The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission has joined the project as an outside observer

Seville, 23rd July 23.- More than thirty public and private organisations (companies, universities, associations and foundations) have joined eCitySevilla, the project led by the Andalusian Government (through the Ministries of Finance, Industry and Energy and Economy, Knowledge, Companies and University); the City Council of Seville, the Cartuja Science and Technology Park (PCT Cartuja) and Endesa to turn the island of La Cartuja into a 100% sustainable and decarbonised enclave in 2025, 25 years ahead of the energy and climate objectives set by the UN for 2050.

Accession of these first members has been achieved in the first months of the project, which was launched on 25th November, when the protocol was signed by the project partners, where the working bases and the development of the steps needed to meet the established objectives were also determined.

The first companies and institutions to join were Aalto consultants, the Association of Industrial Research and Cooperation of Andalusia (AICIA), the Business and Financial Business Club of Andalusia (CEFNA / Chamber of Commerce); the conservation organisation of PCT Cartuja; Eulen, Isotrol, Mercanza, Telefónica, Wellness Telecom, Inerco, Caixabank, Anda Gesión Global, Power Electronics Spain, The Cartuja Business Circle, the Higher Technical School of Engineers of the University of Seville, Ayesa, Ingelectus, Puerto Triana, the Official Association of Telecommunications Engineers of Western Andalusia and Ceuta, Solum Photovoltaic Innovation, Solutia Innovaworld Technologies, the Andalusian Environment and Water Agency, The Technological Corporation of Andalusia, the EOI, the GFI Information Technology Group, Orange Spain, The Andalusian Energy Agency, Cibernos, Zityfy Mobility, Alter Technology, CEP Seville and Schneider Electric.

All of these organisations have headquarters or economic activity in PCT Cartuja, which is a requirement for joining the project, and they have been able to join in the activity of the four working groups that are implementing the project. They have been working non-stop for the last few months with remote meetings, even during the state of emergency because of COVID-19. The working groups deal with each of the project bases: energy (led by Endesa), to ensure that in 2025 La Cartuja produces and consumes energy that is 100% renewable and based on distributed energy resources; sustainable mobility (led by the Seville City Council), to move toward pedestrian models and the promotion of decarbonised or shared vehicles; buildings (led by the Andalusian Energy Agency), to audit and improve the energy efficiency of the PCT Cartuja buildings, and digitisation (led by the Ministry of Economy), with the objective of designing and implementing an open digital platform for managing PCT Cartuja resources and services. A fifth working group, on communication and participation, has recently been set up and it will be responsible, under coordination by PCT Cartuja, for publicising the project.

The Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission Joint Research Centre has also joined these organisations, with observer status. The JRC is the Commission organisation responsible for providing scientific and technical advice to the European Union and its member states, and it plays a key role in research and innovation. Its only headquarters in Spain is in Seville, in the Cartuja Science and Technology Park, and is one of the 6 located on the continent (Italy, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium with two bases).

In addition, its areas of competence largely coincide with the challenges of eCitySevilla: energy, transport, environment and climate change, agriculture and food security, health and consumer protection, information and communication technologies, reference materials and safety.

How to join the eCitySevilla project

Companies interested in joining the eCitySevilla project can request an application form, which must be returned completed and signed by e-mail (at The requirements for joining are: to be head quartered or carry out business in PCT Cartuja and take part in one or more of the working groups that make up the project.

About eCitySevilla

The #eCitySevilla project, a public-private partnership initiative led by the Regional Government of Andalusia, the Seville City Council, the Cartuja Science and Technology Park (PCT Cartuja) and Endesa, proposes the development of an open, digital, decarbonised and sustainable ecosystem city model on the island of La Cartuja by 2025, bringing the energy and climate targets set for 2050 forward by twenty-five years.

Five working groups will develop the strategies to be followed in each of the project’s pillars (energy, sustainable mobility, buildings, digitisation and communication and participation). Once these lines of work have been developed, in 2025, the island of La Cartuja will enjoy a 100% renewable energy supply, will have efficient buildings, will deploy recharging points to encourage use of sustainable electric mobility, and all this will work with a connected and autonomous system that will be connected to a fully digitalised Smart Grid, which will also enable an open data platform for intelligent park management.

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