2021 PARTNERS AND COLLABORATORS

2021 PARTNERS AND COLLABORATORS 

Cities

Àrea Metropolitana de Barcelona

The Barcelona urban area is an urban area in Catalonia (Spain) centered on the city of Barcelona and located less than 100 km south of the border with France. With a population of over 5 million, it is the most populous urban area on the Mediterranean coast, and one of the largest in Europe.

Quito

Quito is the capital of Ecuador, the country's most populous city and at an elevation of 2,850 metres (9,350 ft) above sea level, it is the second highest official capital city in the world, and the closest to the equator. It is located in the Guayllabamba river basin, on the eastern slopes of Pichincha, an active stratovolcano in the Andes Mountains.

The historic centre of Quito is one of the largest, least-altered and best-preserved in the Americas. Quito and Kraków, Poland, were the first World Cultural Heritage Sites declared by UNESCO, in 1978.

Budapest

Budapest is the capital and the most populous city of Hungary, and the ninth-largest city in the European Union by population within city limits. The city has an estimated population of 1,752,286 over a land area of about 525 square kilometres (203 square miles). Budapest is both a city and county, and forms the centre of the Budapest metropolitan area, which has an area of 7,626 square kilometres (2,944 square miles) and a population of 3,303,786, comprising 33% of the population of Hungary.

The history of Budapest began when an early Celtic settlement transformed into the Roman town of Aquincum, the capital of Lower Pannonia. The Hungarians arrived in the territory in the late 9th century, but the area was pillaged by the Mongols in 1241–42. Re-established Buda became one of the centres of Renaissance humanist culture by the 15th century. The Battle of Mohács, in 1526, was followed by nearly 150 years of Ottoman rule. After the reconquest of Buda in 1686, the region entered a new age of prosperity, with Pest-Buda becoming a global city after the unification of Buda, Óbuda, and Pest on 17 November 1873, with the name 'Budapest' given to the new capital. Budapest also became the co-capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, a great power that dissolved in 1918, following World War I. The city was the focal point of the Hungarian Revolution of 1848, the Battle of Budapest in 1945, and the Hungarian Revolution of 1956.

Florence

Florence is a city in Central Italy and the capital city of the Tuscany region. It is the most populated city in Tuscany, with 383,084 inhabitants in 2013, and over 1,520,000 in its metropolitan area.

Florence was a centre of medieval European trade and finance and one of the wealthiest cities of that era. It is considered by many academics to have been the birthplace of the Renaissance, and has been called ``the Athens of the Middle Ages``. Its turbulent political history includes periods of rule by the powerful Medici family and numerous religious and republican revolutions. From 1865 to 1871 the city served as the capital of the Kingdom of Italy (established in 1861). The Florentine dialect forms the base of Standard Italian and it became the language of culture throughout Italy due to the prestige of the masterpieces by Dante Alighieri, Petrarch, Giovanni Boccaccio, Niccolò Machiavelli and Francesco Guicciardini.

Rome

Rome is the capital city and a special comune of Italy (named Comune di Roma Capitale), as well as the capital of the Lazio region. The city has been a major human settlement for almost three millennia. With 2,860,009 residents in 1,285 km2 (496.1 sq mi), it is also the country's most populated commune. It is the third most populous city in the European Union by population within city limits.

Rome's history spans 28 centuries. While Roman mythology dates the founding of Rome at around 753 BC, the site has been inhabited for much longer, making it one of the oldest continuously occupied cities in Europe. The city's early population originated from a mix of Latins, Etruscans, and Sabines. Eventually, the city successively became the capital of the Roman Kingdom, the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire, and is regarded by many as the first ever Imperial city and metropolis.

Berlin

Berlin is the capital and largest city of Germany by both area and population. Its 3,769,495 inhabitants, as of 31 December 2019 makes it the most-populous city of the European Union, according to population within city limits. One of Germany's 16 constituent states, Berlin is surrounded by the state of Brandenburg, and contiguous with Potsdam, Brandenburg's capital. Berlin's urban area has a population of around 4.5 million and is the second most populous urban area in Germany after the Ruhr. The Berlin-Brandenburg capital region has about six million inhabitants and is Germany's third-largest metropolitan region after the Rhine-Ruhr and Rhine-Main regions.

Turku

Turku is a city and former capital on the southwest coast of Finland at the mouth of the Aura River, in the region of Finland Proper (Varsinais-Suomi) and the former Turku and Pori Province (Turun ja Porin lääni; 1634–1997). The region was originally called Suomi (Finland), which later became the name for the whole country. As of 30 September 2018, the population of Turku was 191,499 making it the sixth largest city in Finland after Helsinki, Espoo, Tampere, Vantaa and Oulu. There were 330,192inhabitants living in the Turku sub-region, ranking it as the third largest urban area in Finland after the Greater Helsinki area and Tampere sub-region. The city is officially bilingual as 5.2 percent of its population identify Swedish as a mother-tongue.

