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After the end of the Master in City and Technology (MaCT), our students have the exclusive opportunity to be placed as interns in one of the many collaborative companies of the programme. The following companies are specifically interested in IAAC students with the MaCT profile:

mobility in chain


Transport planners working at the intersection between mobility and urban design. MIC is a transport-planning firm based in Milan, Moscow and New York. The firm operates on an international level with works spanning from the States to Europe and China, and from Russia to Turkey and Africa. Its distinguishing characteristic is its ability to talk the language of transport engineering. Using the latest and most sophisticated modelling simulation tools, it understands the impact of transport on urban quality and real estate value, and bridges the two traditionally diverse fields of transport and urban planning in a single holistic approach.

Web: http://michain.com/

The why factory

The Why Factory – T?F

The Why Factory (T?F) is a global think-tank and research institute led by professor Winy Maas, founding partner of MVRDV. It explores possibilities for the development of our cities by focusing on the production of models and visualisations for cities of the future. Education and research of The Why Factory are combined in a research lab and platform that aims to analyse, theorise and construct future cities. The Why Factory investigates within the given world and produces future scenarios beyond it; from universal to specific and global to local. It proposes, constructs and envisions hypothetical societies and cities; from science to fiction and vice versa. The Why Factory thus acts as a future world scenario making machinery. We want to engage in a public debate on architecture and urbanism. The Why Factory’s findings are therefore communicated to a broad public in a variety of ways, including exhibitions, publications, workshops, and panel discussions.

Web: www.thewhyfactory.com



InAtlas is a Big Data and Location Analytics company that offers strategic business solutions and Tourism Urban Planning Consultation. InAtlas allows users to access, share and visualized on maps Big Data, continuously updated (Business, Population and Real State) oriented on optimizing business decision making based on data location of clients, competitors and suppliers. Since 2012 inAtlas offers inAtlas Corporate, a customized solution of geomarketing, market studies, expansion opportunities for SMEs and Big corporations, that helps executives and managers to make faster and better business decisions, increasing revenues and speed of growth.

Web: www.inatlas.com



MCRIT SL. was founded by engineers at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) interested in urban and regional planning and policy impact assessment. “MCRIT” stands for “Multicriteria”, the method of decision support that integrates quantitative and qualitative assessments of multiple assessment criteria. During more than 25 years, MCRIT has carried out over 1.500 projects and studies, including research and strategic foresight, socioeconomic and financial assessment, and supporting public-public partneships. MCRIT works for public institutions and private companies, mostly infrastructure concessionares and public service operators, locally as well as at global scale. Recent projects involve urban renewal in Sao Paulo and regional development plans in Paramá, Brasil, urban and regional scenarios for Europe in 2050 for the European Comission, urban sustainable mobility plans on Barcelona and many small and medium-size cities in Catalonia and Spain.

Web: http://www.mcrit.com/index.php/en/


Agencia de Ecologia Urbana de Barcelona

Implementing projects aimed at domestic and international public institutions, foundations, organisations and companies by applying a systemic approach for reorienting the management of cities towards a more sustainable model, contributing solutions for mobility, energy, waste, urban planning, water, biodiversity and social cohesion.

Working in conjunction with its target bodies, it diagnoses problems and their causes, makes proposals, analyses technical feasibility, quantifies results and offers support for the project’s administrative management and implementation.

At the completion of the programme the coordinator will inform the students regarding the application process.