SMART CITIES

MASTER'S PROGRAM

12 MONTHS | ONLINE

The aim of the program is to train professionals to become broadly skilled Urban Technologists and Smart City Managers in order to deal with the sustainable development transition our cities are needing worldwide. Smart management, the logic of big and open data and the evolution towards electronic administration are some of the challenging topics of this master’s program addressed to reshape urban planning and design.

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FEATURES
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Program Start Date: September 2018

Duration: 12 months

Methodology: 100% Online
Immersive and collaborative

Distance Learning Platform: Canvas

International Projects: Participants will have the opportunity to complete several individual and international group projects based on real case studies, with a final individual thesis project to be completed at the end of the course.

Jobs Opportunities: Access to Zigurat’s prestigious international job board with more than 500 job placements available to participants each year and special offers tailored to participants in this program.

Global Networking: Zigurat students from over 60 countries form an extensive alumni network of more than 65,000 professionals.Furthermore, Zigurat has developed BIMCommunity, the largest social BIM (Building Information Modeling) platform with more than 9,000 active users around the world. Join us now!

Attendee profiles:

27% ENGINEERS, ARCHITECTS AND DESIGNERS.
23% GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS.
19% URBAN PLANNERS. PROJECT ADVISORS AND DEVELOPERS.
17% REGIONAL HEADS MD'S & VP'S.
6% CONTRACTORS.
7% CEO'S. CTO'S, CIO'S OF TECH COMPANIES.
1% OTHERS.

ABOUT THE OPTIONAL FIELD TRIP

During the course the participants will have the chance to meet their colleagues and professors in a real-live on-site activity.

WHO IS THIS PROGRAM FOR?

The Master’s in Smart Cities is designed under a multidisciplinary framework of the Smart City concept, which means that is open to university degree holders with a strong interest in carrying out research projects focused on innovation and technology for the smart cities challenges.

All the applicants will be analyzed and assessed for their access to the program by the Master’s Committee.

OVERVIEW
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THE URBAN POPULATION IS EXPECTED TO DOUBLE BY 2050, MAKING URBANIZATION ONE OF THE MOST TRANSFORMATIVE TRENDS OF THE 21ST CENTURY.

United Nations-UNHabitat,
October 2017, The World Cities Day

OUR SMART CITY CONCEPT:

A smart city makes your life better, happier, as a citizen.

Human-centered design is the way to understand the city as a system.

Find innovative solutions from the local scale and be sustainable.

At a time when the majority of the world’s population is urban, the sustainable development of cities is more relevant than ever. New urban models need to be invented to be conceived more respectful towards people and the planet.

Increasing size of contemporary cities, as well as their day-to-day growing complexity, gives city stakeholders the opportunity to incorporate information and communication technologies in the provision of municipal public services, while developing participation-sensitive governance tools, paying special attention to the efficiency of processes, especially in energy & water systems and its sustainability.

How a Smart City is considered depends on two main factors: First, the amount of data it can produce in its day-to-day operations, and how much of this data can be turned into useful information. Second, how -and who by- this information can be used to improve city performance at all levels in order to achieve a better environment, increase the welfare of its citizens, and, of course, discover new fields for social and economic innovation.

The Master’s in Smart Cities is designed to fill the current gap between the two most influential groups in Smart City systems implementation; it puts both city management professionals and technological urban innovators in contact, developing a common language in order to promote innovation in the current development of cities.

ACADEMIC CONTENT
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The Smart Cities Master’s Program consists of hybrid didactic contents oriented toward improving the urban environment and the welfare of its inhabitants, in the context of continuous changes, new challenges and, luckily, new possibilities.

6 BLOCK-PROGRAM IN 1 YEAR

This program is organized in six modules in order to give a multidisciplinary and international approach to the emerging  technological tools in urban contexts, especially those who bring an innovative response for the main challenges of cities.

Every module is taught across a specific case of study and after completing 3 modules, the participants will work collaboratively in a final project.

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As the 12-months program is organized in two semesters of 3 modules each. Participants will have the chance to choose to start in any opening edition. For example, the applicant can start in September ‘18 and finish in September ‘19 or start in March ‘19 and finish in March ‘20.

When the program begins, there will be an introductory module ‘M0. SMART CITIES POINT ZERO’, in order to make sure that all participants have a common background.


Regardless of whether the participants start in one edition or another, they will always have the chance to join a ‘Field Trip.’

