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ICT

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Óscar Sanz Maldonado
Investor Services Manager

Spain offers interesting opportunities in:

  • 3D Printing
  • Big Data
  • Cybersecurity
  • Fintech
  • Implementation of corporate SSCs in Spain
  • Internet of things
  • Outsourcing of Shared Services Centres tasks
  • Smart Cities
  • Smart Grids
  • Ultra-fast networks

Please find below the list of business opportunities related to this sector. For further information, please contact us.

  • 391 Kb  Implementation of corporate SSCs in Spain   (391 KB)
  • This opportunity arises from the need for companies to achieve cost efficiency, higher quality service and better control. These companies are by enlarge multinationals in different places that commit to Spain.

  • 387 Kb  Outsourcing of Shared Services Centres tasks   (387 KB)
  • Generally, the idea ofimplementing a SSC is seen in companies with significant operations in various businesses and/or countries, whose processes and services are different, and seek to integrate them to achieve higher levels of efficiency and thus strengthen their brand image. This opportunity arises from the need to standardise processes to ensure a standard quality of service and to get the maximum possible savings. The aim with an SSC is to establish a relationship model based on agreed service levels, that are measurable, achievable and adapted to the changing needs of the organisation.

  • 416 Kb  Smart Grids  (416 KB)
  • In response to the challenge of the more efficient use of energy in modern economies, it has emerged the concept of "Smart Grids". In line with this challenge, the Europe 2020 strategy proposes, as one of the five major objectives for the European Union, known as 20-20-20 that has three goals: reducing emissions of greenhouse gases by 20% compared to 1990 with a commitment under international agreement to raise the target to 30%, reaching 20% of renewable sources in EU energy consumption by 2020 and 10% in the transport sector and increase energy efficiency in to save 20% of energy consumption in the EU regarding projections for 2020.

  • 419 Kb  Smart Cities  (419 KB)
  • This opportunity arises from the problem of having to manage increasingly complex urban environments, which have become the real centres of economic and social development. The urban population has been multiplying since the mid-twentieth century, and with it, the difficulty of maintaining the proper functioning of infrastructure and services provided to citizens. In addition, there has been a public demand for higher quality public services

  • 411 Kb  Ultra-fast networks   (411 KB)
  • Ultra-fast Broadband is a connection speed equal to or greater than 100 Megabits per second. Via optical fibre connections or via 4.5 G (LTE-Advance) radio connections . The opportunity is identified in the implementation or deployment of Ultra-fast Broadband. To deploy new telecommunications networks, operators can reuse the pipes, ducts and publicly owned sites or other networks of private operators For the development of this opportunity, the Spanish Government sets out specific measures to encourage investment, facilitate deployment of fixed access ultra-fast network and promote the modernisation and renovation of existing networks.

  • 411 Kb  Internet of Things   (411 KB)
  • Internet of Things (IoT for short) is the name given to the growing range of Internet-connected objects with integrated sensors that can process and share complex information without human intervention. Currently, IoT is composed of a collection of different networks and different purposes but is not connected. For example, today's automobiles have multiple networks to control engine operation, security measures, communication systems and so on. Similarly, commercial and residential buildings have different control systems for heating, ventilation and air conditioning, telephony, security and lighting. As IoT evolves, these and many other networks will be connected with the incorporation of security capabilities, analysis and management.

  • 412 Kb  3D printing   (412 KB)
  • This methodology arises primarily from the needs of adaptability to changes in the design of parts that manufacturing companies face. By drastically reducing costs and accelerating time to market for both prototypes and tools, 3D printing solves specific unmet needs in some production lines.

  • 409 Kb  FinTech  (409 KB)
  • This consists of the development of financial services based on technological innovation.(1) Foremost among them is the new payment services like Paypal's online payment system, which offers the possibility of doing business on the Internet, such as buying products, payment for services and receiving money through the connection of a PayPal account to a bank account or a credit card; and NFC (Near Field Communications) technology which allows purchases to be made my placing a mobile telephone near a payment terminal, without making contact. There are also other ways to try to facilitate transactions through the use of technology. For example, card readers for mobiles that resemble existing traditional card payment terminals in the way that they are used.

  • 411 Kb  Cybersecurity  (411 KB)
  • Cybersecurity is the collection of tools, policies, security concepts, security safeguards, guidelines, risk management approaches, actions, training, best practices, insurance and technologies that can be used to protect the assets of an organisation and users in the cyber environment.

  • 413 Kb  Big Data  (413 KB)
  • Companies need to analyse data, since this analysis to find relationships between data that at a glance seem to have nothing in common but that may be of benefit to businesses, organisations and the general public because It allows them to detect patterns, trends and correlations to make informed decisions. It is very useful to detect subtle correlations that may be lost when analysing smaller data sets for carrying reliable diagnostic and prognostic tests in many areas. Businesses demand applications that enable them to analyse weather, stock values, traffic in real time, predict trends in trade and crime, even when a virus outbreak or epidemic will occur in a population.

Last updated: 20|01|2016

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