.
CARA is an association aiming to be the leading French cluster in Europe addressing the global challenges of urban mobility and vehicles of tomorrow, that fulfills two missions:
– Represent 6 sectors: automotive, industrial vehicles, rail transport, cable-supported transport systems, river transport, bicycle
– Support the transformation of passengers and goods transport systems in urban environments.
From the drawing board through to market launch, CARA implements collective actions: research and innovation projects, pilots in real life situation, and measures for the economic and industrial development of its members.
The Clúster de l’Energia Eficient de Catalunya (CEEC) is an entity that, through collaboration with companies and associated organizations from areas such as technology, research, institutional, regulatory, industrial, informative and business, has the aim of promoting the field of energy efficiency.
We are an innovative business organization in which we promote and facilitate technological innovation in logistics and transportation. Aimed at promoting transversal innovation projects and initiatives, supporting entrepreneurship projects, putting supply and demand in contact, and carrying out the dissemination and transfer of technological and environmental knowledge.
CityNet is the largest association of urban stakeholders committed to sustainable development in the Asia Pacific region. Established in 1987 with the support of UNESCAP, UNDP, and UN-Habitat, the network of cities has grown to include 173 municipalities, NGOs, private companies, and research centres. We connect actors, exchange knowledge, and build commitment to establish more sustainable and resilient cities. Through capacity building, city-to-city cooperation, and tangible projects, we help our members respond to climate change, disaster, rising infrastructure demands, and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Connected Vehicle Trade Association (CVTA) is a non-profit business league established to facilitate the interaction, and advance the interests, of the entities involved in the vehicle communication environment. The Connected Vehicle Trade Association enables the collaboration of companies, organizations, and governmental bodies engaged in developing bidirectional vehicle communications. Membership is open to any corporation, public entities, standards and specification organizations and educational institutions.
Bringing together the most prominent independent R&D providers in the automotive sector throughout Europe, EARPA is the association of automotive R&D organisations since 2002. Its membership counts at present 49 members ranging from large and small commercial organisations to national institutes and universities. EARPA is a high-quality platform of automotive researchers and is actively contributing to the European Research Area and the future EU RTD funding programmes. The Association works in close cooperation with the automotive industry, the automotive suppliers as well as the European Institutions and the EU Member States. Foremost, EARPA is independent from any external body or institute, only supported by its members’ fees and is governed by an Executive Board and General Assembly.
Eurotowns was established in 1991 as the Europe-wide network for towns and cities with populations between 50,000 and 250,000. Towns and cities of this size play a significant part in the economic and social life of Europe. The Eurotowns network aims to ensure that this fact is properly reflected in the development of European legislation and promotes the interests of medium-sized cities at European level. There are currently 18 cities in membership of Eurotowns. The network supports medium-sized cities in Europe to strengthen their role as attractive, inclusive and sustainable places. Furthermore, Eurotowns provides a valuable mechanism for building reliable partnerships, developing innovative and sustainable projects, and effective collaboration on European Union funding applications.
EuroXR –European Association for Extended Reality gathers individuals, large companies, SMEs, as well as research institutions, universities, and laboratories. EuroXR has been operating on the European territory for more than 10 years, providing a solid International Network for all those interested in Extended reality and new technologies (VR/AR/MR). EuroXR’s mission is to promote research excellence and stimulate the development and deployment of XR technologies in existing, new and emerging fields. The Association provides also different kinds of services, such as white paper, consultancy for new projects and project management; opportunities for collaboration in European and International projects; and organization and support of XR-related events.
FECEMINTE (Federació Catalana d’Empreses de Telecomunicacions) is a non-profit business association, formed by companies in the field of the telecoms (systems integrators and installers, telecom operators, hard and soft manufacturers and wholesalers, etc.… ) that provide their services in the territorial area of Catalonia. Since his constitution in 1968 its aim is to provide value to its associates and to the sector in general, being an institutional interlocutor with the Administration and other economic, social and technological agents.
Forética is the leading business network on sustainability and corporate social responsibility in Spain and Latin America, with over 250 members. Our mission is to encourage the integration of social, environmental and good governance aspects in corporate and organisational strategy and management. Forética is Spain’s only representative of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and National Partner Organization of CSR Europe and in Spain.
The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) is a centre for research, education, production and outreach, with the mission of envisioning the future habitat of our society and building it in the present.
