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2023 ECOSYSTEM PARTNERS

Discover the powerful network of global organizations and media partners that supported us this year.

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.
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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
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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.
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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).
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Barcelona Metropolitan Area – 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.

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C40 Cities

C40 is a network of nearly 100 mayors of the world’s leading cities who are working to deliver the urgent action needed right now to confront the climate crisis and create a future where everyone, everywhere, can thrive. Mayors of C40 cities are committed to using a science-based and people-focused approach to help the world limit global heating to 1.5°C and build healthy, equitable and resilient communities. 


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Council of European Municipalities and Region – CEMR

The Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR) is a prominent European organisation representing local and regional governments across the continent. With a rich history of advocacy and collaboration, CEMR serves as a vital platform for sharing knowledge, fostering cooperation, and advocating for the interests of over 150,000 local and regional authorities. CEMR plays a pivotal role in shaping European policies and promoting the principles of local democracy, subsidiarity, and territorial cohesion. Through its diverse initiatives, CEMR empowers local and regional governments to address common challenges, exchange best practices, and contribute to a more inclusive, sustainable, and prosperous Europe.

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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.
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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.
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Local Governments for Sustainability – ICLEI

ICLEI is a global network of local and regional governments committed to sustainable urban development and is active in 125+ countries. ICLEI Europe supports local governments in implementing the European Green Deal, the overarching EU strategy for climate neutrality, to build more resilient and equitable communities.

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World Association of the Major Metropolises – 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.
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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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United Cities and Local Governments – 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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World Bank Group

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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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

ALAMYS

The Latin American Association of Metros and Subways, ALAMYS, began its activities in 1986, in Caracas, Venezuela, to share experiences, learn and acquire standards of best practices, and become a leading group of metrorail operators in Latin America. With the passage of time, the urban rail transport systems of Spain and Portugal were integrated, forming the group of Main Partners, and then the most important technological suppliers of America and Europe joined as Adherent Partners, thus generating a constant and exclusive exchange of experiences and innovations among members.

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ASOCAPITALES

The Colombian Association of Capital Cities (Asocapitales) was founded ten years ago with the stated objective of representing and defending Colombia’s capital cities’ common interests by providing spaces for open dialogue and collaboration between municipal and national authorities. Asocapitales has lately taken a new path, forming a Colombian thinktank that handles strategic issues from a subnational viewpoint and collects statistical data and research to provide guidance for decision-making. Colombia is undergoing a transformation, and new territorial mayors will be elected in 2024, which is why Asocapitales has identified three areas of concern and opportunity for partnership:

• Transportation network enhancements.

• Creating significant infrastructure projects

• Connectivity and tactical urbanism

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Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance – CNCA

Our Mission CNCA’s mission is to mobilize transformative climate action in cities in order to achieve prosperity, social equity, resilience and better quality of life for all on a thriving planet. CNCA is committed to a just carbon neutral future that recognizes and redresses the disproportionate burdens and the disproportionate benefits of the fossil fuel economy by prioritizing climate action that advances the well-being of low-income people, Indigenous Peoples, communities of color, immigrants and refugees and other historically marginalized communities. Who We Are CNCA is an alliance of leading global cities working collaboratively to achieve carbon neutrality in the next 10-20 years while demonstrating innovative solutions and policy approaches to inspire other cities to reach carbon neutrality as quickly as possible. CNCA member cities are globally influential, have demonstrated deep carbon reductions, and are vocal leaders and risk takers. As such they advance and troubleshoot policy development collectively, share learnings and forge support networks, innovate together and build new capacity to take on emerging challenges. CNCA amplifies the successes from this collective approach, sharing widely with other city officers, stakeholders and communities and engaging a broad array of leaders in transformative climate action.

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Centro Iberoamericano de Desarrollo Estratégico Urbano –  CIDEU

Centro Iberoamericano de Desarrollo Estratégico Urbano – CIDEU is the network of iberoamerican cities that shares and promotes the culture of urban strategic thinking. Created in 1993, it has mor than 150 members from 21 countries. The city of Bogotá, Colombia, currently holds the presidency of CIDEU, and the vice-presidency is held by the city of Mendoza, Argentina. 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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Circular Buildings Coalition

The transition to a circular economy in the built environment is essential to eliminate this 35% of waste, reduce pollution and circulate materials and assets at their highest value. It is also an essential enabler to decarbonisation. The Circular Buildings Coalition has been established as a vehicle to coordinate built environment stakeholders to accelerate this transition. It is an initiative of Metabolic, Circle Economy, World Green Building Council (WorldGBC), World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in collaboration with Arup, funded by the Laudes Foundation.

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Cities Coalition for Digital Rights – CC4DR

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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Federación Argentina de Municipios – FAM

The FEDERACIÓN ARGENTINA DE MUNICIPIOS is a non-profit public entity, created by Law N° 24.807, empowered to represent all municipalities in Argentina through voluntary association.

Objectives:

• To establish itself as the institutional sphere of convergence for all municipalities.

• To represent associated municipalities before national, provincial, and international authorities.

• To defend municipal autonomy.

• To promote programs and agreements with national and international organizations.

• To promote improvements in municipal administration, related to planning, management control, cooperation actions, and technical assistance.

• To strengthen the public administration of local governments and their policies through congresses, training sessions, and human resources development.

• To spread and promote information related to the management of the associated municipalities.

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Federación Española de Municipios y Províncias – FEMP

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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FIA 

Bringing together 243 Member Organisations from 147 countries on five continents, the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) is the governing body for world motor sport and the federation of the world’s leading Mobility Organisations. In Motor Sport, the FIA guarantees that events held worldwide adhere to equitable, well-regulated, and, above all, safe standards. In Mobility, the FIA strives to ensure safe, clean, affordable and accessible mobility for all global road users through strategic cooperation, global advocacy initiatives and support to local actions carried out by its Members.
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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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Frente Nacional de Prefeitos – FNP  

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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Global New Mobility Coalition – GNMC

The Global New Mobility Coalition (GNMC) seeks to accelerate a synched transition to shared, electric, connected and autonomous mobility (SEAM) solutions to provide for healthier cities, reduce carbon emissions and improve mobility efficiency while creating new business opportunities. The GNMC advances industry and policy collaboration for informing efficient, impactful, and feasible actions that can advance the vision for people-centred, compact and electrified cities. A project of the World Economic Forum, the GNMC’s methods include multistakeholder engagement, cross-sector awareness and consensus-encouraged action. The GNMC brings together a diverse range of stakeholders across the private sector, such as mobility operators, OEMs, service providers and infrastructure providers, as well as city administrations and NGOs.

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Mercociudades

Mercociudades was born 27 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 370 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. An important milestone among its actions is the creation of the first regional program of cities for South-South cooperation.

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NetZeroCities

NetZeroCities is a consortium consisting of 34 partners from 27 European countries, managing the EU Cities Mission “100 Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities by 2030” platform. It is coordinated by EIT Climate-KIC, Europe’s largest public- private innovation partnership focused on climate innovation to mitigate and adapt to climate change. NetZeroCities supports the 112 European cities selected by the European Commission to join the EU Cities Mission in drastically reducing their greenhouse gas emissions to achieve climate neutrality. It works as a service-oriented platform supported by world-class practitioners to help cities overcome the current structural, institutional and cultural barriers they face in order to achieve climate neutrality by 2030. NetZeroCities aims to enable European cities and citizens to show the way forward towards an inclusive, thriving, climate resilient and sustainable future. To do so, it tailors advanced capabilities related to systemic change, citizen engagement and democratic governance, capital and financial structuring, and social innovation, to ensure cities have access to the best expertise available anywhere in the world.

