International Visit to Europe: Madrid

24 companies are in Madrid to show #LondonisOpen to collaboration

London is open to talent, business, innovation and collaboration with Madrid, Spain and the rest of the world.

London and Madrid are both making great strides in the technology and urban sectors. Technology and data have vital roles to play in the future of our public services, in energy, water, safety, transport and city infrastructure.

London is a growing city. Meeting the needs created by that growth is a spur to innovation and progress – sustainable growth necessitates a smarter city. For example, the London Datastore receives over 25,000 visits a month and over 450 transport apps alone have been created from it.

Other innovations include using number plate recognition for the congestion charge, intelligent road network management systems and phone charging ‘smart’ benches in Islington. Companies working in the smart technology space include SEaB Energy, Tevva Motors, and Vantage Power.

London is exploring new ways of digital engagement. For example the Mayor is committed to establishing a Tech Talent Pipeline to nurturehome grown talent and Talk London, the Mayor’s digital engagement platform now has over 33,000 members. London has a wealth of companies in the data tech space including GeoUniq, Mastodon C, Reward Technology and SpaceHive.

Find out more about the companies on the mission below:

Aspin International

Aspin International delivers innovative solutions across all stages of a project’s life cycle. As a group, we have an unrivalled knowledge of major industries, including oil & gas, civil infrastructure, real estate & Construction, telecommunications, transportation,  petrochemical,  general manufacturing and general engineering. Our people are noted for their innovative, ‘can do’ attitude towards problem solving. They are supported by sophisticated engineering, commercial management and estimating systems which have been internationally proven in a range of industries.


We love bikes. We love cities.  And we want this relationship to work. So we endeavour to inspire more people to enjoy life on a bike. We design products to tackle the bumps in the way of safe and happy cycling. We talk to our community and experts in order to solve real problems with simple, intelligent products, using innovative technology. Because more people on bikes mean safer roads for all of us. We pledge to keep listening to this ever-growing cycling community to flatten their obstacles, or jump on new technological opportunities.

Design For Social Change

D4SC is a London based urban innovation company. By developing collaborative urban technologies combining human and machine intelligence, we co-create smarter cities globally.


Exponea is a Marketing cloud that works from day one. Our product tracks users across the funnel and automatically pushes messages to the users through various channels to maximize purchase conversations. 


For the first time in the world you can create your own fully interactive experiences. Using Gamar's unique platform with 3D augmented reality technology, entertainment, leisure and cultural organisations can create engaging experiences in a matter of minutes. Any place where the visitors needs to be engaged or educated. All within a simple drag and drop, easy to use platform.


GeoUniq provides a open source GEO location API which can be integrated into any app, use highley innovative methods we have been able to reduce the smartphone battery usage by 60% over other GEO location services.

Grub Club

This is a story of two food obsessed friends who realised they simply wanted to share what they loved doing every day: get people together to discover a new food adventure. Grub Club brings together a community of food lovers who share the same passions and interests, be it in London, Zanzibar, South India or anywhere in the world. 


Jambo is an award winning mobile app that enables professionals to quickly and easily meet the business professionals they want to meet, wherever they are. Networking can be challenging and the way we network and build business relationships is also changing. Jambo helps to make cold connections a little bit warmer by enabling you get to know the person you want to meet, before you meet them.

Mastodon C

Mastodon C are big data and data science specialists. Our open source data platform, applications, and expert team unlock the power of your data for a better future.


Masabi is the global leader in mobile ticketing for transportation. We help make city transport smarter by simplifying ticketing, validation and management for transport authorities and operators around the globe, enabling passengers to use what they have in their pocket to travel.

NFC Ring

The NFC Ring is a smart, new and secure way to make payments, unlock phones, doors and your mobile life.


OLIO is a free app connecting neighbours with each other & with local businesses - anyone who has food that they aren't going to eat or sell can simply upload it to the app for a nearby neighbour to collect. 

Reward Technology

Reward Technology is a hi tech business focused on providing innovative and effective technology solutions by integrating digital media, mobile communications and RFID. By combining cutting-edge hardware & software technology, intelligent data analysis with innovative custom solutions.


We help some of the worlds largest business solve complex scheduling problems, specifically focused on creating better staff works schedules. By automatically matching staffing to business demand and employee work preference, we ensure that businesses have the right staff in the right place at the right time, whilst giving employees better control over their work-life balance.

SEaB Energy

SEaB Energy has developed the patented, award-winning Muckbuster and Flexibuster compact and easy to install micro power plants that turn food and bio-wastes into heat, electricity, water and fertiliser.


Slido makes audience interaction easy. We enable to crowdsource the best questions from the audience, engage the audience with live polls, and we enable organizers to easily distribute presentations to the participants.

Social Life

Social Life is a research consultancy, all our work is about the relationship between people and places. We work across sectors in the UK and internationally.


We connect great project ideas to the people, councils, companies and grant-makers ready and willing to fund them. Spacehive provides a single portal where people with project ideas can build support from their community, ensure their plans are viable, pitch for funding from the crowd.

Space Syntax

Space Syntax provides an evidence-based approach to planning and design. The company€'s reputation is based on a highly creative use of technology to identify the role of spatial networks in shaping patterns of social and economic transaction as well as environmental impacts.

Sky Futures

Sky-Futures provide safe, cost effective and experienced Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Oil and Gas inspection services offshore and onshore inspections, HD video, still and thermal imagery, technical inspection reports, experienced remote pilots.

Tevva Motors

At Tevva, we have developed an electric range extended 7.5 ton truck for use by back to base fleets. We believe passionately in creating a solution for fleet managers, a solution that supports operations and is economical, offering a lower lifetime cost of ownership versus a diesel vehicle.

Vantage Power

Vantage Power (VP) designs and manufactures hybrid retrofit powertrains for buses already on the road. VP’s retrofit product is in production and in service in London with three of the UK’s largest bus operators. For a quarter the cost of a new hybrid bus, operators are able to upgrade their existing buses to hybrid technology, cutting fuel consumption by 40%, and upgrading emissions up to true Euro VI. 


Verticly is a leading marketing attribution and one to one conversion technology platform. It enables brands and retailers to connect with individual consumers through the media they use to deliver personalised messages and offers that drive purchase, both offline and online.


Yoti is the world€'s first cross sector, mobile friendly and consumer friendly identity verification system due to launch in autumn 2016 and will help you prove who you are and confirm who other people are, online and in person. Both parties benefit from an audit trail of who they interact with.