Smart cities for a better world. The cities of the future will be safer, more sustainable, efficient, comfortable and interactive.

In recent years, citizens have changed their ways of communication, their relationships, their habits and their way of living. It is time to raise cities to the standard that their citizens deserve.

A smart city is the place where citizens enjoy sustainable quality of life through technology: economy and productivity, mobility, environment, education, health and security.

There is not just a single type of Smart City; each one can become more efficient and sustainable with different tailor made solutions.

Our Smart City

We provide digital solutions that enable a whole new generation of services and businesses all managed from an integrated and open FIWARE compliant platform.

Smart cities platforms gather information from different sources such as sensors, City Council's Systems or citizen's smartphones acting themselves as sensors. This enables better decision making to all players from real time information improving environmental and economic efficiency contributing to the development of more sustainable cities.

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    We have accompanied citizens during this transformation

    We know better than anyone does how people use technology. We know what they expect and desire. We now offer this knowledge to the City Council to respond to citizen's needs.

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    Unlike others, out platform is integrated and open

    Provides integrated services management to adequate services to citizens and generate new sources of revenue. Only an open platform can give the city flexible and complete management control providing access to local providers. It is flexible and enables efficient solutions to small, medium or large cities.

    Open platforms are the key to Smart Cities acceleration and can help build efficient ecosystems.

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    Best in class in each area

    We have the best partners in each service management area.

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    We know better than anybody does how to bring entrepreneurship to Smart City projects

    We have the world's largest start-up accelerator. Open Future is present in over 20 countries with 35 thousand projects launched. In addition, we work with universities in the development and implementation of these projects.

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    We have a complete and comprehensive catalogue

Our SolutionsOUR SOLUTIONS

 
Smart parking
Real-time information about parking spots including reservation and Smartphone payment capabilities to reduce CO2 emissions, traffic congestion and provide efficient parking space management.

Actual example:

The City of Málaga has a mobile parking app that allows citizens to locate parking spaces, get directions and pay for their parking. This reduces 50% the time spent in parking with the resulting fuel savings and CO2 emissions decrease.

Fleet management
In-vehicle installed device that provides real time location, engine diagnostics and driver behavior information, improving fleets productivity regardless of the vehicle type thanks to operational costs reduction.

Actual example:

City Councils are already using fleet management solutions in their city services vehicles, no matter their typology, from cars to speed boards and vans. They are increasing productivity and lowering activity costs and CO2 emissions through better vehicle usage and planned routes.

Traffic management
Road network monitoring to determine traffic density in real-time and update the recommended optimal routes to reduce travel time and congestion.

Actual example:

The city of Barcelona has a mobile application that facilitates the visualization of traffic in real time. It allows the user to identify the best route in order to avoid congestions and accidents, therefore saving time. The user can also consult the images received by 30 cameras positioned around all the districts, which are updated every five or ten minutes.

Smart Public Transit
Real-time time information of public transport schedules, incidents, routes, stops, vehicle position and travel time, thanks to devices installed in the vehicles.

Actual example:

A mobile application available in the City of Barcelona uses public transport fleet GPS locations to display bus stops, bus lines routes and arrival times of every bus.

Toll Management
RFID solution that provides smart highway toll management and payment, reducing waiting times and lines and providing better road transit and service automation.

Actual example:

In General Rumiñahui and Intervalles Highways in Ecuador, we can find 30.000 passive TAGS, servers and equipment for 14 cabins such as cameras, sensors, traffic lights and barriers installed. Since installation, the General Rumiñahui highway has registered a rate of 0, 01% fraud and increased traffic flow.

Energy Efficiency for Buildings
Solutions for the centralized and remote management of energy equipment in premises. They provide insights on consumption patterns and control modules to act automatically over the devices.

Actual example:

The Government of Cantabria in Spain has implemented energy efficiency solutions in municipal buildings.
These solutions enable energy consumption reduction in around 20-30% in their buildings with the implementation of energy efficiency solutions including management platform, hardware and consultancy services.

Smart Metering
Electricity/Water/Gas smart metering solutions to optimize energy efficiency through better insight on real-time consumption, losses and fraud.

Actual example:

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) launched the UK Smart Meter Implementation Programme, one of the largest smart metering projects in the world. It will imply the installation of over 53 mill smart meters across the UK by 2020.

Smart Lighting
Solutions that allow easy scheduling of on/off and dimming levels functions for individual or groups of lights. The right level of lighting needed at every time of the day, season, weather conditions or motion detection can be set.

Actual example:

Málaga (Spain), where 30% of electric consumption comes from urban lighting infrastructure, has reached savings of up to 2,5M€/year by reducing light dimming levels and adjusting power on/off timing in 70% of the city street lamps.