IAAC’s Master in City & Technology is a unique program oriented towards redefining the analysis, planning, and design of twenty-first-century cities and beyond. The program offers expertise in the design of digitally enhanced, ecological and human-centered urban environments by intersecting the disciplines of urbanism and data science. Taking place in Barcelona, the capital of urbanism, the Master in City & Technology is training the professionals that city administrations, governments, industries, and communities need, to transform the urban environment in the era of big data
InformaTICa – The College of Computer Engineering of Catalonia (COEINF) is a Catalan independent public institution that represents, organizes, proctets and improves computer engineers ensuring an adequate exercise of the profession, with quality assurance and willingness to serve the society.
The International Parking & Mobility Institute (IPMI) is the world’s largest and leading association of professionals in parking, transportation, and mobility. IPMI leads the industry by developing cutting-edge content, education, and events, including our 2020 Parking & Mobility Virtual Conference & Expo. Signature programs include our award-winning magazine Parking & Mobility, global data standardization efforts with the Alliance for Parking Data Standards, and showcasing the latest tech and trends. IPMI members make it all happen, and get widespread visibility, significant discounts, and all the latest business intelligence
IPWCA was founded in 2016 with a permanent office in Barcelona. It supports continued development, research and application of Pneumatic Solid Waste Collection Systems. Cities, manufacturers, private customers, scientific institutes, approval bodies are members of the IPWCA.
The use of new pneumatic solutions, aka AWC 4.0, has been acknowledged as a highly efficient and very sustainable method for solid waste transportation. A significant amount of research has taken place, which has resulted in the advance of PWC 2.0 systems.
The intention of IPWCA is to provide a forum for experts, manufacturers, users, and professionals active in this field, for sharing information and knowledge. Working together we can be the leaders in fulfilling the requirements for urban sustainability and energy efficiency.
The KNX Spain Association, founded in 1993, is a non-profit association open for companies and entities, and even individuals, who manufacture, distribute, integrate, install or in any other way promote the KNX standard, a communication protocol intended for the control and automation of homes and buildings.
KNX is a worldwide open standard: more than 500 manufacturers incorporate this protocol into their products, offering more than 8,000 families of certified products that are all 100% interoperable with each other, independent of the manufacturer and the application. Millions of projects operating to the full satisfaction of users, from small domestic facilities to complex facilities such as hotels, airports or hospitals, demonstrate their reliability.
KNX: Smart home and building solutions. Global. Secure. Connected.
Major Cities of Europe – IT Users Group is a non-profit, membership organisation whose objective is to maximise the value realised from the use of information and communication technologies in the administration of European local governments.
Our objectives are achieved by:
– Sharing of experiences and practices amongst members through an annual conference, workshops and knowledge information bases;
– Dissemination amongst members of innovative practices from around the world;
– Facilitating discussion and engagement amongst members;
– Supporting the involvement of members in European projects;
– Engaging with the private sector to learn about its experiences and projects for the local governments.
Membership is open to local government organisations, academic institutions and not-for-profit organisations that share, support or wish to contribute to the above objectives.
We are an independent platform created by the RACC and DELOITTE, which leads the analysis of the new mobility models with a perspective of encouraging business collaboration. Our mission is to monitor mobility at a time of change and its market opportunities, generating a great impetus of possibilities for partner companies and entities The Mobility Institute is driven by two leading entities.
To give our partners facilities and keys to decipher the complexity and to overcome the uncertainties of a changing mobility environment, through high value-added content, market data, meeting spaces and collaboration projects.
Railgrup has become a benchmark cluster not only in the railway ecosystem but in the transport sector in general. Through innovation, technological excellence, cross-sectoral knowledge, and the development of joint projects, we help our members establishing key points and improving their business competitiveness. Railgrup has different workgroups and currently gathers more than 105 members including public operators, engineering firms, start-ups, sensor-mobility systems, OEMs, cybersecurity, and rail infrastructure suppliers. Through different workshops, the aim is to spread knowledge, raise awareness, explore challenges ahead in a railway mobility context.
Smartech, which has about 135 members, is the Spanish cluster of companies and organizations from the entire value chain of smart homes, buildings and cities. In Smartech Cluster, this value chain is made up of manufacturers, application developers, engineering companies, integrators, installers, technology and training centers and universities. The main objective of the cluster is to improve the competitiveness of companies through six lines of action: Generation of business opportunities, promotion of collaborative R&D&I, search for financing, training and advice, communication and networking.
