eBRT2030 is proud to partner with:
eBRT2030 is proud to partner with:
UITP (Union Internationale des Transports Publics) is the International Association of Public Transport and a passionate champion of sustainable urban mobility. Established in 1885, with more than 135 years of history, it is the only worldwide network to bring together all public transport stakeholders and all sustainable transport modes.
The Electromobility Research Centre (MOBI) is nested at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and it develops electric and hybrid vehicle technologies and evaluates new concepts in electro-mobility. The EPOWERS Research Group of VUB-MOBI is a renowned research group in the field of power electronics, powertrains and energy systems with the vision to create sustainable, emission-free, affordable, efficient and innovative technologies enabling tomorrow’s smart mobility, transport and energy solutions for everyone in the world.
AVL is the world’s largest independent company for development, simulation and testing in the automotive industry, and in other sectors. As a global technology leader, AVL provides concepts, solutions and methodologies in the fields of e-mobility, ADAS and autonomous driving, vehicle integration, digitalization, virtualization, Big Data, and much more.
TECNALIA is the largest center of applied research and technological development in Spain, a benchmark in Europe and a member of the Basque Research and Technology Alliance. We collaborate with companies and institutions to improve their competitiveness, people’s quality of life and achieve sustainable growth. We do it thanks to people who are passionate about technology and committed to building a better society.
IDIADA Automotive Technology S.A., as a global partner to the automotive industry, provides complete solutions for automotive development projects worldwide. The core services IDIADA provides are: Engineering, Proving Ground and Homologation. Main fields of engineering activity are power train, emissions, noise & vibration, vehicle dynamics, electronics, fatigue & durability, and passive safety.
Cenex Nederland is an independent, not-for-profit research technology and consultancy organisation with a European outreach. Our mission is to help catalyse the market development of transport and mobility innovations that stimulate transition towards sustainable energy, resource efficiency and inclusive transport.
ICCS, the Institute of Communication and Computer Systems, is a non-profit accademic research body carrying out applied Research and Development activities in the areas of telecommunications, computer systems and their applications in a variety of research themes. ICCS is linked to the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and in particular with the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE). In eBRT2030, ICCS is represented by one of its Research Groups, the I-SENSE Group, which has coordinated and participated in more than 150 research projects.
VTT is one of Europe’s leading research institutions, advancing the utilisation and commercialisation of research and technology in commerce and society. Through scientific and technological means, VTT turns large global challenges into sustainable growth for businesses and society. We bring together people, business, science and technology to solve the biggest challenges of our time.
Volvo Buses is one of the world’s leading providers of sustainable people transport solutions. We offer premium city- and intercity buses, coaches, and bus chassis as well as a wide range of services for increased productivity, uptime and safety. Volvo Buses has sales in 85 countries and a global service network with more than 1,500 dealerships and workshops.
IVECO BUS develops collective passenger vehicles to meet the needs of present and future mobility. Through this mission, the brand is committed to safe, efficient, comfortable and sustainable mobility. IVECO BUS continues to progress in the fields of new vehicles, alternative fuels and tractions, and concept vehicles with the aim of reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions and anticipating customer needs.
Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona (TMB) is the main public transport operator in the Barcelona metropolitan area and the management unit of the companies Ferrocarril Metropolità de Barcelona, SA, and Transports de Barcelona, SA, operating the Bus and Metro network jointly on behalf of Àrea Metropolitana de Barcelona (AMB). TMB moves every day for you, to take you wherever you want to go in Barcelona and to further ten towns in the metropolitan area.
At Irizar e-mobility, we offer comprehensive electromobility solutions for cities, both in terms of manufacturing zero emissions 100% electric vehicles, and in terms of manufacturing and installing the major infrastructure systems necessary for charging, traction, and energy storage, all with the application of the Group’s completely European technology and with Irizar’s warranty and service quality.
FACTUAL is a disruptive innovation and consultancy firm specialized in all things mobility, building on an extensive international network of highly skilled and experienced professionals, independent consultants, entrepreneurs, and researchers who bring in their background and knowledge. FACTUAL staff members are mobility specialists accumulating an outstanding track record of participating in mobility related and EU-funded projects.
The Centre de Recerca Matemàtica (CRM) is a mathematics research center located in Bellaterra (Barcelona). Established in 1984, it is the oldest mathematics research institute in Spain. Its purpose is to develop high-quality research of international standing in collaboration with Universities and other research institutions in Catalonia, as well as to promote advanced training and to transfer knowledge based on the centre’s research to society.
The Technical University of Catalonia (UPC BarcelonaTech) is a public institution of research and higher education in the fields of engineering, architecture, sciences and technology, and one of the leading technical universities in Europe. In the eBRT2030 project, UPC will be mainly involved in the Barcelona pilot test, developing a new bus control strategy based on traffic light priority and slacks into schedule. UPC and its affiliate entities have taken part in the most important projects in the electrification of buses (funded by the EU), ZeEUS and ELIPTIC.
