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Presenting our 2020 Partners

Find out more about the leading international companies and organizations that supported us in 2020.


China Electronics Technology Digital & Smart Technology Co., Ltd., located in Shanghai, China, is a subsidiary company of China Electronics Technology Software Information Services Co., Ltd. belonging to China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (hereinafter referred to as CETC). Since the establishment of the company, it has been engaged in providing comprehensive architecture designs of Smart City, specific industry digital solution and municipal information planning & consulting. By virtue of its strong technical strength, operational service advantages, asset management capability, and extraordinary successful experiences on multi-industry & different cities’ operations, the company has been pursuing to be a reliable construction operator of next generation information infrastructure in digital economy era, build a 100 billion-level industrial ecological chain, set up a leading enterprise in software and information service industry for the National Smart Society and Digital China Strategy, and help Shanghai construct an important platform for China’s leading next generation information infrastructure.

CETC, listed as a Fortune 500 company, is a large-scale state-owned backbone corporation directly managed by the Chinese Central Government and an investment institution authorized by the State Council. CETC has formed global marketing network by cooperative relations with more than one hundred countries.


China United Network Communications Corporation limited (“China Unicom”) has subsidiaries in 31 provinces (autonomous regions and municipalities) across China and many countries and regions around the world. It owns a modern communication network with nationwide coverage and global reach and operates a wide range of services, including fixed communication services, mobile communication services, domestic and international communication facilities services, data communication services, network access services, telecom value-added services, and system integration related to information and communication services.

As a basic communications enterprise supporting various trades and industries, and the people, China Unicom has the basic, pillar, strategic, and leading functions, statuses and roles in the national economy and has the characteristics and attributes of technology-intensiveness, end-to-end services, nationwide network, economy of scale, and serving economy, society and people’s livelihood.


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 180 members, Mastercard is fostering collaboration and co-creation, driving inclusive economic development, and building resilient communities.


Deloitte is the brand under which tens of thousands of dedicated professionals in independent firms throughout the world collaborate to provide audit & assurance, consulting, financial advisory, risk advisory, tax, and related services to select clients.


Enel X is leading the energy transformation all over the world. By making the complex simple, Enel X enables its clients to use technology to transform energy into new opportunities for growth and progress . We are a company with strong roots in the energy sector and we have an open strategy that is geared towards digitalisation, sustainability and innovation. We offer smart, fast and intuitive technologies so that our clients can live and go about their business in a simpler, more sustainable way. This is for everyone, everywhere. To give energy new forms, empowering our customers and enabling them to shape new experiences and new, smarter, more sustainable uses. In order to provide the new solutions requested by customers and to be ready for the future.


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 (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) enables digital transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an intelligent edge. Its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.


The 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.


SEAT is the only company that designs, develops, manufactures and markets cars in Spain. SEAT employs over 15,000 professionals and has three production centres and the SEAT:CODE, its software development centre located in Barcelona. The multinational has its headquarters in Martorell (Barcelona), sells vehicles under the SEAT and CUPRA brands, while SEAT MÓ covers urban mobility products and solutions as the recently launched motosharing service in Barcelona.


Smart Ports: Piers of the Future is an event organized by Port de 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: mobility, digitalization, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, sustainability and others, with the main objective of offering innovative solutions to present and future challenges that ports face. Due to the global Covid-19 pandemic the event will be 100% online and the attendees 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 Barcelona City Council is the city government of Barcelona.


ICEX Spain Trade and Investment is a public corporation at the national level aimed to promote the internationalisation of Spanish companies to support their competitiveness and add value to the economy, as well as attracting foreign investment to Spain. ICEX Spain Trade and Investment renders its services through a network of 31 Provincial and Regional Divisions in Spain along with almost 100 Economic and Trade Offices around the world. It also boasts 16 Business Centres worldwide, offering Spanish companies temporary infrastructure and acting as incubators for internationalisation. Every year, ICEX organizes around 1.200 promotional activities in foreign markets and answers over 90.000 queries on internationalization

RED.ES is a public corporate entity attached to the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation through the Secretary of State for Digitalisation and Artificial Intelligence (SEDIA). Its main areas include the empowerment of innovation and entrepreneurship; training young people and professionals, and the stimulation of the digital economy (with particular emphasis on SMEs digitalization) through an efficient and intensive use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). also carries out technological implementation of digital public services for the Administration (especially in healthcare, justice and education) and the development of smart cities projects.