We are the leading Latin American network in Sustainable Urban Mobility. At SIMUS we connect and accompany all public transportation stakeholders, to provide solutions around sustainable urban mobility that allow the modernization of public transportation, the transformation of the quality of life of citizens and urban environment, through advice technical, public policies and exchange of knowledge and good practices.
The 2 academic years (120 ECTS) of the programme are designed to educate the next generation of engineers and researchers in Smart Cities and Communities by bringing together four of Europe’s most prestigious universities in collaboration with industry. Students will acquire valuable skills and benefit from state-of-the-art research at regional and transnational level, fostering innovation, entrepreneurship, employability, knowledge exchange and multidisciplinary learning. Students will complete their master in Spain, Greece, Belgium or the U.K., depending on the chosen study path.
The Specializations are:
– ‘Specialization on Smart Grids and Demand Management’ (HWU, U.K.)
– ‘Specialization on Sustainable Urban Planning, Energy and Transport’ (UMONS, Belgium)
– ‘Specialization on Information and Communication Technologies’ (IHU, Greece)
– ‘Specialization on Energy Efficiency on Buildings’ (UPV/EHU, Spain)
Founded in December 2014 and with headquarters in Brussels (Belgium), the Smart Transportation Alliance (STA) is a not-for-profit global collaborative platform for transportation infrastructure innovation across modes and the Smart City.
In the context of safe, sustainable and multimodal transportation systems, STA’s vision is the deployment of Smart Transportation Infrastructures connecting people and businesses.
A platform for knowledge management, STA’s mission is to lead and support activities improving the methods, technologies and standards associated to transportation infrastructures.
Identified with the brand Telecos.cat, we are the community that represents the telecommunication, electronics, and multimedia engineers in Catalonia with more than 25 years of institutional development (the Catalan Association of Telecommunication Engineers was established in 1992). We foster the development of the professional skills of the community, we defense them against the unauthorized practice of the profession, and we are an accredited voice in technological issues before administrations and the public opinion. In addition, our main purpose is to provide valuable services to the members of the community.
Smart Space is the meeting point (marketplace) of the companies of different sectors (metallurgical, energetic, transport, telecommunications, etc.) that develop or commercialize Smart solutions (innovative, intelligent, technological, sustainable and effective). It is a cooperation platform: between large companies, innovative SMEs, start-ups and universities / technological centers, and promotes public-private partnership. Smart Space develops Smart solutions that can be applied to different areas: industry, business areas, cities, education, health, agriculture, public administration, infrastructures, mobility, social, etc. It fosters the transfer of technology / innovation between technological centers, universities and companies, and offers specific training solutions to companies, to meet their needs.
Smart Space has developed a model of Smart business area, sustainable and replicable in different industrial areas. It contemplates: – all Smart areas: mobility, urbanism, connectivity, energy efficiency, waste and water, sustainability, tourism, security, business area management that includes de management of the relationship between companies and stakeholders and the opportunities… – both the smartization of the public space, as well as the primate space (inside the companies). Smart Space accompanies the cities in the definition of the strategy of their business areas, and in the implementation of the different solutions.
Founded in 1978, TRANSPRIME is the main association in Spain for dealing withshippers’ logistics and transport affairs.TRANSPRIME – SPANISH SHIPPERS’ COUNCIL is the main stakeholder of institutionalrepresentation, coordinator of logistics benchmarking and efficiency as well as thereference shippers’ forum. Regular meetings, seminars, presentations and activities arecarried out to trigger a deep logistical knowledge based on innovation, competitivenessand continuous improvement from the shippers’ unique point of view.TRANSPRIME SPANISH SHIPPERS’ COUNCIL represents shippers at three levels: local &national, European – being the unique Spanish Delegation of the European Shippers‘Council (ESC), and at a global level, by being a member of the Global Shippers’ Alliance(GSA).
The Portuguese-Speaking Capital Cities (UCCLA) is an international association of inter-municipal scope that aims to strengthen the cooperation among cities, fostering economic, social and cultural development, and to promote the common cultural heritage that represents the world of the Portuguese language.
On June 28, 1985, eight cities signed a twinning protocol, designing the association creation, namely Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, China, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Portugal and São Tomé and Príncipe.
