Located in Berlin, the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems FOKUS has a track record of over 20 years research and development of communication and integration solutions in the fields of telecommunications, automotive, eGovernment and software development. It researches and develops demand-oriented solutions for industry, contract research and public administration in the area of integration of processes and IT systems in eGovernment, communication technologies and services and their interoperability, architectures and protocols for future communication networks and platforms, interactive technologies for individual and community-type applications, measurement and testing of distributed telecommunications systems and methods for the automation and optimization of software and systems development.
Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK) is a private non-profit research centre working for the public interest established by the government of Autonomous Province of Trento in Italy. FBK conducts interdisciplinary research in Information Technologies as well as in other areas of sciences and technologies and of humanities. FBK employs 350 researchers, graduates, and post-doc students. FBK has generated 14 spin-offs, start-ups and joint-ventures, has developed a broad network of domestic and international alliances and strategic partnerships, hosted international congresses, conferences and symposia. FBK is part of Trento-RISE (www.trentorise.eu), an association that connects the major actors in ICT research, education and business in the Trento region, and is core partner of the EIT-ICT Labs KIC (www.eitictlabs.eu). Through T-RISE, FBK is bringing into the project the capabilities of the whole innovation system of the Province of Trento.
Aalto University (Aalto-korkeakoulusäätiö, Aalto University Foundation) was created 01.01.2010 by a merger of three universities, the Helsinki School of Economics, Helsinki University of Technology and University of Art, residing in the Helsinki metropolitan area in Finland. Aalto University is a noted and appreciated member of the international scientific community, an equal partner in the networks of science and research. One of the KIC´s (Knowledge and Information Communities) of the ICT-EIT (European Innovation and Technology) is established in AALTO University, entitled ICT Labs. The participating institute from Aalto is HIIT, Helsinki Institute for Information Technology. HIIT conducts basic and applied research on information technology, ranging from fundamental methods and technologies to novel applications and their impact on people and society. The current foci of research are computational modelling and data analysis, and ubiquitous ICT in the modern networked world.
Berlin Partner for Business and Technology is the central contact point for all matters relating to the promotion of business and technology in Berlin's official growth sectors, which include ICT, healthcare, transport, mobility, logistics and energy technologies. With carefully tailored services and excellent links to research, the experts of Berlin Partner provide an outstanding range of offerings to help companies launch, innovate, expand and secure their economic future in Berlin. As a unique Public Private Partnership, Berlin Partner for Business and Technology is a cooperation action between the Berlin State Senate and over 200 companies dedicated to promoting their city. Berlin Partner is also the network and cluster manager in the field of integrated transport system technology for companies, research institutes and administrations in the German capital region Berlin-Brandenburg.
CGI (formerly Logica) is a leading business and technology services company focused on helping clients achieve results. Since its founding in 1976, CGI has operated upon the principles of sharing in clients' challenges and delivering quality services to address them. With 69,000 professionals in more than 40 countries, CGI has the presence, expertise and complete IT services to meet clients’ business needs anywhere, anytime. The company provides the responsiveness and accountability of a true local partner while offering the global scale, talent and services needed to meet your evolving needs. CGI Suomi Oy has developed a very successful multimodal door-to-door Journey Planner that has changed the way people find information about public transport connections. Helsinki Journey Planner is also the second highest valued internet brand in Finland after Google.
Founded in 1947, CAIRE Urbanistica is the leading Italian company in urban & transportation planning. CAIRE operates mainly in the area of North Italy, participating to several transportation and urban planning projects for medium size cities. In the last ten years the SME has carried out Town Planning, Transportation Planning and Environmental Assessment projects for the cities of Torino, Verona, Vicenza, Brescia, Reggio Emilia, Trento, Novara, Parma, Bologna, Modena, Varese, Rovereto, Ravenna, Livorno, Pesaro, Cosenza, Lecce, Taormina. The SME’s staff is highly specialized in different fields: Town Planning, Regional Sciences, Energy, Environmental and Transport Engineering, Economics, Sociology, Agricultural Science, Geology, Biology, Participatory Decision Making Processes for local administrations planning.