SmartCAT is the strategy of the Government of the Generalitat de Catalunya which extends the concept of Smart City to a country-wide level to carry out a program that integrates and coordinates local initiatives and supralocal, support companies and deploy Smart initiatives throughout the territory. SmartCAT aims to turn Catalonia into an “Smart Country” of international reference that takes advantage of the use of digital technology and information to innovate in public services, drive economic growth and promote a smarter, more sustainable and integrator.


Diputació de Barcelona (Barcelona Provincial Council) is a local public authority that provides technical, economic and technological support to the 311 municipalities in the province of Barcelona, fostering quality local services throughout the region. Its mission is to ensure progress and well-being for all the citizens in the territory by providing services to people, either directly or, above all, in cooperation with the municipalities themselves. To this end, Diputació de Barcelona is determined to become a Smart Region: a community of Smart Villages and Smart Cities in which technology and citizens are the main drivers of change to achieve social, environmental and economic development for all, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


The Barcelona Metropolitan Area (AMB) is the public administration of the metropolitan area of Barcelona, which occupies 636 km² and encompasses 36 municipalities with more than 3.2 million inhabitants. The metropolitan area is a territorial, social, demographic, economic and cultural entity formed during the last century as a product of the growth and connection of urban systems around the city of Barcelona. This is the largest metropolitan conurbation in the western Mediterranean, which generates half of the GDP in Catalonia. The new public metropolitan administration replaces the three entities existing until 2011: Union of Municipalities of the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona, Environmental Agency and Transport Metropolitan Agency. This new AMB rationalises and simplifies the metropolitan governance by creating a single administration.


EUROCITIES is the network of major European cities, with over 140 members across 39 countries, representing more than 130 million people. We work in all areas of interest for cities, from culture to mobility, environment to social affairs, economic development to smart cities. We facilitate learning experiences between cities, and represent cities’ interests towards the European Union. EUROCITIES is committed to working towards a common vision of a democratic, sustainable future in which all citizens can enjoy a good quality of life.

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.


Metropolis is the global network of major cities and metropolitan areas.
Metropolis brings together the governments of 141 urban agglomerations worldwide. With over 35 years of history, today the association is the focal point of expertise on metropolitan governance. Raising the voices of metropolises to the global agenda and building capacity to deliver public policies and services, Metropolis contributes to finding common answers to the challenges of metropolisation.
Metropolis operates, as well, as the metropolitan section of the World Organisation of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) since its constitution in 2004.


United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) is the world organization of local and regional governments and their associations, representing and defending their interests on the world stage. UCLG’s network of members represents 70% of the world’s total population and is present in all world regions: Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, the Middle East and West Asia, and North America; organized into 7 regional sections, 1 metropolitan section and 1 Forum of regions. This network includes over 240,000 towns, cities, regions and metropolises, and over 175 associations of local and regional governments in 140 countries. Among UCLG’s key areas of political interest are: local democracy, climate change and environmental protection, the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, local finance, urban development and city diplomacy in peace building.


UN-Habitat is the United Nations programme working towards a better urban future. Its mission is to promote socially and environmentally sustainable human settlements development and the achievement of adequate shelter for all.

In October 2016, at the UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development – Habitat III – member states signed the New Urban Agenda. This is an action-oriented document which sets global standards of achievement in sustainable urban development, rethinking the way we build, manage, and live in cities. Through drawing together cooperation with committed partners, relevant stakeholders, and urban actors, including at all levels of government as well as the private sector, UN-Habitat is applying its technical expertise, normative work and capacity development to implement the New Urban Agenda and Sustainable Development Goal 11 – to make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.


The World Bank Group has set two goals for the world to achieve by 2030:
1) End extreme poverty by decreasing the percentage of people living on less than $1.90 a day to no more than 3%, and
2) Promote shared prosperity by fostering the income growth of the bottom 40% for every country.
The World Bank Group comprises five institutions managed by their member countries. Established in 1944, the World Bank Group is headquartered in Washington, D.C. We have more than 10,000 employees in more than 120 offices worldwide. The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. We are not a bank in the ordinary sense but a unique partnership to reduce poverty and support development.


