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FINAL THESIS


MCS Participants must deliver and present their final Master Thesis Projects to a scientific and entrepreneurial committee. This presentation will take place in September at the end of the Master. The Final Master Thesis is either a scientific paper tutorized by one of our professors, a venture lab project or an entrepreneurial collaboration project.


Alberto Quintanilla

Alberto Quintanilla

"Clean energy is inherently more local, more distributed, more accountable. While Germany´s big four utilities own the bulk of the fossil and nuclear generating capacity, they own only a small proportion of its renewable energy capacity; the general public owns many gigawatts of the latter either directly or via retail funds. Some may find wind farms ugly, some may find them beautiful; either way, they make us talk about the trade-offs we are making to generate electricity. In the past, there were no discussions about the relative aesthetics of open-cast coal of mines and gas fields in far-away countries. Energy efficiency happens in all of our homes and offices. People with solar panels on their roofs look at their utility bills in a completely different way from those that do not. Around the world there is new interest in mutualizing municipal utilities. Even the gas industry, in future, is going to be local, with fracking coming soon to a village near each of us, as it already has in some parts of the U.S."
Michael Liebreich,
Chairman of the Advisory Board. Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

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Daniel Sarasa

Daniel Sarasa

This paper explores the construction of public-private partnerships on the subject of sharing big data in cities. 
The work presents and develops a set of implementation principles for the system, including agents and roles,
building blocks, governance and the new kind of professional profiles needed, building a case for a stronger public action in the field of big (urban) data. We argue in favor of the City Hall as the best positioned institution to take the leadership flag in this endeavor, which can be pursued by combining a soft regulation strategy with the activation of other facilitation tools. We also highlight the contour of data-driven government alongside possible success metrics.
Finally, we list the conclusions of our work as a set of guidelines for those cities interested in progressing in this idea, signaling as future lines of research both the study of optimum locations for its practical implementation and the detailed study of the business model and design of a viable prototype.

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Guillermo Velázquez

Guillermo Velázquez

This paper aims to be a first step in the analysis of Madrid’s public transport user’s requests for a public transportation app and of their willingness to pay for such a service. The results complete with a case study the literature on which capabilities are the most required, and sets the ground for an estimation of the utility of transportation mobile applications for the users of a public transportation network.
The paper is based on a survey that was conducted among PT users in Madrid, containing items that asked about their travel behaviour, their degree of technological skills and capabilities, as well as their main expectations on the possibility of using a new app and their main desired capabilities. In the same manner and with a more commercial approach an inquiry on their willingness to pay was included.

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