Cisco helps communities around the globe connect, protect, and enhance the lives of their people. We build the trustworthy technology that expands equitable access to information, essential services, healthcare, and education, and keeps organizations functioning effectively, without compromising security and privacy. The end-to-end capabilities of our portfolio help you reimagine and redesign communities to grow quality of life and protect people’s physical and financial health, safety, and well-being. Learn how to accelerate transformation with Cisco as your trusted partner. We’re in this together, and as always, Cisco is securely connecting what’s now and what’s next to power an inclusive future for all.
City Possible is Mastercard’s partnership and co-creation framework for cities. Since its inception, City Possible has facilitated a community for members to draw on the collective expertise and resources of all stakeholders in order to scale innovative solutions that address urban challenges. Through our City Possible network of more than 300 members, Mastercard is fostering collaboration and co-creation, driving inclusive economic development, and building resilient communities.
FCC Environment is the company inside the FCC Group that, for over 110 years, has been delivering environmental services to 66 million people in more than 5,000 municipalities along the world. From waste management and recycling to every municipal service, it processes annually almost 24 million tonnes of waste as a resource at nearly 200 sustainable facilities, recovering 3.3 million tonnes of secondary raw materials (SRM) and refuse-derived fuel (RDF) and 360MW of non-fossil power. Innovation is in the DNA of FCC Environment, committed to reaching the UN’s Agenda 2030 SDG by developing its 2050 Sustainability Strategy that includes implementing e-mobility and boosting the society to be transformed towards a Circular Economy model.
Founded in 1987, Huawei is a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. We have more than 194,000 employees, and we operate in more than 170 countries and regions, serving more than three billion people around the world.
Our vision and mission is to bring digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world. To this end, we will drive ubiquitous connectivity and promote equal access to networks; bring cloud and artificial intelligence to all four corners of the earth to provide superior computing power where you need it, when you need it; build digital platforms to help all industries and organizations become more agile, efficient, and dynamic; redefine user experience with AI, making it more personalized for people in all aspects of their life, whether they’re at home, in the office, or on the go.
Microsoft enables digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge. Its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.
Smart Ports: Piers of the Future is an event organized by the Port of Barcelona and in collaboration with six of the most important ports of the world: Antwerp, Hamburg, Los Angeles, Montreal, Rotterdam and Busan. These institutions will be sharing projects and knowledge related to different areas: sustainability, multimodal, agility, resilience and transparency, with the main objective of offering innovative solutions to present and future challenges that ports face. The event will be 100% online and the attendings will be able to follow it through the Smart Ports TV digital platform. Among this, the digital platform will be active 365 days and new content will be uploaded during this period.
The RACC provides coverage and top quality services to meet the needs of more than 10 million people anywhere in the world. It specialises in personal, family, mechanical, urgent medical and household assistance services, and operates the biggest driving school network in Spain. To meet the needs of its members, it makes 1,193,000 call-outs a year and manages over 600,000 insurance policies of various types. The RACC promotes a new culture of mobility that is safer and more environmentally friendly. It has a significant capacity for disseminating information and influencing aspects relating to improving road safety and infrastructures and reducing accidents.
emovis, a subsidiary of Abertis Mobility Services, is a global leader in the implementation and operation of toll-based mobility solutions, supported by innovative technology, in Europe, the Americas and Asia enabling millions of travellers to seamlessly move along some of the world’s most advanced and busy cities and highways. To do this successfully, emovis blends operational excellence with cutting-edge technology and best-in-class customer handling to meet society’s ever-changing requirements. It is currently operating or developing technological solutions for large tolling infrastructure in countries like the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Puerto Rico, Canada and Qatar.
ENGIE is a global reference in low-carbon energy and services, with 170.000 employees. The group is committed to accelerate the transition towards a carbon-neutral world, through reduced energy consumption and more environmentally-friendly solutions. Engie tries to reconcile economic performance with a positive impact on people and the planet, building on its key businesses (gas, renewable energy, services) to offer competitive solutions to its customers. As a major provider of energy efficiency solutions, ENGIE helps cities and communities to optimize the way they use their resources by providing them with technical solutions and proven expertise in energy infrastructures, space heating, air conditioning and ventilation systems, district heating and cooling networks, public lighting and telecoms and transportation infrastructures. https://www.engie.com/en/cities-and-communities
FIWARE is a curated framework of Open Source software platform components which can be assembled and, together with third-party components, used to build entire platforms that support a faster, easier and cheaper development of Smart City Solutions. FIWARE, as a world-wide leading Open Source technology in the digitization market, has become the de-facto standard for Smart Cities, and as such, helps cities’ decision makers and system integrators alike to incorporate standards for stronger interoperability, faster time-to-market, security of investment and replicability (portability). Together with its ecosystems of members, partners, iHubs, evangelists and academia, the FIWARE Foundation is taking the lead in Open Source collaborative ecosystems setting new standards, on a global scale, acting as an enabling force for inter-city and inter-country collaboration and co-creation.
