CIUDAD 2020: A new model for a smart and sustainable city

The aim of the CIUDAD 2020 project is to establish a smart city model featuring advanced systems for managing mobility and energy efficiency, as well as for ensuring financial, social and environmental sustainability.

  • 39 months
  • 16.2 million Euros
  • 9 companies
  • 8 research institutions working together as a consortium

The CIUDAD 2020 project aims to develop a new model for a sustainable and efficient city focusing on three basic pillars: energy, transport and environmental monitoring. For this, it uses the Internet of the Future as the basic facilitating element to stimulate synergies between the aforementioned pillars, as well as interaction with residents, making CIUDAD 2020 a benchmark model towards which every city should evolve to reach the standards of quality of life, efficiency and sustainability that all 21st century cities should provide.

Ferrovial Agroman has been responsible for leading the work on research into IT applications and systems for improving energy efficiency in buildings and public urban spaces. Ciudad 2020 takes a holistic approach to evaluating energy use and management in cities, with residents taking an active role in management, and offers services aimed at professional managers, state bodies and the public in general. Other work packages in which Ferrovial Agroman has also been involved are transport and urban mobility, the environment and sustainability.

The consortium is led by Indra and includes Ferrovial Agroman, Atos, Fagor Electrónica, GFI, Fractalia, Tekia, Daedalus and Isoco. Other institutions also took part: Centre for Innovation on Smart Infrastructures (CI3), CeDInt, Barcelona Digital, and the universities of Alcalá de Henares, Politécnica de Madrid, Politécnica de Barcelona, Politécnica de Valencia, Cantabria, La Coruña and Zaragoza. The project is part of the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness’ INNPRONTA Programme and has been cofinanced by the Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI).

General information

A new model for a smart, sustainable city
Madrid, Málaga, Santander and Zaragoza
Start date
October 2011
16,270,671 €
Ferrovial Agroman, CI3

With the collaboration of

  • logo MINECO Gobierno de España
  • Logo CDTI Centro de desarrollo tecnológico industrial