BARCELONA 29-31 OCTOBER 2019
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Our Ambassador program is an opportunity for influential and leading organizations representing technology, standards, education, development, and research to collaborate with IoT Solutions World Congress in many areas including marketing, content development, speaking opportunities, and meeting hosting. 

Ambassadors that are part of the 2018 edition:

manufacturing

Ajuntament Impulsa is an Internet platform that connects local authorities with suppliers of goods and municipal services.

ASCAMM, the Catalan Association of Mould & Die, was established in 1979 and brings together about 100 companies.
ASCAMM is a founding member of FEAMM (Spanish Federation of Mould and Die Business Industry Associations) and acts as secretary.

ASCAMM’s mission is to improve the competitiveness and defense of the interests of its member companies.
Its performances have been oriented to the provision of business services , infrastructure development (Technology Centre) and the organization of the sector at the national and international levels (constitution FEAMM) (consolidation ISTMA – Europe) to improve and expand services offered to businesses.

The activities that ASCAMM offers to its associated companies can be made directly by the Association or in collaboration with or FEAMM or Eurecat-Cerdanyola.

 

Elastopôle is the French innovation cluster for rubber and resilient polymers and promotes innovative industrial projects dedicated to both sustainable development and economic efficiency. Elastopôle’s Value Chain Analysis integrates the entire Products’ Life cycle from cradle to grave, from raw material and green chemistry to recycling, especially trhough innovative processes known as industry 4.0 and connected devices. 

 

The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) is a multi-disciplinary organization established by statute in 1967. HKPC’s mission is to promote productivity excellence through the provision of integrated support across the value chain of Hong Kong firms, in order to achieve a more effective utilization of resources, to enhance the value-added content of products and services, and to increase international competitiveness.

HKPC and its subsidiaries’ consulting and technical professionals provide a multitude of services in technology transfer, consultancy, training and other support services in the areas of manufacturing technology, information technology, environmental technology and management systems. These services are designed to help industry move up the value chain.

ENERGY & UTILITIES

ArchEnerg International Renewable Energy and Building Trade Cluster was established in 2007 with the aim of creating an economic and social model based on renewable energy efficiency that moves green economy enterprises and society towards a more sustainable future. It has steadily held a certificate of Accredited Innovation Cluster title since 2009.

During its operation the Cluster has developed an extensive activity network with the primary task of supporting members involved in strategic industrial sectors. This support includes infrastructure development, lobbying, marketing and generation of interest for products and services. ArchEnerg also aims to increase public awareness about renewable energy and energy efficiency.

 

Red.es is the public corporate entity attached to the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism (MINETUR) which is responsible for promoting the development of the Information Society in Spain. Our mission is also to carry out projects related to information and communication technologies (ICTs) in accordance with the strategic priorities of the State Secretariat for Telecommunications and the Information Society (SETSI), in collaboration with the autonomous communities, councils, local authorities and the private sector.

The Clúster d’Eficiència Energètica 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.

The CEEC is a non-profit business association that comprises those companies which in their activities offer, promote or develop products or services related to energy efficiency in the areas of building, mobility, public services, industry and training.

Unlike associations or sectorial groups, the common link of the CEEC is not the type of product itself nor sharing the same market, but the will of its members to access common goals of increasing the value of their product or service by increasing their energy efficiency and taking advantage of the existing business opportunities around this.

 

enerTIC is the leader technology and innovation platform, for the energy efficiency improvement and the sustainability. Its aim is to divulge the most innovative technological solutions and its potential for the optimization of the energy waste in all application sectors. Its activity is developed with the support the main technological and energetic companies alongside with universities and research centers. enerTIC organizes every year a technological forum that this year will cover the IoT as a digitization driver of energy to improve its efficiency and sustainability.

National trade association that works providing service to the Spanish companies in the fields of: electronics, ICT, electric mobility, solar energy, home automation, smart cities and more. They work to improve the competitiveness of enterprises through four lines of action: internationalization, encouraging innovation and technological development, training of workers and search for financing.

 

CONNECTED TRANSPORT

Aerospace Valley is the most significant innovation competitiviness cluster in France in the field of aeronautics, space and embedded systems. With offices in Toulouse (HQ) and Bordeaux, the cluster covers the two geographically adjacent regions of South-West France, Occitanie and Nouvelle-Aquitaine. With 124,000 industrial employees, Aerospace Valley represents around 1/3 of the French aerospace workforce. Similarly, 8,500 researchers and scientists are active within the Aerospace Valley territory, thus representing 45% of French national R&D potential in the aerospace sector. As of October 2016, Aerospace Valley has obtained funding for 474 R&D projects representing an accumulated value of 1.1 billion Euro covering most scientific and technical fields related to the sectors of aerospace. Within the framework of the general French “pôle de compétitivité” program, which aims at stimulating employment by fostering local and regional competencies in technical and economic areas, Aerospace Valley strives to create an ambitious 35-40,000 new jobs by the horizon year 2025.

The Rhône-Alpes Automotive Cluster aims at boosting the automotive industry in Rhone-Alpes by bringing the sector players together, thereby consolidating the positioning of our region as the leading French network of automotive technology suppliers.

 

CEL is a non-profit organization, pioneer in the dissemination of knowledge and the contribution to the development of the logistics sector in Spain since 1978. As a founding member of ELA (European Logistics Association) and representative in Spain for APICS and ISM (Institute for Supply Management), the CEL adds an international dimension in his effort to develop Supply Chain activities.

Our Mission: Provide the maximum value to its members through the promotion and development of logistics in Spain. Professionals, companies and institutions of different business areas trust the CEL for these activities.

Our objectives:

  • To be the forum for communication and dissemination of logistics innovations
  • To offer information of the latest trends and techniques in logistics management
  • To promote sharing of experiences among companies and professionals
  • To deliver excellence in training for logistics professionals
  • To gather and issue international experiences

The Automotive Industry Cluster of Catalonia (CIAC) is a non-profit association open to companies operating in the automotive industry, that are based in Catalonia, and pursue R&D+i activities. The Cluster does not rely on any public funding and is financed exclusively through contributions from its associate companies. Over 150 companies linked to the industry have joined the Catalan automotive cluster since it was established.

The main aim of the association is to boost the competitiveness of the automotive industry as the driving force behind the Catalan economy. To achieve this, a strategic plan has been designed, with a series of short, medium, and long-term objectives that guarantee its development in the new industrial global framework.

 

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.

ITS United Kingdom, the foremost UK association for the promotion of Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), is a not-for-profit public/private sector association financed by members’ subscriptions, and provides a forum for all organisations concerned with ITS. We work to bring the benefits that ITS can offer in terms of economic efficiency, transport safety, and environmental benefits to the United Kingdom – and at the same time expand the ITS market.   The membership, over 160 organisations, comprises Government Departments, Local Authorities, Police Forces, consultants, manufacturing and service companies, and academic and research institutions. New members are always welcome and benefit from activities including seminars, workshops, regular news dissemination and specific interest groups. ITS United Kingdom encourages discussion on issues such as public/private co-operation, standards, legislation, information provision and new technology. 

