Alberto Gomez Rodriguez
There are many aspects to take into account when talking about transforming a traditional city into a Smart City. Technology, investors, impact on the environment and on citizens... Both public, urban, transport infrastructures, whether maritime, rail, road, air, as well as energy, electricity, hydraulic, telecommunications infrastructures...etc. they have changed their processes in the management, maintenance and administration of physical assets.
To bring the URJC University Community closer to the field of Smart Cities, the official launch of the SmartE16 Chair was held on November 2. The event was attended by companies and organizations that make up said institution and that belong to the field of smart cities, efficiency and security.
The conference was opened by Fernando Enrique García Muiña, Vice-rector for Innovation, Transfer and Relations with Companies, and by Juan A. Melero, director of this research chair. Next, the internal projects that have been carried out at the URJC were presented, such as the Vicálvaro and Fuenlabrada Campus Smart Project, the digital twins for the efficient management of assets and the development of IoT devices for counting persons. There was also time for external cases such as the success story of 112 or the CF Fuenlabrada projects or that of the Royal Tapestry Factory.
After a coffee break, this gave way to the main course of this launch: the presentation of the SmartE2 Chair collaborating entities: Aenor, Alai Secure, CadLand, Enerdex, Fulton, Gen Europe, IBM, Imdea Energía, Schneider, Signify, Liken and Getronics made a brief presentation of what they can bring to this new entity.
All future news and activities of the SmartE2 Chair will be announced in the Web page y social media of the institution itself.