+ Partners

Lead Partners


United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG)

The participation of UCLG (United Cities and Local Governments) at SUM Bilbao 21 falls into the need for cities to lead public-private dialogue on mobility in order to create synergies between the different stakeholders so as to move from commitment to action.

UCLG is the largest organisation of local and regional governments responsible for defending and amplifying their voices. Its participation is extremely important, not only because it represents more than half of the global population, but also because it is an organisation that is committed to dialogue, cooperation, and knowledge exchange in spaces like SUM Bilbao 21, to advance in the fulfilment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and ensure that all citizens can access basic services, such as mobility and energy.


Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces (FEMP)

The Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces (FEMP) is an organisation committed to environmental, economic and social sustainability.

Aware of the fact that society is calling for a healthier life in a more sustainable world, it is important for FEMP that local governments participate in the design of more sustainable and cleaner mobility that incorporates the state-of-the-art technology to respond to new ways of movement.

FEMP will participate in SUM Bilbao again as a Lead Partner. Thanks to its support, SUM will be the meeting point for local leaders of Spanish municipalities to reaffirm their commitment to sustainable urban mobility.


EUDEL - Association of Basque Municipalities

EUDEL is the benchmark of Basque municipalism. Since it was founded in 1982, it has been a valid and effective liaison for Local Councils and other institutions in the coordination and consensus of public policies.

Its main mission is to facilitate a common meeting space that represents the general interests of Local Governments. Its Articles of Association include the following purposes:

  • Coordinate the dialogue between Local Governments and other institutions in favour of the design, drafting and implementation of public policies.

  • Foster and defend municipal autonomy.

  • Develop the European spirit and commitment between Basque Local Governments, fostering their participation and representation in different international and European bodies.

EUDEL works to facilitate the connection with Europe, raising awareness of the actions and good practices of Basque municipalities, and participating in the definition of European policies that address the Basque Country’s interests. At European level, EUDEL represents Basque local authorities on the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR) and on the Council of Europe’s Congress of Local and Regional Authorities (CLRAE).

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EIT Urban Mobility

EIT Urban Mobility, an initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union, aims to accelerate solutions and the transition towards a user-centric, integrated and truly multimodal transport system. As the leading European innovation community for urban mobility, EIT Urban Mobility works to avoid fragmentation by facilitating collaboration between cities, industry, academia, research and innovation to solve the most pressing mobility challenges of cities.

Using cities as living labs, its industry, research and university partners will demonstrate how new technologies can work to solve real problems in real cities by transporting people, goods and waste in smarter ways.

Strategic Partners



FLACMA is a free membership purposeful organisation, that represents municipalities, local governments, territorial associations, as well as local authorities. Its vocation is the local development of cities and territories in Latin America and the Caribbean, through political advocacy on a local, sub-national, national and international level.

It is the broadest and most pluralistic Latin American organisation, representing the United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), and its Regional Division.

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Mercociudades came about 25 years ago with the aim of strengthening regional integration between cities in the Southern Common Market (Mercosur). Initially made up of 12 local governments, the network now includes more than 360 cities from 10 South American countries and is a benchmark in regional integration processes.

Its initiatives and programmes are based on its “integrated, inclusive and participative cities” approach, and its main objectives include: improving the quality of life in the Network’s member cities, influencing national, regional and world agendas, stimulating the exchange of experiences and creating joint projects and policies between the cities.

One of its major milestones is the creation of the first regional programme of cities for South-South cooperation.



ANFAC is the Spanish Association of Automobile and Truck manufacturers. It is a non-profit business organisation whose mission is to promote the proper development of the Automotive Sector, contributing to the general interests of the country.

ANFAC represents the common interests of the 52 automobile manufacturers and importers in Spain integrated in the association. The entire value chain of the Automotive sector is one of the main industries in Spain, generating 11% of the national GDP and 9% of employment over the active population and being an active sector in its transformation towards a more sustainable, efficient and accessible mobility aligned with the objectives of decarbonisation and digitalisation.

