Partners & Supporting Organizations

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    Cisco designs and sells broad lines of products, provides services and delivers integrated solutions to develop and connect networks around the world, building the Internet. Over the last 30 plus years, we have been the world's leader in connecting people, things and technologies—to each other and to the Internet—realizing our vision of changing the way the world works, lives, plays and learns. We have expanded to new markets that are a natural extension of our core networking business, as the network has become the platform for automating, orchestrating, integrating, and delivering an ever- increasing array of information technology (IT)–based products and services. We are focused on helping our customers achieve their desired business outcomes. Cisco customers include businesses of all sizes, public institutions, governments, and communications service providers. They look to us as a strategic partner to help them use IT to enable, differentiate, or fundamentally define their business strategy and drive growth, improve productivity, reduce costs, mitigate risk, and gain a competitive advantage in an increasingly digital world.

  • FCC

    The FCC group has more than 115 years of experience in providing Citizen Services. It is the world leader in Environmental Services, Integrated Water Management and infrastructure development and construction. FCC Aqualia is the company that operates FCC water management. According to the latest ranking from GWI, FCC Aqualia is the leading Spanish company in its sector, the third-largest private water management company in Europe and 7th in the world, providing services to 22.5 million users in 1,100 municipalities and 21 countries. FCC Environment is the area of FCC that provides environmental services to 53 Million people in 5,000 municipalities and 13 countries. From integrated industrial and urban waste management to all types of municipal services, FCC Environment also works with polluted soils recovery and processes close to 20 Million tonnes of waste at more than 200 recycling and waste treatment plants. FCC Environment treats residual waste as a resource, reusing and recycling everything that's possible and then recuperating the energy from the rest.
  • Ferrovial

    Ferrovial Services is one of the four business divisions of Ferrovial, one of the world's leading infrastructure and services operators. Ferrovial Services performs activities along the value chain (consulting, design, operation and whole life cycle maintenance) and has operations in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, the Americas and the Middle East. Urban services are one of Ferrovial Services' main activities through its work with more than one thousand municipalities. The Ferrovial Services Centre of Excellence for Cities develops and delivers innovative programmes, solutions and models in collaboration with forward-thinking cities and other innovation stakeholders. Through this Centre of Excellence, Ferrovial Services seeks to pioneer the new generation of citizen-centred service models, driven by the emotional engagement of citizens and the intelligent use of data and cutting-edge technologies.

    FIWARE is an Open Source initiative whose mission is to build an open ecosystem around public, royalty-free technologies. FIWARE enables the development of open and portable Smart Applications in multiple vertical domains and the connection of IoT devices with other sources of context information, together with Big Data analysis on the cloud. FIWARE is contributing to the definition of the concept of real-time (open) context data and is experiencing a fast adoption by Smart Cities, following a vendor neutral, bottom-up and driven-by-implementation approach. To this aim, FIWARE defines standard APIs and data models required to capture what is going on in the city. Besides, FIWARE is also paving, through partnerships with relevant actors, the way for the evolution from Open Data to the Economy of Data. Ultimately, it enables the creation of a sustainable market of interoperable and portable solutions.
  • Huawei

    Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Driven by responsible operations, ongoing innovation, and open collaboration, we have established a competitive ICT portfolio of end-to- end solutions in telecom and enterprise networks, devices, and cloud computing. Our ICT solutions, products, and services are used in more than 170 countries and regions, serving over one-third of the world's population. With more than 170,000 employees, Huawei is committed to enabling the future information society, and building a Better Connected World.
  • Mastercard

    At Smart City Expo World Congress 2016 in Barcelona, Mastercard will showcase insights, case studies, technologies and partnerships from around the world that demonstrate how we can make cities better and make better cities. Led by a global team representing Mastercard Enterprise Partnerships, Mastercard Advisors and Government Solutions, the company will bring to life innovative urban solutions at its booth, in Smart City Plaza and through a series of interactive sessions. Mastercard understands that no one can get there alone. It takes collaboration between partners across industries and sectors – for example through organizations such as the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, the Global Cities Business Alliance and 100 Resilient Cities Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation – to unlock the full potential of today's technologies and to realize the vision of cities that are better serving their citizens.
  • Microsoft

    Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq "MFST") empowers every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Microsoft CityNext empowers more sustainable, prosperous, and economically competitive cities—with a simplified approach. It helps cities digitally transform and unlock their potential by delivering innovative digital services that can help citizens lead safer and healthier lives, enriched by high-quality education. Cities can tap into the solution portfolios of Microsoft and its partners and innovate at their own pace; deploying solutions that can interoperate with and improve on their existing IT investments. CityNext provides an integrated, flexible, trustworthy approach to help cities engage their citizens, empower their employees, optimize their operations and infrastructure, and transform and accelerate innovation, economic development, and environmental sustainability.