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Open and Agile Smart Cities – OASC

The Open & Agile Smart Cities & Communities network (OASC) is a global network of communities that assists local administrations of all sizes in their digital transformation. We work with our members, partners and independent experts to create sustainable impact for our communities via their digital tools and systems. We facilitate seamless sharing and re-use of digital, data-driven solutions to avoid vendor lock-in, to reduce costs and resources and improve efficiency, thanks to open standards such as the OASC Minimal Interoperability Mechanisms (MIMs) and Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). Together with our international member cities and partner organisations and based on our core values – openness, agility and cooperation – OASC is building the foundation for a global market where digital services can scale sustainably.

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OSGP Alliance

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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RACC Mobility Club

RACC is an institution that offers coverage and high-quality services to cater 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 its knowledge centre, the RACC Mobility Institute, and for the exchange of experiences that analyses the new mobility models and trends at the international level.

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Red Española de Ciudades Inteligentes – RECI

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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Smart Cities Marketplace

The Smart Cities Marketplace helps towns and cities of all sizes to create more sustainable urban environments and offers all the information needed to explore, shape and set up successful smart city projects. It offers a repository of EU climate-neutral and smart city projects and a hub for those looking to bring climate-neutral and smart city projects to the market. One of its main services is a matchmaking process to create funding opportunities and to offer a forum for knowledge exchange in dedicated focus groups. The matchmaking process includes the following services: 1. Matchmaking events 2. Matchmaking info sessions 3. Webinars 4. Financing masterclasses 5. Peer2peer exchange 6. Deal meetings 7. 1-on-1 consultancy

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Smart City Institute Japan –  SCI-JAPAN

The Smart City Institute Japan (SCI-Japan) was established in October 2019 as a private sector-led not-for-profit organization as a knowledge and public-private-academic partnership platform to promote the expansion and advancement of smart cities in Japan. We aim to expand and advance Japan’s smart cities through the following and other efforts:

1)Collecting, analyzing, and sharing the latest information on the world’s leading smart cities and know-how for promotion; 2)Discussing, proposing, and advising for promoting smart cities in Japan; and 3)Promoting exchanges and networking between various entities related to smart cities.

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The EU Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy

The EU Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy, launched in 2008 in Europe, is an initiative supported by the European Commission bringing together over 11,000 of local governments that want to secure a better future for their citizens. By joining the initiative, they voluntarily commit to implementing EU climate and energy objectives to build decarbonised and resilient cities with access to affordable, secure and sustainable energy by 2050. As part of the Covenant of Mayors – Europe movement, we will continue to (1) reduce greenhouse gas emissions on our territory, (2) increase resilience and prepare for the adverse impacts of climate change, and (3) tackle energy poverty as one key action to ensure a just transition.

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Union for the Mediterranean – UFM

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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World e-Governments Organization of Cities and Local Governments – 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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COLLABORATING ORGANIZATIONS

22@Network Barcelona

22@Network Barcelona is a private business association that brings together the major organizations of the district, large companies, institutions, universities, research centers, and a large network of SMEs and active startups within the district Since 2004, 22@Network Barcelona has been the primary association responsible for the innovative, technological, and creative sector of the city of Barcelona. With over 250 associates, we are responsible for the establishment of the 22@District as a dynamic, transformative, and an advanced technological space- a true innovation district. The 22@Network Barcelona aids in the integration of entrepreneurial organizations and professionals by facilitating the networking, interactions, and relationships of these businesses with the neighborhood of Poblenou.

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5 G Americas

5G Americas is an industry trade association composed of leading telecommunications service providers and vendors. The organization’s mission is to advocate for and facilitate the advancement of 5G and beyond. 5G Americas is invested in developing a connected wireless community while leading 5G development for all the Americas. 5G Americas is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington.

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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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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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Agrupación empresarial Innovadora del sector TIC de La Rioja – 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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AI-ON-DEMAND PLATFORM

AI-on-Demand (AIoD) is a community-driven platform designed to empower European research and innovation in Artificial Intelligence (AI) while ensuring the European seal of quality, trustworthiness, and explainability. In addition to the provision of resources to the research community, facilitating experimentation, knowledge sharing, and the development of state-of-the-art solutions and technologies, AIoD also provides an environment to construct platforms with a common API. The platform aims to create an open and easy-access ecosystem for the AI community, including AI researchers from academia and industry, students, SMEs, Tech providers and EU-funded projects, Digital Innovation Hubs, and other EU bodies.

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AMEC

Amec urbis is the Spanish cluster of urban technologies that includes the main manufacturers and exporters in the fields of mobility, parking, urban landscape and water and waste treatment, offering a wide range of solutions for smart cities.
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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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Architecture 2030

Architecture 2030’s mission is to rapidly transform the built environment from the major emitter of greenhouse gases to a central solution to the climate crisis. For two decades, we’ve provided the leadership and designed the actions needed to achieve CO2 emissions reductions for a high probability of limiting planetary warming to 1.5°C. Our action plan has two objectives: Achieve a dramatic reduction in the energy consumption and CO2 emissions of the built environment by 2030, and a complete phase-out of fossil fuel CO2 emissions by 2040; and, Advance the development of sustainable, resilient, equitable, and zero-carbon buildings communities and cities. We empower the building and industrial sectors to achieve these goals through: Design & Planning, Education, Policy, and Collaboration.

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Asociación de Empresas de Eficiencia Energética – A3E

The Spanish Association of Energy Efficiency Companies (A3E) is an independent and non-profit organization that represents more than 110 companies and entities working in the field of Energy Efficiency. Its members include energy consulting firms, technologic institutes, engineering companies, ESCOs – Energy Service Companies -, equipment and component manufacturers, etc. Since its creation in 2009, A3E has been devoted to the promotion this sector and the diffusion of technical knowledge related to energy efficiency. A3E leads an intense development program that has included the creation and coordination of more than 15 thematic Working Groups composed by companies from the Association covering key issues for the development of energy efficiency in Spain, such as energy building renovation, decarbonisation plans, flexibility of electricity demand, energy communities, energy audits, training and certification of energy auditors, energy efficiency verification, etc

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Asociación de Empresas de Mantenimiento Integral y Servicios Energéticos – AMI

AMI is a Business Association that was born from the associative will of the leading private companies in the sector of integral maintenance and energy efficiency services in Spain. Its objective is to promote the activity of integral maintenance of buildings, as well as energy services in the economy of our country, defending free competition. AMI is a member of the CEOE and maintains a constant relationship with the Public Administrations. AMI also monitors public tenders, controlling their compliance with the LCSP (Spanish public tenders law).

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Asociación de Usuarios de Vehículos Eléctricos – AUVE

It is a Non-Governmental Organization, non-profit, and of a voluntary nature that supports users of electric vehicles and the implementation of sustainable mobility. AUVE has 5,000 members at national level and delegates at the regional and province level PURPOSES OF THE ASSOCIATION. -Promote the transition to electric vehicles and installation of charging points. -Protect and defend the rights and interests of electric vehicle users. -Serve as an exchange of information and knowledge both between users and with those interested in becoming one in the near future.

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Asociación de Vehículos Eléctricos de Chile A.G. – AVEC

The Association of Electric Vehicles of Chile A.G. (AVEC AG) is a Chilean association with 5 years of experience, formed by large companies and entrepreneurs involved in electromobility. Its main objective is to promote and massify the use of electric vehicles in the country. AVEC represents the interests of its members before public and private organizations related to electromobility and seeks to influence legislation and public policies to promote research, development, and dissemination of electric vehicles in Chile. In addition, it focuses on collaboration with similar institutions at national and international levels that share the same principles. The association promotes the social and environmental benefits associated with the use of electric vehicles, organizes events related to the activity of its members, and maintains close contact with companies and public entities to contribute to the creation of an electromobility ecosystem in Chile. AVEC has a team of experienced professionals and technicians, as well as electric vehicle users who provide information and data related to the electromobility ecosystem.

