2022 Partners

Introducing our international community of corporate, institutional and media partners.

GLOBAL PARTNERS
AMAZON WEB SERVICES

Amazon Web Services (AWS) Worldwide Public Sector helps government, education, and nonprofit customers deploy cloud services to reduce costs, drive efficiencies, and increase innovation across the globe. AWS allows customers to pay just for what they use, with no up-front physical infrastructure expenses or long-term commitments. Public Sector organizations of all sizes use AWS to build applications, host websites, harness big data, store information, conduct research, improve online access for citizens, and more. AWS and its partner ecosystem help cities implement smart city solutions to support their goals around energy efficiency, air quality, intelligent transportation, public safety, public health, and other programs focused on improving quality of life and make the world a better place through technology.
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CISCO

For over 30 years, Cisco has been helping communities around the globe connect, protect, and transform the lives of their residents. Our trustworthy technologies serve as a foundation to expand equitable access, build secure and resilient infrastructure, and power remote work and trusted workplaces. Accelerate transformation in your communities with Cisco solutions that enable sustainability, create a more inclusive future for all, and help you build your bridge to possible.
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DASSAULT SYSTÈMES

Dassault Systèmes provides business and people with virtual universes to imagine sustainable innovations capable of harmonizing product, nature and life. With the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform, a virtual experience platform, the company allows more than 290,000 customers in almost 140 countries to create innovative new products and services capable of improving the real world.
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DELL TECHNOLOGIES

The world’s largest sports venues, airports, cities, schools, police departments, and hospitals rely on Dell Technologies Computer Vision solutions. We focus on industry centric customer outcomes to deliver workflows with our partner eco-system, that are tested by our dedicated engineers in extreme real-world scenarios in one of our three global computer vision labs. Our award-winning Validated design process addresses our customers unique requirements by providing a comprehensive workflow strategy that brings together a full range of scalable computer vision components from edge to core to cloud.
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DELOITTE

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.
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FCC ENVIRONMENT

FCC Environment is the company inside the FCC Group that, for over 110 years, has been delivering environmental services to 60 million people in more than 5,200 municipalities along the world. From waste management and recycling to every municipal service, it processes annually 24 million tonnes of waste as a resource at nearly 200 sustainable facilities, recovering 4 million tonnes of secondary raw materials (SRM) and refuse-derived fuel (RDF) and 360MWe of non-fossil power. Innovation is in the DNA of FCC Environment, committed to reaching the UN’s Agenda 2030 SDG by developing its 2050 Sustainability Strategy that includes implementing e-mobility and boosting the society to be transformed towards a Circular Economy model.

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GERMANY TRADE & INVEST

Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI) is the economic development agency of the Federal Republic of Germany. We help create and secure extra employment opportunities, strengthening Germany as a business location. With more than 50 offices in Germany and abroad and its network of partners throughout the world, GTAI supports German companies setting up in foreign markets, promotes Germany as a business location and assists foreign companies setting up in Germany. Whether you require information, consultancy, or project management services – GTAI supports your company’s efforts to establish a business in Germany.
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HUAWEI

Huawei is a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. With integrated solutions across four key domains – telecom networks, IT, smart devices, and cloud services – the company is committed to bringing digital resources to every person, home, and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world. Huawei’s end-to-end portfolio of products, solutions and services are both competitive and secure. Through open collaboration with ecosystem partners, it creates lasting value for its customers. At Huawei, innovation focuses on customer needs. It invests heavily on basic research, concentrating on technological breakthroughs that drive the world forward. 
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MICROSOFT

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.

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NVIDIA

NVIDIA pioneered a supercharged form of computing loved by the most demanding computer users in the world — scientists, designers, artists, and gamers. Our invention, the graphics processing unit (GPU), is the engine of modern artificial intelligence. Our technology also accelerates the fastest supercomputers, powers cutting-edge design and VR applications, and it’s the world’s largest gaming platform. We enable the da Vincis and Einsteins of our time to solve their most challenging problems: from building self-driving cars and AI-ready datacentres, to beating devastating diseases like cancer and dementia.

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SMART PORTS: PIERS OF THE FUTURE

The Smart Ports: Piers of the Future is an annual congress linked with the Smart City Expo World Congress, the main international summit on smart cities and urban solutions. For the first time in 2019, six leading ports in the world, Antwerp, Barcelona, Hamburg, Los Angeles, Montreal and Rotterdam, got together to link both concepts: Smart Cities and Smart Ports. In 2020, the Busan Port Authority joined the cause as one of the leading ports in Asia. It is a congress on innovation, sustainability and digital transformation. Some of the most innovative ports of the world share their innovative projects on Drones, Digital Twins, Green Smart Ports and Smart Port Cities among many others, while painting a picture of how our future should be. More sustainable, efficient and connected.

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INDUSTRY PARTNERS
ACCENTURE

Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, we offer Strategy and Consulting, Technology and Operations services and Accenture Song — all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Our 710,000 people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities.
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BARCELONA DE SERVEIS MUNICIALS

Barcelona de Serveis Municipals (B:SM) is a trading company owned by Barcelona City Council. In recent years it has become a benchmark in the fields of mobility, culture and leisure and the care of public spaces in Barcelona The company’s management model rests on four cornerstones: providing added-value services for the city and its residents; putting people at the centre, with a special focus on customers and the development of talent; continuous improvement and ongoing adaptation, with special emphasis on digitalisation and innovation; and economic and environmental sustainability, always seeking a balance between economic and social return from investments.
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HONEYWELL BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES

Honeywell Building Technologies (HBT) is transforming the way every building operates to help improve the quality of life. We are a leading building controls company with operations in more than 75 countries supported by a global channel partner network. Commercial building owners and operators use our hardware, software and analytics to help create safer, more sustainable and productive facilities. Our solutions and services are used in more than 10 million buildings worldwide.
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MILESTONE SYSTEMS

