The master’s main goal is to train professionals to lead cross-disciplinary teams for Smart City projects anywhere in the world. Our master aims to offer specific training in information technologies, city planning and socioeconomics to deal with present-day challenges in modern cities.
During the master our students do their Practicum work on-site in several cities around the world where they develop real smart cities projects working side by side with city public authorities. Students who complete the program will be qualified to work in the new and promising profession of smart urban technologist, which is an advantageous position from which to enter the incipient market for smart city solutions and consulting as well as to develop their knowledge in greater depth in research careers.
The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) is a center for research, education, production and outreach, with the mission of envisioning the future habitat of our society and building it in the present.
IAAC follows the digital revolution at all scales (from bits to geography, from micro-controllers to cities, from materials to the territory) to expand the boundaries of architecture and design and meet the challenges faced by humanity. IAAC is an experimental and experiential center where one learns by doing, through a test methodology that promotes real solutions.
IAAC is open, independent and radical; inspired by the values of Barcelona, the capital of architecture and design, where urbanism was invented and where a local high quality and innovation-oriented research is connected to an international network of excellence in technology, architecture and society fields.
IAAC, beyond its educational and pro-research work, is an interdisciplinary and multicultural stable community that seeks permanent contact and cooperation among the hundreds of teachers, researchers, institutions and companies that have worked with us or that pursue the objective of provide solutions to the great challenges of humanity.
Infinitum Projects is an accelerator for technology-based projects, led by management experts and guided by successful entrepreneurs and business angels. Infinitum supports entrepreneurs with what is needed to consolidate their projects and let them focus on business growth.
– Infinitum provides enterprising teams with a complete ecosystem to ensure project success: business model, funding and managerial accompaniment to accelerate growth of the project or company.
– infinitum also provides investors with a broad and diverse range of projects in varying stages of development and with different levels of risk, as well as a professional environment that enables them access to a network of high-level contacts.
The ultimate goal is to spin-out projects at the stage when they are ready to grow or to be sold to other investors.
The Social Coin (TSC) is a Civic Tech SME that is fast becoming the game‐changer for rewarding, recognizing, and engaging individuals and supporting social responsibility activities. It aims is to help people and organizations (companies, universities and cities) to align their Social Responsibility strategies with positive actions of kindness and good deeds (performed by individual employees, students and citizens, respectively), and provide them with metrics to transform their corporate culture and ease the burden in social responsibility reporting.
The Social Coin began as a spontaneous social movement to viralize kindness in Barcelona in July of 2013. Since its inception, TSC has distributed over 20,000 Social Coins which have spread to 70 countries and generated over 500,000 acts of kindness.
TSC employs a team based in Barcelona working to support its operations in Spain, UAE, USA and around the globe. Several Fortune 100 companies are among its list of clients which include 60 corporations, 3 universities, 76 schools and some Smart Cities!
In 2015 TSC was accelerated by Startupbootcamp for IoT & Big Data in Barcelona, Spain. In 2016, TSC won the United Nations Global Champion Award for Inclusion & Empowerment at the World Summit Awards. They were also awarded a grant from the EU Horizon 2020 program to develop its platform to engage citizens and governments on a citywide level.
Tech4Freedom is a technology company whose mission is to provide to society complete technological solutions in functionalities appealing to experience and easy to use, approaching them to every corner in the world. It’s vision: Improve the autonomy of people through affordable technologies, by providing economic and social value to society.
Macneticos group is a consultancy company focused on accesibility. They carry out different projects in relation with socially sustainable digital accessibility, web, contents and apps accessibility and communication and marketing strategies among others.
DOXA Innova & Smart is based on innovation, proven experience and knowledge for the digital transformation of companies and the public sector where ICT is a catalyst for business and services.