Keolis is a pioneer in developing public transport systems and works alongside public authorities who want to enhance shared mobility systems to grow the appeal and vitality of their regions. A world leader in operating automated metro and tramway systems, Keolis and its partners and subsidiaries Kisio, EFFIA, Keolis Santé and Cykleo support the core business with innovations offering new and bespoke shared mobility solutions for modes including trains, buses and coaches, trolleybuses, shared car solutions, river and sea shuttle services, bike share services, car sharing, fully electric driverless shuttles and urban cable cars. In France, Keolis is the second largest provider of parking management solutions through its subsidiary EFFIA, and the country’s leader in medical transport since the creation of Keolis Santé in July 2017. The Group is 70%-owned by SNCF and 30%-owned by the Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec (Quebec Deposit and Investment Fund), and employs 68,500 people in 16 countries. In 2020, it posted revenue of €6.1 billion. In 2019, 3.4 billion passengers used one of Keolis’ shared mobility services. www.keolis.com
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PTV Group takes a holistic approach that integrates all aspects of traffic, transport and logistics to create and promote sustainable mobility. The PTV Group provides software solutions and consulting services to empower mobility and transport for a cleaner and smarter future. Its best-in-class software for intelligent traffic management and transport optimization enables decision-makers in politics, cities, industry, and trade save time and money, make roads safer, and protect the environment. PTV’s software simulate and demonstrate today how tomorrow’s mobility, with all its ecosystems and dimensions, can be realized – from strategic transport planning to micromobility for the first/last mile.
Renfe is Spain´s leading rail operator in Passenger and goods transport. We are commited to safe, efficient and quality rail transport. We set ourselves apart from other transport options and adapt to the needs and demands of the most crucial element in this entire structure: our customers. With more tan 5,000 trains running every day in Spain, over 500 million passengers a year, 18,3 million tons transported each year, nearly 15,000 employees, and exceptional rates of punctuality, quality and satisfaction, Renfe is working to consolidate its leadership in Spain and extend its international reach, with presence in countries as wide-ranging as the United States, France, Mexico and Saudi Arabia.
Founded in 2007, Ubiwhere is a software company focused on the research and development of innovative technological solutions, oriented to the areas of Smart Cities, Telecommunications and Future Internet. The diversified team (more than 80 employees) is one of the pillars of the company’s success, being prepared to face the greatest challenges of the market. Ubiwhere cooperates with a broad technological network at national and international level, which values and recognizes the company’s large-scale contribution in its creative and innovative projects. Ubiwhere is a company recognized through several certifications: ISO 9001:2015, NP 4469:2019 and NP 4457:2007. We have the desire to change the World, which is why we create, design and implement solutions that improve people’s quality of life.
La French Fab is the new face of France’s industry. Launched in 2017, La French Fab is supported collectively by the Alliance Industrie du Futur, Bpifrance, Business France, France Industrie, the Direction Générale des Entreprises and France’s regions. These key players are committed to an eco-friendly approach and concerned about the common good. In France an around the world, they’re working to renew the industrial sector, reinvigorate France’s regions, make industrial jobs more attractive, and draw attention to French industrial excellence. With La French Fab, experience industry in a new way. Together, let’s inspire a new world.
The Port of Barcelona is the fastest growing port in Western Europe, Spain leading port in international trade and the top cruise port in Europe and the Mediterranean. It is part of a unique and seamless logistics, and business hub, including airport, logistics areas, motorways, railway network and a large urban area. As a gateway to a market of 400 million consumers, the Port of Barcelona integrates a highly diversified activity and provides 41,200 jobs. Barcelona is also a pioneering port in digitization, sustainability, and energy transition.
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.
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
SmartCAT is the strategy of the Government of the Generalitat de Catalunya which extends the concept of Smart City to a country-wide level to carry out a program that integrates and coordinates local initiatives and supralocal, support companies and deploy Smart initiatives throughout the territory. SmartCAT aims to turn Catalonia into an “Smart Country” of international reference that takes advantage of the use of digital technology and information to innovate in public services, drive economic growth and promote a smarter, more sustainable and integrator.
Diputació de Barcelona (Barcelona Provincial Council) is a local public authority that provides technical, economic and technological support to the 311 municipalities in the province of Barcelona, fostering quality local services throughout the region. Its mission is to ensure progress and well-being for all the citizens in the territory by providing services to people, either directly or, above all, in cooperation with the municipalities themselves. To this end, Diputació de Barcelona is determined to become a Smart Region: a community of Smart Villages and Smart Cities in which technology and citizens are the main drivers of change to achieve social, environmental and economic development for all, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Barcelona Metropolitan Area (AMB) is the public administration of the metropolitan area of Barcelona, which occupies 636 km² and encompasses 36 municipalities with more than 3.2 million inhabitants. The metropolitan area is a territorial, social, demographic, economic and cultural entity formed during the last century as a product of the growth and connection of urban systems around the city of Barcelona. This is the largest metropolitan conurbation in the western Mediterranean, which generates half of the GDP in Catalonia. The new public metropolitan administration replaces the three entities existing until 2011: Union of Municipalities of the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona, Environmental Agency and Transport Metropolitan Agency. This new AMB rationalises and simplifies the metropolitan governance by creating a single administration.