    Our cities hold the answers. Unlock them with Philips Lighting: Light beyond illumination. 10 billion people will inhabit our planet by 2050. Two thirds of them in cities. We won't just need more light. We'll need light that's energy-efficient and digital. Which opens up a world of possibilities. The idea is simple. The results profound. When every light point can send and receive data, you can unlock the enormous potential of connected lighting systems and the Internet of Things. At Philips Lighting we call it taking light beyond illumination. And our breakthrough connected lighting systems are already being used by cities like Los Angeles and Buenos Aires to radically reduce energy costs, improve the environment, and provide safer, more liveable neighbourhoods.
  • SAP

    SAP FUTURE CITIES helps improve livability for all by increasing urban resilience, enabling digital transformation and boosting economic prosperity. With 4500 regional, local and city customers across the world, over 20 years of city experience and a market-leading portfolio, SAP is helping to inspire, create and empower the next generation of city leaders and city innovators to use technology in a way that delivers greater value to all those who live and work in, and visit the city. Using the broadest set of applications, technology and network platforms, SAP is helping address 36 critical scenarios in cities, from the Internet of Everything to public safety, from digitization to public health. With SAP solutions cities can run better, help make it easier for businesses to thrive, and provide a safe environment for citizens.
  • SEAT

    SEAT is the only company that designs, develops, manufactures and markets cars in Spain. A member of the Volkswagen Group, the multinational has its headquarters in Martorell (Barcelona), exporting more than 80% of its vehicles, and is present in over 75 countries. In 2015, SEAT's turnover amounted to over 8.3 billion euros, the highest in its history, and the company achieved worldwide sales of more than 400,000 units for the first time since 2007.The multinational has a Technical Centre, which operates as a knowledge hub that brings together 1,000 engineers who are focussed on developing innovation for Spain's largest industrial investor in R&D. SEAT already features the latest connectivity technology in its vehicle range and is currently engaged in the company's global digitisation process to promote the mobility

    Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. The company is active in more than 200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world's largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is No. 1 in offshore wind turbine construction, a leading supplier of gas and steam turbines for power generation, a major provider of power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. The company is also a leading provider of medical imaging equipment – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems – and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT. In fiscal 2015, which ended on September 30, 2015, Siemens generated revenue of €75.6 billion and net income of €7.4 billion. At the end of September 2015, the company had around 348,000 employees worldwide.
  • SUEZ

    The increasing scarcity of natural resources is a challenge that will engage future generations.
    Our goal is to ensure the most rational, efficient and sustainable management of today's and tomorrow's resources for the cities and industries: optimizing processes, securing new alternatives for water supply, protecting the environment and recovering value from waste and by-products.
    Committed to sustainable development, SUEZ is a key partner for cities and industries to support them in making the most for resources. SUEZ provides innovative and sustainable solutions to manage complete water and waste cycles, focusing on environmental and economic performance, ensuring the attractiveness of territories. In Smart City Expo World Congress Barcelona 2016, SUEZ will share the latest smart innovations and technologies to preserve resources for the future.

    Telefónica aims to contribute to cities' digital transformation, helping them to achieve social, economic and environmental balance as well as to discover new ways of interacting with citizens. We aspire to play an active role in converting cities into places full of possibilities. In Telefonica we offer a wide range of digital solutions raising a new generation of services and businesses where decision-making is faster and city services are more efficient thanks to intelligent data management. Telefonica is an end-to-end provider of Smart City solutions. We integrate vertical services in an open and interoperable platform to enhance city services management, count on the best possible partners to deliver those services and hold good relationships with companies and knowledge networks (universities, business schools, etc.) to help bring together the different stakeholders and players in the Smart Cities Ecosystem.
  • ZTE

    ZTE Corporation is a global leader in telecommunications and information technology. As part of ZTE's mobile information communication technologies (M-ICT) strategy, the company is committed to providing integrated end-to-end innovations to deliver excellence and value to consumers, carriers, businesses and public sector customers around the world to enable increased connectivity and productivity. Founded in 1985, ZTE is listed on both the Hong Kong and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges. With the industry's most comprehensive product range and end-to-end solutions, ZTE offers cutting-edge wireless, access & bearer, value-added services, terminals and managed services to telecommunications carriers, in addition to ICT solutions for enterprises and government agencies. Looking forward, ZTE is committed to pursuing the company's M-ICT strategy together with its customers and partners, and driving innovations in telecommunications and ICT globally as the business and technology needs of the industry continue to evolve.


