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Complementary partners

The Pro-MaaS project partners bring the experience and knowledge of cities, industry and academia to recommend policies and regulations for MaaS success.

The Pro-MaaS project partners met through the series of events organized by the EIT Urban Mobility and spent a year discussing what they saw as the key challenges preventing every citizen to benefit from the technological advances that can help us get to where we want fast, cheap and with less CO2 emissions. The project was selected and supported by the EIT Urban Mobility.

The project partners are motivated by the same goals and ideals but bring the necessary difference in skills and perspectives to creatively tackle the challenge at hand: developing tools so that every city can craft policies and regulations for MaaS success.

Pro-MaaS project partners

Cities & Regions

Amsterdam is a city of 820 000 inhabitants (2015) which belongs to the western EIT innovation hub. The city council will provide the consortium with knowledge about the existing MaaS disruptive technologies and governance models. Amsterdam is part of the National MaaS project with a MaaS pilot in one of its business districts. Amsterdam also has leads the nation focus group Privacy and Security in MaaS (in Dutch Digitale Bescherming Reiziger: digital protection of traveler), contributing specific knowledge on cyber security throughout the whole MaaS chain.

Barcelona is a city of 1,615 millions inhabitants (2016) which belongs to the southern EIT innovation hub. The city will provide the consortium with knowledge about the existing Maas disruptive technologies and governance models. The first meeting involving all partners will be held in Barcelona.

The Barcelona Metropolitan Area aggregates more than 3 200 000 inhabitants including 36 cities. This entity runs the public transportation company TMB in the whole metropolitan area. This institution will host the first meeting involving all partners at the beginning of the year 2020.

Helsinki is a city of 630 000 inhabitants (2016) which belongs to the northern EIT innovation hub. The city will provide the consortium with information and knowledge about all MaaS related aspects, including governance, public-private partnership, regulation and potential value add to be gained from MaaS collaboration. Helsinki is seen as the birthplace of MaaS and city has been closely involved with all aspects of the development since the beginning. Helsinki is seen as the birthplace of MaaS and city has been closely involved with all aspects of the development since the beginning. Helsinki is represented by its subsidiary Forum Virium Helsinki (EIT UM affiliate and Linked third party member)

Hamburg is a city of 1,8 million inhabitants (2016) which belongs to the northern EIT innovation hub. The city will provide the consortium with knowledge about the existing MaaS disruptive technologies and governance models.

Education

Aalto University has broad expertise in innovation, management and operation of complex, digitalizing services. For this project, their contribution will consist of understanding, designing and facilitating collaboration processes in complex sets of actors with diverging aims and logics of thoughts. They also collaborate with leading policy and design scholars and practitioners in Finland. Aalto University leads Objective 3.

Polytechnic University of Catalonia has experience in doing business related to state-of-the-art studies. It has broad experience in the evaluation of Catalonia new transportation modes, taking into account different business models. UPC leads Objective 1.

Eindhoven University of Technology is involved in multitude projects around MaaS and it is going to use its expertise to contribute in this project. TUE is a member of the “MaaS knowledge center”, including a MaaS library, which provides a rich source of information about the state of the art and practice. TUE co-leads Objective 4.

Technical University of Munich has experience in systemic analysis of transportation systems and cities and in the evaluation of innovative transport solutions and pilots, including stakeholder analysis and identification of barriers and drivers. TUM co-leads Objective 4.

MaaS Global is the reference in MaaS in Europe and will be a crucial partner in this ProMaas project. MaaS Global is the world leader in the field of MaaS with its award-winning Whim app, which provides users all transport services in one app. Whim is the first all-inclusive MaaS solution commercially available on the market. Whim allows users to journey where and when they want with public transport, taxis, cars, and many other options, all under a single monthly subscription.

Industry & Research

Altran is a Global leader in Specialised Engineering and R&D services (ER&D), with a multidisciplinary team of researchers, engineers and technicians that helps clients develop the products and services of tomorrow. Altran leads internal research on connected mobility, and notably on MaaS to help its mobility and public sector clients master new technologies disrupting mobility. Its tight relationship with clients in all mobility industries (automotive, public transports, airspace) and with some cities and public authorities, gives it access to a vast network, and makes it eligible to facilitate access to the market. Altran co-leades Objective 5.

frog is a design company, able to conceive and execute an effective dissemination plan, both in its strategic and technical aspects. frog co-leades Objective 5.

CARNET has experience in doing business related to State of the art studies. It has broad experience in the evaluation of new transportation modes, taking into account different business models. It will subcontract a consulting firm for the general project management because CARNET does not internally have the capabilities to do it. CARNET co-leads Objective 5.

ZONE Cluster Nonprofit Ltd and its members are a decisive professional base for disruptive technologies, new mobility services and business models both locally and internationally. ZONE members have expertise in the following areas: – T-Systems Hungary: largest ICT company in Hungary responsible for developing & operating the traffic information & public bike sharing systems of Budapest also together with its user applications and web sites – Electrobus Europe Ltd: Started its operation in 2018 as a joint venture of the famous Hungarian bus manufacturer

ERTICO – ITS Europe, as an European-wide public-private network, can widely support the dissemination and embracement of the project results. With its specific MaaS Alliance Innovation Platform bringing together more than 75 MaaS pioneer-organisations it also ensure that the most up-to- date policy and market developments are reflected and studied during the project.