EUROCITIES is the network of major European cities, with over 140 members across 39 countries, representing more than 130 million people. We work in all areas of interest for cities, from culture to mobility, environment to social affairs, economic development to smart cities. We facilitate learning experiences between cities, and represent cities’ interests towards the European Union. EUROCITIES is committed to working towards a common vision of a democratic, sustainable future in which all citizens can enjoy a good quality of life.
The effects of rapid urban growth combined with the impact of climate change are creating new challenges for cities, which require better usage of information. To manage these challenges and deliver better urban services, cities need to better leverage technology, people and processes. IDB works to improve lives in Latin America and the Caribbean through financial and technical support for countries working to reduce poverty and inequality. It helps improve health and education, and advance infrastructure. As the leading source of development financing for Latin America and the Caribbean, it conducts extensive research; provide loans, grants, and technical assistance. We are committed to achieving measurable results and the highest standards of increased integrity, transparency, accountability and sustainability.
Metropolis 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.
United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) is the world organization of local and regional governments and their associations, representing and defending their interests on the world stage. UCLG’s network of members represents 70% of the world’s total population and is present in all world regions: Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, the Middle East and West Asia, and North America; organized into 7 regional sections, 1 metropolitan section and 1 Forum of regions. This network includes over 240,000 towns, cities, regions and metropolises, and over 175 associations of local and regional governments in 140 countries. Among UCLG’s key areas of political interest are: local democracy, climate change and environmental protection, the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, local finance, urban development and city diplomacy in peace building
UN-Habitat is the United Nations programme working towards a better urban future. Its mission is to promote socially and environmentally sustainable human settlements development and the achievement of adequate shelter for all.
In October 2016, at the UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development – Habitat III – member states signed the New Urban Agenda. This is an action-oriented document which sets global standards of achievement in sustainable urban development, rethinking the way we build, manage, and live in cities. Through drawing together cooperation with committed partners, relevant stakeholders, and urban actors, including at all levels of government as well as the private sector, UN-Habitat is applying its technical expertise, normative work and capacity development to implement the New Urban Agenda and Sustainable Development Goal 11 – to make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.
The City Resilience Global Programme is UN-Habitat’s technical partners for urban resilience. The programme helps cities increase their resilience by diagnosing the state of their urban system, driving actions, sharing and building knowledge for policy making.
The World Bank Group has set two goals for the world to achieve by 2030:
1) End extreme poverty by decreasing the percentage of people living on less than $1.90 a day to no more than 3%, and
2) Promote shared prosperity by fostering the income growth of the bottom 40% for every country.
The World Bank Group comprises five institutions managed by their member countries. Established in 1944, the World Bank Group is headquartered in Washington, D.C. We have more than 10,000 employees in more than 120 offices worldwide. The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. We are not a bank in the ordinary sense but a unique partnership to reduce poverty and support development.
The World Economic Forum is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation. The Forum engages the foremost political, business, cultural and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. It was established in 1971 as a not-for-profit foundation and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. It is independent, impartial and not tied to any special interests. The Forum strives in all its efforts to demonstrate entrepreneurship in the global public interest while upholding the highest standards of governance. Moral and intellectual integrity is at the heart of everything it does.
CIDEU is the network of iberoamerican cities that shares and promotes the culture of urban strategic thinking. Created in 1993, it has 150 members from 21 countries: 122 cities and 28 collaborating entities. The city of Zaragoza, Spain, currently holds the presidency of CIDEU, and the vice-presidency is held by the city of Bogotá, Colombia. CIDEU’s mission is to accompany iberoamerican local governments in the application of the culture of urban strategic thinking, to the design and management of projects aligned to a strategy, to achieve sustainable and inclusive cities.
The Covenant of Mayors is the world’s largest movement for local climate and energy actions. In Europe, over 10,000 cities and towns are joining forces to secure a better future for their citizens. Under the renewed ambition of the European Covenant of Mayors, signatories commit to reaching climate neutrality by 2050, to increasing their emission reduction targets, implementing adaptation to climate change measures and alleviating energy poverty thanks to a just transition. They also commit to engaging their citizens, businesses and local stakeholders in the transition, thus contributing to the European Climate Pact.
The Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance (CNCA) is a collaboration of leading global cities working to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 80-100% by 2050 or sooner — the most aggressive GHG reduction targets undertaken anywhere by any city. Achieving carbon neutrality will require radical, transformative changes to core city systems. CNCA enables its member cities to advance their own transformational efforts, collaborate with each other and key partners to overcome barriers, foster innovative approaches, and share lessons with other cities ready to pursue similar goals.
France urbaine is the only association of city mayors and urban centers presidents in France. Its 106 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.
Founded in 1989, the Brazilian Association of Mayors (FNP) is the only municipal entity directed exclusively by mayors in exercise of their mandates, composed by 400 municipalities with more than 80,000 inhabitants. This number covers 100% of the capitals, 60% of the inhabitants and 75% of the country’s GDP.
Among the activities of FNP is the organization of national and international events. We highlight the Municipal Meeting with Sustainable Development (EMDS), the largest local sustainable development event held in Latin America. Promoted by FNP in partnership with national and international organizations, it welcomes about 10000 people (+500 mayors) each edition. The 5th EMDS will happen in Brasilia – 26th to 28th August 2019.
Mercociudades is the main Network of the South American local governments and an outstanding reference in the integration processes. It is conformed by 361 cities in 10 countries, where over 120 million people live. Mercociudades was founded in 1995 on the initiative of the main mayors of the region with the aim of promoting regional integration and the creation of an institutional scope for cities within the Mercosur. Mercociudades works to strengthen the exchange and horizontal cooperation between the cities of the region, inspired by a different kind of regional integration, respectful of diversity and with a vocation to build borderless participatory citizenship.
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.
Open & Agile Smart Cities (OASC) is a non-profit, international network of smart cities & communities. Together with our international member cities and partner organisations, and based on our core values – openness, agility, and cooperation – OASC is building the foundation for a global market where digital services can scale sustainably.
As the largest network for smart cities and communities, OASC creates sustainable impact for our member cities by working towards a common technical ground which allows scaling and sharing of urban digital services based on open standards, open APIs, and shared data models. We call this common technical ground Minimal Interoperability Mechanisms.
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.
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.
ACR+ is an international network of cities and regions sharing the aim of promoting a sustainable resource management and accelerating the transition towards a circular economy on their territories and beyond. Circular economy calling for cooperation between all actors, ACR+ is open to other players in the field of material resource management (NGOs, academic institutions, consultancy or private organisations). For already 25 years, ACR+ facilitates the exchange of experiences between members while also sharing technical and policy information. To strengthen the knowledge and capacities of the network and push forward innovation in the field of material resource management, ACR+ is also involved in several projects at European level and in the Mediterranean region, in cooperation with its members.
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
The Business Association of L’Hospitalet and Baix Llobregat (AEBALL in Spanish) is a non-profit business organization that was born in 1984 in L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona. It is the business association for representation, management, defense, coordination and promotion of the professional interests of companies that carry out general economic activities in their different sectors: industrial, commercial and services, within the territorial scope of L’Hospitalet and Baix Llobregat, a territory in constant economic and social growth.
Its operation is autonomous and independent of any entity, organization, public administration, political party… And it is governed by democratically elected governing bodies every four years, and by a collaborating staff who executes the established guidelines. AEBALL is non-profit making and is made up of freely associated companies and entities that may be individual, collective (unions or lower-level employer entities) or collaborators.
AEDIVE is the Iberian EV cluster, an association with more than 150 companies which gathers the industrial, technological and services value chain of e-Mobility in Spain and Portugal. AEDIVE is the representative of AVERE, the European EV Association, for the Iberian market and is also a member of Platform for Electromobility and the ICT Interoperability Innovation Group eMI3. In Latinamerica, AEDIVE has a strong presence and activity in several countries and has a partnership with Latam Mobility.
Amec urbis represents the most innovative manufacturers of solutions for smart cities. As a cluster, we incorporate dynamic, innovative companies, with a clear international vocation and that are the main exporters of urban technology in the fields of sustainable mobility, environment, and urban landscape.
We are the association representing the digital technology industry sector in Spain. Our members include large, medium and small leading IT companies, Telecommunications, Electronics, Digital Services and Content, leading companies driven by the digital transformation as well as other industry associations.
A society that benefits from today’s opportunities offered by digital technology in Spain and considers this sector as the main engine for the achievement of economic and social objectives.
To promote, for the benefit of our members, the best economic, policy and legislative environment that facilitates the development and the use of digital technologies. We want to achieve this goal by working as constructive partners with national and European public and private institutions, as well as with other international organisations.
ASToN is a network of 11 African cities using digital tools to overcome local and global challenges. Through peer exchange and learning, engaging our local stakeholders and taking a results-oriented approach, we are making our cities more sustainable and inclusive places to live and work. Our hope is that by creating a cohort of cities and collaborating in this way, ASToN cities can become leading digital actors, faster, and in a way that’s appropriate and sustainable for each own’s local context. This flagship programme is financed by the French Development Agency (AFD)and uses URBACT knowledge and tools.