  • European Comission
  • ICEX

    ICEX Spain Trade and Investment is a public business organization which works worldwide with the objective of promoting the internationalization of Spanish companies in order to improve their competitiveness, as well as boosting foreign investment in Spain. ICEX offers its services through 98 Economic and Commercial Offices worldwide, the largest foreign network, 31 Provincial and Territorial Trade Offices in Spain and 17 Business Centers abroad, keeping close contact with Spanish companies. Every year, ICEX organizes around 1,200 promotional activities in foreign markets and answers over 90,000 queries on internationalization.
  • Generalitat de Catalunya
  • Diputació de Barcelona

    Diputació de Barcelona, as the Provincial Council, provides financial, technical and technological resources to the 311 municipalities in its area to support them in the process of becoming smart cities. Since early 2016 Diputació de Barcelona offers a multi-tenant sensor platform to collect, process and analyze data from urban devices. Currently 12 cities and local organizations are using it. In the exhibition area, Diputació de Barcelona will show major Smart region projects in which the institution is involved (regional platform, new apps, open government program, library bus, sustainability and energy efficiency solutions, etc.). Projects from several municipalities and local authorities in the area will also be shown at the booth (Sentilo platform use cases, security app, eGovernment solutions, City Protocol Society initiatives, issue reporting apps, etc.).
  • AMB

    The Barcelona Metropolitan Area - AMB is a public body which coordinates metropolitan services and promotes the main assets of thirty-six metropolitan municipalities. It is responsible for the planning of public space, housing, mobility and public transport, waste management, and the whole water cycle. It has also taken on new functions in the field of urban planning, including policies on the environment, open spaces, economic promotion and social and territorial cohesion. The AMB also works to implement new data solutions to facilitate citizens' day-to-day lives applying a wide range of smart responses to improving public transport service, urban parks and the 42km of beaches. Building an efficient city demands placing people at the forefront of every activity and public service, and developing creative and innovative solutions from this perspective. A liveable city is one that uses technological advances to improve the quality of life of its inhabitants, thus generating new high-skilled jobs. This is the goal of the AMB.
  • Ellen MacArthur Foundation

    The Ellen MacArthur Foundation was created in 2010 to accelerate the transition to a circular economy. The Foundation's work focuses on four areas: insight and analysis, business and government, education and training, and communication. With its Knowledge Partner, McKinsey & Company, the Foundation works to quantify the economic potential of the circular model and to develop approaches for capturing this value. The Foundation collaborates with its Global Partners (Cisco, Google, H&M, Intesa Sanpaolo, Kingfisher, NIKE, Inc., Philips, Renault, Unilever), and its CE100 network (businesses, universities, innovators governments, cities and affiliate organisations), to develop circular business initiatives and build capacity. The Foundation is creating a global teaching and learning platform on the circular economy, encompassing work with leading universities, schools and colleges, and online events such as the Disruptive Innovation Festival . The Foundation communicates cutting edge ideas and insight through its circular economy research reports , case studies and books , and on Circulate , an online portal dedicated to providing news and unique insights on the circular economy and related subjects.
  • The World Bank

    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.
  • Habitat III

    Together Towards a New Urban Agenda

    Habitat III is the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development to take place in Quito, Ecuador, from 17 – 20 October 2016.
    Habitat III Conference has the convening power to bring together all actors to achieve a new urban paradigm for global development. Solutions for the complex challenge of urbanization can only be found by bringing together national governments, local governments, multilateral organizations, private sector and civil society.
    "The Conference is a unique opportunity for rethinking the Urban Agenda in which governments can respond by promoting a new model of urban development able to integrate all facets of sustainable development to promote equity, welfare and shared prosperity". Dr. Joan Clos, Secretary-General of the Habitat III Conference.
  • Inter-American Development Bank

    We work to improve lives in Latin America and the Caribbean through financial and technical support for countries working to reduce poverty and inequality. We help improve health and education, and advance infrastructure. We are the leading source of development financing for Latin America and the Caribbean. We conduct 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. 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. This panel will discuss how cities are migrating from traditional city management toward Smart City management.
  • GSMA

