Participation in R&D Networks

The European Technology Platform ALICE is set-up to develop a comprehensive strategy for research, innovation and market deployment of logistics and supply chain management innovation in Europe.

The platform will support and assist the implementation of the EU Program for research: Horizon 2020.

ALICE is based on the recognition of the need for an overarching view on logistics and supply chain planning and control, in which shippers and logistics service providers closely collaborate to reach efficient logistics and supply chain operations.

Future research should focus on new concepts in which increased collaboration and coordination will eventually result in the Physical Internet, where complete horizontal and vertical supply chain collaboration takes place.

Responsible: José Manuel Vassallo.

Web: http://www.etp-logistics.eu/

The BSI-Brussels Center Observatory (BSI-BCO) is the Observatory that studies the evolution of the city center of Brussels, from the pedestrianization of part of the central boulevards. It is a multi-scale, multidisciplinary and inter-university research structure (ULB, VUB, USL-B, UCL, KUL), created by the Brussels Studies Institute (BSI). The Observatory strives to bring together researchers from all walks of life to achieve the pedestrianization of the boulevards

Representative member of the UPM: Cristina López.

Web: http://bco.bsi-brussels.be/

Led by the University of Malaga. Its objective is to contribute to the development of the Spanish science-technology-business system, carry out activities to increase scientific and technological knowledge, consolidate existing activities and achieve international positioning, and carry out activities to improve research results through actions financed by previous calls.

Representative member of the UPM: Rosa Arce.

Web: http://www.cirti.es/

The CIVITAS Spain and Portugal network is a network for Local Authorities (Cities, Provinces, Counties…) in Spain and Portugal, although it is also open to so-called associate members (Universities, Transport Authorities, Technology Centers or Private Companies) with Interests in Sustainable Mobility.

It is the only network at the state level that is concerned with all aspects of sustainable mobility, energy saving and emission reduction through:

  • Reduced impact on climate change
  • Reduction of the cost of Transport and Mobility
  • Improved health and air quality.

Responsible: María Eugenia López.

Web: https://civitas.eu/civinet/civinet-espa %C3% B1a-y-portugal

The philosophy of the CONAMA Foundation is to create meeting points where to listen and promote collaboration between the different stakeholders in the environmental sector (professionals, academics, companies, ecologists…) to establish networks that allow progress in sustainable development.

Responsible: Rosa Arce.

Web: http://www.conama.org/

The European Conference of Transport Research Institutes is an international non-profit organization that tries to build a “European Research Area” in transport. It is made up of the 24 leading transport research institutes and universities from 19 European countries.

Responsible: Andrés Monzón.

Web: https://www.ectri.org/

Its objective is to offer a strategic vision of R&D for the road transport sector; establish strategies and roadmaps to achieve this vision through the Strategic Research Agenda and other documents; stimulate and increase more effective public and private investment in the R&D sector; contribute to cooperation between the European Union and national, regional and private agents in the environment of the European Research Space R&D&I; encourage the creation of networks and clusters with research capacity and promote European commitment to research, making Europe a reference environment for researchers.

Responsible: Andrés Monzón.

Web: : https://www.ertrac.org/ /

The Transport Engineering Forum aims to convene and develop the Transport Engineering Congress, as well as the promotion of activities related to any of the fields of Transport Engineering, both nationally and internationally.

Responsible: Andrés Monzón.

Web: http://www.fit.org.es/

The Network on European Communications and Transport Activity Research (NECTAR) is a non-profit organization which brings together researchers in the field of transport, communication and mobility from all European Countries and the rest of the world.

The primary objective of NECTAR is to foster research collaboration and exchange of information in the above mentioned areas between researchers from different disciplines and countries, with particular emphasis on a social science orientation towards relevant research issues.

As a multidisciplinary social science network, NECTAR provides a platform for a wide variety of perspectives on transport and communication problems and their impacts on society, in a global context. These issues are closely connected with all aspects of the spatial behavior of individuals, groups and governments.

Web: https://www.nectar-eu.eu/ .

Responsible: Emilio Ortega

Its purpose is to promote integration between research groups that operate in the transportation area of Ibero-American countries, whose main focus is the Travel Generating Poles.

Responsible: Cristina López.

Web: http://redpgv.coppe.ufrj.br/index.php/es

The Thematic Network, led by the University Institute for Automobile Research (INSIA) of the Polytechnic University of Madrid, brings together the main research centers in Spain that work on different areas of intelligent vehicles such as perception of the environment, automatic driving, systems collision avoidance, V2V and V2I communications, among others. Although, in the past, many of the groups involved have already collaborated, the aim is to find greater synergies between all of them and give greater visibility to their activities. Gaining access to large European consortiums or joining international networks implies the formation of strong groups at the national level that can provide a critical mass and resources and knowledge that are at the levels required within said international spheres. Thus, the aspect of international projection is considered a fundamental pillar within the activities programmed in the Network in order to strengthen ties with the leading institutions in this field, mainly, although not exclusively, in Europe.

Responsible: María Eugenia López.

Web: http://www.retevi.es/

Social Big Data-CM is a research network whose main objective is the analysis of the social transformations produced by technological change, focusing on the inequalities of the digital society, social movements and the collaborative and formal economy. The network integrates different research groups from several Spanish and foreign universities.

Responsible: Javier Gutierrez.

Web: http://socialbigdata.transyt-projects.com/

It is a non-profit global collaboration platform for the innovation of multimodal transport infrastructure and the Smart City. In the context of safe and sustainable multimodal transport systems, STA’s vision is the deployment of Intelligent Transport Infrastructures that connect people and companies. It is a platform for knowledge management, STA’s mission is to lead and support activities that improve the methods, technologies and standards associated with transport infrastructure.

Head of the Smart Financing technical committee: José Manuel Vassallo.

Web: http://smart-transportation.org/

The main activity of the International Union of Public Transport consists of collaborating closely with the institutions of the European Union and other countries in the world, bringing together more than 450 urban, suburban and regional public transport operators and authorities from all the Member States. UITP represents the perspective of local passenger transport services for all sustainable modes of road, rail and waterway. UITP has been a leading partner in a wide range of EU-funded research projects for many years, and the European Commission recognizes UITP as a key partner in promoting the priorities of public transport stakeholders for the research and innovation. UITP represents an international network with 1,800 member companies, located in 100 countries and covering all modes of public transport.

Responsible: Andrés Monzón.

Web: https://www.uitp.org//

This network brings together several Latin American countries that are committed to the rational use of energy and the protection of the environment, based on the field of architecture. One of the main objectives of this entity is to generate influence in society for the development and use of low-cost energy, in addition to promoting a healthier urban environment. .

Responsible: Mª Eugenia López and Rosa M. Arce.

Web: http://civil.uminho.pt/urbenere/

The Future Mobility Cluster – MoviTUR is made up of different R&D&I structures focused on transport and mobility. It seeks a comprehensive vision and coordinated multidisciplinary work teams from different areas to generate synergies and promote a holistic and efficient offer while increasing the competitiveness of the UPM in this sector.

http://movitur.upm.es/