MODULES DESCRIPTION

B0a SMART CITIES POINT I

HISTORY OF URBAN PLANNING
Putting into context and understanding of urban engineering and the cities ecosystem

SMART CITY IMPLEMENTATION
Systemathic view on how Smart City is implemented according to different urban aspects and levels.

THE IT ASPECT OF SMART CITIES: INFORMATION SILOS AND INTEROPERABILITY
Understand what it is an Information System, role and positioning in the development of specialized applications. Exchange between users, operators and Information Systems Management

TUTORIAL PROJECT I
Work as a consultant to define, propose and develop answers to real situations applicable in the city

B0b SMART CITIES POINT II

3D data collecting
Scanning and capturing geographic data

From data to digital model
Point clouds, semantics of scanning, retro-engineering and placement of the point cloud

3D model
Creating and using 3d models

3D XD Geo-visualization
3D, 4D Geovisualization and presentation on the LOD

TUTORIAL PROJECT II
Work as a consultant to define, propose and develop answers to real situations applicable in the city

B1 THE KIND CITY & SOCIAL INNOVATION

URBAN SOCIOLOGY
Put into context and understanding of urban management from the point of view of human society

Web urban sociology
Impact of urban digital uses on social behavior

Connected objects: IoT
Learn to use connected objects, integrate them in the management of urban centers

CONNECTED & SUSTAINABLE URBAN DEVELOPMENT
Understand the sensitive perspective of urban development and the impact of ICT on projects

GOBERNANCE & URBAN FINANCE
Understand the ways of territorial governance, budgetary and administrative problems associated

TERRITORIAL MACROECONOMIC MODELS
Examples of innovative urban models at the macroeconomic level

BLOCKCHAIN 4 CITIES
Blockchain in a city environment using an applied approach

URBAN SMART ENTREPENEURSHIP

B2 WATER & WASTE

URBAN SOCIOLOGY
Put into context and understanding of urban management from the point of view of human society

Web urban sociology
Impact of urban digital uses on social behavior

Connected objects: IoT
Learn to use connected objects, integrate them in the management of urban centers

CONNECTED & SUSTAINABLE URBAN DEVELOPMENT
Understand the sensitive perspective of urban development and the impact of ICT on projects

GOBERNANCE & URBAN FINANCE
Understand the ways of territorial governance, budgetary and administrative problems associated

TERRITORIAL MACROECONOMIC MODELS
Examples of innovative urban models at the macroeconomic level

3D APPLICATIONS
Use of virtual reality systems, augmented reality, immersive representation, examples

Information Services at the service of urban engineering
Use strategies, deployment and application design specialized in urban areas

City Information Modeling (CIM)
1st approach to CIM

On the universal law on water and applications
Regulatory scope of water courses, adduction and sanitation

Smartgrid, inteligent meters
Use of connected objects related to resources

Management of heritage infrastructures
Domain of corrective and predictive maintenance of the heritage of fluids, energy and communications infrastructures

Management of waste collection and street cleaning
General information on operating modes in the field of collection and urban cleaning

Reuse, reduction and valorisation of waste
Situation and innovative techniques, regulations and collaborative solutions

CIRCULAR ECONOMY
Situation and innovative techniques, regulations and collaborative solutions

B3 RISK MANAGEMENT & RESILIENCE

Advanced GIS
Non-geografic data usage.

Big Data and Decisional Systems
Datascience process integration, introduction to geodecisioning

Data management associated with the INSPIRE directive
Integration of predefined and interoperable data associated with risk management

Urban risks and their impact in City management
Natural, technological risks, notions of vulnerability and uncertainty

CRISIS MANAGEMENT
Notions of operation of alert and crisis management, participants, emergency and intervention plans, degraded management

CITY RESILIENCE PROJECT
Implementation, in the form of TD on a vulnerable territory, of one or several major risks identified

B4 URBAN MOBILITY

Development of programming interfaces (API)
Design, implementation and deployment of APIs for public or professional use

Mobile and web geographic information systems
Development of mobile GIS tools, use and limits

Mobility and urban displacements
Understand the challenges of mobility and impact on public investments

Economy of transport & mobility projects
Interactions, mode of governance, modalities of investment and commissioning of transport projects or faring policies

Multi-modality and Inter-modality
Examples and case studies of intermodal or plurimodal optimization solutions, be they billet, fare or spatial

Urban transport modes and their environmental impact
Identify and investigate the improvement of the solutions IUT (Intelligent Urban Transport) and UPT (Urban Public Transport)

INTELLIGENT TRANSPORT SYSTEMS
ITS at the service of urban mobility

Monetics of transports
State of the art of the billet and monetizing solutions and faring policies