    GSMA Smart Cities – Delivering Innovative Services in Partnership with Operators.
    The GSMA Connected Living programme is working with mobile operators, governments and city councils to agree a common approach to smart city solutions that will deliver real, long-term benefits to businesses and citizens. Our smart cities initiative provides an array of resources which can assist governments, city planners and digital service providers in their quest to deploy connected solutions and create cities that are truly smart.
  • Mobile World Capital Barcelona - 4YFN

    4YFN Smart City Village is open to smart tech startups. For the second year running, Four Years From Now (4YFN) will bridge the gap between entrepreneurs, investors and corporations to create long-lasting connections during the Smart City Expo World Congress this November. The 4YFN startup village situated in the heart of the Expo, will showcase pioneering startup innovations and pitches that will take place on stage to key players within the industry. It is the perfect place to discover disruptive smart city technology. The 4YFN Award Ceremony attracts participants from all over the world, giving the finalists global recognition of their awe-inspiring smart projects.


  • Bosch

    Bosch is transforming the cities of the future into vibrant, attractive, and sustainable places for people to be. These connected cities are interactive places where everyday life is easy and efficient and where people are in tune with each other and their city.
    We provide connected solutions, devices, and information for people in the city. Working with city stakeholders and partners, we strive to simplify urban mobility, enhance safety and security, optimize use of resources, and support citizen participation.
    The Bosch Group's strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is "Invented for life."
  • Cellnex

    Cellnex Telecom is Europe's leading independent operator of wireless communications infrastructure. Cellnex Telecom operates in Spain, Italy, Netherlands and France and has a portfolio of more than 16,000 locations. It offers customers the space they need at the various centres to install and maintain their communications network equipment and perform wireless voice and data transmission. It also provides the most advanced audiovisual services to national, regional and local broadcasters. It develops, "smart" solutions that optimize services for citizens, through networks and services that facilitate municipal management, thus contributing to effective management of the city and improving the relationship of the administration and citizens. Cellnex Telecom also plays a key role in rolling out security and emergency networks for security forces.
  • Civiciti

    A social interface for greater citizen participation.

    Civiciti is a new digital democracy platform that helps citizens, public administrations and organizations around the world discover, discuss and decide on the issues they care about. A suite of participation, consultation and open data tools streamline collective decisions, encourage stakeholder involvement and reinforce government transparency.
  • Deutsche Telekom

    Deutsche Telekom is one of the world's leading integrated telecommunications companies, with some 156 million mobile customers, 29 million fixed-network lines, and more than 18 million broadband lines.
    We provide fixed-network/broadband, mobile communications, Internet, and IPTV products and services for consumers, and information and communication technology (ICT) solutions for business and corporate customers. Deutsche Telekom is present in more than 50 countries. With a staff of some 225,200 employees throughout the world, we generated revenue of 69.2 billion Euros in the 2015 financial year, about 64 percent of it outside Germany. So that we can continue to be successful, we are already evolving from a traditional telephone company into an entirely new kind of service company. Our core business, i.e., the operation and sale of networks and connections, remains the basis.
    But at the same time we are proactively committing to business areas that open up new growth opportunities for us.
  • El Parking

    ElParking is a smart system that provides solutions for drivers, parking companies and public entities. Using web and mobile apps, ElParking offers drivers all the possibilities to park in a particular place and allows them to pay for the parking spot regardless if it is on-street or off-street parking (public or private). At the same time, ElParking offers tools for parkings facilities administrators so they can notify their unoccupied spots online and manage their facilities on the cloud while drivers can access the parking lot through their phones without needing to print vouchers or scan any code. For public entities, ElParking offers a smart on-street parking platform that allows drivers to pay for parking quickly and easily by phone and provides real time parking data that cities can use to improve their urban mobility.
  • Habidatum

    Habidatum is an international company assisting urban planners, businesses and professional experts in understanding the hyper-dynamic urban environment. We build our services around a powerful platform capable of collecting, storing, processing and visualizing quantitative and qualitative urban data. We use various sources of data, machine-learning techniques and algorithms to make complex analytical support quick and easy. The platform ensures an interaction with real-time data flows through the customized visualization interface. We presented the alpha version of the platform at SCEWC 2015, and since then its application has been growing exponentially. By SCEWC 2016 we have applied the platform in 15+ cities globally (USA, India, UAE, Russia) for various analyses including master-planning, transportation planning, real estate price evaluation and commercial property management.
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise