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Asociación Empresarial y Unión Patronal Metalúrgica de L´Hospitalet y Baix Llobregat – 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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Asociación Española de Aparcamientos y Garajes – ASESGA

The Spanish Parking Association (ASESGA) represents the business activity of parking management (on and off-street) and urban mobility (electromobility, mobility hubs, ZBE,…).Our 500 associates (direct and indirect) manage more than 906,000 parking spaces in around 1,000 car parks and parking areas, spread over 250 municipalities.These figures place ASESGA as a key actor in the value chain of sustainable and connected urban mobility.

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Asociación Española de empresas de seguridad – 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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Asociación Española de Fabricantes de Equipamiento Urbano y Parques Infantiles – AFAMOUR

AFAMOUR is the national business organization that represents the interests of manufacturers of street furniture and playgrounds. It was founded in Madrid as a result of the collaboration of a group of businessmen, who recognized the need to establish an association that could coordinate, represent, manage, promote and defend the general and common interests of this sector. Since its foundation in 2001, AFAMOUR has experienced a constant growth and currently comprises nearly thirty companies operating in the Spanish territory. AFAMOUR contributes to the improvement and development of economically, socially and environmentally sustainable cities, through the design, manufacture, distribution and certification of playgrounds, street furniture and sports areas, as these environments are part of people’s lives in their different stages.

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Asociación Interamericana de Empresas de Telecomunicaciones – 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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Asociación Latinoamericana de Seguridad – ALAS

With more than 26 years of experience, we are the leading group of companies in the security industry, with reach throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. Our mission is to be a catalyst for the growth of the international security industry through technical, academic and market information and training, towards the professionalization of the security industry and the protection of life. We seek the growth and professionalization of the Security Industry through education, research, networking, standards development and the support of its members’ interests.

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Asociación Nacional de Empresas de Servicios Energéticos – ANESE

ANESE, National Association of Energy Services Companies, is made up of nearly 150 companies that are configured as energy service companies, as defined in RD 6/2010, as well as those that carry out their activities in the field of sustainability, fight against climate change, 2030 agenda in any of its scopes, under the model of energy services.

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Asociación Nacional de Telemática para el Transporte y la Seguridad – TTS ITALIA

TTS Italia is the Italian Association for the Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) working towards the improvement of efficiency, safety, sustainability of the National transport system. This aim is achieved through the analysis of problems and opportunities; the proposal of policies and strategies, and the diffusion of information and knowledge of ITS and their benefits.

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Associação Portuguesa do Veículo Eléctrico – 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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Associació Catalana d’Enginyeria de Telecomunicació i Tecnologies Digitals – TELECOS.CAT

Identified with the brand Telecos.cat, we are the community that represents the telecommunication, electronics, and multimedia engineers in Catalonia with more than 25 years of institutional development (the Catalan Association of Telecommunication Engineers was established in 1992). We foster the development of the professional skills of the community, we defense them against the unauthorized practice of the profession, and we are an accredited voice in technological issues before administrations and the public opinion. In addition, our main purpose is to provide valuable services to the members of the community.

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Associació Catalana de Facility Management – 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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Associació de municipis per la Mobilitat i el Transport Urbà – 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 144 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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Association of European Automotive and Industrial Battery Manufacturers – EUROBAT

EUROBAT is the leading association for European automotive and industrial battery manufacturers, covering all battery technologies, and has more than 50 members. The members and staff work with all policymakers, industry stakeholders, NGOs and media to highlight the important role batteries play for decarbonised mobility and energy systems as well as all other numerous applications.

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Association of Indonesian Municipalities – APEKSI

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

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Association pour le devéloppement des usages numériques dans les territoires – 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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Associazione Italiana di Illuminazione – AIDI

Since its foundation in 1959, AIDI (Italian Lighting Association) has been carrying out a constant action of scientific, technical, and cultural dissemination, spreading the knowledge of all the topics related to lighting. Its main mission is to disseminate and promote the “culture of light”: a very important message within the society in which we live, where there is a strong need for all the technical components that compose it to contribute to the improvement of life quality. And among these, light is of great importance.

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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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Bable Smart Cities

BABLE Smart Cities is Europe’s leading facilitator for Smart Cities, born as a spin-off from Fraunhofer Research Society. With over a decade of experience in the field, we offer practical insights gained by practitioners, for practitioners. Our mission is to accelerate change in the public and private sectors by providing market access and knowledge. We have already facilitated €2Billion in Smart City projects with cities, towns, and regions, making us the industry experts. Our free platform connects innovators and the public sector, providing access to the most comprehensive Smart City datasets and insights in Europe. With 6+ regional offices across Europe, we combine local knowledge with global best practices to implement more projects faster. Join us on the journey to a better urban life!

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Barcelona Centre for International Affairs – 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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Barcelona Health Hub

Barcelona Health Hub is a non-profit association that aims to advance innovation in digital health and its transfer to the health sector. BHH fosters interaction between its 400+ members, including startups, public and private healthcare institutions, universities, large corporations and investors to accelerate the digital transformation of the health industry. The Hub is already recognized as an international reference center in digital health, attracting innovation and talent. BHH is located in the impressive architectural complex designed by Lluís Domènech i Montaner, which held the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau for almost 100 years. It occupies three pavilions within the complex, combining Art Nouveau with the latest technology in coworking spaces and showrooms.

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BLOXHUB

BLOXHUB is a Nordic hub for sustainable urbanization – an ecosystem of companies, organizations, research institutions and public bodies working to create better cities. A launchpad for solutions and a gateway to new markets and partners. Through local and global partnership programs and activities, BLOXHUB help their 350+ members to connect with relevant partners, share knowledge and create new opportunities and markets. BLOXHUB is located in the heart of Copenhagen, one of the most inspiring urban environments in the world. Members interact through programs, matchmaking activities or by having their office in a co-working space in the BLOX building – a Copenhagen center for city life, architecture and sustainability.BLOXHUB is co-founded by the philanthropic foundation Realdania, the Ministry of Industry, Business and Financial Affairs and the City of Copenhagen.

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BUILD UP

BUILD UP is a European project funded by CINEA. It began as a European Commission initiative in 2009 to assist Member States implementing the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive. The objective of the BUILD UP web portal is to reap the benefits of Europe’s collective intelligence in energy efficiency and renewable energy in buildings. It is a collaborative platform, bringing together practitioners and professional associations and motivating them to share and discover knowledge, resources, and good practices. BUILD UP also produces tailored content each month (expert interviews, webinars, articles) on sector-relevant topics, capitalising on its network of experts, projects, and organisations. BUILD UP targets professionals in the building sector with an interest in the latest technical, practical, and policy developments.

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Bundesverband Smart City

Bundesverband Smart City e.V. (BVSC) is a German non-profit organization dedicated to researching and promoting smart cities and regions, emphasizing sustainable resource use, climate-neutral mobility, healthcare innovation, intelligent aging society solutions, and data privacy and security while actively engaging diverse stakeholders in the development process since 2011.

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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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CAP Digital 

Founded in 2006, Cap Digital is the hub of high-impact digital innovation. Bringing together more than 850 members, including SMEs, large companies/ETI/EPICs, universities/research laboratories, as well as investment funds and numerous local authorities, Cap Digital is commissioned by the French government and the Paris and Hauts-de-France Regions to implement their innovation policies and is now recognized as one of Europe’s leading hubs for digital innovation and ecological transition. Cap Digital supports its members in developing, testing and deploying innovations with high economic, environmental and societal impact, in six key sectors: cultural and creative industries; healthcare; sustainable cities; retail; data and artificial intelligence; and education, training and HR.

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Catalan Water Partnership – CWP

The Catalan Water Partnership (CWP) is the Catalan water cluster, it is made up of companies and knowledge centers that have been operating in the sector of sustainable water use since 2008 and whose mission is to improve competitiveness overall of its associates. Equipment manufacturers, laboratories, consultancies, engineering firms, universities and other entities related to the water sector and solutions for the sustainable use of water participate in the CWP. The cluster promotes multi-level projects and collaborations, aimed at achieving innovative solutions to the global needs for quality water anywhere in the world and applicable in multiple sectors. The CWP is recognized as a cluster by the Catalonia Clúster d’ACCIÓ program of the Generalitat de Catalunya and as an Innovative Business Group (AEI) by the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism. At European level, the CWP has the Gold Label accreditation for Cluster Management Excellence. It is also part of the clusters.cat, clusters.es, Water Europe network and the ECCP cluster platform.