The World Economic Forum is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation. The Forum engages the foremost political, business, cultural and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. It was established in 1971 as a not-for-profit foundation and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. It is independent, impartial and not tied to any special interests. The Forum strives in all its efforts to demonstrate entrepreneurship in the global public interest while upholding the highest standards of governance. Moral and intellectual integrity is at the heart of everything it does.

FNP - Frente Nacional de Prefeitos

Founded in 1989, the Brazilian Association of Mayors (FNP) is the only municipal entity directed exclusively by mayors in exercise of their mandates, composed by 400 municipalities with more than 80,000 inhabitants. This number covers 100% of the capitals, 60% of the inhabitants and 75% of the country’s GDP.
Among the activities of FNP is the organization of national and international events. We highlight the Municipal Meeting with Sustainable Development (EMDS), the largest local sustainable development event held in Latin America. Promoted by FNP in partnership with national and international organizations, it welcomes about 10000 people (+500 mayors) each edition. The 5th EMDS will happen in Brasilia – 26th to 28th August 2019.


Mercociudades is the main Network of the South American local governments and an outstanding reference in the integration processes. It is conformed by 300 cities in 10 countries, where over 120 million people live. Mercociudades was founded in 1995 on the initiative of the main mayors of the region with the aim of promoting regional integration and the creation of an institutional scope for cities within the Mercosur. Mercociudades works to strengthen the exchange and horizontal cooperation between the cities of the region, inspired by a different kind of regional integration, respectful of diversity and with a vocation to build borderless participatory citizenship.


The OSGP Alliance is the global non-profit association dedicated to promoting the adoption of the Open Smart Grid Protocol (OSGP) and infrastructure for smart grid applications towards a future proof modern smart grid. With a key focus on security, smart metering, smart grid, grid analytics, distribution network management and smart cities our members, including utilities, hardware manufacturers, service providers and system integrators, all share a common goal and vision: promoting open standards for energy demand side management, smart grid and smart metering systems.


The Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) is the only Euro-Mediterranean intergovernmental organisation bringing together the countries of the European Union and 15 countries from the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean. The UfM provides a forum for strengthening regional cooperation, dialogue and the implementation of concrete projects and initiatives that have a tangible impact on the citizens, especially on young people, in order to meet the region’s three strategic objectives: stability, human development and integration. 2020 marks the 25th Anniversary of the Barcelona Process, which laid the foundations for the creation of the UfM


The World Smart Sustainable Cities Organization (WeGO) is an international association of city and other local governments, smart tech solutions providers, and national and regional institutions committed to the transformation of cities into smart sustainable cities.
WeGO’s Secretariat is based in Seoul, Korea, with regional offices in East Asia (Chengdu, China), Eurasia (Ulyanovsk, Russia), the Mediterranean (Beyoğlu, Turkey), and Latin America (Mexico City, Mexico).
WeGO has 170+ members around the world and serves as their international platform to improve the quality of life, innovate in the delivery of public services, and strengthen regional competitiveness.

ACFM - The Catalan Association of Facility Management

The Catalan Association of Facility Management (ACFM) is constituted as a non-profit Association that brings together individuals, legal entities and other entities that within their actions offer, promote in Catalonia any of the activities related to the Facility Management.

The objectives of the Association are the following:
• To group natural persons, legal persons and other entities that within their actions offer, promote or develop in or from Catalonia any of the activities related to Facility Management.
• Improving the competitiveness of companies.
• Incorporate other professional, sectorial, academic groups, etc.
• Give visibility to Facility Management and consolidate it as a common business practice, by disseminating its models and benefits in different media and forums.
• Promote training in Facility Management seeking alliances with other training entities.
• Achieve official recognition of the profession.
• Become a recognized reference center in the field of Facility Management.


ACR+ is an international network of cities and regions sharing the aim of promoting a sustainable resource management and accelerating the transition towards a circular economy on their territories and beyond. Circular economy calling for cooperation between all actors, ACR+ is open to other players in the field of material resource management (NGOs, academic institutions, consultancy or private organisations). For already 25 years, ACR+ facilitates the exchange of experiences between members while also sharing technical and policy information. To strengthen the knowledge and capacities of the network and push forward innovation in the field of material resource management, ACR+ is also involved in several projects at European level and in the Mediterranean region, in cooperation with its members.