Connected collective transport
Facilities and boarding solutions

B5 ENERGY

TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEMS
General information on the models of dissemination of digital information by telecommunication networks

Territorial energy transition
Territorial challenges related to Energy Transition

Smartgrid, inteligent metrics
Use of connected objects related to resources

Management of heritage infrastructures
Domain of corrective and predictive maintenance of the heritage of fluids, energy and communications infrastructures

DISTRICT ENERGY
District Energy Network Planning and Design

B6 SMART BUILDING

SUSTAINABILITY IN BUILDINGS
Corporate or governmental initiatives aimed at enhancing the sustainability of buildings and infrastructure

BUILDING PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS

BIM in buildings
1st approach to BIM

SEMANTIC TECHNOLOGIES FOR MACHINE LEARNING & ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
Computational design for buildings

SENSOR NETWORKS
Sensor networks embedded in intelligent buildings

BUILDING MANAGEMENT
Facility management in buildings

FACULTY BOARD
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LORENZO CORREA

Waste & Water Block Advisor

Civil Engineer, Postgraduate degree in management and environmental management.

Former member of the APROMA Advisory Council (Association of Environmental Professionals) and former Vice President of the Catalan Association of Friends of Water.
Founder and author in futurodelagua.com. , with the aim to lead the exciting world of seductive water management by converting skills into habits. He has published dozens of articles in technical journals related to the world of water and regularly participates as a coach in talks, conferences, radio gatherings, lectures, courses and conferences, as a speaker and as a moderator.

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ROB VAN KRANENBURG

Founder of Council. –  Largest independent #IoT thinktank.

He wrote The Internet of Things. A critique of ambient technology and the all-seeing network of RFID, Network Notebooks 02, Institute of Network Cultures. He is co-founder of bricolabs. Together with Christian Nold he published Situated Technologies Pamphlets 8: The Internet of People for a Post-Oil World. Rob is co-editor of Enabling Things to Talk Designing IoT solutions with the IoT Architectural Reference Model, Springer Open Access.

He works as Ecosystem Manager for the EU projects Tagitsmart and Next Generation Internet. He is in the SmartCitiesWorld Advisory Board and chairs AC04 – IoT Hyper-connected Society of the IERC, The European Research Cluster on the Internet of Things. He is a member of The IoT Asia 2017 International Advisory Panel (IAP).

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LLUÏSA MARSAL LLACUNA

Technological Innovation and International Action Lead. Catalan Institute of Energy. Government of Catalonia   

Formerly, Dr. Marsal was full professor at the University of Girona (UdG) where she created and lead the  first official Master’s Program in Smart Cities and the Girona Smart City Chair, a joint initiative with the Mayor’s Office to make the city of Girona a reference for small-medium smart cities.

Her research fields are: Public Participation, Urban Planning, Information & communication Technologies, and Blockchain for Cities.

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JOE HOPPER

Founder of Smart City Hamburg.

Management Consultant @SCALIAN. Smart City Hamburg is an initiative that thrives for the realisation of this goal by acting as an eye-opener for potential bottlenecks and collaborative platform to bring forward adequate Business Cases and city changing solutions.

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MANEL VILLALANTE LLAURADÓ

Transportation and Mobility Director. Barcelona Regional

Executive management expert with over 30 years experience in Transport from operator and infrastructure perspective both in executive positions in public transport companies and relevant positions in the public administration ( City of Barcelona,Regional government of Catalonia and Kingdom of Spain). Founder and Director of “Smart Mobility: Intelligent Transport Systems” postgraduate program.

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AMAIA CELAYA ALVAREZ

Normative&Operations Coordinator UN-Habitat. European Commission H2020 expert-evaluator

Urban Architect expert in eco-design and sustainability, with a master’s degree in Urban Planning and another in Humanitarian Action and International Cooperation. He has worked in the private sector from his own architecture and urban planning studio, and also in the Emergency Response Center of the European Commission in Brussels.

Since 2015, she has been an expert evaluator of the European Horizon 2020 program on issues related to Secure Societies, Energy Sustainability or Resilience. Amaia leads the technical development of the Tool for the implementation of the Resilient Cities Profiles Program of UN Habitat.

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CRAIG LAIRD

Communication Specialist at City Resilience Profiling Programme (UN-HABITAT)

Experienced Communications Specialist with a demonstrated history of working in the non-profit organization management industry.

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HELENE FOURNIERE

Urban Resilience Expert at UN-HABITAT (United Nations Human Settlements Programme)

She is an urban resilience expert who has studied architecture and urban fields. She has specialized in different areas such as: sustainable development, as well as resilience and disaster risk reduction.