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Cercle Tecnològic 

The Cercle Tecnològic is a private non-profit foundation open to individuals, businesses and ICT professionals to create opinion, generate debate and promote technological policies. The foundation connects companies and professionals to stimulate technological growth, impacts the sector and work for the application of technology in business and society and analyzes the Catalan technological context through projects done collaboratively amongst our members and with other professionals.

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CHAdeMO Association

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 30 000 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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Chartered Institute of Building – CIOB

For the science, ethics and practice of the built environment. For the quality of life of those using and creating our built world. For standards. For change. For people. We are the Chartered Institute of Building the world’s largest and most influential professional body for construction management and leadership. Management. Leadership. Education. Development. We train, shape and support those who make our industry what it is. Setting the standards and raising the bar since 1834. From the Houses of Parliament to the Petronas Towers. For the workers 1,200 feet off the ground. For the families turning houses into homes. We create the tools and qualifications to grow experience and confidence for a built environment that’s fit for the future.

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uCIFI® Alliance

The uCIFI® Alliance is an open, non-profit organization composed of leading companies, cities, utilities and enterprises committed to the development and promotion of interoperability solutions among smart city devices and systems. Established in 2019 Alliance’s initiative aims to create a unified communication framework that allows different devices and applications to seamlessly connect and exchange information in smart city environments.

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Cities Forum

CITIES FORUM is a global organization of experts stablished at UK that aims at being catalyst, working with cities and international organizations to build a more digital, green and sustainable future. What we do? • Assist local authorities and governments in the challenge of designing and implementing successful sustainable urban development policies and projects with bespoke consultancy services and technical advice. • Empower all the actors involved in creating a more sustainable future for our cities by creating a community where to foster cross learning, networking and joint initiatives and projects. • Promote urban and regional sustainable initiatives for resource efficient, low-carbon, smart and liveable cities. Facilitate public-private partnerships aimed at building smarter cities for a higher quality of life.

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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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CIVINET Iberia

CIVINET IBERIA is the local network of CIVITAS in Spain and Portugal, whose central purpose is to promote sustainable mobility in both countries. The objective of the network is the transfer of knowledge and best practices and the creation of joint user-centred sustainable transport projects. Through exchange between key actors, community building and training, the network will foster political commitment and boost collective expertise, equipping cities with the necessary tools to put mobility at the heart of decarbonization.

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Clúster de Iluminación de Catalunya – CICAT

CICAT is the Lighting Cluster from Catalonia, and our main mission is to promote collaboration among our members in order to improve their competitiveness and contribute to the development of the sector. We promote a new culture of sustainable, innovative and healthy light. We represent 69 members and we work in three areas: – Improve industry competitiveness through Professionalization, Innovation, Sustainability and Advanced technologies – Improve Cluster competitiveness through Collaboration, Networking and Cross sectional stakeholders. – Dissemination and promotion Culture of light through trainings and collaboration with cultural and design identities. We are part of Catalonia Clusters Program (ACCIÓ) and ELCA (European Lighting Cluster Alliance).

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Clúster de l’Energia Eficient de Catalunya – 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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Clúster de la Indústria d’Automoció de Catalunya – CIAC

The Automotive Industry Cluster of Catalonia (CIAC) is a non-profit association open to companies operating in the automotive industry, that are based in Catalonia, and pursue R&D+i activities. The Cluster does not rely on any public funding and is financed exclusively through contributions from its associate companies. Over 190 companies linked to the industry have joined the Catalan automotive cluster since it was established. This group of companies has a turnover of more than €20,000 million and provides employment for over 40,000 people. The main aim of the association is to boost the competitiveness of the automotive industry as the driving force behind the Catalan economy. To achieve this, a strategic plan has been designed, with a series of short, medium, and long-term objectives that guarantee its development in the new industrial global framework.

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Clúster de Materials Avançats de Catalunya

The Advanced Materials Cluster of Catalonia (Clúster MAV) is a non-profit, technology-based association. Its strategy targets innovation and its main purpose is to make businesses and organisations in the advanced materials sector value chain more competitive.

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Clúster de Movilidad y Logística de Euskadi – MLC-ITS

The Basque Mobility and Logistics Cluster, MLC ITS Euskadi, is a private non-profit association founded in 2005. It works in the fields of people mobility, freight logistics and related industry developing transport products, solutions, services and specific technologies (ITS – Intelligent Transport Systems), which make mobility increasingly safer, more efficient, sustainable and technologically advanced. It works in the areas of innovation, internationalization, cooperation and promotion.

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Clúster Digital de Catalunya – CLDI

The Clúster Digital de Catalunya is a private non-profit organization in Catalonia that serves as a meeting place for companies, organizations, and research groups in the field of information and communication technology (ICT). With a membership of 92 organizations, it brings together start-ups, small and large companies, and other entities in order to enhance the competitiveness of the Catalan ICT sector. The cluster aims to foster a new business culture that emphasizes collaboration and open innovation. The organization operates on a social network model, leveraging the strength of interactions between its members to generate synergies, knowledge exchange, and collaborative projects. Its primary objective is to promote a culture of competitiveness and cooperation by initiating projects and enhancing the IT business and expertise of its members, leading collaborative innovation, both locally and internationally.

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Clúster Habitat Eficiente – AEICE

AEICE, Clúster de Hábitat Eficiente, is a private non-profit association whose mission for the last 10 years has been to promote the competitiveness and transformation of the habitat industry through strategic actions based on innovation and business collaboration, being a meeting point for all the agents of the sector, and interrelation between them and with the different public and private actors. Its aim is to provide a collaborative response to the challenges we face as a sector and as a society, acting jointly as an agent of change through strategic actions in the fields of construction 4.0, sustainable rehabilitation, positive energy buildings and neighbourhoods, circular construction, friendly and healthy environments, the enhancement of heritage, and smart and sustainable equipment.


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Colegio Oficial de Ingenieros de Telecomunicación – COIT

The Official College of Telecommunication Engineers (COIT) is an institution that has been working for and by professionals in this branch of engineering since 1967, for the sector and for improvement and impact on society. At present, the Association has 8,000 members in all the autonomous communities. Its mission and main objective is to organize the practice of the profession and to represent it exclusively before society, in addition to defending the professional interests of its members and promoting progress in the techniques of the profession. We are present in all the autonomous communities through the demarcations and delegated bodies.

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Col·legi d’Arquitectes de Catalunya- Architect’s Association of Catalonia – COAC

The Architects’ Association of Catalonia (COAC) is an organization with a history dating back more than 80 years during which it has established itself in our society as a benchmark for architecture, enjoying both national and international prestige. The Association’s mission is to uphold the social value of architecture and town and country planning on behalf of both society and architects. In doing so, its main tasks are to: • Oversee architectural quality. • Provide a service for its member architects. • Uphold, represent and promote the work of its member architects. • Disseminate architecture both socially and culturally. The Association has more than 10,000 members and is structured in six regional offices.

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Col·legi de l’Enginyeria de Camins, Canals i Ports – CCCPC

Col·legi de l’Enginyeria de Camins, Canals i Ports 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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Col·legi Oficial d’Enginyeria en Informàtica de Catalunya – COEINF 

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

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Col·legi Professional d’Enginyers Graduats i Enginyers Tècnics Industrials de Barcelona – ENGINYERS BCN

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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Connected Vehicle Trade Association – CVTA

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Consejo Superior de los Colegios de Arquitectos de España – CSCAE

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Consorcio Passivhaus

We are the leading association of new passive construction. We are companies and professionals who are united by the commitment to a new way of building. We are activists and we need society as a whole. Our movement fights for the right of human beings to inhabit healthy spaces, which promote efficient and responsible consumption.