Arriva is one of the leading providers of passenger transport in Europe, employing over 40,000 people and delivering 1.2 billion passenger journeys a year across 13 European countries. Our services include buses; inter-urban commuter coaches; local, regional and national train services; trams and light rail; waterbuses; non-emergency patient transport and several MaaS solutions. We are part of Deutsche Bahn (DB). Arriva Netherlands is one of the biggest public TPO in the public tendered market with bus, train and MaaS contracts spread around the country.
Connexxion Openbaar Vervoer N.V. is one of the largest mobility companies in the Netherlands. Connexxion is part of Transdev Netherlands. We drive emission-free vehicles in various places in the Netherlands. At Schiphol, we even drive with the largest electric fleet in Europe. This is how Connexxion makes an active contribution to reducing emissions of public transport in the Netherlands.
Ebusco is dedicated to the development, production, and bringing to market of fully electric city and regional buses and the associated ecosystem. Our goal is to contribute to a better and healthier living environment by making sustainable, emission-free transport of people the standard. Ebusco is originally a Dutch company, with its head office in Deurne. Frankfurt and Munich.
Heliox provides world class smart energy management solutions that are tailored and scalable within a fast changing e-mobility landscape. We are working towards a sustainable world where a seamless charging experience is the standard for every electric vehicle, and this transforms the way we power our everyday. Heliox builds, installs, maintains, and monitors customer-tailored charging solution installations based on in-house designed products on a project based manner.
DPP is the public transport operator in Prague. What we now know as the Prague Public Transit Company was founded on 1 September 1897 as the “Office of Municipal Electric Companies” an enterprise of the Royal Capital City of Prague”. At that time, in addition to its public transportation services, this entity also engaged in the production and distribution of electricity. In 1946, after the nationalization of the energy sector and the gradual separation of power plants, gas and waterworks, the remaining public transportation part of the then “Municipal Enterprises of Prague” was transformed into the “Transport Enterprises of the Capital City of Prague”.
We are Škoda Electric, belonging to the Škoda Transportation group. We continue in the tradition of the one hundred and sixty-year tradition of Škoda plants and we are an experienced manufacturer of traction drives and motors for locomotives, trams, EMU, metro, mining vehicles. We are a significant continuator of the production of many trolleybuses, newly called ŠKODA T’CITY. We are currently also focusing our efforts on the production of ŠKODA E’CITY battery and ŠKODA H’CITY hydrogen buses.
The company Elektroline is based in Prague and is engaged in area of production and deliveries for tram, trolleybus and railway infrastructure. We design, manufacture, supply, assemble and maintain the entire range of fittings, point machines and trolleybus switches as well as electrical and electronic devices that are offered in the production program. Our products are sold and installed in 46 countries and over 260 cities around the world.
The University of Pardubice builds on an almost seventy-year long tradition of higher education in the Pardubice Region. The Chemical College (later known as the Institute of Chemical Technology) was founded in 1950 to address the needs of the East Bohemia Region, which had a highly developed chemical industry providing extensive opportunities for research in the field.
Start Romagna is the operator managing public transport within the Romagna area since 2012. The company is the result of the merger of the operators in the provinces of Forlì-Cesena, Ravenna and Rimini and now employs 960 people, including drivers, mechanics and office workers. START ROMAGNA services include buses on urban and inter-urban routes, school transport, a full electric BRT system, two ferries for cars and passengers, a parking area. The bus fleet consists of 600 vehicles that travel over 20 million km per year, covering a 6.380 km2 area and connecting 71 cities.
The origins of the University of Bologna go way back, and it is considered to be the oldest university in the Western world. Its history is intertwined with that of the great names of science and literature, it is a keystone and a point of reference for European culture.
Enel X Global Retail is Enel’s global advanced energy services business line. As a global leader in the development of innovative solutions to support the energy transition, Enel X Global Retail provides consumers, businesses and cities with a modular and integrated offer built around customer needs, promoting electrification and digitalization as drivers for creating new value.
The National Technical University of Athens is structured according to the continental European system for training engineers, with an emphasis on solid background. The duration of courses leading, after the acquisition of 300 credit units to a Diploma, of Master’s level, is five years. The valuable work of NTUA and its international reputation are due to its well-organised educational and research system, the quality of its staff and students, and the adequacy of its technical infrastructure.
Athens Urban Transport Organization (OASA S.A.) is the authority responsible for planning and coordinating the public transport system in the metropolitan area of Athens. OASA runs the public transport day-to-day operation along with its two subsidiary companies: OSY S.A. which operates buses and trolleybuses and STASY S.A. which provides metro and tram services in the Greek Capital.
TEMSA is one of world’s leading bus and midibus manufacturer. We provide a diversity of transportation solutions for our customers building on our 50 years of experience. TEMSA’s mission is to be the human-centered technology company which provides smart and sustainable mobility solutions to the world for more pleasant journeys.
ETRA I+D is the hi-tech unit within ETRA Group, one of the leading industrial groups in Spain. Its mission is putting in the market the most advanced solutions and services in traffic, transport, energy and public lighting, security and control either directly or through the 14 companies of the Group. The activity of ETRA I+D is centred in three main activity lines: energy management, smart mobility (including EV charging infrastructure management, traffic solutions, and PT systems) and cyber physical security.
