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Spanish company specialized in the design and implementation of eco-social Smart Village projects offers its services

Country of origin:
Country: 
SPAIN
Opportunity:
External Id: 
BOES20190312001
Published
12/03/2019
Last update
27/03/2020
Expiration date
30/09/2020

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Internet Technologies/Communication (Wireless, Bluetooth)
User Interfaces, Usability
Smart Appliances
Environmental and Biometrics Sensors, Actuators
Internet of Things
Consulting services
Other professional, scientific and technical activities n.e.c.
Other business support service activities n.e.c.
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Summary

Summary: 
A Spanish company, with experience in the design and implementation of Smart Village projects offers its services under subcontracting and services agreements. These are innovative projects that apply digital technologies and the Internet of things to the sustainable and intelligent development of the territory in rural areas, creating innovative ecosystems that highlight local strengths and opportunities with the aim of combating depopulation and improving the attractiveness of rural areas.

Description

Description: 

A Spanish company with extensive experience in the development of sustainable rural development projects offers its services under subcontracting and services agreements.

The company develops the concept of smart villages through the application of digital technologies and the internet of things to the development of rural territories and focusing on the development of the people that comprise it. The company has applied its experience in the development and implementation of various projects that seek the connectivity in rural areas, the smart tourism and connected itineraries, the socio-health video-assistance services for the elderly in rural areas, or a more efficient monitoring of local infrastructures such as lighting networks, water, waste.

The development of these projects in rural areas creates innovative ecosystems that highlight local strengths and opportunities with the aim of combating depopulation, improving the attractiveness these areas and the quality of life of its residents, the access to services and the generation of new business opportunities.

The company has developed its own connectivity tools, communication modules, territorial management platforms, mobile applications, etc. using open protocols of common use and free of licenses, which is a competitive advantage in costs compared to other existing solutions in the market.

The company, which already has experience in the international market, has recently participated in the presentation in the European Parliament of four of its projects as examples of implementation of the concept of smart villages in Europe.

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
The main advantages are: • It is an approach that considers the value of the community and that uses a participatory approach counting on the opinions of all the agents involved. Communities work in networks, and with the support of experts, using shared knowledge. • They apply technology to the empowerment of the territory and its citizens, but without making them dependent on the technological company that develops it by proposing solutions with open protocols, commonly used and exempt from payment licenses. • They avoid the depopulation of rural territories through the implementation of the so-called motor projects. These are projects that generate entrepreneurial scenarios that generate employment, attract talent to the territory, and set the population. • These are projects that consider the resources and specific opportunities of each territory, proposing a new approach, but with the participation of the local community. The company understands that among top-down or bottom-up models, there is an intermediate model of cooperation networks between the agents of the territory that combines the commitment and knowledge of the territory held by local agents and the investment initiative of the Public Administration or private entities. • They avoid dependence on large mobile telephony operators and the economic costs involved, while empowering municipalities. • It is a sustainable model, with an innovative approach and applicable to any territory, regardless of its size and location.

Stage of development

Cooperation stage dev stage: 
Already on the market

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
The sought partner is any public or private entity interested in receiving advice on the design, implementation and management of sustainable rural development projects through the use of digital technologies and /or the internet of things. The company, already engaged in international projects, offers its services under subcontracting or services agreement.

Type and size

Cooperation task: 
SME 11-50,University,Inventor,R&D Institution,SME <10,>500 MNE,251-500,SME 51-250,>500