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Empresas por la Movilidad Sostenible (EMPxLMS)

Empresas por la Movilidad Sostenible is a platform that brings together organisations committed to promoting sustainable mobility, contributing to the Agenda 2030 and to sustainable growth from the economic, social and environmental perspective.

Coordinators of the National Mobility Awards, with the collaboration of the Spanish Ministry for Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda, the CONAMA Foundation and the Royal Academy of Engineering, the platform is a meeting point for professionals, administrations and industry that are leading the mobility, transport and commerce of the future. It is a co-creation forum and driver of solutions that offers up-to-date information and trends within the sustainable mobility sector.



Connected Mobility Hub is the leading mobility innovation ecosystem in Southern Europe. Made up of startups, corporates, investors and cities, the ecosystem strives to accelerate the paradigm shift in mobility, from innovation and new solutions provided by startups, as well as the collaboration of different key actors.

Our goal is to advance in the decarbonization and digitization of transport, generating cities with zero emissions and better environmental quality and urban livability. We do this through the implementation of mobility innovation projects with which we articulate a model of real change that puts people at the centre.

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Mobility City is an international initiative promoted by the Ibercaja Foundation, with the support of the Government of Aragon, which seeks to create a space in the Community of Aragon for the study, demonstration, promotion, development and innovation of sustainable, intelligent and connected mobility in Spain.

This project has emerged as a meeting point for agents of the mobility ecosystem of the future, which is sustainable, connected, intelligent, safe, personal and cooperative, and where innovation, R&D, knowledge and technology transfer, training and awareness activities are developed, as well as the dissemination and presentation of innovative products.

The Mobility City headquarters are located in the Bridge Pavilion which is a building designed by British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid, that was constructed for the Expo 2008 in Zaragoza (Spain) as one of its main landmarks. Its spirit of permanent innovation opens up new opportunities for new ways of understanding mobility and new forms of intervention on it.

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AECOC, with over 30,000 member companies, is one of the main business associations in Spain and the only one that includes representatives of the entire value chain (primary sector, industry, distribution and intermediary operators) from various professional sectors.

AECOC’s mission is to improve the entire value chain and make it more competitive, by sharing solutions, standards and knowledge that will make it more efficient and sustainable, offering consumers more value.

Our Smart Distribution Area helps companies to be more efficient and sustainable, by minimising the impact of their activity on their environment and promoting sustainable, efficient, safe and digital mobility in all areas of the companies.

We work proactively with public administrations to achieve an urban freight distribution model that is more than just a series of partial and unilateral initiatives. The aim is to design an integrated model that offers the best solutions and meets the needs of the entire population in large cities and urban areas.

An efficient and sustainable model that takes into account the interests and needs of all the agents in the ecosystem, with citizens’ well-being and quality of life at the centre of all strategies.

We have a Smart Distribution Committee made up of the transport, logistics and mobility directors of major Spanish and international companies, representing the following sectors: mass consumption, hotel & catering, textile, health, hardware, DIY, drugstore and perfumes, technological goods and e-commerce. The aim is to detect new trends, improvements and best practices that increase the efficiency of urban freight distribution, following an efficient, sustainable, safe and digital model, by minimising the impact of their activity on society and the environment.

This Committee, which has a proactive role, works on proposals for public administrations to bring about great change, in order to transform urban freight distribution in the short, medium and long term in Spanish cities, while promoting smarter, more efficient and more sustainable distribution.



AMETIC deals with the evolution of the mobility ecosystem and its interrelation with concepts like smart cities, connected vehicles, decarbonisation of transport, intermodality, logistics and last mile, among others. It also works on opportunities that will enable us to move towards a new sustainable mobility model for Spain.

The association works closely with public agents in this area (Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda, IDAE, autonomous regions, city councils and transport companies), to analyse challenges and carry out joint projects.