Istambul

Istanbul, historically known as Byzantium and Constantinople, is the largest city in Turkey and the country's economic, cultural and historic center. The city straddles the Bosphorus strait, and lies in both Europe and Asia, with a population of over 15 million residents, comprising 19% of the population of Turkey. Istanbul is the most populous city in Europe, and the world's fifteenth-largest city.

Founded as Byzantion by Megarian colonists in 660 BCE, and renamed as Constantinople in 330 CE, the city grew in size and influence, becoming a beacon of the Silk Road and one of the most important cities in history. It served as an imperial capital for almost sixteen centuries, during the Roman/Byzantine (330–1204), Latin (1204–1261), Byzantine (1261–1453), and Ottoman (1453–1922) empires. It was instrumental in the advancement of Christianity during Roman and Byzantine times, before its transformation to an Islamic stronghold following the Fall of Constantinople in 1453 CE. In 1923, after the Turkish War of Independence, Ankara replaced the city as the capital of the newly formed Republic of Turkey. In 1930 the city's name was officially changed to Istanbul, an appellation Greek speakers used since the eleventh century to colloquially refer to the city.

Aguascalientes

Aguascalientes is the capital of the state of Aguascalientes and is its most populous city, with a metropolitan population of 1,225,432. It is one of the safest and most prosperous cities in Mexico. It is located in North-Central Mexico. It was part of the kingdom of Nueva Galicia. In 1835 Aguascalientes became the capital of the Free and Sovereign State of Aguascalientes. Aguascalientes has been called the cleanest city in Latin America. Aguascalientes is experiencing an ongoing social, economic, and aesthetic revitalization process. Aguascalientes has a population which includes Japanese, Koreans, Venezuelans, and Germans.

Murcia

Murcia is a city in south-eastern Spain, the capital and most populous city of the Autonomous Community of the Region of Murcia, and the seventh largest city in the country, with a population of 447,182 inhabitants in 2018 (about one third of the total population of the Region). The population of the metropolitan area was 689,591 in 2010. It is located on the Segura River, in the southeast of the Iberian Peninsula; it has a climate with hot summers, mild winters, and relatively low precipitation.

Murcia was founded by the emir of Cordoba Abd ar-Rahman II in 825 with the name Mursiyah. It is now mainly a service city and a university town. Highlights for visitors include the Cathedral of Murcia and a number of baroque buildings, renowned local cuisine, Holy Week procession works of art by the famous Murcian sculptor Francisco Salzillo, and the Fiestas de Primavera (Spring Festival).

The city, as the capital of the comarca Huerta de Murcia is called Europe's orchard due to its long agricultural tradition and its fruit, vegetable, and flower production and exports.

Cartagena

Cartagena is a Spanish city and a major naval station located in the Region of Murcia, by the Mediterranean coast, south-eastern Spain.

Cartagena has been inhabited for over two millennia, being founded around 227 BC by the Carthaginian Hasdrubal the Fair as Qart Hadasht (Phoenician, meaning 'New Town'), the same name as the original city of Carthage. The city had its heyday during the Roman Empire, when it was known as Carthago Nova (the New Carthage) and Carthago Spartaria, capital of the province of Carthaginensis. It was one of the important cities during the Umayyad invasion of Hispania, under its Arabic name of Qartayannat al-Halfa.

Much of the historical weight of Cartagena in the past goes to its coveted defensive port, one of the most important in the western Mediterranean. Cartagena has been the capital of the Spanish Navy's Maritime Department of the Mediterranean since the arrival of the Spanish Bourbons in the 18th century. As far back as the 16th century it was one of the most important naval ports in Spain, together with Ferrol in the North. It is still an important naval seaport, the main military haven of Spain, and is home to a large naval shipyard.

International organisations

Smart City

RECI, the Spanish Network of smart Cities, promotes the intelligent management of the infrastructures and urban services within the City Councils of Spain. It aims to exchange experiences and work together to develop a sustainable management model and improve the quality of life of their citizens, to do so RECI is focused on aspects such as energy saving, sustainable mobility, eGovernment or the environment.
RECI began to take shape in June 2011 with the signing of the 'Manifest for Smart Cities. Innovation for progress', whose commitment was to create an open network to promote the economic, social and business progress of cities through innovation and knowledge, relying on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). The Network was formally constituted in June 2012 in Valladolid and is currently chaired by the mayor of Hospitalet de Llobregat, Nuria Marín Martinez.

ITS Arab

ITS-Arab is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to promoting a partnership between transport professionals, decision makers, research/academic institutions and the industry. Their objective is to facilitate the development and deployment of ITS technologies to enhance the transport environment, safety, security, efficiency and sustainability.