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eco – Association of the Internet Industry

With 1,000 member companies, eco is the largest Internet industry association in Europe. Since 1995 eco has been highly instrumental in shaping the Internet, fostering new technologies, forming framework conditions, and representing the interests of members in politics and international committees. eco’s key topics are the reliability and strengthening of digital infrastructure, IT security and trust, as well as ethically-oriented digitalisation. eco advocates for a free, technologically-neutral, and high-performance Internet.

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EcoMotion is a dynamic and growing community in the Smart Mobility field comprised of over 600 startups and 13,000 community members. EcoMotion is a joint venture of the Israel Innovation Institute(NGO) alongside Israel’s Ministry of Transport and Road Safety and the Ministry of Economy and Industry. EcoMotion creates a platform for startups to connect with other community members such as global industry, entrepreneurs, academy, government, investors and more in the field of smart mobility, in order to collaborate, network, & explore synergies. EcoMotion encourages innovation through a variety of events such as meetups, challenge competitions, adaptations, the annual Main Event and more.

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Efficacity

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European Cities and regions networking for innovate transport solutions – POLIS

POLIS is the leading European network of cities and regions on urban transport innovation. For 30 years, European local and regional authorities have been working together within POLIS to promote sustainable mobility and exchange good practice in the deployment of innovative transport solutions. POLIS fosters cooperation and partnerships across Europe with the aim of making research and innovation in transport more accessible to cities and regions. POLIS also acts as an entry point to the European institutions on urban and regional transport issues to help shape EU urban and regional mobility policy.

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European Cluster for Mobility Solutions – 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 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. From the drawing board to market launch, CARA implements collective actions to support its members on all the value chain: research and innovation projects, pilots in real life situation, and measures for the economic and industrial development of its members.

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European Cyclists’ Federation – ECF

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European Lighting Cluster Alliance – 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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European Network of Living Labs – 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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European Parking Association – EPA

The European Parking Association (EPA) was founded in 1983 as the umbrella organisation for national parking associations in Europe. The 24 current national member associations represent the parking sector as a whole, consisting of public bodies and private companies 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. EPA aims to facilitate cooperation between the parking organisations of different European countries, as well as the exchange and mutual support of professional experience among members relating to parking management and sustainable urban mobility.

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European Railway Clusters Initiative – ERCI

ERCI is the leading meta-cluster of the railway industry in Europe uniting 16 innovation clusters from 16 European countries (Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, France, Germany, Italy, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Türkiye, United Kingdom).We connect the ideas and interests of over 2.000 small and medium-sized businesses in the Railway industry as well as of large companies and research organisations based in our territorial ecosystems in Europe. ERCI is their voice and lobby at European level. We help our member companies to grow – through improved access to European partners and customers, accelerated technology transfer and joint marketing in- and outside of the EU.

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European Shippers’ Council – ESC

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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The European Technology and Innovation Platform on Renewable Heating and Cooling (RHC-ETIP) represents stakeholders from the biomass, geothermal, solar thermal sectors, heat pumps, district heating and cooling, thermal storage and hybrid systems. The RHC-ETIP takes a holistic view of research and innovation priorities related to renewable heating and cooling technologies, providing strategic insight into market opportunities and needs. It reaches more than 1000 stakeholders from industry, research organisations, and the public sector from all over Europe, and represents trusted and competent advisor to policy-makers. The RHC-ETIP has been instrumental in raising the profile of the renewable heating and cooling sectors through its recommendations for research priorities and project ideas.

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Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia  – IPWEA Australasia

IPWEA is the peak association for infrastructure asset management and professionals who deliver public works and engineering services. With offices throughout Australia, New Zealand and Canada, we are committed to developing the capacity and capability within the sector and provide comprehensive educational programs, conferences, technical publications, and the chance to network and collaborate with peers both nationally and internationally.

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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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Federació Catalana d’Empreses de Telecomunicació – 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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Fédération Nationale des Agences d’Urbanisme – FNAU

The FNAU brings together all French urban planning agencies, which are shared public engineering tools working on observation, public policies, and planning at different scales. At a national and international level, the association coordinates contributions on sustainable urban and territorial development issues, on digital & climate transitions as well as on urban planning…. At the international and European level, FNAU works as a network leader by promoting the French vision of urban planning to encourage partnerships between actors abroad, by supporting French know-how in urban policies, by participating in international events and debates on urban issues and by developing exchanges with major international actors and donors, and by promoting urban agency creation and development. Specifically, it coordinates the French Partnership for Cities and Territories (PFVT) in preparation for the World Urban Forums and the global network of urban agencies (Metropolitan and Territorial Planning Agencies network MTPA-gn.

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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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GlobalPlatform is a technical standards organization that enables the efficient launch and management of innovative, secure-by-design digital services and devices, which deliver end-to-end security, privacy, simplicity and convenience to users. It achieves this by providing standardized technologies and certifications that empower technology and service providers to develop, certify, deploy and manage digital services and devices in line with their business, security, regulatory and data protection needs. GlobalPlatform standardized technologies and certifications are developed through effective industry-driven collaboration, led by multiple diverse member companies working in partnership with industry and regulatory bodies from around the world.

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ICT Innovation Cluster – managed by Fondazione Piemonte Innova – brings together a network of over 300 companies and actors from the vibrant innovation ecosystem of Piedmont. This collaborative platform aims to foster a thriving environment for technological advancements and digital transformation, drive entrepreneurial spirit and booster the competitiveness of businesses. It achieves this by facilitating various networking initiatives that encourage meaningful connections and knowledge exchange among participants. Furthermore, the cluster plays a pivotal role in supporting local enterprises in accessing funding resources that are instrumental in fueling their growth. By assisting companies in navigating the complex landscape of financing options, the cluster empowers them to explore opportunities for expansion and innovation. Additionally, it actively promotes the advancement of innovation processes within the region, working closely with public institutions and stakeholders.

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Impacts

IMPACTS is a network of currently 14 European capital and major metropolitan cities for exchanging information and experience on urban mobility and transport policies. It is a non-profit association. IMPACTS was founded in 1998 in response to a perceived need for high-level strategic collaboration amongst mostly capital cities about urban mobility policies that affect citizens. IMPACTS has a precise objective – to be a small strategic network for decision makers. It is about sharing strategic and technical thinking across European cities with participation from both politically elected or appointed officials and technical officers whom it offers a forum in which they can discuss all issues on sustainable urban mobility in a confidential and non-public setting.

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Institute For European Energy and Climate Policy – IEECP

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International Pneumatic Waste Collection Association – IPWCA

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International Road Federation – IRF

The International Road Federation (IRF) is a global, independent, not-for-profit organisation with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. Active since 1948, IRF is a membership-based organisation, representing leading corporate and institutional players drawn from the road and mobility sectors worldwide. Its mission is to promote the development of roads and road networks that enable access and sustainable mobility for all. Its approach is centred on key strategic components of knowledge transfer & information sharing, connecting people, businesses and organisations, and working with policy & advocacy.

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International Water Resources Association – IWRA

IWRA is an international member-based network of multidisciplinary experts on water resources management. Established in 1971, we facilitate the sharing of water knowledge and expertise across borders and sectors at the interface between science and policy. Our goal is to improve and expand the understanding of water issues through education, research, and information exchange among countries and across disciplines. Additionally, we seek to continually improve water resource decision-making by improving our collective understanding of water’s physical, ecological, chemical, institutional, social, and economic

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Italy Smart Cities Cluster

The Italian Technology Cluster for Smart Communities (SmartCommunitiesTech) is a national association with over 150 members – from industry, research and public administration – that collaborate to develop innovation projects for the management of smart cities. We are an inclusive and open network to enhance Italy’s research and innovation competences to face social challenges of the modern Smart Communities, especially in: • smart and collaborative mobility (intelligent mobility of goods and people) • smart and secure living (urban safety and security, critical infrastructures, cybersecurity) • smart government and data economy (PA processes and service management, citizens participation and inclusion). The Cluster, established in 2012, was further recognized in 2017 by the Italian University, Research and Innovation Ministry as coordinator of industrial research policies at national and local level.
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IVÉO is a Quebec-based smart-city network with over 40 members; our mission is to aid medium-sized cities deploy innovative and sustainable solutions. We do this by setting up pilot projects with startups, which we then evaluate to ensure an enriching knowledge transfer with our network.