The Business Association of L’Hospitalet and Baix Llobregat (AEBALL in Spanish) is a non-profit business organization that was born in 1984 in L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona. It is the business association for representation, management, defense, coordination and promotion of the professional interests of companies that carry out general economic activities in their different sectors: industrial, commercial and services, within the territorial scope of L’Hospitalet and Baix Llobregat, a territory in constant economic and social growth.

Its operation is autonomous and independent of any entity, organization, public administration, political party… And it is governed by democratically elected governing bodies every four years, and by a collaborating staff who executes the established guidelines.

AEBALL is non-profit making and is made up of freely associated companies and entities that may be individual, collective (unions or lower-level employer entities) or collaborators.


AEDIVE is the Iberian EV cluster, an association with more than 150 companies which gathers the industrial, technological and services value chain of e-Mobility in Spain and Portugal. AEDIVE is the representative of AVERE, the European EV Association, for the Iberian market and is also a member of Platform for Electromobility and the ICT Interoperability Innovation Group eMI3. In Latinamerica, AEDIVE has a strong presence and activity in several countries and has a partnership with Latam Mobility.


AEICE is a private non-profit association whose mission is to develop our members’ competitiveness through innovation, collaboration, training, internationalisation and communication using tools based on their economic and social development and that of our environment and territories.

For this purpose, we have over 100 members on the value chain of the habitat and construction industry that interrelate with each other and public and private players to collaborate on the challenges we are facing together as an agent for change through strategic action.

We are proud to be a grouping classified as excellent by the regional government (Junta de Castilla y León) and the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Business Competitiveness; our track record includes numerous local, regional, national and international projects and initiatives.


Largest independent network of regions in wider Europe, gathering 150 regions from 30 countries – from Norway to Turkey and from Russia to Portugal.


Amec Urbis represents companies of all the value chain to offer integral solutions with complementary. We incorporate dynamic, innovative companies, with a clear international vocation. They are the main exporters of urban technology in the fields of sustainable mobility, environment, 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.


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


The leading German Broadband Association (BREKO) represents more than 190 fixed broadband network operators in Germany. BREKO members are responsible for the roll-out of future-proof fibre infrastructure and currently account for more than 80% of the competitive FTTB/H deployment. With annual investments of approximately €2.5 billion in 2018, BREKO plays a significant role in the effort to create an inclusive European gigabit society that builds on fast fibre networks to all buildings. This drive has allowed BREKO businesses to establish 5 million FTTB/H connection throughout Germany.
The German Fibre Association provides its members with political and regulatory expert knowledge and operates at all levels, linking federal state, national and EU policy closely together to strengthen competition on the telecommunications market.


Col.legi de l’Enginyeria de Camins, Canals i Ports de Cataluña is the professional reference in the field of civil and environmental engineering in Catalonia; leads urban planning as a scientific discipline and has a tight commitment with the climate emergency through SDGs. It is made up of about 3,000 members out of 30,000 members throughout Spain.

CARA - European Cluster for Mobility Solutions

CARA, French cluster based in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, comprises over 230 members, including manufacturers, transport operators, universities, research and education centers. CARA is associate member and representative of the PFA Automotive Industry and Mobilities.
CARA is an association aiming to be the leading French cluster in Europe addressing the global challenges of urban mobility and vehicles of tomorrow, that fulfills two missions:
– Represent 6 sectors: automotive, industrial vehicles, rail transport, cable-supported transport systems, river transport, bicycle
– Support the transformation of passengers and goods transport systems in urban environments.
From the drawing board through to market launch, CARA implements collective actions: research and innovation projects, pilots in real life situation, and measures for the economic and industrial development of its members.


The Clúster de l’Energia Eficient de Catalunya (CEEC) is an entity that, through collaboration with companies and associated organizations from areas such as technology, research, institutional, regulatory, industrial, informative and business, has the aim of promoting the field of energy efficiency.