 

Founded in 1978, TRANSPRIME – SPANISH SHIPPERS’ COUNCIL is a multisectoral professional association formed by relevant shippers with a common connection point: the debate in logistics and the supply chain. TRANSPRIME- SPANISH SHIPPERS’ COUNCIL is an agent of institutional representation, accelerator of logistic efficiency as well as a reference forum. Regular meetings, seminars, presentations and activities are carried out to trigger a deep logistics knowledge based on innovation, competitiveness and continuous improvement from the shipper’s unique point of view, as an essential part of the supply chain. TRANSPRIME – SPANISH SHIPPERS’ COUNCIL represents shippers at three different and complementary levels: at local & national level, in national logistics forums with direct participation at institutional reference bodies, at European and international level, being the unique Spanish National Delegation of the European Shippers ‘Council (ESC), and at global level, by being an active member of the Global Shippers’ Alliance (GSA).

HEALTHCARE

The Catalan Association of Health Institutions (Associació Catalana d’Entitats de Salut, ACES) is a business association founded on 6 May 1977 by distinguished owners of private clinics in Barcelona. Since its beginnings, the Association has been engaged in the defence and promotion of the labour, business and trading rights of its members. ACES carries out its action in the health and social fields.

The Association currently represents 317 organisations in the health, community care and social sectors.The profile of its members ranges from acute in-patient centres, polyclinics, monographic centres, diagnostic testing centres and medical transport.

ASEBIO is the Spanish Bioindustry Association. ASEBIO brings together companies, associations, foundations, universities, research and technology centers that carry out activities directly or indirectly related to biotechnology in Spain.

Since 1999 ASEBIO has been acting as a meeting and promotion platform for those organizations interested in stimulating the national biotechnology scene.

In order to do this, ASEBIO works closely with regional, national and European governments as well as all the social organizations interested in using biotechnology to improve quality of life, the environment and generating skilled employment.

The large number of members makes ASEBIO the most suitable setting to meet the challenge of developing the biotechnology sector and taking advantage of the innovation opportunities offered by biotechnology as a vehicle for social and economic growth in Spain.

ASEBIO is part of and supported by EUROPABIO, the European Association for Bioindustries, and a member of the CEOE (Spanish Confederation of Employer’s Organizations) and the SEBBM (Spanish Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology)

 

Bio River – Life Science in the Rhineland association is an independent representation of the Life Science-sector of the Rhineland. With more than 100 members BioRiver unites the most important stakeholders and facilitates the development of the Rhineland as Biotechnology site through an extensive expert network.

Biocat is the organization that coordinates and promotes the health and life sciences sector in Catalonia. Its mission is to dynamize and support the public and private stakeholders that make up the BioRegion, the biosciences cluster in Catalonia, including companies, research groups and bodies, hospitals, universities, administrations and knowledge- and innovation-transfer support structures. In order to carry out this mission, Biocat promotes initiatives to encourage research, innovation and business growth, with the aim of making this sector a driving force for the Catalan economy and boosting its global recognition.

Bio Partner is an independent, government-accredited trade organisation, promoting international partnering for trade, investment and collaborations with UK Life Science companies. BioPartner’s delegations promote the UK presence at major international biopharma conferences, and companies are assisted with access to government grants and heavily discounted entry fees.

 

The mission of the Mental Health Cluster of Catalonia is to promote the generation of resources applied to the development of mental health in all areas by improving the competitiveness of companies and professionals, innovation, interdisciplinary collaboration and internationalization.

The vision of the Mental Health Cluster of Catalonia is to be a space of confluence with a majority representation of agents from different fields: health, business, scientific, social, etc., working cooperatively to improve the mental health of the people.

Facilitating international multi-stakeholder connections around ecosystems, driving sustainable change and disruption in the delivery of health and social care. With a direct presence in 40+ countries including spread Europe, USA, Canada and China, the ECHAlliance members develop innovative solutions around mobile health, chronic diseases, active & healthy ageing, Internet of Things, wearables, personalised medicine, genomics, Big Data.

 

 

The Association Gesundheitswirtschaft Nordwest e.v. is a network initiative for value added, provision, qualification and research in the health economy for the metropolitan area Bremen – Oldenburg in the Northwest of Germany.

Around 60 members of different commercial sectors are connected via topical platforms and initiate diverse projects of the subject area of health economy. Our members belong to the chamber of commerce and industry, craft sector, other industrial companies, hospitals, health insurance companies, health initiatives, research, science and business development of the metropolitan area Bremen – Oldenburg.

The association arranges for a stronger network of the healthcare sector. We subside for an improved cooperation of the healthcare industry across sectoral borders and to promote awareness level of the regional healthcare industry. Influenced by practical experiences, our association sets impulses for research and development.

Our agenda consist of regional conferences, several event formats, the establishment of the platform for the technical exchange as well as thematic input for topics for instance of the areas Employer Branding, health of the elderly and internal health management as well as life science.

HIMSS Europe is a voice, advisor and thought leader of transformation through health information and technology.  As an independent organisation with innovation at its heart, HIMSS Europe unites and engages key stakeholders across the health and care ecosystem through events, media, analytics and communities focused on helping healthcare systems to define their IT strategies meanwhile supporting the healthcare industry to improve its services.

By offering a high quality, Pan-European platform to collaborate and exchange best practice, news, information and data, HIMSS Europe has a unique breadth and depth of expertise and capabilities to improve the quality, safety and efficiency of health and care and deliver more effective patient outcomes.

Founded in 1961, HIMSS encompasses more than 65,000 members, 650 companies and over one million HIT network of key influencers that drive innovation across the world.

 

Hong Kong Medical & Healthcare Device Industries Association Limited (HK-MHDIA) is the leading association in Hong Kong representing the medical & healthcare device industries in Hong Kong. We play a proactive active role in promoting our members’ expertise, uplifting the entire industry’s standards and ethnics in the trade, provide trainings and knowledge in technology, regulatory and compliance requirements in medical device related fields. We also engage actively in advising and consulting local and international regulatory impacts to our member; and seeking sponsorship and support from the government for better development of the medical device industry.

The InnovativeMedicine.NRW Cluster is the hub for medical care, R&D and business in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), Germany. It gives support to NRW-companies and research institutions seeking advice in product development, strategic partnerships, regulatory affairs and finance. Acting as intermediary in projects the Cluster pays attention to the involvement of patients and customer needs in the development of innovative medical products and treatments. InnovativeMedicine.NRW hosts events for qualified knowledge transfer and networking.

 

The TicSalut Foundation is an agency within the Ministry of Health that works to promote the development and use of ICT and networking in the field of health, acts as an observatory for new trends, innovation and monitoring of emerging initiatives and provides services for the standardisation and accreditation of products.

The implementation of ICT in the health sector is now unstoppable and is seen as one of the most transformative elements in the health sector of the future. The fact that the health sector in Catalonia covers 100% of citizens within a framework of universal and public coverage, together with the involvement of a variety of agents, organisations, suppliers and subsidiary industries, puts the health sector in an excellent position to act as an economic innovator and energising influence in the use of new technologies.

TICBioMed is a cooperative cluster of companies, universities, healthcare providers and public institutions that work together to foster innovation in eHealth. TICBioMed has built an extensive European network of 2000+ eHealth contacts thanks to several initiatives like the EU SME eHealth Competition, that yearly identifies the best eHealth SMEs in Europe since 2012.