Milestone Systems is a leading provider of an open platform video management software, a technology that helps the world see how to ensure security, protect assets and increase business efficiency. Based on an open platform, XProtect video management software enables integration with the industry’s widest choice in cameras and best-in-class business solutions. Milestone Systems builds an open platform community that fosters collaboration and innovation in the development and use of network video technology, with reliable and scalable solutions proven in more than 500,000 installations worldwide. Always promoting a responsible use of technology and putting people at the core of everything, Milestone Systems was founded in 1998 and it is an independent company of the Canon Group.
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MOVENTIA

Moventia is a Catalan family-owned international company and a leader in the mobility sector. Since its foundation in 1923, Moventia strives to connect people and cities, hence it has developed a customer-oriented business model which prioritises innovation and sustainability. The company has two main divisions: Moventis, experts in public mobility with urban, interurban and discretionary transport services; and Movento, engaged in private mobility and vehicle commercialisation and repair. The group operates both nationally and internationally, with services in Catalonia, Navarra, the Balearic Islands as well as France, Portugal, the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Finland, Peru and Saudi Arabia.
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PARADOX ENGINEERING

Paradox Engineering is a technology company specializing in Internet of Things solutions for Open Cities and other smart environments, with a full blend of competences to enable innovative applications and disruptive business models. Established in 2005 in Switzerland, it is part of MinebeaMitsumi Group.
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RACC MOBILITY CLUB

The RACC is an institution that offers coverage and high-quality services in order to care for the needs of more than 10 million people worldwide.

As a Mobility Club, the RACC promotes a new, safer and more environment-friendly mobility culture, and encourages innovation by creating new products and services for all those who today combine all types of modes of transport, from cars to bicycles, scooters, public transport and shared transport.

At the same time, the Club fosters research through the RACC Mobility Institute, its centre of knowledge and for the exchange of experiences that analyses the new mobility models and trends at international level.


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RENFE

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.
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UBIWHERE

Founded in 2007, Ubiwhere is a software company focused on the research and development of innovative technological solutions, oriented to the areas of Smart Cities, Telecommunications and Future Internet. The diversified team (more than 80 employees) is one of the pillars of the company’s success, being prepared to face the greatest challenges of the market. Ubiwhere cooperates with a broad technological network at national and international level, which values and recognizes the company’s large-scale contribution in its creative and innovative projects. Ubiwhere is a company recognized through several certifications: ISO 9001:2015, NP 4469:2019 and NP 4457:2007. We have the desire to change the World, which is why we create, design and implement solutions that improve people’s quality of life.
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EVENT PARTNERS
AICEP PORTUGAL GLOBAL

aicep Portugal Global – Trade & Investment Agency is a government body focused on the development of a competitive business environment that contributes to the globalisation of the Portuguese economy. As a reputable business-oriented agency, with specialised professionals in Portugal and a global network in over 50 countries, AICEP’s mission is to increase Portugal’s competitiveness and reputation, by fostering structural investment and promoting the internationalisation of Portuguese companies

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CETC

China Electronics Technology Digital & Smart Technology Co., Ltd., located in Shanghai, China, is a subsidiary company
of China Electronics Technology Software Information Services Co., Ltd. belonging to China Electronics Technology
Group Corporation (hereinafter referred to as CETC). Since the establishment of the company, it has been engaged in providing comprehensive architecture designs of Smart City, specific industry digital solution and municipal information planning & consulting. CETC has been pursuing to be a reliable construction operator of next generation information
infrastructure in digital economy era, build a 100 billion-level industrial ecological chain, set up a leading enterprise in
software and information service industry for the National Smart Society and Digital China Strategy.

EDF

As a major player in energy transition, the EDF Group is an integrated energy company active in all businesses: generation, transmission, distribution, energy trading, energy sales and energy services. EDF Group is a world leader in low-carbon energy, having developed a diverse production mix based mainly on nuclear and renewable energy. It is also investing in new technologies to support energy transition. EDF’s raison d’être is to build a net zero energy future with electricity and innovative solutions and services, to help save the planet and drive well-being and economic development.

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EKIN Smart City Solutions

EKIN Smart City Solutions specializes in software, hardware, and design, and provides an innovative approach to smart city management. We offer cutting-edge solutions to cities all over the world to help them optimize their safety, efficiency, and sustainability. By implementing innovative AI analytics, fixed and mobile devices are paving the way for an efficient all-in-one platform that supplies cities with an integrated solution for the cities of the future. A central management platform based in the cloud manages all collected data and provides a one-of-a-kind all-in-one user experience. Ekin is a multiple award-winning company that provides fully integrated, modular, and easily upgradeable intelligent traffic management systems.
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ENGIE
ENGIE is a global reference in low-carbon energy and services, with 170.000 employees. The group is committed to accelerate the transition towards a carbon-neutral world, through reduced energy consumption and more environmentally-friendly solutions. Engie tries to reconcile economic performance with a positive impact on people and the planet, building on its key businesses (gas, renewable energy, services) to offer competitive solutions to its customers. As a major provider of energy efficiency solutions, ENGIE helps cities and communities to optimize the way they use their resources by providing them with technical solutions and proven expertise in energy infrastructures, space heating, air conditioning and ventilation systems, district heating and cooling networks, public lighting and telecoms and transportation infrastructures. https://www.engie.com/en/cities-and-communities More information
FIWARE FOUNDATION

Together with its members and partners, FIWARE Foundation drives the definition – and the Open Source implementation – of key open standards that enable the development of portable and interoperable smart solutions in a faster, easier, and affordable way, avoiding vendor lock-in scenarios, whilst also nurturing FIWARE as a sustainable and innovation-driven business ecosystem. Serving diverse domains, FIWARE is the leading Open Source technology for the digitization of smart cities and regions. The foundation achieves this through its offering of reference architectures, standard building blocks, roughly 1,000 Smart Data Models, a standard API, its 31 Innovation Hubs (iHubs), the FIWARE Marketplace, and the support of its global community that combines their efforts toward making FIWARE the Open Source technology of choice.
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INSPUR

Inspur group is China’s leading cloud computing, big data service provider with four listed companies: Inspur Information, Inspur Software, Inspur International and Inspur Huaguang, covering four large industry groups of cloud data center, cloud services & big data, smart city, and smart enterprises. Inspur offers IT products and services that satisfy the information needs of governments and enterprises in more than 100 countries and regions
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KEOLIS

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 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. The Group employs 68,000 people in 14 countries. In 2021, it posted revenue of €6.3 billion. In 2019, 3.4 billion passengers used one of Keolis’ shared mobility services.