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Le Pôle DERBI

The DERBI competitivity cluster, dedicated to energy transition, was created in 2005. It carries out its activities in the southern French Occitanie / Pyrénées Méditerranée region from its headquarters located in Perpignan and its local satellites located in Toulouse and Montpellier. Its missions: – To develop innovation, research, training, the transfer of technologies, development, and the creation of businesses at regional, national, and international level. – To accelerate the emergence and marketing of innovative products and services on rapidly expanding markets driven by international demand, European Energy Directives, and Energy Transition in France. Today, the DERBI competitiveness cluster counts 200 members: companies, research centers, laboratories, universities, training, higher education establishments, professional associations, institutional partners and local authorities. Since its creation, the DERBI competitiveness cluster has approved 372 projects bringing together more than 700 partners. 216 of these projects were financed, representing an investment of € 478 million and supported by public funds equalling € 185 million.

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Leading Cities

Leading Cities is a Boston-based global non-profit built on the philosophy that cities, which for the first time represent most of the world’s population, are essential to overcome our great challenges—climate change, human equity, and technology development. Originally established in 2008 at Northeastern University, it later spun off as an independent organization expanding beyond research to advance government sustainability and resiliency. Since then, Leading Cities has evolved to provide a wider range of services for governments, start-ups, and corporations. To connect its global networks, LaunchPad 11 was launched as the first metaverse ecosystem for Smart & Resilient City innovators by clustering entrepreneurs, investors, and decision-makers. Its signature program, the QBE AcceliCITY Resilience Challenge, is considered one of the Top 3 Govtech accelerators in the world.

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Local and Regional Governments Time Network

The Local and Regional Governments Time Network is the unique worldwide network of cities, metropolises and regions that promotes and implements time policies. It works as a meeting point for governments all over the world, in order to exchange experiences and learn, as well as to foster time policies. It promotes the World Capital of Time Policies, an award that recognises governments committed to implement such policies.

The Network is composed of local and regional governments committed to time reorganisation to improve their citizens’ life and ensure the right to time, such as Barcelona, Strasbourg, Milano, Bogotá, Buenos Aires, Bergamo, Catalonia region, or Graz. In Europe, its presence includes 26 European local authorities from 7 EU countries.

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Major Cities of Europe – MCE

Major Cities of Europe – IT Users Group is a non-profit, membership organisation whose objective is to maximise the value realised from the use of information and communication technologies in the administration of European local governments. Our objectives are achieved by:

-Sharing of experiences and practices amongst members through an annual conference, workshops and knowledge information bases;

-Dissemination amongst members of innovative practices from around the world;

-Facilitating discussion and engagement amongst members;

-Supporting the involvement of members in European projects;

-Engaging with the private sector to learn about its experiences and projects for the local governments.

Membership is open to local government organisations, academic institutions and not-for-profit organisations that share, support or wish to contribute to the above objectives.

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International Society of City and Regional Planners – ISOCARP

Since 1965, our Society of City and Regional Planners brings together individual and institutional members from 90+ countries with the vision to make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable through integrative participatory urban and territorial planning. In 2016, the Society initiated the ISOCARP Institute as a research spin-off for generating and disseminating knowledge for better cities and territories.

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Minalogic Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes- MINALOGIC

Founded in 2005, the Minalogic Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes innovation cluster is the driving force behind digital transformation, serving the strategic challenges of reindustrialization, national sovereignty, and sustainable development. Minalogic drives an ecosystem of more than 500 members that includes more than 440 innovative companies from across the region that cover the entire digital technology value chain. Minalogic’s members also include universities, research organizations, local government, banks and investors to sustain a unique network dedicated to innovation in digital technologies. Minalogic helps all of its stakeholders make business connections through targeted, qualified introductions and create opportunities to innovate and grow at the national, European, and international levels.

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Mobility as a Service – MAAS ALLIANCE

The MaaS Alliance is a global public-private partnership organisation with 100+ members working together to establish and build a common ground for MaaS and to unlock the economies of scale needed to support the successful implementation and uptake of MaaS globally. The MaaS Alliance has three dedicated Working Groups addressing issues related to user needs, regulatory challenges, governance and business models, technology and standardisation. The work and the results facilitate the foundations for a thriving MaaS ecosystem in Europe and beyond. The MaaS Alliance’s vision is to facilitate an open MaaS ecosystem that benefits users, societies, and the environment.

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Mobility Institute RACC

The Mobility Institute is an independent platform created by RACC in association with DELOITTE, which leads the analysis of new mobility models with the 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.

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National Network of Green Municipalities

Goals of the National Network of Green Municipalities of Lithuania: • bring together Lithuanian municipalities, industry, business, research, non-governmental organizations and civil communities in order to develop innovative technologies and solutions for smart cities. • more effectively coordinate and publicize the initiative of Green Municipalities, to establish a national network of Green Municipalities. • implement the Green Town pilot project and establish a green city innovation centre, the main activities of which will be the initiation of demonstration-pilot projects in order to: o test and demonstrate new technologies and innovative solutions for smart cities; o familiarize decision-makers, business and society with these innovative solutions; train specialists for the future of smart cities.

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NEXTMOVE

NextMove brings together and supports on a daily basis all mobility players in Paris region and Normandy, in France, in Europe and internationally: Our vision: To be a reference ecosystem at the European level where sustainable mobility solutions are invented, developed, tested and industrialized. Our mission: From research to industry and services, unite the players in the automotive and mobility sectors in our territories to boost their competitiveness and support transitions. Our ambition: Contribute to a better mobility for the planet, cleaner & safer, more connected & more inclusive, bringing together all the players in the ecosystem, from idea to market.

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Partners for Automated Vehicle Education Europe – PAVE EUROPE 

PAVE Europe is a coalition of industry partners and nonprofit groups with one goal: To bring the conversation about automated vehicles (AVs) to the public so everyone can play a role in shaping our transportation future. PAVE Europe’s mission is purely educational—we don’t advocate for a particular technology or specific public policies. Our members believe that we will best achieve the potential benefits of driverless technology if the public and policymakers know the honest facts of what is on the roads today and what is possible for the future. We believe that our roads can be safer, more accessible, and more environmentally friendly than they are today.

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Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport – SLOCAT

SLOCAT is the international, multi-stakeholder partnership powering systemic transformations and a just transition towards equitable, healthy, green and resilient transport and mobility systems for the people and the planet. We deliver on our mission through co-creation, co-leadership and co-delivery across knowledge, advocacy and dialogue activities in the intersection between transport, climate change and sustainability.

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Plataforma Tecnológica Española de Eficiencia Energética – PTE-EE

The Spanish Technology Platform for Energy Efficiency: PTE-ee, created in 2008 at the initiative of the Ministry of Science and Innovation. It brings together public bodies, research centers and companies. More than 450 entities collaborating to promote innovation and technological development in the field of energy efficiency. Our purpose is to promote innovation in energy efficiency. promote the collaboration between public entities, the scientific sector and companies to promote R&D&i. Increase opportunities for Spanish companies and institutions at an international level. To be a channel to value energy efficiency, spread good practices and propose future actions. Collaborate with public institutions to define plans and strategies national R&D&i. Generate new solutions through the promotion of R+D+i. Every year the members of the Platform create a document on Technological Initiatives Priority (ITPs). Its objective is to transfer to the public fabric the priority needs and the potential of technologies or initiatives related to energy efficiency.