CITET Innovation Cluster for Sustainable Freight Delivery

We are an innovative business organization in which we promote and facilitate technological innovation in logistics and transportation. Aimed at promoting transversal innovation projects and initiatives, supporting entrepreneurship projects, putting supply and demand in contact, and carrying out the dissemination and transfer of technological and environmental knowledge.


CityNet is the largest association of urban stakeholders committed to sustainable development in the Asia Pacific region. Established in 1987 with the support of UNESCAP, UNDP and UN-Habitat, the Network of cities has grown to include over 163 municipalities, NGOs, private companies and research centers. 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, the Sustainable Development Goals and rising Infrastructure demands


The Connected Vehicle Trade Association (CVTA) is a non-profit business league established to facilitate the interaction, and advance the interests, of the entities involved in the vehicle communication environment. The Connected Vehicle Trade Association enables the collaboration of companies, organizations, and governmental bodies engaged in developing bidirectional vehicle communications. Membership is open to any corporation, public entities, standards and specification organizations and educational institutions.


Bringing together the most prominent independent R&D providers in the automotive sector throughout Europe, EARPA is the association of automotive R&D organisations since 2002. Its membership counts at present 49 members ranging from large and small commercial organisations to national institutes and universities. EARPA is a high-quality platform of automotive researchers and is actively contributing to the European Research Area and the future EU RTD funding programmes. The Association works in close cooperation with the automotive industry, the automotive suppliers as well as the European Institutions and the EU Member States. Foremost, EARPA is independent from any external body or institute, only supported by its members’ fees and is governed by an Executive Board and General Assembly.


Eurotowns was established in 1991 as the Europe-wide network for towns and cities with populations between 50,000 and 250,000. Towns and cities of this size play a significant part in the economic and social life of Europe. The Eurotowns network aims to ensure that this fact is properly reflected in the development of European legislation and promotes the interests of medium-sized cities at European level. There are currently 18 cities in membership of Eurotowns. The network supports medium-sized cities in Europe to strengthen their role as attractive, inclusive and sustainable places. Furthermore, Eurotowns provides a valuable mechanism for building reliable partnerships, developing innovative and sustainable projects, and effective collaboration on European Union funding applications.


EuroXR Association 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 interactive technologies (VR/AR/MR).
It offers to XR professionals many moments in which to meet, Conferences and VR/AR related Events; opportunities for collaboration in European and International projects; promotion of research; development and deployment of results and technologies.
The annual appointment of EuroXR, the 17th International Conference will be held at UPV – LabLENI, in Valencia, from 25th to 27th November 2020. It will bring together people from research, industry, and commerce, to exchange knowledge; new results and applications.


FECEMINTE (Federació Catalana d’Empreses de Telecomunicacions) is a non-profit business association, formed by companies in the field of the telecoms (systems integrators and installers, telecom operators, hard and soft manufacturers and wholesalers, etc.… ) that provide their services in the territorial area of Catalonia. Since his constitution in 1968 its aim is to provide value to its associates and to the sector in general, being an institutional interlocutor with the Administration and other economic, social and technological agents.


Forética is the leading business network on sustainability and corporate social responsibility in Spain, 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 works actively in the area of ‘Smart Cities’ through different projects such as ‘Sustainable Cities 2030’; ‘Toolbox for adaptation to climate change in cities’ and ‘Sustainable Living in Cities’. The objective is to enhance the business contribution to the development of sustainable cities in Spain, addressing the keys to public-private collaboration

IAAC - Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia

The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) is a centre for research, education, production and outreach, with the mission of envisioning the future habitat of our society and building it in the present.
IAAC’s Master in City & Technology is a unique program oriented towards redefining the analysis, planning, and design of twenty-first-century cities and beyond. The program offers expertise in the design of digitally enhanced, ecological and human-centered urban environments by intersecting the disciplines of urbanism and data science. Taking place in Barcelona, the capital of urbanism, the Master in City & Technology is training the professionals that city administrations, governments, industries, and communities need, to transform the urban environment in the era of big data