ITS-Arab Architecture Working Group consists of international Public and Private ITS experts with the required knowledge, skill and resource to meet the required objective. As Chair of the ITS-Arab Architecture Working Group our long term strategy is to support ISO ITS Architecture. The short term strategy is to focus on one or two Arab countries to develop and test the ITS Architecture, while consulting with local and international experts. This approach will provide both the required focus and the balanced feedback to ensure a successful ITS Architecture development.

Foundation Institute for Eastern Studies

The Eastern Institute (full name: Foundation Institute for Eastern Studies) has since its inception in 1992 been active in the field of co-operation among European countries, especially in Central and Eastern Europe. Various projects conducted at different levels have been adding to creation and development of political, economic, cultural and scientific ties among states in the region.

The most important project of the Eastern Institute is the Economic Forum in Krynica. Over the period of more than ten years, the Forum has become an important and recognized event in this part of Europe. In its efforts related to the Forum, the Eastern Institute is supported by the Programme Council. The Council sets the content and programme of the Forum, and gives direction to its further development.

AEDIVE

Created in April 2010, AEDIVE is the Business Association for the Development and Promotion of Electric Mobility, an Association of Innovative Companies that brings together the entire electric vehicle value chain whose aims are ``the management, representation, defence and coordination of the common interests of its members, promoting and contributing to the promotion of the competitiveness of the sectors related to the entire value chain of Electric Mobility, in order to face the challenges and opportunities arising from the implementation of electric vehicles, their charging infrastructures and associated services, generating synergies among its members, accelerating business development and promoting competitiveness among companies and through public-private partnerships, in order to boost market development, creating a solid and stable framework for e-Mobility``, as reflected in the Statutes of AEDIVE.

Smart City Business Insitute America

The Smart City Business America Institute (SCBA) is a non-profit organization that promotes the advancement of Smart Cities discussions in Latin America. With a business-oriented vision, SCBA is positioned as a great platform for discussion and business generation around the ecosystem of cities.

EMT Madrid

The Municipal transport company in Madrid (also known as EMT Madrid) is the company charged with the planning of public urban transport in the city in Madrid, Spain. The organization is wholly owned by the City Council of Madrid and is a member of the Consorcio Regional de Transportes de Madrid.`{`2`}` Among the services provided by EMT Madrid are urban bus transportation as well as the BiciMAD bicycle-sharing system.

SIMUS

The Latin American Association of Integrated Systems for Sustainable Urban Mobility – SIMUS. It is an international non-profit organization created in Curitiba, Brazil, in April 2010, which is part of the most advanced multimodal urban transport systems in Latin America. Currently comprised of 31 public management bodies is present in 35 cities in 13 countries and 30 transport related private companies. The goal of SIMUS is to promote the best international practices in sustainable urban mobility and sustainable urban development.

SIMUS works with many of the cities of Latin America through MUSAL, the Network of Leading Cities in Sustainable Urban Mobility. MUSAL was created in 2014 in Lima within the framework of our IV SIMUS Best Practices Congress and I Summit of Leading Cities in Sustainable Urban Mobility.

EURO CITIES

Eurocities is the network of 190 cities in 39 countries, representing 130 million people. Through joint work, knowledge-sharing and coordinated Europe-wide activity, we ensure that cities and their people are heard in Europe.

Smart City Cluster

We are an alliance of private companies and institutions working for the development of smart cities, understood as efficient, sustainable and comfortable for those who live in them.

We work through cooperation to implement projects, increase the competitiveness of our partners and generate synergies that enhance the development of a real Smart City model.

Fiware

Fiware is a curated framework of open source platform components to accelerate the development of smart solutions.

The FIWARE Community is an independent Open Community whose members are committed to materialise the FIWARE mission, that is: “to build an open sustainable ecosystem around public, royalty-free and implementation-driven software platform standards that will ease the development of new Smart Applications in multiple sectors”. The FIWARE Community is not only formed by contributors to the technology (the FIWARE platform) but also those who contribute in building the FIWARE ecosystem and making it sustainable over time. As such, individuals and organizations committing relevant resources in FIWARE Lab activities or activities of the FIWARE Accelerator, FIWARE Mundus or FIWARE iHubs programmes are also considered members of the FIWARE community.

Urban mobility

EIT Urban Mobility is an initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). Since January 2019 we have been working to encourage positive changes in the way people move around cities in order to make them more liveable places. We aim to become the largest European initiative transforming urban mobility. Co-funding of up to € 400 million (2020-2026) from the EIT, a body of the European Union, will help make this happen.

GIZ

As a service provider in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development and international education work, we are dedicated to shaping a future worth living around the world. Together with our commissioning parties and partners, we generate and implement ideas for political, social and economic change.