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LA FRENCH FAB

La French Fab is the new face of France’s industry. Launched in 2017, La French Fab is supported collectively by the Alliance Industrie du Futur, Bpifrance, Business France, France Industrie, the Direction Générale des Entreprises and France’s regions. These key players are committed to an eco-friendly approach and concerned about the common good. In France an around the world, they’re working to renew the industrial sector, reinvigorate France’s regions, make industrial jobs more attractive, and draw attention to French industrial excellence. With La French Fab, experience industry in a new way. Together, let’s inspire a new world.
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MERCEDES-BENZ GROUP AG

Mercedes-Benz Group AG is one of the world’s most successful automotive companies. With Mercedes-Benz AG, the Group is one of the leading global suppliers of premium and luxury cars and vans. The goal of the Mercedes-Benz Group is not only to mitigate the negative effects of urbanisation but also to use sustainable mobility and transport solutions to further improve the quality of life in cities. Electric mobility is a key lever in this process — but it’s not the only one. With our Urban Mobility Solutions department, we focus on the fields of sustainability, efficiency and traffic safety.

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RIoT

RIoT is an economic development nonprofit focused on emerging Data Economy companies. These companies work in all market verticals, leveraging “smart” technologies including IoT, AI/ML, AR/VR, Web 3 and the Metaverse. Locally, regionally and globally, we bring together academics, industry leaders, investors and entrepreneurs through startup accelerator programs, national and community events, educational workshops, and laboratory and testing facilities. More than 90 consortium companies collaborate on applications in smart cities, agriculture, energy, manufacturing, transportation, healthcare and other verticals.
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SENER INGENIERÍA Y SISTEMAS S.A.

SENER is an international engineering and technology group with more than 65 years of history, which develops innovative and high-tech solutions in the areas of Infrastructure, Energy, Aerospace and Marine. Nearly 2,700 professionals in offices in twenty countries, and a portfolio of projects developed in more than 90 countries in the five continents make SENER a reference worldwide company. SENER’s large experience in developing all types of infrastructure projects in urban environments, with a multidisciplinary approach, together with its mastery of new digital technologies enables the firm to develop smart solutions aimed at solving real problems of today’s complex cities.

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SORIGUE

Sorigué is a leading company in construction, city services and the water cycle, with a firm commitment to innovation, the circular economy and giving back to society. The company has approached growth from a sustainable perspective, promoting the generation of knowledge through innovation and digitalisation, people and their talent, communication, and environmental and social commitment as the foundations of its work.

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STARIA

Staria designs and manufactures in Spain the most efficient solar streetlights on the
market.
Staria Technologies is a leader in creating smart solar lighting solutions for outdoor
spaces through the use of sustainable energy.

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UNITY TECHNOLOGIES

Unity (NYSE: U) is the world’s leading platform for creating and operating real-time 3D (RT3D) content. Creators, ranging from game developers to artists, architects, automotive designers, filmmakers, and others, use Unity to make their imaginations come to life. Unity is the foundation upon which the world’s most powerful digital content is created. Specifically, Unity’s platform provides a comprehensive set of software solutions to create, run and monetize interactive, real-time 2D and 3D content for mobile phones, tablets, PCs, consoles, and augmented and virtual reality devices. In the fourth quarter of 2021, Unity had, on average, 3.9 billion monthly active end users who consumed content created or operated with its solutions.

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SPONSORS
BAVARIA

At this year’s country pavilion, more than 30 exhibitors from the Free State of Bavaria in Germany will display their latest products, services and solutions for Smart Cities worldwide. Drop by to change your ideas and catch up with Bavarian cluster organizations, cities & regions and a wide range of companies. We also provide you comprehensive information on Bavaria as a business and high-tech location as well as we guide you to the right contacts.
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DELOITTE

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.
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DEUTSCHE GESELLSCHAFT FUER INTERNATIONALE ZUSAMMENARBEIT (GIZ) GMBH

As a service provider in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development and international education work, we are dedicated to shaping a future worth living around the world. We have over 50 years of experience in a wide variety of areas, including economic development and employment promotion, energy and the environment, and peace and security.
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DREES & SOMMER SE

On one of the leading European consulting, planning and project management enterprises, Drees & Sommer has supported private and public clients and investors for 50 years in all aspects of real estate, architecture and infrastructure – both analog and digital. Through its Integrated Urban Solutions approach our interdisciplinary teams can offer holistic appraoches for successful buildings, profitable real estate portfolios, people-oriented urban environments and visionary spatial concepts. The company’s 4,500 employees in 51 locations around the world work provide support for clients from a wide variety of sectors. All the services provided by the partner-run company take into consideration both economic, social and ecological concerns. Drees & Sommer calls this holistic approach ‘the blue way’.
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HONEYWELL BUILDING TECHNOLOGIES

Honeywell Building Technologies (HBT) is transforming the way every building operates to help improve the quality of life. We are a leading building controls company with operations in more than 75 countries supported by a global channel partner network. Commercial building owners and operators use our hardware, software and analytics to help create safer, more sustainable and productive facilities. Our solutions and services are used in more than 10 million buildings worldwide.
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LA FRENCH LAB
La French Fab is the new face of France’s industry. Launched in 2017, La French Fab is supported collectively by the Alliance Industrie du Futur, Bpifrance, Business France, France Industrie, the Direction Générale des Entreprises and France’s regions. These key players are committed to an eco-friendly approach and concerned about the common good. In France an around the world, they’re working to renew the industrial sector, reinvigorate France’s regions, make industrial jobs more attractive, and draw attention to French industrial excellence. With La French Fab, experience industry in a new way. Together, let’s inspire a new world. More information
MADINAH CITY

Madinah is the second holiest city in Islam, after Makkah, and the capital of the Madinah Province in the western part of Saudi Arabia. The city has a population of 1.5 million, making it the fourth-most populous city in the country. It’s a human-centric smart city strategy that granted the city to be listed in the IMD Smart City Index 2021, and ranked 2nd smart city in Saudi Arabia following the capital city of Riyadh, 4th regionally, and 73rd internationally.