Founded in 1988, DFKI today is one of the largest non-profit contract research institutes in the field of innovative software technology based on Artificial Intelligence (AI) methods. DFKI is focusing on the complete cycle of innovation - from world-class basic research and technology development through leading-edge demonstrators and prototypes to product functions and commercialization. Based in Kaiserslautern, Saarbrücken, and Bremen, an important element of DFKI's mission is to move innovations as quickly as possible from the lab into the marketplace. Only by maintaining research projects at the forefront of science DFKI has the strength to meet its technology transfer goals. DFKI benefits from interaction with the faculty of the Universities of Kaiserslautern, Saarbrücken, and Bremen and in turn provides opportunities for research and Ph.D. thesis supervision to students from these universities, which have an outstanding reputation in Computer Science.
In 1999, the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V., DLR) has incorporated the subject of transport into its portfolio as a fourth focus besides Aeronautics, Space and Energy. In 2001, the Institute of Transport Research (Institut für Verkehrsforschung, DLR-IVF) was established as one of these institutes, located in Berlin-Adlershof. Since January 2007, the institute is directed by Prof. Dr. Barbara Lenz. Scientists from various disciplines such as geography, engineering, computer science, mathematics and social sciences are working together on socially relevant research topics. Based on the fundamental idea of an integrative transport system research, the Institute of Transport Research (DLR-IVF) investigates the demand of passenger transport and commercial transport as well as interactions between transport, economy, society and the environment – over and above particular means of transport. At DLR-IVF empirical methods to analyse transport demand are combined with macroscopic, microscopic and measure-sensitive methods of modelling.
The Municipality of Rovereto is the public authority that represents the town community of a medium-small city, of about 39.000 inhabitants (2010 data), situated in the north-east of Italy, in the Region Trentino-Alto Adige, specifically in the Lagarina Valley. To provide the services and satisfy the needs for a community of this size, the Municipality employs almost 500 people, structured in various Offices and Departments that cover most of the cultural, social, technical and administrative requirements of the community. The city of Rovereto has started a transition from a manufacture industrial productivity system to knowledge based one even through the exploitation of the opportunities provided by the green economy with particular relevance to the valorisation of the ICT technologies. In this framework the Municipality is going to implement integrated innovative measures focused on the fight to the climate change. One of the most important challenges in terms of CO2 reduction that the Municipality of Rovereto has to face is the car mobility. To this respect, the Municipality is going to implement the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan and to promote a smart mobility using information and communication technologies.
Siemens AG is a global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering, operating in the industry, energy, infrastructure and cities, and healthcare sectors. The company has around 405,000 employees working to develop and manufacture products, design and install complex systems and projects, and tailor a wide range of solutions for individual requirements. Innovation is Siemens’ most important growth and productivity driver. The company employs 31,800 researchers worldwide. With 3,000 employees worldwide, Corporate Technology (CT) plays a key role in R&D at Siemens and is responsible for over 7 percent of Siemens´ total R&D expenditure. CT works closely with the R&D teams in the Siemens´ business units. CT provides expertise regarding strategically important areas, such as materials, microsystems, production methods, software, engineering, power, sensors, automation, medical informatics and imaging, ICT, raw material extraction and processing, and off-grid energy
Tampere is the third largest city in Finland and the largest inland centre in the Nordic countries. Currently there are over 215,000 inhabitants in Tampere, and close to half a million inhabitants in Tampere Region, which comprises Tampere and its neighbouring municipalities. Tampere is one of the three most rapidly developing regions in Finland. It is a centre of leading-edge technology, research, education, culture, sports and business. City of Tampere, as an organisation, has had and has remarkable role in ITS development in Finland. Tampere has been acting like an early adopter of new technologies and service concepts to easy traffic in the area. The City of Tampere has, together with neighbouring towns and municipalities, played an active role in the development and implementation of advanced ITS solutions. These activities started in early 1990’s and have continued since then. Even though the existing ITS systems and services are advanced, the City of Tampere has still ambitious development plans.
VMZ is the operator of Berlin´s Traffic Information Center providing the city, citizens and enterprises of Berlin with up-to-date intermodal information services. Based on an extensive network of strategic detectors and other data sources the Traffic Information Center creates a picture of the current traffic situation for all means of mobility to provide suitable traffic information for almost every traffic participant. The information about the current traffic situation supports other VIZ-services like routing services for pedestrians, cyclists, motorists and Public Transport participants. Real-time information about scheduled flights and weather information complete the set of available data. All information is published via various interfaces. The mobility portal www.viz-info.de provides all mentioned services for the public free of charge.