The IoTMADLab, awarded by the Spanish Association of Telecommunications Engineers


Madrid, 29 April, 2024.

The IoTMADLab, led by CEDINT-UPM and the Digital Office of Madrid City Council, through the public-private collaboration platform Forum for Madrid, received on Tuesday, April 23, the ‘IoT and Connectivity Award’ given by the Spanish Association of Telecommunications Engineers (AEIT), for its ability to catalyze the digital transformation of cities, promoting the use of intelligent and connected technologies, for more efficient management of resources and greater citizen participation in decision-making.

The award was given during the VIII Telecommunications Night, which recognizes the contributions made by companies, institutions and professionals in the ICT sector in the Community of Madrid. The award was collected by Fernando de Pablo Martín, General Director of the Digital Office at Madrid City Council, and Asunción Santamaría, director of CEDINT, and presented by Inmaculada Sánchez Ramos, president of AEITM, and Miguel Angel Jodra Martín, member of the AEITM Board of Directors.

The IoTMADLab is a physical and virtual space whose objective is to define a standardized open, neutral and interoperable IoT (Internet of Things) network model that allows, through a common language and the application of technologies such as the Internet of Things, 5G- 6G, artificial intelligence, virtual reality and cybersecurity, that Madrid’s equipment and facilities can connect and build an intelligent urban space that enjoys greater security, fewer emissions and responds more adequately to existing needs. The laboratory contributes to the creation of an urban innovation ecosystem and aims to serve as a reference for other cities when defining digitalization policies, aimed at improving services to citizens.

The laboratory aims to improve the city’s digital capabilities to reinforce Madrid’s positioning as a digital hub and pole for attracting and retaining investment and talent. A project that allows the capital to continue being a national and international benchmark, with the City Council as a key driver of the city’s digital transformation.

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