The partnership is composed of 13 entities, including universities, research laboratories and innovation hubs, consultancies, city authorities, a software provider, a public transport company and a network organisation.
The partners come from eight EU Member States and one non-EU Member State: Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, and the United Kingdom.
DeustoTech is a multidisciplinary institute of over 50 researchers and technicians and is part of the Faculty of Engineering. DeustoTech’s research focuses on artificial intelligence, ubiquitous computing, and computation systems, applied to sectors including Energy & Environment, Mobility & Transport, Societal Challenges, and the Industry. Their researchers are experts in artificial intelligence, particularly in optimization techniques (e.g. metaheuristics) and machine learning (e.g. deep learning, fuzzy systems), which are applied to a wide variety of areas in transportation.
NTUA is the leading transportation engineering research institute in Greece, having carried over 250 national and international research projects during the last 30 years. The mission of NTUA is to educate scientists engineers and promote science in the field of transportation planning and engineering. Key research priorities include traffic management, traffic forecasting, demand modelling, transport planning and engineering, transport and safety policy and measures assessment, intelligent transportation systems and traffic automation.
CARRIS is the main surface public transport operator of the city of Lisbon. With a fleet exceeding 700 buses and 48 trams, CARRIS has a network with approximately 100 lines, moving more than 10 million people per day. Being a company with 149 years of history, CARRIS is strongly committed to lead innovation in urban mobility, participating in numerous European projects on challenges ranging from fleet electrification to on-demand transport or mobility-as-a-service.
ID4Mobility is a cluster that gathers 350 companies and research laboratories in the field of mobility in West France. It focuses on developing collaborative, innovation and new mobility solutions for cities and regions. Their community of members covers the entire value chain of the vehicle and mobility industries. The latter are supported mainly through project guidance and support on Innovation, Industry 4.0 as well as European and International projects and networking. ID4Mobility is awarded with the Gold Label in the Cluster Management Excellence Program.
Rennes Métropole is a grouping of 43 municipalities gathering over 450 000 inhabitants, located in Western France. As a local authority, they are in charge of mobility and transport, amongst other urban policies. They operate an efficient public transport network with urban and peri-urban bus lines, car and bike sharing schemes as well as 2 metro lines (2nd line to open in 2022). Their 2030 mobility strategic plan aims at reducing single occupant cars and increasing public transport as well as cycling and walking. Rennes Métropole is also a “living lab” for mobility innovation.
Cefriel is a centre of excellence in innovation, research and training in the Information and Communication Technology sector. Starting from the businesses’ needs, Cefriel integrates research, the best technologies on the market, emerging standards and the reality of industrial processes to innovate or create new products and services that combine ICT and Design.
POLIS is the leading network of European cities and regions working together to develop innovative technologies and policies for local transport. POLIS’ aims to improve local transport through integrated strategies that address the economic, social, and environmental dimensions of transport. POLIS fosters cooperation and partnerships across Europe with the aim of making research and innovation in transport accessible to cities and regions. POLIS strives to provide decision makers with the necessary information and tools for making sustainable mobility a reality.
Rupprecht Consult – Forschung & Beratung GmbH is a fully independent research and consultancy company based in Cologne, Germany. The company employs 18 internationally experienced consultants who are working on sustainability in the fields of urban development, sustainable mobility planning, integrated mobility concepts, with a focus on innovative mobility solutions, non-motorised and clean modes. Its main services are targeted to cities/regions and international organisations and include project development and management, evaluation and assessment of project impacts, dissemination, capacity building, strategy development, and independent project monitoring.
Aimsun is an established international leader in mobility planning and transport management technology. Their team supports consultancies, transport agencies, and research institutions seeking to optimise smart and sustainable future mobility. Aimsun has a dedicated Research Projects team, in addition to nine active Horizon Europe projects in 2020-21. In addition, they collaborate closely with Innovate UK, EIT Urban Mobility, and iMOVE. Within TANGENT, Aimsun is responsible for urban and inter-urban mobility modelling and simulation.
Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) co-ordinate public transport and other types of travel – like driving, cycling and walking – throughout the ten district areas of Greater Manchester, one of the UK’s largest regional economies outside of London. They work closely with bus, tram and train operators to improve customer journey experiences. They also own Metrolink – the UK’s largest light rail network hosting 43 million passenger journeys a year.
By investing in new, modern transport interchanges and smarter travel information, they are making it easier to get around on public transport. They also promote and invest in walking and cycling as a healthy and sustainable way to travel.
With their partners at Highways England and the ten local authorities, they work to keep roads safe and ease congestion.
They are also planning for a more sustainable future. Through the Greater Manchester 2040 Transport Strategy and Air Quality Action Plan, they aim to make their city-region a cleaner, greener and healthier place to live, work and play in.
For more information, visit www.tfgm.com.
Imec is a world-leading R&D and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies. IDLab is a core research group of imec and joint research initiative between the Universities of Antwerp and Ghent. Within Antwerp, IDLab (100+ members) focuses on wireless networking and distributed intelligence. IDLab collaborates with many universities and research centres worldwide and jointly develops advanced technologies with industry (international R&D centres, Flanders’ top innovating large companies and SME’s, and numerous ambitious start-ups).
Panteia B.V. is a Dutch consultancy firm which supports policy and decision makers, to help them formulate, monitor and evaluate strategies for business model innovation, centered on sustainable transport innovation both in technology and processes. For over sixty years Panteia has pecialized in research, consultancy and training services in the area of transport, infrastructure, logistics and mobility. Their activities cover a broad field, encompassing all the economic and social aspects of both freight and passenger transport, for all modes.
A-to-Be by Brisa is responsible for the development and deployment of advanced tolling and mobility solutions across global transportation markets. They were born of Brisa’s goal to provide clients in Portugal with superior toll collection systems. Today, they are an international technology provider, enabling integrated and seamless experiences for both operators and end users. They offer end-to-end tolling (roadside and back office systems), MaaS platforms, Traffic Management, RUC and Urban Mobility state-of-the-art solutions.