MWCC and Global Shappers launch "35 under 35"


MWCC and Global Shappers launch “35 under 35”

image MWCC and Global Shappers launch “35 under 35”

The Madrid World Capital Association of Construction, Engineering and Architecture and Global Shappers Spain, have launched the project "35 under 35". The aim of the project is to draw up a list of the most influential engineers and architects in Spain and Madrid.

For both entities, talent, innovation and the capacity to transform cities and business ecosystems is fundamental, and constitutes a necessary lever of change for the growth of society.

To be able to participate in the project, engineers and architects must be under 35 years old, be a road, canal and port engineer; technical engineer in public works; architect. Have a strong vocation for improving the quality of life through the design of infrastructures and buildings and be strongly committed to Madrid and its international positioning. They must be aware that innovation is the key to the present and the future of society.

On the part of a prestigious jury made up of members of public and private entities, they will analyze the candidatures and make a list of the “35 under 35” most relevant engineers and architects, having an impact on different media.

An annual exhibition will be held with the projects or challenges that the “35 under 35” have developed.

The deadline for submitting candidatures will begin on February 4 and end on February 28, being able to present their candidacies at

About MWCC

The Madrid World Capital Association of Engineering, Construction and Architecture, is a project promoted by the Madrid City Council in 2016, it is an Association formed by public and private entities, companies, universities, architecture studios and engineering companies.

Our project was born with the purpose of improving the quality of life of citizens, enhancing the sectors in which Madrid had a competitive advantage and, at the same time, met two requirements: high qualification of human resources and intensive use of technology . Thanks to more than 100 interviews with experts and different round tables, we drew up a Strategic Plan for the Sector for Madrid, the first milestone of which was the constitution on March 4 of the Association «Madrid World Capital of Construction, Engineering and Architecture ». This document includes three main objectives: to promote these activities in the City and in Spain, to consolidate the international leadership of our companies and to make Madrid visible as the world reference center in our sector.

We believe that we are not fully aware of the enormous potential that resides in the City and, through this project, we want to take advantage of the entire ecosystem of Madrid, unique in the world, to achieve the objectives indicated above and thus contribute to a greater well-being of the population.

The vision of this project is comprehensive and transversal. Thus, we are part as partners or as collaborators academic and research entities – UPM, UAX, UFV, NEXT EDUCATION, CEDEX and CSIC -, professional associations – AICCP, CICCP, Círculo de Empresarios, Madrid Demarcation, COAM, CSCAE and CITOP – , business associations – ASPRIMA, ASECI, AVINCO, OFICEMEN, AEV, AEMME, ASICA and TECNIBERIA -, associations of municipalities – GALSINMA, Sierra Oeste de Madrid -, public entities – CESCE, ESPAÑA GLOBAL, ICEX, ICO, IFEMA and MCalle 30, EMT, MIA -, large companies and SMEs – such as ACCIONA, AZIERTA, AZVI, CABIFY, CEMEX, COMSA, DCN, EPTISA, ENDESA, FCC, FERROVIAL Grupo SANJOSE, Grupo GMP, IECA, JOCA, METROVACESA, MOVO, RETINEO, SACYR, SODA Arquitectos, NATURGY, TORRE RIOJA, SAINT-GOBAIN – law firms – Cremades and Calvo Sotelo-, entities and financial consultants – BANCO CAMINOS, ICO, FOCE, EY, PWC-, other national and international entities – AEV, CONAMA, COTEC , FORÉTICA, METRÓPOLI FOUNDATION, GLOBAL SHAPERS, GREENWARD PARTNER S, IE PUBLIC TECH LAB, IABS, MADBIT, MADRID CALLE 30, MADRID OPENCITY, MADRID FUTURO, MADRID SUBTERRA, TECMA RED, WIRES- or Administrations such as the Madrid City Council, Community of Madrid, SPAIN GLOBAL and MITERD, thus being an example of Public Private Collaboration with the shared objective of improving our quality of life.

About Global Shapers

Born within the World Economic Forum, the Global Shapers Community is an exclusive network of young future leaders between the ages of 16 and 30 who work to seek, understand and face local, regional and global challenges. The Forum decided to create the Global Shapers Community in 2011 as a non-profit foundation, with the aim of bringing together and giving young leaders the opportunity to build a better world together. Leaders in the student, economic, social and political fields. Always looking for the transversality that you demonstrate among the reflection of current plural societies.

In every country, in every city; Young members of the Community organize themselves to create initiatives and projects that address the most pressing needs in their areas of action. From combating Climate Change, reducing the gap between Education and Business, combating Gender and Social Inequalities; to build communities and generate points of connection between young people with social concerns.

Global Shapers are the true lifeblood of the World Economic Forum. The future today – Wadia Ait Hamza; President of the Global Shapers of the World Economic Forum.

The young people who are part of the Global Shapers Community are characterized by being natives of a globalized world. United to build a movement that manages to generate solutions that help all members of society. Without forgetting the local casuistry of the different regions where they carry out their work.

A mission with global values, based on the generation of local impacts, the sum of which generates a scalable and lasting change for the whole world. In this context, thousands of projects have been developed throughout the history of the community in collaboration with public and private organizations. The impact of these social projects has remained over time, generating new companies and organizations that continue their work beyond the Forum and the Community.