Watering
Remote control of garden's soil humidity with an M2M solution to plan irrigation according to their needs, achieving cost savings.

Actual example:

The City of Santander, in Spain, is also using intelligent water management systems for the watering of parks and gardens. This solution reduces irrigation water usage.

Environmental sensors
Sensors distributed across the city can identify different types of noise (traffic, gunshots, alarms...) temperature, lighting and send notifications/alerts.

Actual example:

Santander has more than 15.000 IoT devices mostly located in the city center providing environmental measurement of parameters such as temperature, CO, noise and light.

Footfall and Crowd Density Analytics
Mobile users' information on mobility patterns and behaviors provide useful and relevant insights to enrich the City Government's decision making regarding tourism services and urban planning.

Actual example:

A "Smart tourism" initiative in Barcelona identified tourists' routes within the city segmented by nationality. It gave the City the chance to improve the services offered according to the different needs and behaviors of each group.

Outdoor Digital Marketing
Connected displays that automatically show specific messages and advertisements based on target customer profile (gender, age, number).

Actual example:

There are more than 2.000 advertising displays of different sizes and formats along São Paulo's Underground Line 4. Advertisers can expose travelers to their messages 365 days/year providing about 4 impacts/user.

Tourism Management
City guide applications, accessible from smartphones and tablets, which could use augmented reality functionalities as a differential value, users may receive updated information, institutional messages, tips or recommended itineraries.

Actual example:

"Smart Santander RA" app provides real time city information divided in different categories such as points of interest, parks, beaches, tourism offices, agenda, shops, parking spaces, public transportation, etc.

Open Data
Portals that offer relevant Public Sector information to citizens in standard and interoperable formats complying with regulation and increasing citizens and media confidence in the Cities'Governements.

Actual example:

The Cities of Santander and Málaga in Spain are only some examples among a multitude of cities that already have Open Data and Transparency portals.

Smart Heritage
Monitoring and management capabilities over cultural and historical value assets thanks to a preventive maintenance approach that avoids deterioration and the use of other more aggressive restoration methods.

Actual example:

In Spain, this system is currently monitoring and supporting the preservation of approximately 50 culturally or historically emblematic buildings. Wireless sensors offer real time and online information on specific parameters to provide convenient preservation. This system is now in place in buildings such as Palencia Cathedral, Yuso and Santa Clara's Monasteries, National Library, etc. .

Citizen Services
Reporting urban incidents or flaws such as abandoned vehicles, furniture in the street, etc. using smartphone applications. Citizens can interact with the City Government and contribute to the City's maintenance.

Actual example:

Barcelona citizens can use a smartphone application that allows them to report incidents in the streets. The application is very simple and intuitive: it includes different types of incidents and a fill out form. Users may include a photo and the location of such incident. Santander's app "El pulso de tu Ciudad" serves the same purpose.

Video security
Video monitoring of public spaces with advanced security applications reporting to a control center. They allow better decision making and quicker response form Security Forces.

Actual example:

The City of São Paul, one of the most populated Cities in the World, has 100 mobile video surveillance cameras and 10 monitoring centers working 24 hours. Since implementation, the criminality index has dropped 60% in monitored areas.

Mobile Tele-care
Multi-device services that allow users to request help from family or care people or mobilize specific resources when needed.

Actual example:

The Spanish health services are using this service to promote ways of independent living in the city and/ or provide additional support to dependent people indoor.

Online Citation
Eficient automation of citation procesess in health centers offering users' 24/7 attention. Users have different channels available and the system is integrated with the agendas in order to allow better appointment management.

Actual example:

In Spain, citation services are currently available to approximately 15M citizens allowing relevant times savings. In Lo Prado, Chile, the online demand management service has automated 65% of appointments and reduced work absences in 20% while reaching a satisfaction index of 90%.

Emergency management
Integrated emergencies management for all types of city services: police, fire departments, ambulance, etc. from demand management to emergency teams response.

Actual example:

In Madrid (Spain) The Mobile App, My 112, enables the user to provide personal information and GPS location automatically as well as send pictures and videos about the incident. Everything is oriented to communicating emergencies as detailed and quickly as possible.

Digital Schools Education
Technology solutions for the development and implementation of teaching methods, providing a platform that evaluates children performances in each skill, individually and in groups.

Actual example:

In Spain, several municipalities are including digital education tools in publicly held Kindergarten centers. They provide children with gadgets and devices and digitally support the entire learning experience in the classroom while keeping parents involved.

Open Education
Open Source applications that enable the creation and management of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) giving access to education in a collaborative and open environment.

Actual example:

Universities and Associations in Spain have adopted these tools to provide students, employees, members, etc. with a wide variety of educational programs.

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Players in a Smart City

Engaging all stakeholders and creating partnerships are key in the construction of Smart Cities.