The cluster is involved in the coordination and participation in several European projects within the eHealth field, and recently has been awarded with the Gold Label of management excellence.

 

buildings & infrastructure

Feceminte was founded in 1968 to defend the interests of telecommunications installation companies (system integrators and maintainers) and to act as interlocutor with all actors involved (private and public) in the development of the telecommunications sector.

 

National trade association that works providing service to the Spanish companies in the fields of: electronics, ICT, electric mobility, solar energy, home automation, smart cities and more. They work to improve the competitiveness of enterprises through four lines of action: internationalization, encouraging innovation and technological development, training of workers and search for financing.

open industry

AFYDAD, Spanish Sport Industry Association, is a national trade association representing all the sports sub-sectors, within the Sports Industry. The association is a professional non-profit organisation, focused on all companies, including: manufacturers, distributors and wholesalers dedicated to all sports, equipment and apparel.

 

AFYDAD is an active member of FESI, the Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry, enabling us to stay abreast of the latest news and to influence any laws and regulations created within the EU in relation to the sporting goods industry. We are also members of the EOG, the European Outdoor Group.

Amec, the Association of internationalized industrial enterprises, is a business organization whose members, mainly medium-sized industrial enterprises, enjoy a high international and innovative vocation.
Our aim is helping companies to compete in a global market, creating a framework to enable constant competitive improvement, thus facilitating their internationalization and innovation.

Enginyers Industrials de Catalunya, EIC (Association as well as the Official Chamber) represents the catalan engineers in the industrial sector. Our aim is to support the professionals of the engineering industry by providing genuine services as well as act as platform to promote and secure the right practice of industrial engineering.

 

The Association of Technical Industrial Engineers of Barcelona (ENGINYERS BCN) has the fundamental goal of ensuring that the actions of its members give an answer to the interests and needs of society with regards to the professional activities of technical industrial engineering and, especially, to guarantee that good practices and the profession’s code of ethics are observed.

Also, the Association has the goal to regulate, represent and defend the profession and the professional interest of its members.

The ENGINYERS BCN works closely with the public administration in all the tasks it has been assigned to.

It also ensures that legislation and the code of ethics pertinent to the profession are observed, as well as taking part in the school curricula, by collaborating with technical schools and other relevant institutions. 

Cap Digital is the French business cluster for digital transformation in the Paris Region, the first digital innovation ecosystem and the largest cluster in Europe. Created in 2006 as a non-profit organisation, Cap Digital counts more than 1000 members; mostly SMEs but also large companies, academics, VCs and policy makers. It focuses on 6 markets: Culture & Media, Education, Health, Technologies & AI, Smart Environment, Industries & Services. Cap Digital provides its members with intelligence, training, matchmaking/networking, funding solutions, project reviews, label accreditation program for R&D projects, business development and internationalization services. Besides, Cap Digital received in 2014, the Gold label Cluster management excellence delivered by ESCA. Cap Digital organizes every year the Futur en Seine, Europe’s largest digital Festival showcasing the latest French and International digital innovations to both the professionals and the general public. Each edition of this event attracts about 30 000 attendees from over 25 countries around exhibitions, international conferences, workshops and business meetings.

 

Eurecat is the Technology Centre of Catalonia. Providing the industrial and business sector with differential technology and advanced expertise, we offer solutions to their innovation needs and boosts their competitiveness in a fast-paced environment.

Our services are primarily focused on: applied R&D, highly specialized training and consulting, product and service development and promotion of technological innovation.

Eurecat aims its services at all business sectors but especially at seven key strategic areas of RIS3Cat: Food, Energy and Resources, Industrial Systems, Design-based Industries, Industries related to sustainable mobility, Health Industries and cultural, experience-based industries.

Top Eurecat Technologies: Industry 4.0, Drones, Mobility, Connected Health, E-textiles. Smart Vehicles and electric cars.

The Big Data Centre of Excellence Barcelona is an initiative led by Eurecat with the support of Oracle, the Government of Catalonia and Barcelona City Council.

It builds, develops and connects exclusive Big Data knowledge, tools, datasets and infrastructure, and makes them available to companies, enabling them to experience Big Data models and evaluate the impact on their business. It provides innovative solutions in a collaborative environment with key industry players.

Eurecat is at the forefront of scientific and technological advances to meet the needs of present and future challenges.

An Advanced Printing Cluster, a benchmark in Europe

The Cluster Functional Print brings together companies, technology and knowledge centers, as well as other agents involved in activities related to the support and development of advanced printing in Spain.

Our mission is to promote growth and competitiveness through business cooperation in order to boost this highly innovative sector


SECPhO is a high-tech cluster that brings together companies, technological centers and research groups focused in innovation through light-based technologies. These technologies are Sensing and Imaging, Laser Systems, Optical Communications, Advanced Lighting, or photovoltaics are used as a transversal tool for several applications in the fields of Internet of things, Smart Cities, Connected and Autonomous cars, Aerospace, Energy, Healthcare, food safety and advanced manufacturing, among others.

Along the last 5 years SECPhO has driven around 30 events with more than 2000 participants, launching 70 workgroups and consolidating more than 25 projects that have been funded from European Commission and Spanish Ministry of Industry. The SECPhO network embraces more than 3000 contacts very active in technological innovation in Spain and more than 700 contacts around Europe.

SECPhO has been awarded with bronze label in Cluster Management Excellence by the European Commission and participated in many projects under the H2020 programs with more than 10 different countries.

 

The 17th Western China International Fair (hereinafter referred to as “WCIF”), under the theme of “ New Era in China, New Advances in Western China”, will take place in Chengdu, Sichuan Province from September 20 to 24, 2018.

This year’s WCIF adheres to new vision of development and strives to achieve quality development. Taking the 40th anniversary of China’s reform and opening-up as an opportunity, the upcoming WCIF, focusing on “ Belt and Road” Initiative and the development of Yangtze River Economic Belt, seeks to promote coordinated development across regions and facilitates openness of China through links running eastward and westward, across land and over sea. This WCIF features Italy as Guest Country of Honor and Chongqing as Rotating Presidency and a total exhibition area of around 260,000 square meters, comprising two sections: Comprehensive Display and Industrial Sector Display. Sideline events will also be staged, including the 9th Western China International Cooperation Forum, the 10th Western China Investment Promotion Fair & Signing Ceremony of Economic Cooperation Projects, the 11th Western China International Sourcing Fair, the 13th EU-China Business and Technology Cooperation Fair, International Industrial Capacity Cooperation Forum and “ Belt and Road” themed events.

institutional

ACCIÓ is the agency set up by the Catalan Government to make Catalan enterprises more competitive throughout the world. ACCIÓ is based in Barcelona with an international network of a further 37 Business Promotion Centres covering 70 markets worldwide. The agency is enterprise-centred, working on the needs of each individual business and working on three vital areas of competitive dynamics: Innovation, Internationalisation and Attraction of investment.

ACCIÓ is member of the Enterprise Europe Network, an international network set up by the European Commission of close to 600 partners from more than 60 countries to support SMEs develop their innovative potential and improve their knowledge of European business opportunities.