    Hewlett Packard Enterprise is an industry leading technology company that enables customers to go further, faster. With the industry's most comprehensive portfolio, spanning the cloud to the data center to workplace applications, our technology and services help customers around the world make IT more efficient, more productive and more secure.
  • NEC

    NEC can provide a Holistic approach for Smart Cities enabling an integrated solution to be deployed in an efficient way, together with Advanced Vertical Solutions for Smart Services.
    Today what the city really needs is a solution engineered to manage a multitude of evolving smart services whilst enhancing its inhabitants quality of life. The NEC Platform acts as the "brain" of the city, monitoring and controlling various vertical services.
    NEC also provides Solutions based on smart technologies helping to optimise resource consumption and improve services through better management of demand and supply. In that way the city can offer better services to the citizens.
  • Silver Spring Networks

    Silver Spring Networks is a leading networking and solutions provider for the Internet of Things.  Silver Spring's pioneering IPv6 networking platform, with more than 23.6 million Silver Spring-enabled devices delivered, connects critical infrastructure for the world's leading utilities and most iconic cities.  Silver Spring's critical infrastructure solutions enable multiple applications and services to leverage a common network, control, and data platform to help drive smart energy, smart city, and wider Internet of Things applications. Customers span five continents and include CitiPower & Powercor, Commonwealth Edison, Consolidated Edison, CPFL Energia, Florida Power & Light, Pacific Gas & Electric, Pepco Holdings, Singapore Power, and cities such as Bristol, Copenhagen, Halifax, Glasgow, and Paris, and many others.
  • thyssenkrupp Elevators

    thyssenkrupp Elevator strive to make cities the best ever places to live, by advancing an industry that moves 1 billion people each day.
    With sales of 7.2 billion euros in fiscal 2014/2015 and customers in 150 countries, thyssenkrupp Elevator built its position as one of the world's leading elevator companies from scratch in a mere 40 years' time applying thyssenkrupp unique engineering capabilities. With more than 50,000 highly skilled employees, the company offers smart and innovative products and services designed to meet customers' individual requirements. The portfolio includes passenger and freight elevators, escalators and moving walks, passenger boarding bridges, stair and platform lifts as well as tailored service solutions for all products. Over 900 locations around the world provide an extensive sales and service network to guarantee closeness to customers.
  • Urbaser

    Integrated and Flexible Solutions for your Smart City. The group ACS, Actividades de Construcción y Servicios, is a worldwide reference in infrastructures, industrial services, energy and environment. The ACS Group, through its environmental company URBASER, is leader in waste management and treatment. It specialises in Street Cleansing, waste removal and transporting, urban waste treatment and recycling and comprehensive management of the water cycle and urban landscape and gardening. URBASER is the leader in removal and treatment of used mineral oils and treatment and removal of industrial waste. URBASER covers the entire value chain when providing these services, from designing and conception, carrying out the project, construction, financing and operating a highly-qualified professional team. URBASER also operates in the field of renewable energies with a view to limiting the negative impact of greenhouse gases, for the purpose of which it is developing treatment processes for alternative sources of energy, biomass from biomass crops, waste woodland mass, biodegradable agricultural and industrial waste.


  • Ajuntament de Barcelona

    Towards democratic, open, circular and equitable cities. Barcelona, an innovative and digital city, wants to take advantage of new technologies in order to improve citizens' lives, create new jobs and be more sustainable and collaborative. This new strategy considers public digital services as the key to a more equitable city, reducing social and economic inequalities and ensuring the sovereignty of technology and data. Digital Barcelona works on 4 areas: The city and its challenges; Technology and public innovation; Socioeconomic and innovation ecosystems and the empowerment of citizens. Barcelona goes further than being a Smart City, it is not only about technology, it is all about the people.


  • Fira de Barcelona

    Fira de Barcelona is one of the leading European trade fair institutions and the Spanish market leader, particularly in trade and industrial shows. It has a portfolio of over 80 shows of different frequencies with 30,000 exhibitors, both direct and represented, and receives 2 million visitors from over 200 countries. The institution has some 400,000 sq.m of exhibition floor space, one of the largest in Europe, spread over 2 venues: Montjuïc and Gran Via. Fira de Barcelona has established itself as a global event organizer with international positioning, twinned with the unmatchable Barcelona brand, a city with over a century of tradition in the organization of big events.
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