 

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MAKE-IT IN AFRICA

Make-IT in Africa believes in the catalytic power of African innovation and digital technologies for green and sustainable development. In close collaboration with digital visionaries like start-ups, innovation enablers and political partners, we empower African innovation ecosystems. Together, we aim to strengthen an environment in which the full potential of African digital innovation can unfold. 
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MERCEDES-BENZ GROUP AG

Mercedes-Benz Group AG is one of the world’s most successful automotive companies. With Mercedes-Benz AG, the Group is one of the leading global suppliers of premium and luxury cars and vans. The goal of the Mercedes-Benz Group is not only to mitigate the negative effects of urbanisation but also to use sustainable mobility and transport solutions to further improve the quality of life in cities. Electric mobility is a key lever in this process — but it’s not the only one. With our Urban Mobility Solutions department, we focus on the fields of sustainability, efficiency and traffic safety.

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UNITY TECHNOLOGIES

Unity (NYSE: U) is the world’s leading platform for creating and operating real-time 3D (RT3D) content. Creators, ranging from game developers to artists, architects, automotive designers, filmmakers, and others, use Unity to make their imaginations come to life. Unity is the foundation upon which the world’s most powerful digital content is created. Specifically, Unity’s platform provides a comprehensive set of software solutions to create, run and monetize interactive, real-time 2D and 3D content for mobile phones, tablets, PCs, consoles, and augmented and virtual reality devices. In the fourth quarter of 2021, Unity had, on average, 3.9 billion monthly active end users who consumed content created or operated with its solutions.

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BARCELONA CITY COUNCIL
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SUPPORTING INSTITUTIONS
EUROPEAN COMMISSION
The European Commission is the EU’s executive body. It represents the interests of the whole European Union. The Commission’s main roles are to propose legislation which is then adopted by the co-legislators, the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers; enforce European law (where necessary with the help of the Court of Justice of the EU); set objectives and priorities for action, outlined yearly in the Commission Work Program, and work towards delivering them, as well as managing and implementing EU policies, the budget, and representing the Union outside Europe. The European Commission’s has its headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, and some services are also in Luxembourg. The Commission has Representations in all EU Member States and 139 Delegations across the globe. More information
ICEX SPAIN TRADE AND INVESTMENT
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 More information
GOVERNMENT OF CATALONIA
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. More information
BARCELONA PROVINCIAL COUNCIL
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). More information
AMB
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. More information
EUROCITIES
EUROCITIES is the network of major European cities, with over 200 of Europe’s largest cities to improve the lives of over 130 million residents across 38 countries. 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. More information
INTER-AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK (IDB)
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. More information
METROPOLIS
Metropolis brings together the governments of 141 urban agglomerations worldwide. Founded in 1985, 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. We provide global leadership and advocacy to build a case for the importance of sound metropolitan governance and our programs give metropolitan communities tools they need to make better decisions. More information
UCLG

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
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UN-HABITAT

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.


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WORLD BANK GORUP

With 189 member countries, staff from more than 170 countries, and offices in over 130 locations, the World Bank Group is a unique global partnership: five institutions working for sustainable solutions that reduce poverty and build shared prosperity in developing countries.
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THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM

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.
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STRATEGIC ORGANIZATIONS
CITIES COALITION FOR DIGITAL RIGHTS

The Cities Coalition for Digital Rights, launched by the Cities of Amsterdam, Barcelona and New York in November 2018 and now with a membership of over 50 cities and organisations worldwide, is a network of cities helping each other in the greenfield of digital rights based policy-making. The Coalition is committed to promoting and defending digital rights in urban context through city action, to resolve common digital challenges and work towards legal, ethical and operational frameworks to advance human rights in digital environments.

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CIDEU

CIDEU is the network of iberoamerican cities that shares and promotes the culture of urban strategic thinking. Created in 1993, it has 150 members from 21 countries: 122 cities and 28 collaborating entities. The city of Zaragoza, Spain, currently holds the presidency of CIDEU, and the vice-presidency is held by the city of Bogotá, Colombia. CIDEU’s mission is to accompany iberoamerican local governments in the application of the culture of urban strategic thinking, to the design and management of projects aligned to a strategy, to achieve sustainable and inclusive cities.

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FEDERACIÓN ESPAÑOLA DE MUNICIPIOS Y PROVÍNCIAS

The Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces (FEMP) is the Association of Local Entities at the state level with the greatest presence, which brings together City Councils, Provincial Councils, Councils and Island Councils, a total of 7,410, which represent more than 95% of the Spanish Local Governments. Incorporated under the provisions of the Fifth Additional Provision of Law 7/1985, of April 2, Regulating the Local Regime Bases, it was declared an Association of Public Utility by Agreement of the Council of Ministers of June 26, 1985 . The FEMP is the Spanish Section of the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CMRE) and the official headquarters of the Ibero-American Organization for Intermunicipal Cooperation (OICI).
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FNP – FRENTE NACIONAL DE PREFEITOS

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.
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FRANCE URBAINE

France urbaine is the only association of city mayors and urban centers presidents in France. Its 108 members, of all political tendencies and representing some 1,300 cities, gather more than half of France’s population. France urbaine aims to promote the urban fact among public authorities and all citizens. The association takes its part in the structuring of the urban world and the attractivity of our country, within the framework of a permanent dialogue with the French Government. France urbaine is organised into colleges representing the various administrative forms of France’s urban diversity.
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MERCOCIDADES

Mercociudades was born 26 years ago with the aim of strengthening regional integration between South American local governments. Initially made up of 12 cities, this network currently has more than 360 member cities from 10 South American countries and is an outstanding reference in regional integration processes. Its initiatives and programs are oriented based on its vision of “integrated, inclusive and participatory cities”, and among its primary objectives are: improving the quality of life in the cities of the network, influencing national, regional and global agendas, stimulate the exchange of experiences; and create joint projects and policies between cities.