Ajuntament Impulsa is an Internet platform that connects local authorities with suppliers of goods and municipal services.

 

Founded in Barcelona in 1908, the British Chamber of Commerce in Spain is a non-profit organization whose objective is to promote business and investment between British and Spanish companies. The British Chamber of Commerce in Spain (hereafter referred to as the BCCS) is composed of 300 companies, including major Spanish companies in the UK, and principal British enterprises operating in Spain, as well as SMEs in multiple sectors.

 

Business Russia is an All Russia Public Organization that unites more than 3,000 entrepreneurs mainly from medium non-resource business. Founded in 2001, the Organization today has 79 regional offices across all country.

Business Russia combines enterprises from more than 40 fields: construction, light industry, IT and high technologies, mechanical engineering, agriculture, financial sector, etc. The managing board of Business Russia is called General Council and includes around 200 national business leaders The total annual revenue of companies belonging to or headed by Business Russia members is about 2.8 trillion rubles, the total number of jobs in these companies is almost 1 million.

The organization is incorporated into decision-making system. Business Russia representatives are the members of 250 advisory bodies under the President of the Russian Federation, the government of the Russian Federation, the Federal Assembly, federal ministries and departments. The organization on a regular basis prepares annual reports and elaborates proposals on different aspects of social and economic policies, particularly those on industrial and regional development, tariff and tax regulations of business activity, and initiatives on expanding business, entrepreneurial activity and competition development.

Business Russia is fully engaged in international activities. The organization advocates interests of Russian business on foreign markets and amplifies business-partnership mechanisms, creating new opportunities for Russian entrepreneurs. As a part of its international activity Business Russia keeps in touch and carries out joint projects with entrepreneurial and social organizations of the following countries – Japan, India, Germany, Canada, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, USA, etc. It has a wide network of business partners and business ambassadors (official representatives of Business Russia abroad).

 

Casa Asia is a consortium made up of the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union  and Cooperation, the Autonomous Government of Catalonia and Barcelona and Madrid City Council. The institution was created in 2001 with the will to strengthen the knowledge and dialogue on Asia in Spain, with the analysis of civic, political, social, cultural and economic issues, supporting activities and projects that contribute to the development of relations and a mutual understanding between Asian and Spanish societies. Casa Asia headquarters is located in Barcelona and there is also a centre in Madrid.

Moscow Agency of Innovations was founded by the Department of Science, Industrial Policy and Entrepreneurship to serve as a one-stop shop for participants of Moscow’s innovation ecosystem.

The Agency’s strategic areas are outreach, engagement, demand, and support for innovation companies.

Outreach implies activities to raise awareness of opportunities available in Moscow, to build the city’s innovation brand, and to promote the economy of innovation and associated career options. 

Engagement implies activities to attract youth to Moscow’s innovation companies, and to provide secondary school and university students with opportunities to learn more about the advantages of employment in innovation industries.

Boosting the city’s demand for local innovations is also a priority for the Agency. In the future, the share of innovations in the city’s procurement contracts should be at least 15%.

The Agency also provides support for innovation companies by offering incentives to create jobs, establishing benefits, offering consulting services, etc. 

 

“Regionomica” provides services in business partnership promotion, economic development and FDI promotion, cross-border cooperation, institutional capacity building, technologies and innovations. Since 2009 the company has been implementing a long-term integrated business partnership programme “Russia-Europe: Cooperation without Frontiers” to foster cooperation between Russian and European companies, inter alia SMEs.

Within the framework of the Programme a unique Russia-Europe “B2B platform” was established, due to which 1,563 Russian and 513 European companies have already conducted 3,287 bilateral negotiations and established business contacts. Thus, a trans-European international multisector business communication of SMEs is being developing with companies that have proposals for business cooperation and investment projects. SMEs are being supported in establishing contacts with large firms as well.

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In 2013, along with the European Commission, the first visit of European SMEs “Mission for Growth to the Russian Federation” led by Antonio Tajani, Vice-President of the EC and now the President of the European Parliament, was organized by the Programme.

European SMEs are getting advice on establishing business in Russia.

European entrepreneurs are welcome to make use of the following services:

  • Representing European company and promoting its products/services in Russia;
  • Registering and managing European subsidiary company in Russia to minimize operational costs and tax expenses of the European mother company (confidential);
  • Identifying reliable business partners in Russia likewise attractive locations for setting-up European company’s production in Russia;
  • Organizing individual and group business missions to Russia and its regions;
  • Identifying unique Russian technologies for setting up business productions in Russia and in Europe.

The Association of Small and Medium-Sized Exporters is a non-profit professional association of Russian and Eurasian Economic Union’s exporting manufacturers and service providers seeking to promote their goods and services on international markets.

The Association facilitates international marketing for the beginning exporters and helps small and medium-sized companies expand the geography of their exports by means of pooling their efforts, experience and expertise.

 

The Spanish Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain was founded in London in December 1886 as an Association freely established by Spanish and British merchants, industrialists and professional individuals with the object of furthering the economic and commercial relations between Spain and Great Britain.

The Chamber plays a pivotal role in the commercial and economic relations between the two countries, its main role being to assist in the development and promotion of commerce and investment between Spain and the United Kingdom.

education

The Association of Industrial Masters was founded in 1947 and its first General Assembly took place in 1948.

After the Extraordinary General Assembly, held on January 20, 2000 and as a result of not granting the Industrial Master’s degree for these studies, but existing, having completed similar studies the qualification of Superior Technicians, it was agreed to expand the name of the Association, being the ASSOCIATION OF INDUSTRIAL MASTERS and SUPERIOR TECHNICIANS (AMITS), that will continue the academic and professional objectives of their functions in industry and services.

At the Extraordinary General Assembly celebrated on February 25, 2004, it was agreed to change the bylaws and admit the equivalent Specialist and Graduate Technicians.

ESADECREAPOLIS is a project born in 2009 whose goal is to create an ecosystem of enterprises, investigators, start-ups, students and entities, interested in innovation, in order to facilitate and accelerate this process. The project is part of ESADE Business School in Sant Cugat, Spain.

 

La Salle Campus Barcelona, a founding member of the Universitat Ramon Llull, provides specialized university education in Engineering, Business Management and Architecture. With a clear international vocation, has presence in 83 countries worldwide and belongs to a 75 Lasallian university network. Furthermore, entrepreneurship is firmly committed through La Salle Technova, an incubator for innovative technology start-ups.

La Salle Technova Barcelona is an innovation park with provides incubator and accelerator services fort startups located in La Salle-URL Campus. La Salle Technova Barcelona combines innovation, entrepreneurs and technology with the goal of accompanying startups from the generation of ideas since their market entry, growth and consolidation through services such as advice on business plans, access to Financing, acceleration or technological development

 

The Valley is a digital ecosystem located in Madrid, Barcelona and Canary Islands and made up of The Valley Digital Business School, a digital startups co-working and The Valley Talent, a headhunter specialized in digital profiles.

We accompany people and companies to prepare them for the new environment by connecting talent, knowledge and innovation.