The UCCLA is headquartered Lisbon, Portugal, yet the association is represented in all the Portuguese speaking countries, through its members. Nowadays UCCLA has 88 members, cities and enterprises.
The association has developed a big variety of activities and cooperation projects, as promoter or has a platform between the international actors.
The UPC Technology Center (CIT UPC) applies university research to innovation in business. We develop comprehensive, multidisciplinary and turnkey technology solutions and offer companies a wide range of technological capabilities to develop projects in areas like advanced manufacturing technologies, ICT, materials, energy, health, infrastructures, mobility or urbanism and sustainability. Due to the UPC’s excellent research track record in engineering, architecture and science, CIT UPC’s knowledge spans a wide technological spectrum. We have strong expertise in Smart City technologies related to mobility, urban environment, governance and finance, digital transformation and inclusive & sharing cities.
For about 15 years, the URBACT programme has been the European Territorial Cooperation programme aiming to foster sustainable integrated urban development in cities across Europe. It is an instrument of the Cohesion Policy, co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund, the 28 Member States, Norway & Switzerland. URBACT’s mission is to enable cities to work together and develop integrated solutions to common urban challenges, by networking, learning from one another’s experiences, drawing lessons and identifying good practices to improve urban policies.
bee smart city is the leading global smart city network and community with 15,000+
members from 170 countries, aimed at empowering cities and communities to become
smarter and more sustainable. We connect all smart city stakeholders to exchange
knowledge and lessons learned, to share solutions and best practices, as well as to
grow their professional networks and forge new collaborations. We are the partner
platform of United for Smart Sustainable Cities, the global smart city initiative of the
United Nations, in pursuit of the Sustainable Development Goals – especially SDG 11.
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Bright Cities delivers tailor-made diagnosis and solutions roadmap to smart cities. It’s a disruptive platform that connects cities and public administrators to a new administration and development concept. It diagnosis cities and builds a roadmap so they can become better, more efficient and smarter every day, improving the lives of those who live and work there. It is passionate about public management and believes that any city can become intelligent through solutions that generate great impact on the daily lives of managers and citizens.
Business Reporter is one of the leading business-to-business information providers in the world. Our special interest campaigns seek to educate business leaders through a combination of client content and broadcast quality films.
Established in 2009, Eco-Business is Asia Pacific’s leading media organisation on sustainable development. Its independent journalism unit publishes high quality, trusted news and views that advance dialogue and enables measurable impact on a wide range of sustainable development and responsible business issues. It is headquartered in Singapore, with offices in Manila, Beijing, and correspondents across major cities in Asia Pacific.
Their platforms include the award-winning Eco-Business.com site which attracts more than 1,3 million high-level visitors per year and a weekly newsletter that is emailed to over 80,000 subscribers. Eco-Business offers a wide range of content and marketing services, including online advertising, custom publications, market research and whitepapers, multimedia production, consultancy, training and high-impact bespoke events catered to deepen discussions on sustainability.
Their aim is to help businesses, governments, NGOs, research institutions and think tanks to share ideas and best practices, advance public awareness and stimulate debate about sustainable development.
Equipamiento y Servicios Municipales is one of the first Spanish technical publications specialized in management, projection and matters of topical interest in the field of services and equipment for municipalities. With a track record that goes back more than 30 years, Equipamiento y Servicios Municipales is a well-known magazine of wide prestige consulted by technicians and professionals in the sector, both from private companies and public organizations.
Ethic is a knowledge ecosystem aiming at favoring change by analyzing the latest global trends with a commitment to information quality and under an inalienable editorial premise: progress without humanism cannot be named progress. With a liberal spirit and a humanist vocation, Ethic addresses the challenges of our time to make complexity easier and promote critical knowledge, which is fundamental for the advance of society. Together with the analysis of global trends and the Sustainable Development Goals, the magazine promotes the defence of democracy as the core of its publishing project.
FuturENERGY is a new concept in technical publications, highly focused on the reader and advertiser with an innovative, vibrant design providing up to date information, a unique bilingual Spanish/English format and a highly effective international distribution.
Dealing with all energy topics from renewables, energy efficiency, smart cities, smart grids, e-mobility, etc and including technical plant reports of great interest, FuturENERGY publishes 10 issues per year, both printed and online.
A totally free digital edition, downloadable and printable, allows greater access to our content and guarantees maximum exposure for our advertisers. In addtion a fortnightly newsletter offers all the up to dates news.