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MOBILITY INSTITUTE RACC

The Mobility Institute is an independent platform created by the RACC and by DELOITTE, which leads the analysis of new mobility models with a perspective of promoting collaboration and business and institutional relationships. Our mission is to generate and share knowledge of mobility in the midst of change and its market opportunities, with the aim of generating a great engine of possibilities for companies and associated entities. As a Mobility Club, the RACC promotes a new, safer and more environment-friendly mobility culture, and encourages innovation by creating new products and services for all those who today combine all types of modes of transport, from cars to bicycles, scooters, public transport and shared transport. At the same time, the Club fosters research through the RACC Mobility Institute, its centre of knowledge and for the exchange of experiences that analyses the new mobility models and trends at international level. The aim of this business community, which is made-up of both public and private entities, is to create useful knowledge for multiple sectors that, nowadays, need information about the mobility of people and goods in order to optimise their activity and their business plans.

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OSGP

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.
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RED ESPAÑOLA DE CIUDADES INTELIGENTES

The Association aims to generate a dynamic between cities in order to have a “Spanish network of smart cities”. Which must promote the automatic and efficient management of urban infrastructures and services, as well as the reduction of public spending and the improvement of the quality of services, thus managing to attract economic activity and generate progress.

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RED INNPULSO

The Network of Cities of Science and Innovation (Red Innpulso), a project promoted and co-financed by the Ministry of Science and Innovation (MCIN), is the meeting forum for those municipalities with the distinction “City of Science and Innovation” that seek to advance in the definition and implementation of innovative local policies. It is currently made up of 63 city councils from all over the country.
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RESILIENT CITIES NETWORK

Resilient Cities Network (R-Cities) is the world’s leading urban resilience network. Present in more than 100 cities, 40 countries, and 6 continents, R-Cities is a global city-led nonprofit organization that brings together knowledge, practice, partnerships, and funding to empower cities to build a safe, equitable, and sustainable future for all. We work in three primary delivery areas to support our global city network: Empowering through our network of Chief Resilience Officers (CROs) and Communities of Practice; Mobilizing through our public and private sector partnerships creating and communicating knowledge; and Implementing specific urban resilience solutions through a set of multi-city programs.
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UNION FOR THE MEDITERRANEAN

The Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) is an intergovernmental organisation that brings together the 28 countries of the European Union and 15 countries of the South and East Mediterranean. Its aim is to strengthen cooperation and dialogue across the region. Since its creation in 2008, the institution has continuously worked to promote political dialogue between its member states, including cities and local authorities, to address the aspirations of Euro-Mediterranean citizens. The roadmap adopted in 2017 underlines the key role of the UfM as a unique framework for political dialogue and regional cooperation in the Euro-Mediterranean area, focusing on human development (women and youth empowerment, education, research, business and employment) and sustainable development (urban development and transport, energy, climate action, water and environment).

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WEGO

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.

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WORLD GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL

The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) catalyses the uptake of sustainable built environments for everyone, everywhere. Transforming the building and construction sector across three strategic areas — climate action, health & wellbeing, and resources & circularity — we are a global action network of over 70 Green Building Councils around the world. As members of the UN Global Compact, we work with businesses, organisations and governments to drive the ambitions of the Paris Agreement and UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development. Through a systems change approach, our network is leading the industry towards a net zero carbon, healthy, equitable and resilient built environment.
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ABII

ABII (Industrial Internet Brazilian Association) is a non-profit organization created to accelerate the growth of IIoT in Brazil. The ABII professionals are involved in three different working groups – Business Development, Technology, and People & Education – forming a qualified and integrated ecosystem. Founded in August 2016, works with the objective of promoting the growth and strengthening of the industrial internet of things and industry 4.0 (IIoT & I4.0) in Brazil. Coordinates an ecosystem with providers, users and experts in technology and educational institutions, bringing together leading companies in the market and is a reference in the digital transformation movement. It encourages debate between the private, public and academic sectors, collaboration, knowledge generation and technological and business exchange.
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ACFM

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

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ACR+

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 organizations). For already more than 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 involved in several projects at European level and in the Mediterranean region, in cooperation with its members.

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ACTIVE HOUSE ALLIANCE

The international Active House Alliance is a wide and well consolidated partner platform between public, private, industry and consumers. The Alliance is made up of Academia & Knowledge institutions, Designers & Planners, Developers & Builders, Building Industry Producers, who think alike on how sustainable buildings work, are created and delivered. The partners are working with a holistic view of sustainable buildings, based on the three guiding principles: comfort, energy and the environment. An Active House is a building that offers a healthier and comfortable indoor climate for the occupants without negative impact on the climate.

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ADCET

ADCET, a non-profit organization created in 2005, brings together public and private actors for the development and promotion of end-user digital services for local governments. Our goals are: • To put new technologies to work for the benefit of residents.

• To personalize and improve the relationship between citizens and regional authorities.

• To simplify steps and procedures for users.

• To reduce management costs.

• To eliminate repetitive tasks.

To meet market expectations, we must establish standards to create new technical architectures that are open and sustainable, and develop a complete, secure service offer. That’s why one of ADCET’s main achievements has been the publication of the AFNOR AMC (Citizen Multiservice Application) standard. AMC is a technical specification that allows the use of a single medium (card, mobile phone …) to access a range of services in strict compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation.