The Official Computer Engineering School of Catalunya (COEINF) is a public institution, Catalan and independent. It was created in 2001 by the Catalan Parliament. It brings together the Computer Engineers, represents them, organizes them, protects them and monitors the good practices of the profession, in order to guarantee the quality and the commitment to serve society.

 

logistics

CEL (Centro Español de Logística) is a non-profit organization, pionner in the dissemination of knowledge and the contribution to the development of the logistics sector in Spain since 1978. As a founding member of ELA (European Logistics Association) and representative in Spain for APICS, the CEL adds an international dimension in his effort to develop Supply Chain activities. Its mission is to provide the maximum value to its members through the promotion and development of logistics in Spain. Professionals, companies and institutions of different business areas trust the CEL for these activities.

 

 

Founded in 1963, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) is the preeminent worldwide professional association dedicated to the advancement and dissemination of research and knowledge on supply chain management. With over 8,500 members representing nearly all industry sectors, government, and academia from 67 countries, CSCMP members are the leading practitioners and authorities in the fields of logistics and supply chain management.

CSCMP Spain RoundTable wants to provide a global perspective, an end-to-end supply chain scope and great networking by providing events with topics and speakers with international focus and a joint interest to profile CSCMP as a leading European association for Supply Chain Management and Logistics

 

 

CITET (Innovation Center for Logistics and Road Transport). Non-profit association that deals with organizing and dissemination of technology and innovation projects to improve the competitiveness of the logistics and transport sector. Try contacting the supply and technological demand for the sector logistics and transport, as well as introducing technologies from other sectors to it. To do this, organizes workshops, lectures, seminars and conferences and energizes R & D + i and seek funding partners to them. CITET manages the Innovation Cluster officially recognized (AEI) for the distribution of sustainable goods.

CSCMP Spain RoundTable wants to provide a global perspective, an end-to-end supply chain scope and great networking by providing events with topics and speakers with international focus and a joint interest to profile CSCMP as a leading European association for Supply Chain Management and Logistics.

The registered association “Logistik-Initiative Hamburg e.V.” was established by representatives of the business community and the Hamburg State Ministry of Economic and Labour Affairs. With more than 500 active members from the logistics industry and related sectors, this powerful network is the largest of its kind in Germany. As a public-private partnership, the Logistics Initiative aims to expand Hamburg’s role as the leading logistics hub in northern Europe and provide support for all logistics-related industries, trades and services. The Logistics Initiative offers a wide range of activities in the fields of Information & Public Relation, Service & Support, Working Groups & Projects as well as Networking & Events. The main fields of action are development of sites, real estate and an infrastructure that meets the needs of the logistics industry, personnel qualification, Innovation & Technology, Sustainability and profiling the region. The Logistics Initiative Hamburg is the first to contact in the Hamburg Metropolitan Region regarding all questions of the logistics industry, institutions or the general public. The Logistics Initiative Hamburg was awarded the GOLD Label of “Cluster Management Excellence” by the European Commission in 2014.

 

consultancy

The Boston Consulting Group has more than 80 offices in 48 countries, more than 14,000 employees, more than 900 partners, and more than 20,000 alumni. Now in our sixth decade, we continue not only to grow but also to embody the same timeless sense of purpose and the constant call for renewal that our founder Bruce Henderson instilled at our inception.

 

Believing in a members-first approach, CIO Executive Council provides strategic leadership development for the transforming c-suite at the world’s most influential and evolving organizations.

edRESEARCH Co., Ltd is a consulting company that has consulted the technology commercialization strategy to public research institute, universities and companies located in Korea, for monetization of their technology. Moreover, edRESEARCH has provided the global technology transfer platforms and networks to competent SMEs that want to enter into technology market of Europe, USA, and China.

The company is a member of the Enterprise Europe Network, an international network set up by the European Commission to support SMEs interested in the international business opportunities.

 

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Minalogic is a global innovation cluster for digital technologies serving France’s Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. The cluster supports the region’s leading innovators by facilitating networking, fostering collaborative R&D, and providing companies with personalized assistance throughout all phases of business growth. The products and services developed by our members address all industries, from ICT and healthcare to energy and advanced manufacturing.

Minalogic was founded in 2005 and today boasts more than 350 members, including 300 companies. The cluster has certified 519 projects that have secured total government funding of €836 million of the €2.1 billion in total R&D spending these projects represent. The 67 projects completed to date, contributed to the creation of 706 jobs and generated €1.6 billion in revenue. Overall, the projects have resulted in 56 products (either on the market or in the process of being prepared for market release).

Target markets: ICT, Healthcare, Energy, Construction, Advanced Manufacturing, Transportation, Sports & Outdoors

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ABINC is a Brazilian non-profit organization whose main objective is to encourage the exchange of technical and managerial information.

The idea behind it was to create an entity that was legitimate and representative, of national scope, and that allowed us to act on all fronts of the sector Internet of Things.

Its purpose is to encourage the exchange of information and foster commercial activity among members; Promote research and development; Work with government authorities involved in the Internet of Things and represent and make international partnerships with entities in the sector.

 

The Cluster of the Information Technology and Communication sector of La Rioja (hereinafter AERTIC) started its activity in July 2010 as an instrument to channel the interests and needs of the technological sector linked to ICT in La Rioja.
He is currently specialized in the agrifood sector and internet-based services and is made up of 76 member companies with a total turnover of more than 210 million euros and which brings together more than 3,500 workers.
After several years of activity, the objective of uniting interests and generating a unitary public image has been achieved, little by little promoting knowledge, networking and trust among the partners that has resulted in recognition as a Technology Center.
AERTIC collaborates in the dynamization, management, presentation and coordination of R+D+i projects both own and for partner companies, which are presented in national calls as CDTI, Red.es, Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism or aid to the Innovative Business Groups as well as European calls like H2020.
The Cluster’s management team is formed by the Board of Directors made up of 12 members (President, Vice President and 10 members) and a technical team of 3 people who together with the Secretary General carry out the initiatives, activities, projects and development of the Cluster activity.

Alastria is the first multisectorial consortium promoted by organizations and institutions for the establishment of a semi-public Blockchain/DLT infrastructure, supporting services with legal effectiveness in the Spanish scope and according with European regulation. The consortium is open to any organization that wishes to have available a fundamental tool for the development of its own Blockchain/DLT strategy with the aim of distributing and organizing products and services for the Spanish market. Alastria can be summarized as a semipublic, independent, permissioned and neutral Blockchain/DLT network, designed to be accordant with the existent regulation, that enables the associates to experiment this technologies in a cooperative environment.

 

AMETIC, the Association of Electronics, Information and Communications Technologies, Telecommunications and Digital Content Companies, champions the interests of Spanish businesses in a hyper-sector that is varied, dynamic and, with 30% of private R&D investment, the Spanish economy’s most innovative sector with the highest growth capacity.

Our constantly-evolving member companies are the key driving force for convergence towards the Digital Economy.

AMETIC represents a key sector for employment and competitiveness, with a major impact on Spain’s GDP and excellent outsourcing possibilities for other production sectors. Its cross-cutting approach enables digitisation of business processes for both product generation and offer of services.

We represent a group of companies that leverage sustainable economic development, improve the competitiveness of other sectors, generate quality employment, raise Spain’s export ratio and enhance the value of our country and its industry.