AMETIC, as a neutral platform for mobility digitalisation, has organised, together with more than 20 associations, a macroproject called “Comprehensive Integrated Mobility in Urban, Metropolitan and Regional Areas” and leads the #VEHICLES7YFN Think Tank, which includes European multidisciplinary experts.


Basque Energy Agency

The Basque Energy Agency (EVE) was created by the Basque Government in 1982. Its mission is to create the necessary conditions to implement a coherent energy policy, aimed at ensuring the availability of energy in the best conditions of security of supply, cost and environmental impact, with a view to guiding the Basque Country towards a position of sustainable development.

Since its creation, the Basque Energy Agency has been the main agent of the Euskadi energy policy. Its basic purpose is to guarantee the satisfaction of the energy needs in a sustainable and competitive way.

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Basque Mobility and Logistics Cluster

The Basque Mobility and Logistics Cluster has been a private, non-profit association since 2005. Its mission is to foster the development and strengthening of associated companies and stakeholders in the field of Mobility and Logistics, promoting innovation, internationalisation, cooperation and synergies with other sectors.

Its 114 members represent managers of infrastructures, operators, administrations, research and knowledge centres and industry developing products, services, solutions and intelligent transport systems (ITS) that make Mobility safer, more efficient, sustainable and technologically advanced each day. In figures, they account for 14% of the GDP in the Basque Country, reaching turnover of €11 billion – of which 29% comes from exports – and investing 3.8% of their revenue in innovation.

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TECNALIA, as a benchmark Technological Research and Development Center in Europe, belonging to BRTA (Basque Research and Technology Alliance), has been working for 15 years on solutions applied to the world of mobility to move towards the mobility of the future. This supposes the development of technologies and new business models that use the change towards a future scenario of mobility with low environmental impact, connected, efficient, safe, intelligent and inclusive.

Specifically, TECNALIA is specialized in the improvement of transport vehicles, both land and air, in low-impact energy solutions for the infrastructure of recharging and integration in the network, in communication systems and energy infrastructures, as well as their interaction and integration into urban and interurban ecosystems.

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Bilbao Metropoli-30

Cities have always acted as facilitators for relationships between people, and the large number of opportunities available increases productivity, making cities more attractive. But this advantage may become a problem if the high population density and number of economic activities increase the demand for transport, thus causing friction and important health problems.

Bilbao Metropoli-30, a public-private entity in charge of promoting a strategic vision of the aspects that affect the city’s urban future, believes that mobility is essential in order to maintain its competitiveness, by offering new and better ways to get around.



CTAG is a private, independent technology centre devoted to scientific-technical excellence, technological specialisation and internationalisation in the automotive, transport and mobility industries. CTAG works to meet the market’s needs with its specific lines of R&D&I, focusing on new materials, factory of the future, electronics, intelligent transport systems (ITS) and advanced validation methodologies.

In the field of mobility, CTAG has a multidisciplinary team working on Advance Driving Assistance Systems and vehicle automation; connectivity; electromobility; comfort and interior design.

CTAG has a cross-cutting approach when working on the interaction between technologies and drivers (user experience), electronic architecture, hardware and software development, and functional and technical validation. In order to do this, the centre has unique tools, like an advanced driving simulator with six degrees of freedom, a test track that includes various connectivity technologies to reproduce urban scenarios, SISCOGA corridor where tests in real environments can be carried out, and various autonomous prototypes.

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Leber is a consulting firm that specialises in transport, mobility and traffic planning and their impact on urban development, the economy, urban quality of life and environmental quality.

Since 1989 it has set itself the goal of providing these services independently, creatively and according to state-of-the-art standards.

Its traditional line of work has been based on achieving the highest levels of efficiency in transport systems and also examining the effectiveness of the system beyond the realm of transport itself, adopting a systematic approach to identify the influence of urban development, economic efficiency, urban quality of life and environmental quality in our residential and work areas.

Event Partners

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