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AEBALL

AEBALL, the BUSINESS ASSOCIATION OF L ‘HOSPITALET and BAIX LLOBREGAT, is, since 1984, the business association of representation, management, defense, coordination and promotion of the professional interests of companies that carry out economic activities of a general nature in their different sectors: industrial, commercial and services, within the territorial scope of L’Hospitalet and Baix Llobregat, the South of Barcelona Metropolitan Area, in constant economic and social growth. AEBALL groups more than 3,700 companies, which are located in L’Hospitalet de Llobregat and Baix Llobregat and generate more than 51,000 jobs, and has direct contact with more than 8,000 companies and entities in the area and Catalonia, as well as administrations public, organizations and media It is a cooperation platform: between large companies, innovative SMEs, start-ups and universities / technological centers, and promotes public-private partnership.
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AEDIVE

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.
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AEI

The Spanish Cybersecurity Innovation Cluster (AEI Ciberseguridad y Tecnologías Avanzadas) brings together companies, Research Centres, Universities, public and other private organizations interested in promoting new technologies, the industrial sector and other related stakeholders, wishing to contribute to the objectives of the Association regarding Security Technologies, at national and international level. The National Cyber Security Institute (INCIBE) promotes the Association, with the aim of providing an operational structure to all companies interested in the promotion and development of a Business Technological Pole linked to INCIBE’s mandate. INCIBE contributes also to the Cluster with the provision of resources and services, including physical space, technological infrastructure and general services, within its own facilities, notwithstanding that the Cluster can be provided with services and own structure.
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AEMES SMART

AEMES SMART, the Association of Mobility, Sustainable Environment and Smart Businesses, creates an ecosystem that drives innovation and investment through business cooperation, strategic alliances and the promotion of collaborative tractor projects, as well as collaboration. public-private collaboration in the field of mobility and the sustainable and Smart environment. AEMES SMART brings together and gives visibility to companies in the new market of mobility and sustainable environment, functioning as a lobby for their defense and competitiveness, driving and accompanying throughout the process of change and transformation of traditional industries and mechanization towards to new mobility, and ensuring that companies can access qualified talent, and the training needed to be competitive.

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AERTIC

The Cluster of the Information and Communications Technology Sector of La Rioja began its activity in July 2010 as an instrument to channel the interests and needs of a broad technological sector linked to ICTs in La Rioja. Currently we are more than 100 associates. Our associates belongs to different subsectors from IT advisory to more advanced developments as Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, Business Intelligence, Big Data, Data Analytics, Blockchain, NFTs, metaverse…

AERTIC collaborates in the generation, revitalization, management, presentation and coordination of R&D&i projects belonging to the cluster and its associated companies, which are presented to both national and European calls

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AES

The Spanish Association of Security Companies (AES) was created in the early 1980s with clear objectives: to ensure respect for the principles of professional ethics in the private security industry; promote the enactment of rules and legal provisions aimed at promoting the development, research and improvement of equipment, methods and security systems; the representation and defense of its members before the State Administration and all kinds of people, Entities, Organizations and Institutions; the promotion of the interests of its associates through press, radio and television broadcasting; the exchange of information, opinions and experiences that affect its members; serve as a mediator in conflicts arising between companies in the security sector and the promotion of research and study on security.

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AIOTI

AIOTI is the multi-stakeholder platform for stimulating IoT Innovation in Europe, bringing together small and large companies, academia, policy makers and end-users and representatives of society in an end-to-end approach. We work with partners in a global context. We strive to leverage, share and promote best practices in the IoT ecosystems, be a one-stop point of information on all relevant aspects of IoT Innovation to its members while proactively addressing key issues and roadblocks for economic growth, acceptance and adoption of IoT Innovation in society. AIOTI’s contribution goes beyond technology and addresses horizontal elements across application domains, such as matchmaking and stimulating cooperation in IoT ecosystems, creating joint research roadmaps, driving convergence of standards and interoperability and defining policies.

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AMEC

Amec Urbis is the cluster that groups the main national manufacturers and exporters of urban technology and solutions in the fields of sustainable mobility, parking, environment, mainly water and waste treatment, and urban landscape.
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AMETIC

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.
OUR VISION
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.
OUR MISSION
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.

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AMTU

The Association of Cities for Mobility and Urban Transport (AMTU) is an organization that works to improve mobility and public transport, especially urban transport, in Catalonia. AMTU advises municipalities in the field of mobility and public transport. AMTU has a technical department specialized in drawing up public transport improvement plans, demand and economic-financial studies, audits, or carrying out monitoring of the transport service, among others. In addition, AMTU also carries out projects to implement new public transport services. Currently, AMTU has 134 associated entities with a represented population of 2 million inhabitants and a volume of urban travelers transported of close to 42 million each year.

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APVE 

The APVE is a non-profit public utility organization of national scope, created in 1999, whose mission is to promote the wide use of vehicles with electric propulsion (Battery, Hybrid and the Fuel Cell) as part of a sustainable transport and mobility policy. In order to pursue its corporate purpose, APVE’s strategic objective is to develop activities in the fields of:

• Promotion of Electric Vehicles

• Disclosure and Information on Electric Vehicles

• Regulation and Standardization of Electric Vehicles

• Technique and demonstration of Electric Vehicles

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ASToN

ASToN is a network of 11 African cities using digital tools to overcome local and global challenges. Through peer exchange and learning, engaging our local stakeholders and taking a results-oriented approach, we are making our cities more sustainable and inclusive places to live and work. Our hope is that by creating a cohort of cities and collaborating in this way, ASToN cities can become leading digital actors, faster, and in a way that’s appropriate and sustainable for each own’s local context. This flagship programme is financed by the French Development Agency (AFD)and uses URBACT knowledge and tools.

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APEKSI

98 city governments aim to implement regional autonomy and cooperation among regional governments in the spirit of democracy.

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ASIET

The Inter-American Association of Telecommunications Companies (ASIET) is made up of public and private companies in the telecommunications sector that operate in the countries of the American continent. ASIET works for the development of telecommunications and the advancement of digital transformation in the region through public-private dialogue, promoting the growth of the industry and favoring the exchange of knowledge and good international practices.

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ATEGRUS

ATEGRUS was born with the purpose of becoming a meeting point and reference for institutions, companies and technicians and with the aim to promote and boost progress and innovation in processes related to waste treatment and environmental conservation, facilitating all its members an evolution based on continuous improvement, walking towards excellence. We focus our activity on the protection of the environment, resources and sustainable development, working from the permanent attention to the latest processes, technologies, legislations and needs since only the Circular Economy will allow us to face the current environmental problems and achieve a more sustainable environment.