The Augmented Reality for Enterprise Alliance (AREA) is the only global non-profit, member-based organization dedicated to widespread adoption of interoperable AR-enabled enterprise systems.

Augmented Reality offers tremendous potential for enterprises, promising to increase productivity, lower costs, improve safety, enable expertise to be shared more easily, and more. Whether you view it as the next computing paradigm, the key to new breakthroughs in manufacturing and service efficiencies, or the door to as-yet unimagined applications, it is clear that AR will have an unprecedented impact on enterprises of all kinds.

The AREA is working to help enterprises maximize the impact of AR by providing up-to-date resources and neutral, reliable guidance that make the path to AR adoption surer, shorter, and smoother. By identifying opportunities and challenges, disseminating information, spearheading research, promoting dialogue, and providing a forum for AR providers and enterprises, the AREA is clearing a path to interoperable AR-enabled enterprise systems that fully deliver on their promises.

The Association of Companies of Information Technology and Communications of Catalonia, Aseitec, was founded in 1993 by a group of businessmen to fill the gap of representation in our sector and defend their interests. Our goal is to become an interlocutor with the administrations, professional colleges and other associations, as well as defend and promote the collective interests of its affiliates. Bring together all companies, people and entities that their activities are related to the industry and services of the sector. The Aseitec is part of the Cecot employer.

 

Founded in 1989, CABASE is an Association whose membership consists of companies and entities that provide Internet Access, Datacenter, Online Content and ITC related services.

In 1998 the 1st. NAP (Network Access Point) was launched. The CABASE Neutral Nap (also known as an IX-Internet Exchange), enables the exchange of Internet traffic between its members by means of an efficient, low cost and non-profit operational model.

Its main objective is to promote the growth and development of telecommunications and the Internet market through participation in fairs, exhibitions and forums, facilitating to the local and international market a point of contact with information of the Companies in the sector and participating in the elaboration of regulatory frameworks and regulatory bills of these activities.

 

 

The Satellite Applications Catapult is an independent innovation and technology company, created by Innovate UK to drive economic growth through the exploitation of space. We work with businesses of all sizes to realise their potential from space infrastructure and its applications.

Based in Harwell, Oxfordshire, the Catapult was established in May 2013 as one of a network of centres to accelerate the take-up of emerging technologies and drive economic impact for the UK. We are a not-for-profit research organisation which is registered as a private company limited by guarantee and controlled by its Board. (Read more about the Governance of the Catapult.)

Our Role in the Space Sector

The world is in the early stages of a new digital revolution, with space technology increasingly at its heart. Satellites are critical infrastructure, as fundamental to the global economy as the energy grid or internet, and space is a UK success story. In 2016, the industry was worth £13.7bn, and working with the wider UK space community and the UK Space Agency we will help grow this to £40bn by 2030.

Cap Digital is the French business cluster for digital transformation in the Paris Region, the first digital innovation ecosystem and the largest cluster in Europe. Created in 2006 as a non-profit organisation, Cap Digital counts more than 1000 members; mostly SMEs but also large companies, academics, VCs and policy makers. It focuses on 6 markets: Culture & Media, Education, Health, Technologies & AI, Smart Environment, Industries & Services. Cap Digital provides its members with intelligence, training, matchmaking/networking, funding solutions, project reviews, label accreditation program for R&D projects, business development and internationalization services. Besides, Cap Digital received in 2014, the Gold label Cluster management excellence delivered by ESCA. Cap Digital organizes every year the Futur en Seine, Europe’s largest digital Festival showcasing the latest French and International digital innovations to both the professionals and the general public. Each edition of this event attracts about 30 000 attendees from over 25 countries around exhibitions, international conferences, workshops and business meetings.

CENSIS is the industry-led centre of excellence for sensor and imaging systems and is a key part of the developing innovation landscape in Scotland. It is one of eight Innovation Centres and its overarching goal is to create sustainable economic value in the Scottish economy in the important and diverse domain of sensor and imaging systems and their applications via the delivery of collaborative R&D projects and high quality postgraduate training.

 

CITC -Innovation Centre for Contactless Technogies- is a major stakeholder in the Internet of Things and Ambient Intelligence.

The CITC operates as a centre for resources technical expertise and experimentation in the field of identification, traceability, mobility and geolocation, taking into account environmental, ethical and security requirements. It helps mastering contactless technologies and the Internet of Things  designing innovative and standardised solutions, and developing new high-potential businesses. CITC also assists companies in the development of Technolgy Projects.

The CITC is a Centre of Technology Resources (CRT) approved by the Ministry of Higher Education and Research  and by CIR. And it’s  also a Training Centre in emerging technologies.

 

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Ctecno is a foundation that brings toghether companies and professionals in the Information and Communications Technology sector. Their aim is to generate knowledge, encourage innovation, and act as a think-tank in the field of ICT.

 

The Association of Computer Engineering of Catalonia, COETIC, brings together all IT engineers, to whom it represents, organizes and protects, as well as ensuring adequate exercise of the profession. COETIC is willing to be a reference in the ICT sector, always offering the solvency offered by their independence and the professionalism of its members.

The Internet of Things Council defines Europe’s involvement in the smart technology of tomorrow, its effect on everyday life and the development of a new world order

Europe can take pride in having coined the phrase ‘internet of things’ (IoT), for making a reference to it in the first public sector official document, and for pointing the way towards a more competitive, inclusive and sustainable IoT-driven economy. Over the period of 2007-2012, the EU invested around €100m in IoT collaborative projects, worked closely with EU member states to encourage and create synergy with national initiatives and managed a group of about 40 international experts from civil society, private sector, academia, governments and international organisations to devise an ambitious EU policy covering identification, architectures, data protection and privacy, ethics, security and standards.

 

With more than 1,200 members, CyberForum e.V. is the largest high-tech business network in Europe. From start-ups to international corporations, research institutions and universities: CyberForum brings them all together. A networking platform with the direct connection to competence, business contacts and career prospects.

Established by the renowned institutions CyberForum e.V. and FZI Research Center for Information Technology, DIZ embraces more than 60 partners in its Ecosystem. Our partner-network consists of different institutions, e.g. universities, chamber of industry and commerces, chamber of trades to name some of them.
DIZ was founded with the aim to connect and support the digital transformation in Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. Through innovative tools, different roadmaps and state-of-the-art events in the field of digitalization, DIZ pursues to drive the digital progress in Baden-Wuerttemberg forward across lines of business, politics, science and public sector. With and through our vital ecosystem and our partners we are active in several projects and therefore figure as a powerful figure in regional politics of Baden-Württemberg.

 

Domotys is the Spanish association of home automation, building automation & Smart Cities. Domotys was founded in 2010, as a cluster of companies belonging to home automation and building automation sector and currently representing over 90 industries. The aim of Domotys is to promote and contribute to the competitiveness of its members by promoting innovation, internationalization and improving environmental conditions in the sector, through various activities and programs and associated services.

