Smart Cities


Smart Cities

Zabala Innovation managed, in the 2014-2016 period, the Market Place of the European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities, a space for collaboration and networking that is part of the European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities (EIP-SCC).
The European Commission has contracted the international consortium, led by ZABALA for this service.

80% of the European population lives in urban spaces, and 85% of the GDP is generated in cities. Cities consume more than 70% of the EU’s energy and generate 75% of greenhouse gas emissions. They are key spaces for addressing economic and social challenges and making the transition to a low-carbon economy.

New solutions in Mobility, Energy and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are the tools for the improvement of urban spaces that will have a positive impact on the quality of life as well as Europe’s sustainability and competitiveness. The global market for Smart Cities will reach 1.3 trillion euros by 2020, an opportunity for European companies.

The demand for better infrastructure and services is growing. In a situation of public budgets under pressure, boosting cooperation and sharing knowledge are indispensable conditions. Innovative solutions require new business models and financing.

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We lead leading European projects and studies in different sectors, such as smart cities, energy and environment, ICT, biotechnology and open innovation. Our goal is to innovate and to create new paths within the European innovation ecosystem.

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It's not about the sector, it's the about project

The important thing is not to keep moving, but rather to know in which direction to go. Our 37% success rate proves that we know how to guide our clients.

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Our compass is our clients; our mission is to solve their problems, guiding them so that innovation becomes their key to competitiveness.

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