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BREKO

The leading German Broadband Association (BREKO) represents more than 220 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 €2.9 billion in 2020, 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.

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BYCS

We are an Amsterdam-based global NGO guided by the belief that bicycles transform cities and cities transform the world. We envision an urban future in which half of city trips are by bicycle by the end of the decade. To help achieve this we nurture, strengthen, and scale community-led cycling initiatives globally, striving towards the bold vision that we call 50×30.

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CAMBRA DE COMERÇ BRASIL-CATALUNYA

The Brazil-Catalonia Chamber of Commerce (CCBC) is a business association established in 2011 whose main purpose is to foster and facilitate trade relations between Brazil and Catalonia, acting as the meeting point between Catalan businesses operating in Brazil and Brazilian companies that wish to set up in Catalonia as a gateway to Europe. Since its establishment, CCBC has been committed to promoting the general interests of its members, as well as to increasing trade flows between the two markets and creating a favourable environment for business and cultural exchange. Since 2015, CCBC has been working together with the Smart City Expo World Congress and holding seminars to promote smart cities in Brazil in collaboration with the country’s main authorities.

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CARA

CARA, European Cluster for mobility solutions, French cluster based in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, gathers 430 members, including manufacturers, transport operators, universities, research and education centres. CARA also represents the PFA Automotive Industry and Mobilities. Aiming to be the leading French cluster in Europe, CARA supports the transformation of passengers and goods transport systems to meet the challenges of public health and the ecological and digital transition. CARA works on 6 sectors: industrial vehicles, automotive, aerial guided transport, river transportation, active mobility, rail transportation.

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CCCPC

Col·legi de l’Enginyeria de Camins, Canals i Ports de Catalunya is the professional association in the field of civil engineering in Catalonia and have 3.000 members out of 30,000 members throughout Spain. The association is a referent in fields like civil engineering, environment or urban and transportation planning and organize conferences, workshops and professional meetings related to these areas.
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CEEC

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.
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CHADEMO

Representing over 500 members around the world, CHAdeMO Association is the provider of the CHAdeMO technology, the world’s first DC fast charging protocol (IEC/EN 61851-23, -24, IEC/EN 62196-3) for electric vehicles (EVs). Our European members have been leading the deployment of EV charging infrastructure in the past decade, installing almost 25 000 CHAdeMO recharging points that can serve over 600,000 plug-in vehicles across Europe. CHAdeMO is also the only enabler of V2G (vhicle-to-grid) functionality with both EVs and bi-directional chargers readily available in the market.

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CIDOB

CIDOB is an international affairs research centre that, through excellence and relevance, seeks to analyse the global issues that affect political, social and governance dynamics, from the international to the local. As a recognised independent civil society born institution with a long history, CIDOB pursues excellence and rigour in its analysis, publications and projects. CIDOB also promotes innovation in the analysis of global politics, with the aim of transcending classical international relations structures and considering the growing impact of global phenomena on local realities. Growing demographic pressure, the impact of the double ecological and digital transition and the need to design urban policies capable of addressing the increase in inequalities make cities and metropolises key actors in promoting innovative solutions adapted to local realities. CIDOB’s Global Cities Programme addresses the role of cities in global governance and cities’ socioeconomic and environmental challenges.

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CITYNET

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 over 170 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, disasters, and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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CLIMATE ALLIANCE

For over 30 years, Climate Alliance member municipalities have been acting in partnership with indigenous rainforest peoples for the benefit of the global climate. With nearly 2,000 members spread across more than 25 European countries, Climate Alliance is Europe’s largest city network dedicated to comprehensive and equitable climate action. Each member city, town and district has committed itself to continually cut greenhouse gas emissions, aiming for a 95% reduction by 2050 (compared to 1990 levels) in line with IPCC recommendations. Recognising the impact our lifestyles can have on the world’s most vulnerable people and places, Climate Alliance pairs local action with global responsibility. The network fosters cooperation with indigenous peoples, runs awareness raising campaigns and develops tools for climate action planning. It provides ample opportunity for participation and exchange while representing member interests at the national, European and international levels.
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CONNECTED MOBILITY HUB

Connected Mobility Hub is the leading mobility innovation ecosystem in Southern Europe. Made up of startups, corporates, investors and cities, the ecosystem strives to accelerate the paradigm shift in mobility, from innovation and new solutions provided by startups, as well as the collaboration of different key actors. Our goal is to advance in the decarbonization and digitization of transport, generating cities with zero emissions and better environmental quality and urban livability. We do this through the implementation of mobility innovation projects with which we articulat

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CUTA

The Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA) connects the Canadian public transit industry by advocating for government support. CUTA was founded in 1904 (formerly the “Canadian Street Railway Association”). Originally focused on privately owned systems, CUTA has evolved with transit to support municipal systems, with over 480+ members – transit systems, public bodies, companies that supply the sector, and experts in urban mobility. By collecting data, producing research, industry programs and two annual conferences; CUTA’s mission is to provide our transit members with meaningful networking and lobbying opportunities year-round. CUTA is focused on combatting modern transit challenges like traffic congestion, integrated mobility, emissions reductions, and reducing urban sprawl.

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CVTA

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.

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INFORMATICA

InformaTICa – The College of Computer Engineering of Catalonia (COEINF) is a Catalan independent public institution that represents, organizes, protects and improves computer engineers ensuring an adequate exercise of the profession, with quality assurance and willingness to serve the society.

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CSCAE

The Spanish Council of Architects (Consejo Superior de los Colegios de Arquitectos de España-CSCAE) is the body that brings together at national level the regional Orders of Architects to achieve the aims of public common interest. It is also the body that represents the Orders and the profession at national level before public and private corporations, as well as before international bodies, and it is the last instance of appeal in corporate proceedings (implementation of professional ethics).