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


The International Parking & Mobility Institute (IPMI) is the world’s largest and leading association of professionals in parking, transportation, and mobility. IPMI leads the industry by developing cutting-edge content, education, and events, including our 2020 Parking & Mobility Virtual Conference & Expo. Signature programs include our award-winning magazine Parking & Mobility, global data standardization efforts with the Alliance for Parking Data Standards, and showcasing the latest tech and trends. IPMI members make it all happen, and get widespread visibility, significant discounts, and all the latest business intelligence


IPWCA was founded in 2016 with a permanent office in Barcelona. It supports continued development, research and application of Pneumatic Solid Waste Collection Systems. Cities, manufacturers, private customers, scientific institutes, approval bodies are members of the IPWCA.
The use of new pneumatic solutions, aka AWC 4.0, has been acknowledged as a highly efficient and very sustainable method for solid waste transportation. A significant amount of research has taken place, which has resulted in the advance of PWC 2.0 systems.
The intention of IPWCA is to provide a forum for experts, manufacturers, users, and professionals active in this field, for sharing information and knowledge. Working together we can be the leaders in fulfilling the requirements for urban sustainability and energy efficiency.


The KNX Spain Association, founded in 1993, is a non-profit association open for companies and entities, and even individuals, who manufacture, distribute, integrate, install or in any other way promote the KNX standard, a communication protocol intended for the control and automation of homes and buildings.

KNX is a worldwide open standard: more than 500 manufacturers incorporate this protocol into their products, offering more than 8,000 families of certified products that are all 100% interoperable with each other, independent of the manufacturer and the application. Millions of projects operating to the full satisfaction of users, from small domestic facilities to complex facilities such as hotels, airports or hospitals, demonstrate their reliability.

KNX: Smart home and building solutions. Global. Secure. Connected.


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

Our objectives are achieved by:

– Sharing of experiences and practices amongst members through an annual conference, workshops and knowledge information bases;
– Dissemination amongst members of innovative practices from around the world;
– Facilitating discussion and engagement amongst members;
– Supporting the involvement of members in European projects;
– Engaging with the private sector to learn about its experiences and projects for the local governments.

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


We are an independent platform created by the RACC and DELOITTE, which leads the analysis of the new mobility models with a perspective of encouraging business collaboration. Our mission is to monitor mobility at a time of change and its market opportunities, generating a great impetus of possibilities for partner companies and entities The Mobility Institute is driven by two leading entities.
Our Mission
To give our partners facilities and keys to decipher the complexity and to overcome the uncertainties of a changing mobility environment, through high value-added content, market data, meeting spaces and collaboration projects.


Railgrup has become a benchmark cluster not only in the railway ecosystem but in the transport sector in general. Through innovation, technological excellence, cross-sectoral knowledge, and the development of joint projects, we help our members establishing key points and improving their business competitiveness. Railgrup has different workgroups and currently gathers more than 105 members including public operators, engineering firms, start-ups, sensor-mobility systems, OEMs, cybersecurity, and rail infrastructure suppliers. Through different workshops, the aim is to spread knowledge, raise awareness, explore challenges ahead in a railway mobility context.

Smartech Cluster

The Smartech Cluster, previously known as Domotys, has 154 members and is the Spanish cluster which represents a group of companies and entities of the entire value chain of Smart Homes, Smart Buildings, Smart Cities, and Industry 4.0. This value chain is composed by manufacturers, engineers, integrators, installers, technology centers, training centers, and universities. The Smartech Cluster has regional, national, and international recognition as an association successfully working to improve the competitiveness of the smart technology sectors. To achieve this aim, the cluster works through six main lines of action:

– International connection
– Innovation
– Networking
– Divulgation
– Funding search
– Communication/Dissemination

SIMUS - Asociación latinoamericana de sistemas integrados para la movilidad urbana sustentable

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


The 2 academic years (120 ECTS) of the programme are designed to educate the next generation of engineers and researchers in Smart Cities and Communities by bringing together four of Europe’s most prestigious universities in collaboration with industry. Students will acquire valuable skills and benefit from state-of-the-art research at regional and transnational level, fostering innovation, entrepreneurship, employability, knowledge exchange and multidisciplinary learning. Students will complete their master in Spain, Greece, Belgium or the U.K., depending on the chosen study path.
The Specializations are:
– ‘Specialization on Smart Grids and Demand Management’ (HWU, U.K.)
– ‘Specialization on Sustainable Urban Planning, Energy and Transport’ (UMONS, Belgium)
– ‘Specialization on Information and Communication Technologies’ (IHU, Greece)
– ‘Specialization on Energy Efficiency on Buildings’ (UPV/EHU, Spain)


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, 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).