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MARC BOHER

Chief Commercial Officer at URBIOTICA, a leader in developing technological solutions that enable the digital transformation of urban services: Parking, Traffic or Waste collection for a more efficient and sustainable management of cities.

Specialties: Internet of things; business development; leadership; sales; product management; smart cities; digital transformation; Smart Parking; Smart Mobility.

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MANUEL GAUSA

Manuel Gausa is an architect and vice president of the Advisory Council for Sustainable Development of the Generalitat of Catalonia (CADS).Since 2014, Full Professor of Architecture and Landscape Design, DSA- Faculty of Architecture (UNIGE-Università degli Studi) of Genova. Since 2014, coordinator of the ADD, Dottorato in Architettura e Design, PHD Architectural and Design Program, UNIGE. Director of the GIC-Lab (Genoa Intelligent Contexts Laboratory), Urban and Territorial Research Laboratory, UNIGE and Co-director of the Group of Research LUAD, LANDSCAPE AND URBAN Advanced Design. Honoured with the Médaille de l’Académie d’Architecture de France in 2000.

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PABLO BRANCHI BORRELL

Co Owner. SUR – Smart Urban Regeneration

PhD in Architecture and Engineering, UPNA. “City and technology: Assessment Methodology for Smart-Cities”

Manager and Coordinator of architectural and urban projects  with a focus on the intelligent regeneration of our cities, with an extensive experience in developing projects for Research, Development and Innovation in areas such as Smart Cities, Territory, Urbanism, Sustainable Mobility, Renewable Energies, Eco-efficient Building, Nanotechnologies and ICT`s in several markets: Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, Poland and Turkey.

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TOMÁS RODRIGO DE LA BARRA MAC DONALD

President and Founder. MODELISTICA.

Architect and city planner. PhD in Cambridge University, UK. He has over 30 years of professional and academic experience in  urban, regional and transportation planning areas. Tomás has been involved in several transport studies in Venezuela and other countries in Latin America, the United States and Europe. He has directed important studies, such as the Subway feasibility study in Bogotá, the integrated transportation systems of Maracay and Barcelona-Puerto La Cruz, among many other. Creator of the integrated modelling system TRANUS, Tomás is also the author of the book Integrated Land Use and Transport Modelling.

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ULISES NAVARRO

MODELISTICA. Partner and Project Manager.

Civil Engineer. PhD in Transportation Engineering and Master’s Degree in Urban Studies and Engineering (Transportation) in Nebraska-Lincoln University, USA. Since 2012, he has been the Regional-Latin America Director of Public Transportation at the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP).

He has over 30 years of professional experience in Urban Transport, Traffic and Civil Engineering. He has been widely involved in both the private and the public sectors through coordination activities for planning projects, transportation institutional and financial management, road design and urban traffic in the Americas, Africa and Asia.

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KOSTA MATHEY

Director at GLOBUS – Global Urban Studies Institute

Architect and urban designer by Darmstadt University of Technology. Housing studies program at the Architectural Association in London and a PhD thesis on self-help housing to the faculty of Applied Social Sciences at Kassel University. Dr. Mathéy is ENHR member since its beginning and co-founder of the Research Committee on Housing in Developing Countries.

He has participated in cooperation projects in 35 different countries of the ‘Global South’ – mostly for agencies like UNHABITAT, ILO, GIZ, KfW and DFID.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
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BECOME A SMART CITY MANAGER AND GET THE SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES TO MAKE DECISIONS ON A TERRITORIAL LEVEL

This program is meant for professionals that want to be at the forefront of technological development in their region while providing better and more efficient services.

Participants will have the skills to work as Smart City Managers in a growing market for smart city solutions, management and consulting.

PROFILES AND ROLES THAT PARTICIPANTS WILL ACHIEVE:

Planning Engineer: Take part in planning the implementation and supervises the members of the team, managing the entire project from beginning to end.

Strategy Planner: Plans and implements the project, calculating costs and benefits of each aspect: sustainability, legal processes, marketing and managing the cooperation of different partners and investors.

Urban Technologist/Scientist: Deals with the tech infrastructure needed for implementation and explores the best possible and affordable solutions in terms of hardware and tech infrastructure.

Application (Product) Architect: Responsible for the production of the digital aspects regarding the planning and implementation. Ensures the effectiveness of the user interface of the application and its functionality.

Project Manager: Manages post-implementation of Smart Cities. Maintains functionality, manages interaction between the application and the users and ensures.

