Spain was chosen as the leader of the United for Smart Sustainable Cities (U4SSC) initiative, in recognition of our country’s efforts to implement policies for the development of smart cities.
Spain is one of the seven European countries that have signed the EuroHPC Declaration, whose goal is for Europe to have next-generation supercomputers by 2022.
The event, which is endorsed by all of the institutions and companies in the Spanish security and defence sector, anticipates bringing together some 15,000 visitors, 195 firms and more than 30 international delegations.
‘The Information Society in Spain 2016’, a report published by Fundación Telefónica, states that our country was, for the third consecutive year, the European country that got the largest number of fibre optic lines into homes. Moreover, siE[16 shows that for the first time ever in 2016, more than 50% Spaniards bought products and services online.
Spain is a global leader in the creation of virtual reality content. Even though this computer technology has emerged recently, young talent in Spain – Mar González-Franco, researcher at Microsoft; Edgar Martín-Blas, CEO of New Horizons VR – has turned our country into a top player in this sector, which is bound to transform the world.
Barcelona becomes the capital of mobile technology with the 12th Mobile World Congress (MWC), to be held from 27 February to 2 March. The event is expected to draw more than 100,000 visitors and 2000 technology firms from 200 countries. Spain’s pavilion will accommodate 67 companies, seven more than in 2016.
Over 200 companies make Spain the fifth largest country in terms of financial and insurance services based on technology solutions – fintech and insurtech. This is the result of our country’s technology talent and technology-based learning programmes.
ICAI-ICADE Comillas University has a new Chair of Connected Industry, a pioneering programme aimed at giving a boost to the digital industry in Europe.
Our country is at the forefront of Fibre to the Home (or fibre optic broadband) deployment in Europe. It has 4.2 million users and 15 million installed accesses.
On 17 and 18 November, Kinépolis Madrid-Ciudad de la Imagen is playing host to the 5th Big Data Spain, expected to gather more than 1000 international experts in bulk data intelligence and technology.
For two weeks, the Spanish capital has hosted around thirty events related to the use of open data, culminating in the International Open Data Conference (IODC16).
Between 26 September and 5 October Madrid is hosting an international workshop about open cities entitled Visualizar’16 Open Cities, a preliminary event to the global Open Cities Summit and the International Open Data Conference (IODC16).
Madrid is hosting the International Open Data Conference (IODC16), a major meeting point to discuss and study the future of open data. The event, to take place for the first time in Europe on 6 and 7 October, will draw more than 250 experts from 42 countries.
The public entity Red.es is one of the main drivers of innovation, entrepreneurship and training in new technologies in Spain