 

The EU Project Innovation Center (EUPIC) is a non-profit organization established in Chengdu (China) in 2006 under the Asia Invest II Project, an European Union initiative promoting and supporting business cooperation between the EU and Asia. EUPIC is a comprehensive platform promoting trade, investment and technical cooperation between the EU and China. The Center is actively supported by the European Commission, the Torch Centre, the Ministry of Science and Technology of China, the Sichuan Provincial People’s Government, the Chengdu Municipal People’s Government and the Management Committee of Chengdu Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone. 

Eurecat is the Technology Centre of Catalonia. Providing the industrial and business sector with differential technology and advanced expertise, we offer solutions to their innovation needs and boosts their competitiveness in a fast-paced environment.

Our services are primarily focused on: applied R&D, highly specialized training and consulting, product and service development and promotion of technological innovation.

Eurecat aims its services at all business sectors but especially at seven key strategic areas of RIS3Cat: Food, Energy and Resources, Industrial Systems, Design-based Industries, Industries related to sustainable mobility, Health Industries and cultural, experience-based industries.

Top Eurecat Technologies: Industry 4.0, Drones, Mobility, Connected Health, E-textiles. Smart Vehicles and electric cars.

The Big Data Centre of Excellence Barcelona is an initiative led by Eurecat with the support of Oracle, the Government of Catalonia and Barcelona City Council.

It builds, develops and connects exclusive Big Data knowledge, tools, datasets and infrastructure, and makes them available to companies, enabling them to experience Big Data models and evaluate the impact on their business. It provides innovative solutions in a collaborative environment with key industry players.

Eurecat is at the forefront of scientific and technological advances to meet the needs of present and future challenges.

 

Comprising Science Park, InnoCentre and Industrial Estates, Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) is a statutory body dedicated to building a vibrant innovation and technology ecosystem to connect stakeholders, nurture technology talents, facilitate collaboration, and catalyse innovations to deliver social and economic benefits to Hong Kong and the region.

IDiA “Investigation, Development and Innovation in Aragon”, is a cluster integrated by companies and institutions located in Aragón, Spain.

For IDiA, innovation in processes and products is a basic way for its associate’s growth. IDiA takes advantage of the opportunities that collaborative work provides in all areas, especially in IT.

IDiA joins interests and projects in the Information Technologies area, critical and horizontal, and remains opened to different projects referred to innovation inside the managerial area. 

IDiA combines the characteristics of a cluster of knowledge with the effective economic power to develop its projects. Additionally and considering its nature and their associates implication, IDiA works in its projects, with a point of view very close to companies real life. So, we are an cross-sectoral, bottom-up model of cluster, moved by the high intensity of our member’s innovative activity and well integrated with the agents of our environment.

 

The Official Computer Engineering School of Catalunya (COEINF) is a public institution, Catalan and independent. It was created in 2001 by the Catalan Parliament. It brings together the Computer Engineers, represents them, organizes them, protects them and monitors the good practices of the profession, in order to guarantee the quality and the commitment to serve society.

IngDan, a leading IoT innovation platform that focuses on linking entrepreneurs with the right suppliers and supporting them from inception to fruition. The IngDan platform has formed a large supply chain-based open ecosystem, through strategic collaboration with influential partners. IngDan has successfully facilitated over 24,000 IoT Projects and built a vast network of over 14,000 supply chain suppliers.

 

i2Cat is a research that promotes R & D in the field of architecture, applications and advanced Internet services. It aims to develop advanced Internet technologies for the benefit of governments, businesses and citizens from around the world.

 

Plattform Industrie 4.0’s primary objective is to secure and develop Germany’s top international position in industrial manufacturing. The platform aims to promote digital structural change and to provide the consistent and reliable framework necessary for this. The more networked the economy becomes, the more cooperation, participation and coordination of all stakeholders is needed. The platform’s goal is therefore to develop a consistent overall understanding of Industrie 4.0 through dialogue with businesses, trade unions, science and government. To draw up relevant recommendations for action and demonstrate with example applications how industrial manufacturing can be digitized successfully in practice.

 

 

Connect – Share – Collaborate in the IoT: Connect people and things. Share and acquire knowledge. Innovate and collaborate to foster digitization and IoT as a benefit for the society.

 

 

The IoT Talent Consortium is a non-profit community of human talent experts and practitioners who work across industries to help inspire, create, and grow the organizations and workforces needed to drive IoT enabled digital transformation in every sector. The IoTTC provides leading organizations with real-world insights on digital transformation based on primary and secondary research, support, and best practices from lessons learned. Our actions accelerate organizational-level digital transformation in the IoT enabled journey to support the next industrial revolution. Our members include the most forward looking organizations including: Cisco, General Electric, Rockwell Automation, Microsoft, MIT Sloan School of Management, Pearson Workforce Readiness, New York Academy of Sciences, and workforce management consultant Beeline.

 

 

 

Estonian Association of Information Technology and Telecommunications (officially abbreviated as ITL) is a voluntary organisation, whose primary objective is to unite the Estonian information technology and telecommunications companies, to promote their co-operation in Estonia’s development towards information society, to represent and protect the interests of its member companies and to express their common positions.

Main activities of the association include popularisation of information and communication technology (ICT), promotion of vocational education and amendment of legislation.

The Industrial Value Chain Initiative (IVI) is a forum to design a new society by combining manufacturing and information technologies, and for all enterprises to take an initiative collaboratively.

Actively discussing how human-centric manufacturing will change with IoT, IVI aims at building a mutually connected system architecture, based on collaboration areas between companies. This means, IVI does not start from the area where an enterprise has its own competitive advantage (which should be kept), but investigates scenarios where companies naturally collaborate, and by this step by step gathers a broader understanding of more general connection models (reference models), without an urgency to build THE one general model out of it.

 

KNX is the worldwide STANDARD for home and building control

KNX Association is the creator and owner of the KNX technology – the worldwide STANDARD for all applications in home and building control, ranging from lighting and shutter control to various security systems, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, monitoring, alarming, water control, energy management, metering as well as household appliances, audio and lots more. The KNX technology is also approved the international standard ISO/IEC 14543, offers one software tool for commissioning (ETS) and supports all Communication Media (IP,RF,TP,PL). Proof of the success of the KNX Technology comes from its community: +400 KNX Manufacturers, +70.000 KNX Partners, +400 KNX Training Centres, +130 KNX Scientific Partners, +40 KNX National Groups, etc.

 

Neàpolis is an innovation agency created by the City Council of Vilanova i la Geltrú, a city of 65.000 inhabitants placed 45km. from Barcelona.

Neàpolis is dedicated to promote the innovation and information, communication and creative technologies among its ecosystem. This ecosystem gathers a wide range of organizations from the quadruple helix: university, entrepreneurs, public administration and companies.

Our main target is to offer a unique working ecosystem, where co-create, share knowledge and innovate. We can provide physical space to entrepreneurs, start-ups and companies, a pool of opportunities to develop projects and a living lab where to test solutions.

OW2 is the main European open source software association. An independent non-profit organization, OW2 supports the collaborative development of open source code infrastructure for enterprise information systems. OW2 federates IT vendors and users, universities, and research centers from Europe, Asia, and the Americas, representing thousands of IT professionals. OW2’s mission is to develop an open source code base of middleware and infrastructure software, and to foster a vibrant community and business ecosystem. OW2 supports initiatives such as FISSi and the CHOReVOLUTION project that focus on middleware and software engineering technologies for innovative IoT-enabled applications.