Club GLOBALS is an entrepreneurs network and ecosystem builder focusing on Innovation, digital, and technology with impact. Started in Berlin, Barcelona, and expanding to Latam. More than 10 years connecting startups, investors, talent, and partners through content and events. Club GLOBALS speaks English, thinks German, and feels Spanish.
Guiri Business Group is a LinkedIn community designed to facilitate professional networking through the exchange of information, knowledge, contacts, jobs and opportunities, with over 13,000 members in Spain.
IEBS, the Business School of Innovation and Entrepreneurship was born in 2009 to offer an alternative to traditional business schools, with a commitment to an innovative educational model capable of responding to the real needs of companies and professionals who live in a society in constant change and transformation. It offers an agile and modern education model, based on solid values to train more responsible people, who run projects with an entrepreneurial spirit based on innovation, ethics and sustainability. Its ultimate goal is to train the new leaders demanded by the world, capable of undertaking projects, innovating and creating value for their companies, their employees and society in a profitable and sustainable way.
“Scientific technical publication that covers all activities related to the environment, waste management, renewable energy, minimization, recycling, treatment, sewage, legislation, clean technologies, liquid, gaseous, toxic and hazardous waste. IndustriAmbiente also publishes two special Clean Energy issues: design of power plants, combined cycle, wind power, solar power, thermal and cogeneration.”
International Security Journal is the recognised leading and trusted source of information for senior security professionals, installers and manufacturers delivering the latest communications and content across multiple channels including the latest news, trends, products and innovations effecting the global security market – keeping the global security community informed and connected. With a global brand reach to more than 160,000+ security professionals across our print, digital and social media platforms, International Security Journal is delivered directly to key influencers, decision makers and buyers such as Managing Directors, Heads of Security, Security Managers/Executives, Government Officials, Procurement Officials, Integrators, Installers and others. Throughout the pandemic ISJ is proud to have been one of the only mainstream media brands serving the global security sector to have been able to fully maintain its regular publishing service and digital presence with thousands more professionals, influencers and manufacturers turning to ISJ for their regular trusted news and industry related information. ISJ is unequivocally and independently positioned as the market leading media vehicle for the global security industry, with an unrivalled reach and presence in the sector and is proud to be the go-to ‘lead media partner’ for most of the leading security shows and associations.
The Interempresas Smart Cities magazine, both in its paper version and in its online version, reports on all the news related to the world of ‘Smart Cities’, one of the main megatrends of our society. The publication contains reports, technical articles and opinion articles that inform the professional about the trends and developments that occur in sustainable and efficient urban development. In addition, through in-depth interviews, the opinion of the main players in the sector is gathered in areas as diverse as mobility, energy, waste management and new ICTs, among many others.
Mobility Makers is the world’s first community dedicated to transportation and smart cities. Cross-industry collaborations & innovations to inspire, envision and co-create the transformation of mobility worldwide.
Materia Rinnovabile | Renewable Matter – the international magazine about circular economy
Both on paper and online, it is focused on the key topics of the circular economic transition,
giving voice to experts, political leaders, innovators, designers and entrepreneurs.
REVOLVE is a communication group fostering cultures of sustainability. REVOLVE publishes a quarterly international magazine focusing on the themes of water (winter), nature (spring), energy (summer) and mobility (fall). REVOLVE coordinates publications, curates photo exhibitions and organizes forums.
REVOLVE also offers graphic design, data visualization, content development, branding and marketing, social media engagement and media relations to maximize outreach and impact reporting for EU projects and other partner campaigns.
REVOLVE works with partners to accelerate the energy transformation and the possibility of a cleaner world.
Security Journal UK is positioned and designed to be the leading source of information for senior security professionals, installers and manufacturers delivering the latest communications and content across multiple channels including the latest news, trends, products and innovations effecting the United Kingdom’s security market. With a brand reach of more than 77,000 security professionals, Security Journal UK is delivered directly to key influencers such as Managing Directors, Heads of Security, Security Managers/Executives, Government Officials, Procurement Officials, Integrators, Installers and others. Due to the success of ISJ and it’s modern and dynamic approach, we are delighted to now offer a replicated version in the form of SJUK which the UK security industry can utilise and be proud of. SJUK’s website and print magazine cover the latest news, insights and opinions from the UK security market and include exclusive content from some of the biggest names in UK security. With a global brand reach to more than 160,000+ security professionals across our print, digital and social media platforms, International Security Journal is delivered directly to key influencers, decision makers and buyers such as Managing Directors, Heads of Security, Security Managers/Executives, Government Officials, Procurement Officials, Integrators, Installers and others.
