Alcobendas is part of the community of Madrid in central Spain. The city recently underwent a significant transformation and is now one of the most affluent areas around Madrid. The city is committed to building an innovation hub to become more attractive to high-tech firms and start-ups.

Alcobendas has initiated its transformation into a smart city with an administration that work alongside industries and local entrepreneurs to develop a digital innovation centre and smart solutions. One of its flagship projects, the Digital Ecoboulevard Salvador Allende, has transformed a major urban barrier that once separated the residential areas from the city’s economic centre, into a space of gathering for its residents. The Ecoboulevard is part of a wider renovation strategy to implement new mobility and eco-technological solutions to connect people and urban areas. 

Already a national centre for innovation and entrepreneurship, the city is ready and equipped to reach a new technological level. Alcobendas aims to build on its existing foundations to continue its path towards becoming a smart city to improve the quality of life of its citizens. 

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Métropole Rouen Normandie
Métropole Rouen Normandie
France
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Pamplona
Pamplona
Spain
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Phoenix
Greater Phoenix Connective
USA
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Zagreb
Velika Gorica
Croatia
  • Core
Alicante
Alicante
Spain
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Grand-Orly Seine Bièvre
Grand-Orly Seine Bièvre
France
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Mannheim
Mannheim
Germany
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Métropole Européenne de Lille
Métropole Européenne de Lille
France
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Paris-Saclay Agglomeration Community
Paris-Saclay Agglomeration Community
France
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Bytom
Bytom
Poland
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Mechelen
Mechelen
Belgium
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Derry
Derry/Londonderry
UK