GIZ works flexibly to deliver effective and efficient solutions that offer people better prospects and sustainably improve their living conditions.

For GIZ, the 2030 Agenda is the overarching framework that guides its work, which it implements in close cooperation with its partners and commissioning parties.

Ministry of housing

Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), Government of India, is a federal ministry with executive authority over the formulation and administration of the rules and regulations and laws relating to the housing and urban development in India. The ministry was under the charge of Venkaiah Naidu and was given to Hardeep Singh Puri when Naidu was elected Vice President of India. The Ministry became independent from the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation in 2004, but was later re-merged with it in 2017.

Oxford

The University of Oxford is a collegiate research university in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England. There is evidence of teaching as early as 1096, making it the oldest university in the English-speaking world, the world's second-oldest university in continuous operation and one of the most prestigious academic institutions in the world.

Global events partnerships

Transport Ticketing Global

Transport Ticketing Global , the annual get-together for the entire public transport community involved in smart ticketing, looks at the possible answers to this question. Through case studies by operators, in-depth industry debates and panel discussions, this annual gathering acts as a platform for transport executives to set the agenda towards the global vision for transport with a focus on transport ticketing & fare collection, passenger information systems and smart cities.
Public transportation is undergoing a marked transformation; adoption of smart technology and a shift in focus to interoperable transport networks are making transit faster, easier and more efficient for both passengers and operators. So how can we accelerate this change and take advantage of the latest innovations?

SMARTER MOBILITY WORLD

SMART CITY EXPO BUENOS AIRES

DO!

EXPO COLOMBIA

SMART CITY ECUADOR

IV CONGRESO CIUDADES INTELIGENTES MADRID

SMART TO FUTURE CITIES

URBAN MOBILITY DIALOGUE

CIUDADES FELICES

WORLD MOBILITY SHOW

MWC

MOVE

ABU DHABI SMART CITY

FUTURE CITIES SUMMIT

World Mobility Show summit

World Mobility Show is an elite gathering of 500+ international mobility experts, future-ready automotive companies, technology leaders, and decision makers from government agencies, startups, corporates, investors and enterprises – all under one roof to discuss the Future of Mobility.

The show will feature discussions on disruptive trends, challenges and opportunities from the world of mobility. Witness an impressive display of future-tech automobile concepts and smart technologies contributing towards a two-point agenda – The Future of Mobility & Dubai 2030

LATAM MOBILITY

Latam Mobility se fundó en 2016 para reunir profesionales de los sectores de Movilidad, Energía, Tecnología y Transporte de América Latina.

América Latina es la región más urbanizada del mundo según UN-Habitat y la tasa de población urbana en el continente alcanzará el 89% en 2050. El número de ciudades en la región ha aumentado seis veces en 50 años, pero el proceso de urbanización fue Intenso e incontrolado. Más de 100 millones de residentes en la región están expuestos a niveles inseguros de contaminación del aire y están perdiendo un tiempo precioso en sus autos, algunos gobiernos están tratando de solucionarlo, pero los cambios toman tiempo. Las ciudades han comenzado a desarrollar iniciativas para organizar sistemas de transporte público basados en autobuses, de implementación más rápida y económica, mientras que los sistemas de metro y tranvías son excepciones en algunas ciudades, a menudo insuficientes debido a la demanda de pasajeros.
Por otro lado, el sector privado está desarrollando muchas innovaciones de vehículos eléctricos, autobuses, bicicletas o aplicaciones para compartir automóviles que transformarán a América Latina.

Celebramos nuestra Cumbre de movilidad de Latam en la Ciudad de México cada año y, por primera vez en 2019, realizaremos una Cumbre de movilidad de Colombia en Medellín.

URBAN FUTURE

5G Forum Málaga

The 5G Forum is consolidated as the main event of reference specifically on the 5G in Spain, and will be held on Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th April in the Digital Content Hub in Malaga top national and international experts, with the participation of companies and speakers from more than 20 countries.

The agenda of the 5G Forum, which includes 30 keynotes and panels, has been announced today in the City of Malaga by the Councillor for Innovation and New Technologies, Mario Cortés, and by the CEO of Medina Media Events, Ricardo Medina, who organizes the event.

One of the objectives of the 5G Forum is to become a reference forum in which, two months after the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, companies present their novelties and projects in a less frenetic and much more personalized way to a very specialized public, limited to 250 attendees.

Impact mobility

IMPACT MOBILITY is the only conference tackle these tough questions head-on. It will unite the mobility service providers, automakers and data-driven platform providers with the cities and public transit operators to build the partnerships that will deliver on-demand low-emission mobility and create a sustainable business model for its stakeholders.

SMART CITY EXPO WORLD CONGRESS