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Plataforma tecnológica Española de la Construcción – PTEC

The Spanish Construction Technology Platform (PTEC) was created in October 2004 with the aim of contributing to the improvement of the construction sector through cooperation between public and private entities in initiatives related to research, development and innovation (R+D+i). In 2010, PTEC was established as a Foundation and a couple of years later it was decided to professionalize its activity. The Platform develops activities in favor of promoting innovation within the construction sector. To carry them out, it has the support of its members, among which are all the relevant agents of the construction ecosystem, thus representing its entire value chain: associations, clusters, research centers, universities, technology centers and agents of the sector. knowledge, startups, SMEs and large leading companies in the sector. PTEC is one of the main driving forces in the sector and has the support of entities belonging to the public sector whose alliances and collaborations are key to facing the challenges of the sector and the priority lines of action, as well as collaborations with other national and international platforms. . PTEC belongs to the ECTP.

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Polish Development Fund – PFR

The Polish Development Fund (PFR) is a leading promotional financial institution of Poland operating on a commercial basis under the mandate of the Polish State. Established in 2016, the Company conducts business activity and coordinates and implements development programs, including those commissioned by the government, with the view to achieve a market rate of return on the invested capital in the long term.

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Polish Zero Waste Association

Polish Zero Waste Association works to change public awareness of resources, preventing waste from being generated at source, promoting a waste-free lifestyle, and changing production and consumption patterns towards a circular economy. The organization carries out its mission by providing knowledge and tools to support the activities of citizens, institutions and enterprises, and by representing communities involved in activities for the benefit of the environment. We have been the top organization in Poland that has been running a campaign to introduce the deposit-return scheme, which has been recently passed by the Govt.

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RailGroup – INMOVE

In-Move, formerly known as Railgrup, has become a benchmark cluster not only in the railway ecosystem but in the mobility and logistics sector in general. Digital Mobility is a must in today’s strategy and connectivity plus technological cooperation become core differentiation tools as they are in In-Move. Through innovation, technological excellence, cross-sectoral knowledge, and the development of joint projects, we help our members establish key points and improve their business competitiveness. We promote managerial level relations and canalize AI, connectivity, awareness, workshop Innovation with stakeholders – CoCreation, and some other crucial scenarios to help main stakeholders to progress towards excellence in providing return value to their clients, in terms of Digital Mobility plus Multimodal Logistics. In-Move, formerly known as Railgrup, has become a benchmark cluster not only in the railway ecosystem but in the mobility and logistics sector in general. Digital Mobility is a must in today’s strategy and connectivity plus technological cooperation become core differentiation tools as they are in In-Move. Through innovation, technological excellence, cross-sectoral knowledge, and the development of joint projects, we help our members establish key points and improve their business competitiveness. We promote managerial level relations and canalize AI, connectivity, awareness, workshop Innovation with stakeholders – CoCreation, and some other crucial scenarios to help main stakeholders to progress towards excellence in providing return value to their clients, in terms of Digital Mobility plus Multimodal Logistics. ses, and technology (Peter. F. Drucker).

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Shared-Use Mobility Center – SUMC

The Shared-Use Mobility Center (SUMC) is an international thought leader working to replace car-centric transportation with people focused mobility to fight climate change, promote equity, and strengthen communities. SUMC’s core work aims to empower people and networks by mobilizing the sector, equipping communities, and deepening and sharing shared-mobility knowledge. We mobilize the sector through convenings such as the National Shared Mobility Summit and cross-sector collaboration through the Shared Mobility 2030 Action Agenda. We equip communities through technical assistance, capacity building and program evaluations at the federal level such as supporting the Federal Transit Administration’s mobility innovation grantees for the last six years and at the state and local level such as co-administering the California’s Clean Mobility Options program. We deepen and share knowledge through our bi-weekly Mobility Hub Newsletter, Mobility Learning Center and other applied research and consultingMobility Center (SUMC) is an international thought leader working to replace car-centric transportation with people focused mobility to fight climate change, promote equity, and strengthen communities. SUMC’s core work aims to empower people and networks by mobilizing the sector, equipping communities, and deepening and sharing shared-mobility knowledge. We mobilize the sector through convenings such as the National Shared Mobility Summit and cross-sector collaboration through the Shared Mobility 2030 Action Agenda. We equip communities through technical assistance, capacity building and program evaluations at the federal level such as supporting the Federal Transit Administration’s mobility innovation grantees for the last six years and at the state and local level such as co-administering the California’s Clean Mobility Options program. We deepen and share knowledge through our bi-weekly Mobility Hub Newsletter, Mobility Learning Center and other applied research and consulting.
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SIMUS

We are the leading Latin American network in Sustainable Urban Mobility. At SIMUS we connect and accompany all public transportation stakeholders, to provide solutions around sustainable urban mobility that allow the modernization of public transportation, the transformation of the quality of life of citizens and urban environment, through advice technical, public policies and exchange of knowledge and good practices.
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Smart Transportation Alliance – STA

Founded in December 2014 and with headquarters in Brussels (Belgium), the Smart Transportation Alliance (STA) is a not-for-profit global collaborative platform for transportation infrastructure innovation across modes and the Smart City. In the context of safe, sustainable and multimodal transportation systems, STA’s vision is the deployment of Smart Transportation Infrastructures connecting people and businesses. A platform for knowledge management, STA’s mission is to lead and support activities improving the methods, technologies and standards associated to transportation infrastructures.
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SMARTECH Cluster

Smartech Cluster, which has about 165 members, is the Spanish cluster of companies and organizations from the entire value chain of smart homes, buildings and cities; digital transformation and Industry 4.0. In Smartech Cluster, this value chain is made up of manufacturers, application developers, engineering companies, integrators, installers, technology and training centers and universities. The main objective of the cluster is to improve the competitiveness of companies through six lines of action: generation of business opportunities, promotion of collaborative R&D&I, search for financing, training and advice, communication, and networking.
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SOLARTYS

Since 2009, we are working with the entire solar value chain: manufacturers, distributors of materials and components, engineering companies, installers, developers and research centres. Together we join forces to make the transition to solar energy and energy efficiency a reality. Our core actions: Self-sufficiency and Energy Communities; Sustainability and Circular Economy; Innovation.

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Spanish Shippers’ Council – TRANSPRIME

Founded in 1978, TRANSPRIME Spanish Shippers’ Council is the shippers and BCOs association in Spain for dealing logistics and transport affairs. TRANSPRIME – SPANISH SHIPPERS’ COUNCIL is the main stakeholder of institutional representation, benchmarking point and the logistics reference forum. Regular meetings, seminars, presentations and activities are carried out to trigger a deep logistical knowledge based on innovation, competitiveness and continuous improvement, all done from the shippers’ unique point of view. TRANSPRIME SPANISH SHIPPERS’ COUNCIL represents shippers at three levels: national, European – being the unique Spanish Delegation of the European Shippers‘Council (ESC), and at a global level, also as a delegation of the Global Shippers’ Alliance (GSA).

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TECH UK

TechUK is the trade association which brings together people, companies and organisations to realise the positive outcomes of what digital technology can achieve. With around over 900 members (the majority of which are SMEs) across the UK, techUK creates a network for innovation and collaboration across business, government and stakeholders to provide a better future for people, society, the economy and the planet. By providing expertise and insight, we support our members, partners and stakeholders as they prepare the UK for what comes next in a constantly changing world.

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TOTEM

The TOTEM cluster was created at the end of 2020 to federate different actors (companies, research and training institutions, local authorities), to develop partnerships in the automotive, railway and maritime sectors in the Occitanie region. The cluster is an initiative of companies and supported by the Regional Council of Occitanie, Toulouse City Council and the French State.
TOTEM wishes to make Occitanie a “Mobility valley” in France, and includes 140 members (65% of SMEs), representing 30,000 jobs.
The cluster supports its members in the 3 following fields:
• Business: to contribute to reach new markets, to develop employment, and to promote the diversification of the companies,
• Innovation: to accelerate the transition to intelligent and sustainable mobility,
• Skill, employment and training: facilitate the transmission of knowledge and anticipate new skills to deal with economic, technical and normative changes.