The Portuguese-Speaking Capital Cities (UCCLA) is an international association of inter-municipal scope that aims to strengthen the cooperation among cities, fostering economic, social and cultural development, and to promote the common cultural heritage that represents the world of the Portuguese language.

On June 28, 1985, eight cities signed a twinning protocol, designing the association creation, namely Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, China, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Portugal and São Tomé and Príncipe.

The UCCLA is headquartered Lisbon, Portugal, yet the association is represented in all the Portuguese speaking countries, through its members. Nowadays UCCLA has 88 members, cities and enterprises.

The association has developed a big variety of activities and cooperation projects, as promoter or has a platform between the international actors.


The UPC Technology Center (CIT UPC) applies university research to innovation in business. We develop comprehensive, multidisciplinary and turnkey technology solutions and offer companies a wide range of technological capabilities to develop projects in areas like advanced manufacturing technologies, ICT, materials, energy, health, infrastructures, mobility or urbanism and sustainability. Due to the UPC’s excellent research track record in engineering, architecture and science, CIT UPC’s knowledge spans a wide technological spectrum. We have strong expertise in Smart City technologies related to mobility, urban environment, governance and finance, digital transformation and inclusive & sharing cities.


For about 15 years, the URBACT programme has been the European Territorial Cooperation programme aiming to foster sustainable integrated urban development in cities across Europe. It is an instrument of the Cohesion Policy, co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund, the 28 Member States, Norway & Switzerland. URBACT’s mission is to enable cities to work together and develop integrated solutions to common urban challenges, by networking, learning from one another’s experiences, drawing lessons and identifying good practices to improve urban policies.


bee smart city is the leading global smart city network and community with 15,000+
members from 170 countries, aimed at empowering cities and communities to become
smarter and more sustainable. We connect all smart city stakeholders to exchange
knowledge and lessons learned, to share solutions and best practices, as well as to
grow their professional networks and forge new collaborations. We are the partner
platform of United for Smart Sustainable Cities, the global smart city initiative of the
United Nations, in pursuit of the Sustainable Development Goals – especially SDG 11.
Join the global community today!


A reference in Smart Cities, the Brazilian startup Bright Cities is an online platform
capable of making cities of any size or nationality smarter. With the slogan “Upgrade
your city”, its proposal is to guarantee a gradual evolution of cities, offering the
necessary tools to improve its services, the public management and the quality of life of
Developed during more than five years by researchers and data scientists from
UNICAMP, the platform uses an exclusive and innovative analysis methodology to
develop diagnostics and roadmaps of urban solutions, technologies and good
practices. With this information in hand, public managers are able to develop more
assertive and effective strategic plans, in addition to evaluating and monitoring the
performance of public policies and designing projects to solve the main challenges.
Cities of different scales and profiles have adopted the Bright Cities platform, from
Riyadh, capital and financial center of Saudi Arabia, with more than 7 million
inhabitants, through Brazilian metropolises such as Aracaju (SE) and Campinas (SP).
In partnership with the American organization Leading Cities, launched the Leading
Cities U. S. Smart Cities Rating System, a tool that evaluated the 500 largest cities in
the United States.
For managers who have already used the service, the platform was able to provide a
deep understanding of the municipality and to bring examples of good practices from
other cities in the world: “It is a technology that brings together important data, opens
up possibilities for going further and presents concrete solutions so that we can
increasingly think outside the box", says Edvaldo Nogueira, mayor of Aracaju (SE).


Caixin Global is one of the most respected sources of macroeconomics, finance and business intelligence about China. As Caixin’s English-language outlet, Caixin Global delivers fast-paced, reliable business and financial news about China to the outside world. It offers its English news via a 24/7 digital and mobile platform, and runs a semi-annual print magazine that is distributed in financial centres in the U.S., Hong Kong, Singapore and Zurich. It also has an intelligence arm that offers policy analysis, industry monitoring, and in-depth research with insight into China’s economic policy-making and its financial markets.