The leading German Broadband Association (BREKO) represents more than 190 fixed broadband network operators in Germany. BREKO members are responsible for the roll-out of future-proof fibre infrastructure and currently account for more than 80% of the competitive FTTB/H deployment. With annual investments of approximately €2.5 billion in 2018, BREKO plays a significant role in the effort to create an inclusive European gigabit society that builds on fast fibre networks to all buildings. This drive has allowed BREKO businesses to establish 5 million FTTB/H connection throughout Germany.
The German Fibre Association provides its members with political and regulatory expert knowledge and operates at all levels, linking federal state, national and EU policy closely together to strengthen competition on the telecommunications market.
Col.legi de l’Enginyeria de Camins, Canals i Ports de Cataluña is the professional reference in the field of civil and environmental engineering in Catalonia; leads urban planning as a scientific discipline and has a tight commitment with the climate emergency through SDGs. It is made up of about 3,000 members out of 30,000 members throughout Spain.
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.
CICAT is a non-profit organization founded in 2010 that groups together companies from the entire value chain of the Lighting Sector.We believe that progress can only be made jointly, that is why we unite from manufacturers, suppliers, designers, architects, interior designers, to the end user and retail, so that they can work together, share experience and vision, and mutually nurture knowledge.
CityNet is the largest association of urban stakeholders committed to sustainable development in the Asia Pacific region. Established in 1987 with the support of UNESCAP, UNDP, and UN-Habitat, the network of cities has grown to include 173 municipalities, NGOs, private companies, and research centres. We connect actors, exchange knowledge, and build commitment to establish more sustainable and resilient cities. Through capacity building, city-to-city cooperation, and tangible projects, we help our members respond to climate change, disaster, rising infrastructure demands, and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Connected Vehicle Trade Association (CVTA) is a non-profit business league established to facilitate the interaction, and advance the interests, of the entities involved in the vehicle communication environment. The Connected Vehicle Trade Association enables the collaboration of companies, organizations, and governmental bodies engaged in developing bidirectional vehicle communications. Membership is open to any corporation, public entities, standards and specification organizations and educational institutions.
Bringing together the most prominent independent R&D providers in the automotive sector throughout Europe, EARPA is the association of automotive R&D organisations since 2002. Its membership counts at present over 50 members ranging from large and small commercial organisations to national institutes and universities. EARPA is a high-quality platform of automotive researchers who operate within the broader scope of road mobility at large, and is actively contributing to the European Research Area and the future EU RTD programmes. The Association works in close cooperation with a wide variety of partners in automotive and related industry and suppliers as well as the European Institutions and the EU Member States. Foremost, EARPA is independent from any external body or institute, only supported by its members’ fees and is governed by an Executive Board and General Assembly.
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. We promote international actions to build up cluster management excellence and facilitate exchanges and strategic partnering between clusters and specialized eco-systems, both industrial and academic across Europe and beyond. ELCA fosters the collaboration, networking and co-learning of clusters and their companies towards customized business support services and internationalization opportunities channelled to SMEs. ELCA network is composed of important lighting clusters from Italy (Rete di Imprese Luce in Veneto), France (Cluster Lumière), Spain (CICAT Cluster de Iluminación), Belgium (Groen Licht Vlaanderen) and Poland (Klaster Inteligentnego Oswietlenia).
Energy Cities empowers cities and citizens to shape and transition to futureproof cities. We showcase concrete alternatives deployed by cities, we advocate to change politic and economic governance at all levels, and we foster a wide cultural change leading to a futureproofed society. Energy Cities’ community is made up of local leaders of thousands of cities in 30 European countries. Our vision is that, by 2050, we will all be living in decarbonised and resilient cities with access to affordable, secure and sustainable energy. We strive to deliver LIVING SPACES that are accessible to everyone, through vibrant local economies and maximising resource regeneration.
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.
EuroXR –European Association for Extended Reality gathers individuals, large companies, SMEs, as well as research institutions, universities, and laboratories. EuroXR has been operating on the European territory for more than 10 years, providing a solid International Network for all those interested in Extended reality and new technologies (VR/AR/MR). EuroXR’s mission is to promote research excellence and stimulate the development and deployment of XR technologies in existing, new and emerging fields. The Association provides also different kinds of services, such as white paper, consultancy for new projects and project management; opportunities for collaboration in European and International projects; and organization and support of XR-related events.
FECEMINTE (Federació Catalana d’Empreses de Telecomunicacions) is a non-profit business association, formed by companies in the field of the telecoms. Since his constitution in 1968 its aim is to provide value to its associates and to the sector in general, being an institutional interlocutor with the Administration and other economic, social and technological agents.
