Alcoy

Located in the province of Alicante, Alcoy is a city built among ravines that drew on the rivers around it to drive it’s textile industry to the forefront of the industrial revolution in Spain during the 15th century. Textiles is still one of the main industries today, employing about 27% of the workforce.

While recognising the key importance of the industrial sector in its economic development, Alcoy seeks to advance economic and social progress in line with the current situation of the region - through a model of balanced growth, organised and focused on the new economic models that are visualised for the cities of the 21st century. It has even created a job role for a smart city technician, exclusively dedicated to the transformation of Alcoy into a smart city.

Alcoy

With a number of municipal departments and higher education stakeholders involved in the digital strategy, the city will use the Challenge programme to coordinate their stakeholder activities to create new market opportunities and better manage services offered to citizens.