Cities Today is the leading news platform on urban mobility and innovation, reaching
an international audience of city leaders.


City Monitor is dedicated to the future of the world’s cities. Its mission is to help its readers navigate how cities are changing and discover what’s next in the world of urban policy. Subjects it covers include transportation, infrastructure, housing, urban design, public safety, climate change, the economy and more.


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 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.


EqualOcean is an international information service provider and investment research firm that aims at becoming a global platform for industrial innovation. It strives to make technology inclusive, accessible and transparent.
EqualOcean is bridging the gap between China and the rest of the world. It wants to become ‘China’s first’ in its chosen vertical as there are only a few home-grown companies following a similar market strategy. Moreover, it bets on the country’s burgeoning startup scene, which is likely to cultivate a new breed of companies that will be capable of achieving global influence.


Ethic is the magazine of reference on ethics and sustainable development for Spain and Latin America.
This is a project created for and by citizens with the aim of finding real solutions to the social and environmental challenges that we currently face.


GeoConnexion International and GeoConnexion UK bring you the latest news and stories plus
reports from geotechnology industries in UK, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, North America
and Asia.

Coverage of topics such as 3D Visualisation, Remote Sensing, LiDAR, Cloud, Mobile Mapping,
Navigation with emphases on healthcare, public safety, retail, the environment, utilities,
surveying, LBS, transport/ logistics, telecommunications and more.


Grupo En Vía Perú is a consultancy company, created in 2009, advising on the different aspects and factors that contribute to a more sustainable mobility. With this aim in mind, it podcasts a weekly report on the situation of urban mobility in Peru and publishes the En Vía magazine featuring articles and reports on the evolution of the transport industry.


REVOLVE is a communication group fostering cultures of sustainability. REVOLVE publishes a
quarterly international magazine focusing on the themes of water (winter), nature (spring),
energy (summer) and mobility (fall). REVOLVE coordinates publications, curates photo
exhibitions and organizes forums. REVOLVE also offers graphic design, data visualization,
content development, branding and marketing, social media engagement and media relations
to maximize outreach and impact reporting for EU projects and other partner campaigns.
REVOLVE works with partners to accelerate the energy transformation and the possibility of a
cleaner world.


Materia Rinnovabile | Renewable Matter – the international magazine about circular economy
and bioeconomy.
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.


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


StateScoop reports on news and events impacting technology decisions in state and local government in the United States. With its website, daily newsletter and events, it brings together IT leaders and innovators from across government, academia and industry to exchange best practices and identify ways to improve state and local government.

TECNONEWS is a digital technological news magazine settle in Barcelona. Its
objective is to promote the development of technology information sector, always
guaranteeing free information acting as platform of collaboration and expression
between the different actors that operate in the sector.
With the intention to achieve this objective has among its functions
the diffusion and commentaries of the sectors latest news, promoting the main
characters opinion by interviewing him/her and publishing it in our digital editorial.
This last objective is pretend to be done in bases of the freedom of expression and
respect to others. has in every article, opinion, interview and editorial a blank space
where lectors can write and express their opinions freely.
Finally, is prepared to help the enterprises to increase their awareness
all across our lectors (more than 25.000), which are mainly professionals of the sector.


World Elite Solutions is an independent media project including a broad range of media tools: print and online editions of The Exclusive, mobile applications, web platform, marketing and branding, strategic consulting services, media distribution and event services.


TMTPost Group was founded in 2012 and holds the deep belief in technology innovation, professional services, and global impact. TMTPost undertakes the mission to incubate the innovative business and to connect with the industries for wide adoption. The company is focusing on four main business segments, which are digital media, global expert consulting, high-tech product marketplace, and tech related capital market data services. It also has established the global presence with worldwide news delivery. Currently, TMTPost has gained 150 million readers and more than 1.5 billion annual page views from its news website and App.


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.


Xataka is a Webedia publication for all those who are passionate about technology. It deals both with rigorous and passionately written breaking news about technology, as well as in-depth analyses of tech novelties which are compared to other similar models. Launched in 2004, Xataka has become the leading publication about technology in Spanish, creating a community of very informed, influential, and highly participative users. Xataka means passion for a future that has already come true.


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.