PLANETIC (Plataforma tecnológica Española para la adopción y difusión de las tecnologías electrónicas, de la información y la comunicación) nace en 2013, aglutinando todos los ámbitos tecnológicos dentro de las TICs (desde micro-nanotecnología, sistemas inteligentes o embebidos, hasta software y servicios), con el objetivo de fomentar el desarrollo, la difusión y la adopción de las TICs en todos los sectores verticales. PLANETIC aglutina a los principales agentes nacionales en I+D+i del sector TIC, promoviendo una visión global de la investigación e innovación, y dando visibilidad a dichos agentes en Europa y el resto del mundo.

 

PRODUTECH – Production Technologies Cluster – is an initiative promoted by the Portuguese Industry of Manufacturing Technologies. This Cluster comprises companies that are capable of addressing competitiveness and sustainability challenges by delivering innovative, flexible, integrated and competitive solutions in response to the manufacturing industry’s needs. PRODUTECH embodies collective efficiency strategies aimed at innovating, qualifying and modernizing the developers and users of manufacturing technologies. As a key partner in several projects, PRODUTECH promotes initiatives and actions fostering the international competitiveness of the Portuguese economy, and boosts the cooperation between companies and other relevant stakeholders in a structured way.

Saarland.innovation&standort (Saaris) e.V. is an economic promotion agency located in the German federal state of Saarland. We provide a comprehensive range of services to regional companies with the objective of improving their competitiveness and innovation skills and helping them to access new markets.

 

As the trade body for Scotland’s vibrant digital economy, ScotlandIS represents over 300 technology businesses across a wide range of sectors covering telecoms, software, IT services, infrastructure specialists and digital media companies, in addition to universities, public sector, financial services, energy industries and specialist providers. 

ScotlandIS represents and supports these businesses and organisations creating and delivering digital products and services. We underpin a thriving community which brings together the ambition, talent and expertise across our industry to grow the digital economy.

We believe Scotland’s dynamic digital technologies industry can excel, underpinning a truly world class digital nation, delivering a healthier and wealthier nation, reshaping our society, creating highly skilled and fulfilling jobs, harnessing technology and innovation to disrupt current business models, driving efficiencies and productivity gains across the economy.

National trade association that works providing service to the Spanish companies in the fields of: electronics, ICT, electric mobility, solar energy, home automation, smart cities and more. They work to improve the competitiveness of enterprises through four lines of action: internationalization, encouraging innovation and technological development, training of workers and search for financing.

SECPhO is a high-tech cluster that brings together companies, technological centers and research groups focused in innovation through light-based technologies. These technologies are Sensing and Imaging, Laser Systems, Optical Communications, Advanced Lighting, or photovoltaics are used as a transversal tool for several applications in the fields of Internet of things, Smart Cities, Connected and Autonomous cars, Aerospace, Energy, Healthcare, food safety and advanced manufacturing, among others.

Along the last 5 years SECPhO has driven around 30 events with more than 2000 participants, launching 70 workgroups and consolidating more than 25 projects that have been funded from European Commission and Spanish Ministry of Industry. The SECPhO network embraces more than 3000 contacts very active in technological innovation in Spain and more than 700 contacts around Europe.

SECPhO has been awarded with bronze label in Cluster Management Excellence by the European Commission and participated in many projects under the H2020 programs with more than 10 different countries.

 

SIMalliance is the global, non-profit industry association which simplifies aspects of hardware-based device security to drive the creation, deployment and management of secure mobile services. The organisation promotes the essential role of a dedicated tamper resistant hardware module in delivering secure mobile applications and services across all devices that can access wireless networks. By identifying and addressing related technical issues, and both clarifying and recommending existing technical standards relevant to the implementation of hardware security, the SIMalliance aims to facilitate and accelerate delivery of secure mobile applications globally.

SIMalliance members represent 90% of the global SIM card market. As such, the SIMalliance’s membership is responsible for delivering the most widely distributed secure application delivery platform in the world (UICC/SIM/USIM).

SIMalliance members are Card Centric Solutions, Eastcompeace, Gemalto, Giesecke & Devrient, Incard, Kona I, Morpho, Oasis Smart SIM, Oberthur Technologies, VALID, Watchdata, Wuhan Tianyu and XH Smartcard (Zhuhai) Co. Ltd.

SIMalliance Strategic Partners are Comprion, Linxens and Movenda.

Shanghai Internet of Things Industry Association is a non-profit civil society organization with independent legal personality. Committed to linking innovative elites and business leaders across industries, building an international service platform, delivering authoritative ideas and forward-thinking concepts. We combine the services of the association’s multinational teams with the market and continue to put these advantages into new business opportunities. We work with social innovation agencies to incubate and subvert with bold and new ideas to drive and motivate the Internet of Things. Based on these platforms, we continue to integrate, grow and share our capabilities with our members and partners, continue to expand the value of the Internet of Things, and promote the globalization of the Internet of Things.

Swedish M2M Service Enablers – SMSE is an alliance for Swedish IoT startups with the objectives to educate the market, promote Sweden as a great place to look for IoT know-how and solutions, and help members find partners and customers primarily abroad. The alliance was founded 2012 and today includes 63 members and 18 partners.

 

Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations. Participants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. All teams hear talks by industry leaders and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurials. The weekend is centered around action, innovation, and education. Whether you are looking for feedback on an idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Startup Weekends are the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.

 

TECNALIA is a benchmark research and technological development centre in Europe.

We offer a different business perspective: because we create solutions in co-operation with companies to provide value through technology. Competitive solutions which transform and help businesses grow, while at the same time improve the future of our companies and society.

Our work is supported by experience and expertise through research excellence and offering comprehensive solutions. We research to overcome current challenges, connected to the world and with global presence.

Telecos.cat represents all the telecommunication engineers in Catalonia. It supports and promotes the careers of graduates in telecommunications engineering and helps companies to grow and progress with information technology, promoting and ensuring the proper exercise of professional telecommunications engineering.

THINGS is a 2000 m2 co-working space in Stockholm for hardware oriented startups in IoT, wearables, automation, sensors, robotics and 3D scan/print. THINGS opened its doors 2015 and today some 30 startups and a handful of large export companies including ABB, Assa Abloy and Husqvarna jointly try to learn how to transform technology based innovation in small focused companies to value creation in large enterprises. THINGS recently launched THINGS Enterprise Circle to allow mid-sized and large international companies to follow and participate in these efforts.

Hong Kong Wireless Technology Industry Association (WTIA), established in 2001, is a not-for profit, politically-neutral trade association dedicated to the wireless and mobile industry. 

The Association acts as a platform, an aggregator, and community for industry professionals to learn and drive emerging wireless and mobile technologies, governance, and standards. 

It facilitates networking between like-minded professionals, boost interoperability between networks and devices, and strives to help all organizations apply these technologies to existing or new businesses

WTIA also represents and is supported by digital industries pertaining to mobile such as digital entertainment, digital marketing & media, and start-up sectors.

Xpcat holds big spaces of production, transfer, diffusion and use of knowledge. It is a central instrument for science, technology, company and market systems and works as the point of contact for the research and the innovative community.