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CSCG

In August 2012, the Cyber Security Council Germany e.V. was founded by well-known personalities. The Berlin-based association is politically neutral and has the purpose of advising companies, authorities and political decision-makers in the field of cyber security and strengthening them in the fight against cyber crime. The members of the association include large and medium-sized companies, operators of critical infrastructures, numerous federal states, municipalities as well as experts and political decision-makers related to cyber security. Through its members, the association represents more than three million employees from business and almost two million members of other associations and associations. The Cyber Security Council Germany e.V. informs and supports its members with a wide range of offers and aligns its activities to their operational and operational needs.

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CYBERDIH

Cybersecurity Innovation Hub is a digital ecosystem around cybersecurity and advanced technologies, which has INCIBE as a reference center and has been promoted by the Regional Government of Castilla y León and the Spanish Cybersecurity Innovation Cluster, to bring the benefits of digitalization to companies, and help them accelerate their adoption of digital technologies. Its main objective is to bring cybersecurity and other advanced technologies closer to companies which do not have specialized training and which, with the adoption of technology within their business processes, can increase their performance as Industry 4.0. The ultimate goal of this DIH is to improve the knowledge that companies in general have of the active security policies that they must adopt and accompany them in their digital transformation processes.

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ECF

The European Cyclists’ Federation is a Brussels-based independent non-profit association dedicated to achieving more and better cycling for all in Europe. With nearly 70 member organisations across more than 40 countries, the European Cyclists’ Federation is the world’s largest and best-known cyclists’ advocacy organisation. We are the single European umbrella organisation for cycling for both transportation and leisure. Our aim is to improve and increase cycling by influencing policy and harnessing the power of the European cycling movements. The vision we share with our members is to improve and increase cycling across the whole of Europe

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EDTA

The Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA) is the trade association promoting battery, hybrid, plug-in hybrid and fuel cell electric drive technologies and infrastructure. To advance our mission, we conduct public policy advocacy, education, industry networking, and conferences that engage industry, academia, policymakers and the public. EDTA’s membership includes the entire electric drive value chain, including vehicle, battery and component manufacturers, electricity providers, and smart grid and infrastructure developers. Collectively, our members are developing and deploying the technologies that advance the electrification of transportation.

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ELCA

European Lighting Cluster Alliance – ELCA is the international association aimed at strengthening the competitiveness of the European lighting sector (in particular SMEs) in the smart and connected lighting and deployment of energy-efficient and human-centric lighting solutions in smart home, smart building and smart cities framework. ELCA Mission is to strengthen the role of the lighting and smart building clusters in Europe and to raise the voice of their member companies, mainly SMEs at the European arena.

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COL·LEGI PROFESSIONAL D’ENGINYERS GRADUATS I ENGINYERS TÈCNICS INDUSTRIALS DE BARCELONA

The Association of Technical Industrial Engineers of Barcelona (ENGINYERS BCN) is a corporation with more than 50 years of history that gather more than 5500 professionals. Its mission is to regulate, represent and defend Technical Industrial Engineering, Industrial Design and Product Development, Bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering, and the professional interests of its collegiate members. ENGINYERS BCN ensures that the legislation and the code of ethics pertinent to the profession are observed. Furthermore, the association takes part in the school curricula, by collaborating with technical schools and other relevant institutions, as well as editing technic manuals, and working closely with the public administration in all the tasks it has been assigned to.

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ENOLL

The European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL) is the international, non-profit, independent association of benchmarked Living Labs based in Brussels, Belgium. Living Labs are real-life test and experimentation environments that foster co-creation and open innovation among the main actors of the Quadruple Helix Model, namely: Citizens, Government, Industry and Academia. ENoLL facilitates knowledge exchange, joint actions and project partnerships between its labelled members in Europe and worldwide. The aim of the organization is to promote the Living Labs concept in order to influence EU policies, enhance Living Labs and enable their implementation at a global level.

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EPA

The European Parking Association (EPA), founded in 1983, is the umbrella organisation for European parking associations. The 23 national member associations represent the parking sector which is consisting of private companies and public bodies that are operating and managing on- and off-street parking structures and services. The associate members represent the supply industry that offers all related products and services concerned with parking. The EPA aims to facilitate cooperation between the professional parking organisations of different European countries, the exchange and mutual support of professional experience among members and may exert influence on measures and resolutions of the European Commission and other relevant international bodies relating to parking and urban mobility.

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EURF – ERF

The European Union Road Federation (ERF) is a non-profit association which coordinates the views of Europe’s road infrastructure sector and acts as a platform for research and dialogue on mobility issues between stakeholders and institutional players

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EUROPEAN SHIPPERS’ COUNCIL

The European Shippers’ Council is a non-profit European organisation representing cargo owners i.e. freight transport interests of around 100.000 companies throughout Europe, whether manufacturers, retailers, wholesalers (import and export, intercontinental). Collectively they are referred to as ‘shippers’ as neutral user of transport (all modes: air; road, rail, waterborne). ESC was established in 1963. The global ESC network consists of national shippers’ associations, European commodity trade association (e.g. chemical, steel, paper) and corporate members among which well-known multinational brands (e.g. FMCG and food sector). ESC aims at creating a level playing field in Europe and between continents. As in the global logistics field, the ESC is a founding member of the Global Shippers Alliance (GSA).

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EUROTOWNS

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 19 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.
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EVERGREEN

Evergreen Canada connects, collaborates and catalyzes ideas into actions to shape our cities for the better. Since 1991, we’ve been facilitating change. We work with other community builders to create and apply urban development solutions to make our cities more livable, green and prosperous. The Community Solutions Network program is designed to help communities build service area capacity and improve the lives of residents using data and connected technology approaches. We help communities navigate the smart cities landscape. Our focus includes such topics as security, data, procurement, governance, and public engagement.

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FECEMINTE

FECEMINTE (Federació Catalana d’Empreses de Telecomunicacions) is a non-profit business association, formed by companies in the field of the telecoms. 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.

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FORETICA

Forética is the leading business network on sustainability and corporate social responsibility in Spain and Latin America, with over 200 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.

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