Forética is the leading business network on sustainability and corporate social responsibility in Spain and Latin America, with over 250 members. Our mission is to encourage the integration of social, environmental and good governance aspects in corporate and organisational strategy and management. Forética is Spain’s only representative of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and National Partner Organization of CSR Europe and in Spain.
The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) is a centre for research, education, production and outreach, with the mission of envisioning the future habitat of our society and building it in the present.
IAAC’s Master in City & Technology is a unique program oriented towards redefining the analysis, planning, and design of twenty-first-century cities and beyond. The program offers expertise in the design of digitally enhanced, ecological and human-centered urban environments by intersecting the disciplines of urbanism and data science. Taking place in Barcelona, the capital of urbanism, the Master in City & Technology is training the professionals that city administrations, governments, industries, and communities need, to transform the urban environment in the era of big data
InformaTICa – The College of Computer Engineering of Catalonia (COEINF) is a Catalan independent public institution that represents, organizes, proctets and improves computer engineers ensuring an adequate exercise of the profession, with quality assurance and willingness to serve the society.
The International Port Community Systems Association (IPCSA) was originally founded in 2011 as the European Port Community Systems Association, by six European-based PCS operators. It was relaunched in 2014 as an international association, reflecting its growing membership outside Europe. Membership includes Sea and Air Port Community System Operators, Sea and Air Port Authorities and Single Window Operators. Today, IPCSA’s members operate across the world, exchanging electronic information at more than 500 sea and air ports, rail and inland waterways, and border crossing points. This equates to more than 500 million TEU and 10 billion tonnes of world trade a year, a reach of over 1 million users, and the exchange of more than 30 million messages per day in support of efficient Sea and Air Ports.
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.
The Basque Country Mobility and Logistics Cluster, MLC ITS Euskadi, is a private non-profit association which was founded in 2005 by 20 partners. MLC-ITS Euskadi is formed by a group of companies, governments and associations located in the Basque area and interconnected in a specific area of activity, linked by complementary characteristics and common elements.
Our mission is to improve passengers and goods mobility by means of cooperation, innovation and internationalization, enhancing the competitiveness of its members and region and contributing to reach the 20/20/20 objectives. Our vision is to be a referent meeting point for all stakeholders in the field of Mobility, Logistics and ITS, contributing to the quality, efficiency and sustainability of the sector and the society in general.
The cluster is integrated by 116 members including: mobility & logistics operators & industry; product and service providers, infrastructure managers, public administrations, research and academy.
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 act as an entry point to the European institutions on urban and regional transport issues, with the aim to help shape EU urban and regional mobility policy
Railgrup has become a benchmark cluster not only in the railway ecosystem but in the transport sector in general. Through innovation, technological excellence, cross-sectoral knowledge, and the development of joint projects, we help our members establishing key points and improving their business competitiveness. Railgrup has different workgroups and currently gathers more than 105 members including public operators, engineering firms, start-ups, sensor-mobility systems, OEMs, cybersecurity, and rail infrastructure suppliers. Through different workshops, the aim is to spread knowledge, raise awareness, explore challenges ahead in a railway mobility context.
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.
Smartech, which has about 135 members, is the Spanish cluster of companies and organizations from the entire value chain of smart homes, buildings and cities. In Smartech Cluster, this value chain is made up of manufacturers, application developers, engineering companies, integrators, installers, technology and training centers and universities. The main objective of the cluster is to improve the competitiveness of companies through six lines of action: Generation of business opportunities, promotion of collaborative R&D&I, search for financing, training and advice, communication and networking.
Created in 2012, the Smart Buildings Alliance is committed to make digital technology a strength for the environmental transition of building, city, and territory stakeholders. Unique in its transversality, open-mindedness, and the diversity of its 500 companies and organizations members, the SBA structures its actions around 3 pillars: Smart Home, Smart Building and Smart City. With more than 20 commissions and working groups, the SBA brings together all the different trades in a collaborative approach to design reference frameworks, innovative approaches and solutions.
Smart Space is the meeting point (marketplace) of the companies of different sectors (metallurgical, energetic, transport, telecommunications, etc.) that develop or commercialize Smart solutions (innovative, intelligent, technological, sustainable and effective). It is a cooperation platform: between large companies, innovative SMEs, start-ups and universities / technological centers, and promotes public-private partnership. Smart Space develops Smart solutions that can be applied to different areas: industry, business areas, cities, education, health, agriculture, public administration, infrastructures, mobility, social, etc. It fosters the transfer of technology / innovation between technological centers, universities and companies, and offers specific training solutions to companies, to meet their needs.
Smart Space has developed a model of Smart business area, sustainable and replicable in different industrial areas. It contemplates: – all Smart areas: mobility, urbanism, connectivity, energy efficiency, waste and water, sustainability, tourism, security, business area management that includes de management of the relationship between companies and stakeholders and the opportunities… – both the smartization of the public space, as well as the primate space (inside the companies). Smart Space accompanies the cities in the definition of the strategy of their business areas, and in the implementation of the different solutions.
