Consortium partners

Barcelona is one of the major European metropolises with more than 3.5 million inhabitants. It is the sixth largest metropolitan and fifth largest industrial agglomeration in Europe. Today the city and its surrounding area  act as a centre of economic activities related to new technologies and advanced services in the framework of the information society. The Barcelona City Council is strongly involved in the city transformation towards a real Smart City and taking the European leadership in that process. Read More>>
Bologna is the seventh largest city in Italy as far as the number of inhabitants is concerned (almost 400,000), and sixth in economic importance. The metropolitan area of Bologna (more than 900,000 inhabitants) ranks second after Milan. Important features of Bologna are its high level of economic development and extensive pre-school, educational, social, cultural and sport services. The Municipality works actively towards the goal of urban sustainability. Read more>>
The City of Genova is a local authority. The challenges of the City is to build instruments and strategies for a different concept of local administration, focused on quality of development and economical revival. Genova is experimenting a new method of city government and governance through a creative exercise in steps, with new forms of social co-operation involving the whole community, with the idea of integrating public (local Institutions, all the authority levels) and private sectors for projects of economic, social and environmental transformation scheduled in the period from 2004 (when Genova has been the European Capital of Culture) to 2010. Read more>>
Abertis Telecom is the telecommunication infrastructures operator of Abertis, an international group which manages mobility and telecommunications infrastructures across three business areas: toll roads, telecommunications infrastructures and airports. Abertis Telecom  is leader in Spanish broadcasting market. It possesses its own land network of more than 4,000 sites, and has also strengthened its position in the satellite communications sector, through its participation in the Hispasat  company and as a partner of the Eutelsat company. Read more>>
Cisco systems  is the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet. Cisco's networking solutions connect people, computing devices and computer networks, allowing people to access or transfer information without regard to differences in time, place or type of computer system. Cisco provides end-to-end networking solutions that customers use to build a unified information infrastructure of their own, or to connect to someone else's network. An end-to-end networking solution is one that provides a common architecture that delivers consistent network services to all users. The broader the range of network services, the more capabilities a network can provide to users connected to it. Read more >>
Citilab  is a centre for social and digital innovation in Cornella de Llobregat, Barcelona. Exploits and spreads the digital impact on creative thinking, design and innovation emerging from digital culture. Citilab is a mix between a training centre, a research centre and an incubator for business and social initiatives. This project started with the idea that digital technologies, specifically Internet, are a way of innovation much more focused on citizens. Since this project was born in 1997 and opened his physical site ten years later on november 23th, Citilab has been promoting activities as a centre for civic innovation, spreading the Knowledge Society. Their methods of work are basically design thinking and user-centered creation. In Citilab, the Internet is considered a way to innovate more collaboratively integrating the citizen in the core process. Citilab - Cornellà. Read more>>
Fraunhofer Institute FOKUS based in Berlin, Germany, is part of the Fraunhofer Society which is one of the leading organizations of applied research and development in Europe. One of the main goals of the Fraunhofer Society is to link scientific work with industrial demands. Fraunhofer FOKUS is actively engaged along the whole line - from generating future-proof solutions, technology assessment, method validation and standardisation support to project management, quality control and the development of prototypes and operational / security concepts. The institute has a well-known reputation in research programs of the European Commission as well as for national funding bodies like the BMBF and the BMWi. Read more>>
Fundació per la Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)  was founded on October, 6th, 1994. It is an innovative web-centric virtual organisation which has relied on the intensive use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) from the very beginning. The UOC's main goal is that every person satisfies their training needs, making their effort as profitable as possible, regardless of where they are and optimising their time. The UOC develops the Virtual Campus as a network community where limitations of space and time are overcome. It also uses an educational methodology based on the complete personalisation and guidance of the student. Students, lecturers and managers interact and cooperate in that network community to create, structure, share and disseminate knowledge. Read more>>