Scania is a world-leading provider of transport solutions, including trucks and buses for heavy transport applications combined with an extensive product-related service offering. Scania offers vehicle financing, insurance, and rental services to enable our customers to focus on their core business. Scania is also a leading provider of industrial and marine engines.
POLIS is the leading network of European cities and regions working together to develop innovative technologies and policies for local transport. Since 1989, European local and regional authorities have been working together within POLIS to promote sustainable mobility through the deployment of innovative transport solutions.
To achieve societal and political goals, strengthen the competitiveness of the intelligent transport industry and optimise services for the user, ERTICO brings together the interests of public and private stakeholders across Europe and beyond. Our final goal is to create safer, smarter and cleaner transport services and networks for the benefit of all.
RINA is a global corporation that provides services across the Energy, Marine, Certification, Transport & Infrastructure and Industry sectors through a global network of 200 offices in 70 countries. Through its 3.800 talented professionals, RINA provides a wide range of high quality tailored solutions aiming to back up the market operators across the entire life cycle of their projects. All RINA services are performed at the highest professional level, understanding and complying with Client’s needs and requirements while taking into due consideration sustainability and health, safety and environmental targets.
The Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH), founded in 2000, is a leading Research Centre in Greece, listed among the top 20 EU institutions with the highest participation in competitive research grants. The Hellenic Institute of Transport (HIT) is one of CERTH’s five (5) institutes devoted to the promotion and undertaking of transport research in Greece, Europe and beyond. Its main mission is to provide state-of-the-art research to government and third-party organizations and bodies and create innovation in the field of transport.
Rupprecht Consult – Forschung & Beratung is a fully independent private research and consultancy company based in Cologne, Germany. Since 1996 we develop innovative mobility solutions and support cities & regions in Europe and across the world in the implementation & adoption of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs).
The Urban Electric Mobility Initiative (UEMI) was launched by UN-Habitat, building on international activities in the areas of sustainable urban development, energy, mobility, and focusing on the equal access provision of urban basic services in Latin America, Asia and Africa. UEMI is the Mobility Hub of the Urban Living Lab Center.
Stadtwerke München (SWM), Munich’s municipal utilities company, is one of the largest energy and infrastructure companies in Germany. SWM supplies Munich 24/7 with energy (electricity, natural gas, district heating/cooling), fresh drinking water, mobility and advanced, cutting-edge telecommunication services. Sustainability and climate protection are essential cornerstones of our corporate policy in all sectors.
The Fraunhofer Institute for Transportation and Infrastructure Systems IVI, headquartered in Dresden, employs a total of around 150 people at three locations. The institute collaborates closely with the universities TU Dresden, TU Bergakademie Freiberg and Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt. Its transport-related research work ranges from the field of vehicle and propulsion systems to intelligent transport systems, and it also covers the areas of disposition, logistics and digital business processes.
Systra is a leading engineering company specialised in mobility (3rd rank at ENR Mass Transit & Rail 2022) with 8,250 employees present in most regions of the world, its headquarter is in France. Systra has designed 50% of metro networks in service and high speed rail lines in the world but has also a footprint in the bus world: more than 30 electric bus projects and several emblematic BRT projects. Within the consortium, Systra will participate to WP 2, 4 and 7 mainly supporting tasks regarding innovation enablers, assessment of the demos and leading the predictive maintenance strategy task.
Trivector Traffic is a Swedish company offering transport R&D and consultancy services. We aim to contribute to creating a more efficient, inclusive, sustainable and safer transport system. We have established a great deal of expertise in the fields of transport policy, planning, economics, engineering and software development through our involvement in many national and international research projects. Our main areas are Public Transport, Electrification, Transport planning, Urban development and Future Transport Systems.
K2 is Sweden’s national centre for research and education on public transport. This is where academia, the public sector and industry meet to discuss and develop the role of public transport in Sweden. We investigate how public transport can contribute to attractive and sustainable metropolitan areas of the future. We educate members of the public transport sector and inform decision-makers to facilitate an educated debate on public transport. K2 is operated and funded by Lund University, Malmö University and VTI in cooperation with Region Stockholm, Region Västra Götaland and Region Skåne. We are supported by Vinnova, Formas and the Swedish Transport Administration.
ASSTRA – Associazione Trasporti – is the national employers’ association of regional and local public transport companies in Italy, both with public and private capital. It was founded in 2001 by the merger of the two trade associations that had existed for more than 60 years. ASSTRA has 150 members that include urban and suburban transport companies, operators of services with buses, trams, subways, cableways, as well as local and regional rail transport and lagoon and lake navigation systems.
Leading societies to a low carbon future, Alstom develops and markets mobility solutions that provide sustainable foundations for the future of transportation. From high-speed trains, metros, monorails, trams, to turnkey systems, services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility, Alstom offers its diverse customers the broadest portfolio in the industry. 150,000 vehicles in commercial service worldwide attest to the company’s proven expertise in project management, innovation, design and technology. In 2021, the company was included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices, World and Europe, for the 11th consecutive time.