METHODOLOGY
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Zigurat has been providing online professional development masters and certification programs for more than 15 years. We have developed the most advanced teaching methodology in the AECO industry in order to keep you updated with the latest skills and innovations.

More than 90% of our students are working professionals. With this in mind, our programs have been developed with a blended methodology that takes all of the things that you know and love about a traditional full time university program and combines it with the convenience that can only be found in an online program.

PLATFORM

Zigurat provides our education through the most advanced online learning platform. Canvas is used by more than 2,000 universities and institutions worldwide, such as Harvard University. Through this platform, students have endless opportunities to network, manage program content, organize personal projects, and more. Learn more about what you can do with Canvas.

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COMPLETE FLEXIBILITY AND ADAPTATION TO YOUR WAY OF LIFE AND WORK

We have designed this program with complete flexibility in mind. If you miss a class due to work, other studies, illness or holidays, or any other personal reason, you do not need to worry. All of the program content is posted online to our virtual campus, where you will be able to access it at any time that is convenient for you. Worried about missing out on a discussion? All presentations, activities, readings, etc. have their own discussion forum where you can leave any comments or questions and the lecturers will be available to answer you directly.

REAL INTERNATIONAL FOCUS PROJECTS

The Master’s in Smart Cities has a focus on international collaborative projects that you will be completing with the other students. These projects give you a practical way to directly apply the knowledge learned in the course, reinforcing the material and ensuring that you have the practical experience required to successfully implement these principles into your job, directly after completing the program without the need for additional training.

COLLABORATION & GLOBAL NETWORKING

These projects give you a very unique chance for international networking and collaboration with other professionals from more than 50 countries. Our project management platform also acts as a social platform where you can see all of the participants in the program, including a brief biography and some background information. We always encourage students to cooperate and collaborate in order to build upon the skills that each participant brings to the program.

ON-SITE VISIT TO PARIS
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An ONLINE Program with ON-SITE Visits

During the program, participants will have the chance to meet their colleagues and professors in a real-live on-site activity.

GRANTS
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Zigurat promote diversity within the profession through career-oriented grant funding. Participants that meet the study criteria can apply. Grant recipients will be selected based on their background and professional excellence. Since its inception, the grant fund has assisted over 200 participants in our programs. Applicants may only apply for one grant, so please think carefully and choose the grant that best matches your professional profile.

The following grants are provided by Zigurat:

1. INTERNATIONAL GRANT FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

Zigurat have a social responsibility to provide equal business opportunities worldwide. Aware of the difficulties in accessing world-class education programs, we offer grants to individuals and companies from developing countries.

This program has a goal of international diversification. Due to this, four grants will be distributed by country in each edition of the Master’s in Smart Cities (which can vary according to special cases).

Zigurat and BIM Freelance have a social responsibility to provide equal business opportunities worldwide. Aware of the difficulties in accessing world-class education programs, we offer grants to individuals and companies from developing countries.

This program has a goal of international diversification. Due to this, four grants will be distributed by country in each edition of the Master’s in Smart Cities.

ELIGIBILITY
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ASIA

Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen

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AFRICA

Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic (CAR), Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA

Antigua & Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican, Republic, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Puerto Rico, Saint Barthélemy, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos Islands, Virgin Islands, Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay,Venezuela

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EUROPE

Bulgaria, Montenegro, Belarus, Serbia, Republic Of Macedonia, Bosnia And Herzegovina, Albania, Kosovo, Ukraine, Moldova, Greece.

2. ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND LEADERSHIP GRANT

Zigurat has a social responsibility in the construction sector. Therefore we provide resources to individuals or companies that demonstrate an interest in entrepreneurship, i.e. new business projects related to specialized professional fields .

Business projects will be evaluated by an international committee, and needs will be determined based on the achievement of the objectives of a proposed business project.

When applying for these grants, you should include all the documentation required, and dedicate plenty of time writing your application. Be sure to meet the deadlines and follow correct application procedures. To learn more about the grant programs, get in touch with your Enrollment Advisor or contact us directly through the online application form.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Please provide the following information in writing:
· The name of your organization
· Your resume with your current job title
· A cover letter

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Applications for the International Grant from Developing Countries and the Entrepreneurship and Leadership Grant are open until the program starting date. Your application and submission of supporting documents are to be completed with your Enrollment Advisor by email, phone or online. Contact your Enrollment Advisor for the online application and for more detailed information on the grant.

Applications must be completed by the applicant personally. The Enrollment Advisor will ask you to send scanned application documents to [email protected] or complete the Application Form online.

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