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Transformatie Urban Mobility Initiative – TUMI

With the Transformative Urban Mobility Initiative (TUMI), the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is supporting climate-friendly, inclusive, safe and affordable Mobility in cities. TUMI is the leading global implementation initiative on sustainable mobility, formed through the union of 11 prestigious partners. TUMI is funded by BMZ and implemented by GIZ in collaboration with all TUMI partners. TUMI’s vision are thriving cities with enhanced economic, social and environmental performances in line with the New Urban Agenda, the Agenda 2030 and the Paris Agreement. Since its launch in 2016, BMZ has through TUMI provided 3.4 billion euros to finance sustainable mobility systems.

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UKRAINIAN AUTOMOTIVE AND MOBILITY CLUSTER – UAMC

The Ukrainian Automotive and Mobility Cluster was created in 2018 by the leading component manufacturers for the automotive industry. UAMC is a platform that brings together manufacturers, suppliers, service companies, educational institutions, research institutes, associations and government agencies. From January 2021 Ukrainian Automotive and Mobility Cluster become a co-founder and active member of European Automotive Cluster Network (EACN) https://www.eacn-initiative.eu From March 2022 UAMC become a co-founder of Ukrainian Cluster Alliance (UCA). For today UCA become a full member of European Cluster Alliance(ECA) and registered at ECCP. From September 2022 UCA is a full member of TCI Network. By the end of 2022 the Ukrainian Cluster Alliance unites 60 cluster organisations with more than 2000 enterprises and science-research organisations.

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Trusted Connectivity Alliance – TCA

Trusted Connectivity Alliance (TCA) is a global, non-profit industry association working to enable trust in a connected future. The organisation’s vision is to drive the sustained growth of a connected society through trusted connectivity which protects assets, end user privacy and networks. TCA members are leaders within the global Tamper Resistant Element (TRE) ecosystem, and work collectively to define requirements and provide deliverables of a strategic, technical and marketing nature. This enables all stakeholders in our connected society to benefit from the most stringent secure connectivity solutions that leverage TCA members’ expertise in tamper proof end-to-end-security.

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VIA ID

Via ID is the business accelerator and CVC of Mobivia, the European leader in automotive services (Norauto, Midas, ATU…). Via ID provides long-term support for companies related to new forms of mobility: smart, innovative and sustainable. Via ID offers a complete ecosystem to the entrepreneurs who join it: incubation, acceleration, financing, international development, expert support but also strong synergies with the leading players in mobility. · Co-founder of the European Startup Prize for mobility · 1 acceleration program at Station F, Paris : Moove Lab · 1 private club dedicated to corporates : Mobility Club · 5 offices worldwide (France, Germany, USA, Singapore) · 26 startups in our portfolio including Fifteen, Velyvelo, Reparcar, Heetch, Getaround, Nowos, Beev etc.

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Women in BIM

Women in BIM are a not for profit entity aimed at supporting and growing the number of women in BIM and digital related roles. Our key objectives are to enable a future construction industry where diversity is no longer an issue. Our work focuses on drawing young women into BIM and digital related careers, helping to support women working on BIM projects today, and championing and drawing visibility to female leaders in the BIM and digital space in order to grow a more diverse industry. Now in our 11th year we have members and regional representation located all over the world driving this agenda. Our database of women who work in BIM and digital are aimed to support industry events in enabling more female representation. We also aim to provide information and practical advice to support industry and governments to address diversity issues as well as promoting how diversity can support the growth and digitisation of the construction industry.

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World Bioenergy Association

The World Bioenergy Association (WBA) is a leading global organization committed to supporting and representing various stakeholders in the bioenergy sector. With a diverse membership consisting of bioenergy organizations, institutions, companies, and individuals, the WBA plays a pivotal role in advancing the sustainable development of bioenergy on a global scale. The primary objective of the WBA is to promote and foster the growth of bioenergy in a sustainable manner. While promoting the business environment, the association actively supports the bioenergy industry’s interests and contributes to its long-term success.

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The Master of Engineering Leadership (MEL) degree is for practising professionals who want to gain a competitive advantage. With its unique combination of graduate-level UBC Faculty of Applied Science courses and UBC Sauder’s Robert H. Lee Graduate School courses, this interdisciplinary professional master’s degree will give you the skills and confidence to take your career in new directions.

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Digital City Science at HCU explores urban complexity with digital technologies and develops scientific new approaches for the analysis and integrative planning of urban systems. For this purpose, the team comprises expertise in architectural design, IT and software development, among others. In cooperation with partners from academia, business, administration, and civil society, we develop data-based tools and methodologies that are applied in the national and international context. With most of our currently running projects we bring together urban planning and analysis with digitalization – in the course of which we provide urban stakeholders with tools that help turning urban data into urban qualities.

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ITeC

The Catalonia Institute of Construction Technology Foundation – ITeC is a private non-profit organization. Established in 1978, we have since carried out research, design and development of technology-based products and services for the construction sector. We perform our tasks without territorial limitation and our income arises from clients billing, from voluntary contributions from the Patrons and from public and private aids. We want to be the institution that supports the construction sector with a global scale willingness to serve, a model of organization based on collaborative systems, and an approach to the whole life cycle of construction: design, construction, exploitation, maintenance, and end of life, guiding the current transformation axes of the sector: Sustainability, Digitalization, and Industrialization.

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XARXA ACCESCAT

Xarxa AccessCat, the Accessibility Innovation Network of Catalonia, gathers 14 research groups from 10 Catalan universities to promote knowledge transfer and valorisation and become a flagship initiative on Accessibility to Information and Communication.

Our research groups offer Technologies, Innovative Solutions, Training, and Consultancy to companies and organizations to make them more accessible, thus, more inclusive, and competitive.

Why is accessibility a key to building smart cities?
o It guarantees equality and social cohesion
o It benefits everyone, not only people with disabilities, in an ever-increasingly digital world
o It generates wealth as it adds value, offers better UX, and reduces added costs
o It ensures compliance with legal requirements

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SNAP 4 CITY /DISIT Lab, University of Florence, Department of Information Engineering

DISIT lab and research group is active since 1994. It is one of the most active ICT labs of the University of Florence, metropolitan Tuscany area. DISIT successfully developed a relevant number of International and National solutions and participated to several RnD projects. DISIT Lab coordinated Snap4City framework and action and maintaine maintain operative the Snap4City.org infrastructure (https://www.snap4city.org ). Snap4City framework is a consolidated open source solution to set up and accelerate the creation of a large range of smart city control systems, applications and decision support systems exploiting heterogeneous data, performing data analytics, and enabling services for stakeholders by IOT/IOE, data analytics and big data technologies, exploiting artificial intelligent and (X)AI technologies for predictions, anomaly detections, what-if analysis, early warning, KPIs, etc.

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Federal University of Espírito Santo

The Federal University of Espírito Santo (Ufes), founded on May 5, 1954, is located in the state of Espírito Santo, Brazil. Ufes offers 103 on-campus undergraduate courses and allocates approximately 5,004 spots for students annually. At the graduate level, there are 62 academic and professional master’s programs and 32 doctoral programs. The university employs around 1,800 permanent professors and 2,000 administrative technicians. Currently, approximately 20,000 students are enrolled in its undergraduate programs, while 3,500 are part of the postgraduate courses. In terms of scientific and technological research, Ufes is involved in about 500 ongoing projects. Furthermore, the university is engaged in 650 extension projects that impact approximately 3.5 million people.

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UPC

The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC) is a public institution of research and higher education in the fields of engineering, architecture, sciences and technology, and one of the leading technical universities in Europe. The UPC applies universit