SmartCitiesWorld’s mission is to be the world-leading platform for sharing ideas to solve urban
challenges that enable us to live in more resilient, sustainable, safe, and prosperous
SmartCitiesWorld provides a quality, comprehensive and current global content resource for
urban leaders and their partners.
Through our platform, we encourage the smart city ecosystem to share their experiences and
learn from each other.
SmartCitiesWorld enables connections between smart city challenges, solutions, industry
peers, suppliers, and partners at your desk on the move and at our events.
Our business model is advertising and sponsorship funded to find out how we can help your
organisation connect with our community.
The Smart City Journal is the world’s leading communication platform in the smart city – sector. In 2020, the most complicated year affected by a pandemic, we have reached one and a half million people in 135 countries in more than 1,000 cities around the world. Our platform is up to date with the latest news on urban innovation, technology and solutions in a world that moves by leaps and bounds.The Smart City Journal presents success stories of cities, organizations and companies for the development and global exchange of solutions, sustainable strategies, unique products and services in favor of citizens for a better world.
Smart Insights, by Intelling: a blog about the Secure Transactions industry. Smart Insights covers the smart card and secure transactions industry, its businesses, its technologies, its markets as well as its technology suppliers. Smart Insights covers all the major trends in the industry, it encompasses worldwide business, standardization bodies … Smart Insights is brought to you by Intelling, the secure transactions industry expert. Intelling proposes services in communication, strategy, marketing and market intelligence, with a strong focus on all markets relating to the secure transactions industry.
Tecnonews.info magazine is a private electronic digital publication. The objective of Tecnonews.info is to promote the development of the information technology sector in Spain and Spanish-speaking countries guaranteeing free information, acting as a platform for expression and collaboration between the different agents operating in the sector.
TRANSPORTE XXI is one of the XXI Group’s leading business communication publications. It appeared on the market in 1992 with the aim of putting professional journalism at the service of the freight transport sector in Spain.
After 28 years of continuous fortnightly publishing, the journal has become in publication of reference through the exclusivity of its content and the analytical and research work that it carries out throughout the year. It’s also the top seller of all the sector’s specialized publications.
TRANSPORTE XXI’s writers have been trained in the responsibility that comes along with professional journalism in terms of providing details about businesses’ economic and strategic activity.
This zeal for businesses’ most sensitive activities to be properly respected and correctly interpreted has earned us the trust of the market.
This ethical practice, as well as the information separation of the editorial company’s commercial and promotional interests, have created a trustworthy publication in the ever complex media sector.
UrbanNext’s main goal is to generate a global network to produce content focused on rethinking architecture through the contemporary urban milieu. It is designed to establish a working structure and a multidisciplinary authorial platform for collaborations between people who have an interest in working, thinking and reflecting on design practices and their future.
Via Libre is the leading Spanish railway magazine. Every month, it provides a treasure of information on a wide range of topics related to railways. It is edited by the Fundacion de los Ferrocarriles Espanoles, and its Editorial Committee includes representatives of all the public Spanish railway and metro companies: Renfe, Adif, the regional railway companies and all the metro companies in the country. Via Libre has over 5,000 subscribers and is highly appreciated among professionals and railway enthusiasts. It is considered to be a “classic” in the railway world, its first issue having appeared in 1964. It is distributed in Spain, Europe and Latin America.
Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC) is the international leading event for cities held in Barcelona since 2011. Our mission is to empower cities and collectivize urban innovation across the globe. Through promoting social innovation, establishing partnerships and identifying business opportunities, the event is dedicated to creating a better future for cities and their citizens.
PUZZLE X is the first convening forum to bridge the world of Frontier Materials, societal impact, entrepreneurship, venture building, corporate innovation, bleeding edge of material science and United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to facilitate the use the materials of the future to help our world today.
Circular Economy Hotspot Catalonia combines guided tours to local companies and a Congress exploring the most pressing issues and solutions, this is the place to discover business initiatives, R&D projects, government strategies and collaborations pushing the circular economy forward in Europe.