Founded in December 2014 and with headquarters in Brussels (Belgium), the Smart Transportation Alliance (STA) is a not-for-profit global collaborative platform for transportation infrastructure innovation across modes and the Smart City.
In the context of safe, sustainable and multimodal transportation systems, STA’s vision is the deployment of Smart Transportation Infrastructures connecting people and businesses.
A platform for knowledge management, STA’s mission is to lead and support activities improving the methods, technologies and standards associated to transportation infrastructures.
Identified with the brand Telecos.cat, we are the community that represents the telecommunication, electronics, and multimedia engineers in Catalonia with more than 25 years of institutional development (the Catalan Association of Telecommunication Engineers was established in 1992). We foster the development of the professional skills of the community, we defense them against the unauthorized practice of the profession, and we are an accredited voice in technological issues before administrations and the public opinion. In addition, our main purpose is to provide valuable services to the members of the community.
Founded in 1978, TRANSPRIME is the main association in Spain for dealing withshippers’ logistics and transport affairs.TRANSPRIME – SPANISH SHIPPERS’ COUNCIL is the main stakeholder of institutionalrepresentation, coordinator of logistics benchmarking and efficiency as well as thereference shippers’ forum. Regular meetings, seminars, presentations and activities arecarried out to trigger a deep logistical knowledge based on innovation, competitivenessand continuous improvement from the shippers’ unique point of view.TRANSPRIME SPANISH SHIPPERS’ COUNCIL represents shippers at three levels: local &national, European – being the unique Spanish Delegation of the European Shippers‘Council (ESC), and at a global level, by being a member of the Global Shippers’ Alliance(GSA).
For about 15 years, the URBACT programme has been the European Territorial Cooperation programme aiming to foster sustainable integrated urban development in cities across Europe. It is an instrument of the Cohesion Policy, co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund, the 28 Member States, Norway & Switzerland. URBACT’s mission is to enable cities to work together and develop integrated solutions to common urban challenges, by networking, learning from one another’s experiences, drawing lessons and identifying good practices to improve urban policies.
bee smart city is the leading global smart city network and community with 15,000+
members from 170 countries, aimed at empowering cities and communities to become
smarter and more sustainable. We connect all smart city stakeholders to exchange
knowledge and lessons learned, to share solutions and best practices, as well as to
grow their professional networks and forge new collaborations. We are the partner
platform of United for Smart Sustainable Cities, the global smart city initiative of the
United Nations, in pursuit of the Sustainable Development Goals – especially SDG 11.
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Bright Cities delivers tailor-made diagnosis and solutions roadmap to smart cities. It’s a disruptive platform that connects cities and public administrators to a new administration and development concept. It diagnosis cities and builds a roadmap so they can become better, more efficient and smarter every day, improving the lives of those who live and work there. It is passionate about public management and believes that any city can become intelligent through solutions that generate great impact on the daily lives of managers and citizens.
Established in 2009, Eco-Business is Asia Pacific’s leading media organisation on sustainable development. Its independent journalism unit publishes high quality, trusted news and views that advance dialogue and enables measurable impact on a wide range of sustainable development and responsible business issues. It is headquartered in Singapore, with offices in Manila, Beijing, and correspondents across major cities in Asia Pacific.
Their platforms include the award-winning Eco-Business.com site which attracts more than 1,3 million high-level visitors per year and a weekly newsletter that is emailed to over 80,000 subscribers. Eco-Business offers a wide range of content and marketing services, including online advertising, custom publications, market research and whitepapers, multimedia production, consultancy, training and high-impact bespoke events catered to deepen discussions on sustainability.
Their aim is to help businesses, governments, NGOs, research institutions and think tanks to share ideas and best practices, advance public awareness and stimulate debate about sustainable development.
Ethic is a knowledge ecosystem aiming at favoring change by analyzing the latest global trends with a commitment to information quality and under an inalienable editorial premise: progress without humanism cannot be named progress. With a liberal spirit and a humanist vocation, Ethic addresses the challenges of our time to make complexity easier and promote critical knowledge, which is fundamental for the advance of society. Together with the analysis of global trends and the Sustainable Development Goals, the magazine promotes the defence of democracy as the core of its publishing project.
FuturENERGY is a new concept in technical publications, highly focused on the reader and advertiser with an innovative, vibrant design providing up to date information, a unique bilingual Spanish/English format and a highly effective international distribution.
Dealing with all energy topics from renewables, energy efficiency, smart cities, smart grids, e-mobility, etc and including technical plant reports of great interest, FuturENERGY publishes 10 issues per year, both printed and online.
A totally free digital edition, downloadable and printable, allows greater access to our content and guarantees maximum exposure for our advertisers. In addtion a fortnightly newsletter offers all the up to dates news.
