Andorra | Innovation


View the main City Science Andorra project profile.

The MIT Media Lab's City Science research group, the University of Andorra, and national and international companies are collaborating in order to bring an innovative ecosystem into the capital of Andorra. This innovation district aims to engage local citizens, researchers, and R&D from the companies in order to build together an Andorran living lab, an "innovation district" where national and international companies can test and deploy their products and ideas and cultivate human capital.

Current Projects

  • Andorra Innovation Space
  • Andorra Cultural Heritage
  • Drones patterns and flows, collaboration living lab
  • Young Future


The goal of this project is to provide an open collaborative interdisciplinary space for researchers, companies, startups, and educational institutions that can bring people together and empower them to actively contribute to innovation and the entrepreneurial life of Andorra.

Andorra CityScope Deployment—June 2017
Contributors: Arnaud Grignard, Ariel Noyman, Luis Alonso, Dalma Földesi, Núria Macià, Juanita Devis, Guillem Francisco Giné, Marc Vilella.

Contributors: Arnaud Grignard , Luis Alonso, Núria Macià, Juanita Devis.


The goal of the project is to find a new way to emphasize cultural heritage as a potential area of interest for tourists and citizens, and to put the culture at the foundation of the transformation and innovation process. Cultural heritage is the legacy of our ancestors: customs, traditions, places, objects, and values are passed on from generation to generation, but unfortunately, many are lost on the way. This project stresses the importance of cultural heritage: both how it defines us, and our duty to not only preserve it but also recover it.

Contributors: Juanita Devis Clavijo, Núria Macià (Fundació ActuaTECH), Cristina Yáñez (Universitat d'Andorra), Aleix Dorca (Universitat d'Andorra), Rui Marques (Universitat d'Andorra), Lara Martinez (Universitat d'Andorra), David Mas (Departament de Patrimoni Cultural d'Andorra), Abel Fortó García (Departament de Patrimoni Cultural d'Andorra), Sara Ubach Balagué (Departament de Patrimoni Cultural d'Andorra)


The goal of this project is to use drones as an innovative way to gather data from patterns of movement and flows of people, buildings, and environment.

Contributors: Carson Smuts, Jason Nawyn, Luis Alonso. Marcel Corominas (Andorradrones), Guillem Santacreu (Govern d'Andorra), Esteve Bardolet (Govern d'Andorra), Aleix Dorca (Universitat d'Andorra), Marc Unzueta (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya), Jordi Guerrero (Parc Científic i Tecnològic de la Universitatde Girona), Oriol Lordan (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya), Cristina Yáñez (Universitat d'Andorra), Xavier Forné (FEDA).


Data Mining for Young Minds: Canillo

The goal of this series of workshops is to introduce Andorran (8-10 years old) kids  to data mining. Through this series of workshops they will discover the process of extracting knowledge from data through an emotional city mapping. 

A dedicated application has been designed to enable students to capture emotional and perception data at various locations of the city. The collected data are then aggregated, analyzed, and interpreted through a series of different visualization tools.

At the end of these workshops the students learned the main phases of data mining, including, data collection, data aggregation, and data visualization. Most importantly, they gained a deeper emotional understanding of their surrounding environment that enable critical thinking about the current state of their city and a proposal of future  urban improvements.

Contributors:  Núria Macià (Fundació ActuaTECH), Juanita Devis Clavijo,  Aleix Dorca (Universitat d'Andorra), Luis Alonso

With support from:  Escola Andorrana de Canillo