Guiri Business Group is a LinkedIn community designed to facilitate professional networking through the exchange of information, knowledge, contacts, jobs and opportunities, with over 13,000 members in Spain.
“Scientific technical publication that covers all activities related to the environment, waste management, renewable energy, minimization, recycling, treatment, sewage, legislation, clean technologies, liquid, gaseous, toxic and hazardous waste. IndustriAmbiente also publishes two special Clean Energy issues: design of power plants, combined cycle, wind power, solar power, thermal and cogeneration.”
The Interempresas Smart Cities magazine, both in its paper version and in its online version, reports on all the news related to the world of ‘Smart Cities’, one of the main megatrends of our society. The publication contains reports, technical articles and opinion articles that inform the professional about the trends and developments that occur in sustainable and efficient urban development. In addition, through in-depth interviews, the opinion of the main players in the sector is gathered in areas as diverse as mobility, energy, waste management and new ICTs, among many others.
Mobility Makers is the world’s first community dedicated to transportation and smart cities. Cross-industry collaborations & innovations to inspire, envision and co-create the transformation of mobility worldwide.
Materia Rinnovabile | Renewable Matter – the international magazine about circular economy
Both on paper and online, it is focused on the key topics of the circular economic transition,
giving voice to experts, political leaders, innovators, designers and entrepreneurs.
UrbanNext’s main goal is to generate a global network to produce content focused on rethinking architecture through the contemporary urban milieu. It is designed to establish a working structure and a multidisciplinary authorial platform for collaborations between people who have an interest in working, thinking and reflecting on design practices and their future.
SmartCitiesWorld’s mission is to be the world-leading platform for sharing ideas to solve urban
challenges that enable us to live in more resilient, sustainable, safe, and prosperous
SmartCitiesWorld provides a quality, comprehensive and current global content resource for
urban leaders and their partners.
Through our platform, we encourage the smart city ecosystem to share their experiences and
learn from each other.
SmartCitiesWorld enables connections between smart city challenges, solutions, industry
peers, suppliers, and partners at your desk on the move and at our events.
Our business model is advertising and sponsorship funded to find out how we can help your
organisation connect with our community click here
Smart Insights, by Intelling: a blog about the Secure Transactions industry. Smart Insights covers the smart card and secure transactions industry, its businesses, its technologies, its markets as well as its technology suppliers. Smart Insights covers all the major trends in the industry, it encompasses worldwide business, standardization bodies … Smart Insights is brought to you by Intelling, the secure transactions industry expert. Intelling proposes services in communication, strategy, marketing and market intelligence, with a strong focus on all markets relating to the secure transactions industry.
Tecnonews.info magazine is a private electronic digital publication. The objective of Tecnonews.info is to promote the development of the information technology sector in Spain and Spanish-speaking countries guaranteeing free information, acting as a platform for expression and collaboration between the different agents operating in the sector.
TRANSPORTE XXI is one of the XXI Group’s leading business communication publications. It appeared on the market in 1992 with the aim of putting professional journalism at the service of the freight transport sector in Spain.
After 28 years of continuous fortnightly publishing, the journal has become in publication of reference through the exclusivity of its content and the analytical and research work that it carries out throughout the year. It’s also the top seller of all the sector’s specialized publications.
TRANSPORTE XXI’s writers have been trained in the responsibility that comes along with professional journalism in terms of providing details about businesses’ economic and strategic activity.
This zeal for businesses’ most sensitive activities to be properly respected and correctly interpreted has earned us the trust of the market.
This ethical practice, as well as the information separation of the editorial company’s commercial and promotional interests, have created a trustworthy publication in the ever complex media sector.
Via Libre is the leading Spanish railway magazine. Every month, it provides a treasure of information on a wide range of topics related to railways. It is edited by the Fundacion de los Ferrocarriles Espanoles, and its Editorial Committee includes representatives of all the public Spanish railway and metro companies: Renfe, Adif, the regional railway companies and all the metro companies in the country. Via Libre has over 5,000 subscribers and is highly appreciated among professionals and railway enthusiasts. It is considered to be a “classic” in the railway world, its first issue having appeared in 1964. It is distributed in Spain, Europe and Latin America.
Co-organized with the EIT Urban Mobility – an initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union – and the support of leading organizations, Smart Mobility Congress becomes the Tomorrow.Mobility World Congress, the ultimate worldwide event to accelerate sustainable and intelligent urban mobility.
PUZZLE X is the first convening forum to bridge the world of Frontier Materials, societal impact, entrepreneurship, venture building, corporate innovation, bleeding edge of material science and United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to facilitate the use the materials of the future to help our world today.
Circular Economy Hotspot Catalonia combines guided tours to local companies and a Congress exploring the most pressing issues and solutions, this is the place to discover business initiatives, R&D projects, government strategies and collaborations pushing the circular economy forward in Europe.