Actors

Well-developed transportation infrastructure requires the comprehensive planning, maintenance and operation of a sophisticated network of construction & planning enterprises with world-class expertise and supervising authorities with the necessary capacities for effective quality control. Research institutes and universities are continuously pushing and evolving the high standards of German infrastructures.

businesses
  • Altran Technologies is a global company operating primarily in high technology and innovation consultancy and has a staff of over 24,000 employees in more than 20 countries and a turnover of EUR 1.756 bn in 2014. Altran Innovation Makers have been providing their expertise for over thirty years to key players in the Aerospace, Automotive, Energy, Finance, Life Sciences, Railway, and Telecoms sectors, among others. Covering every stage of project development from strategic planning to manufacturing, Altran solutions capitalize on the Group’s technological know-how in five key areas: Innovative Product Development, Intelligent Systems, Lifecycle Experience, Mechanical Engineering, and Information Systems. Based in Frankfurt am Main, the Altran Germany has a staff of 3,000 employees.

  • The Smartest Bicycle Locking Experience. CLYC introduces a brand new user experience in smart city technology for cyclists; in the most effective and accessible way. For the first time ever, cyclists can now lock and unlock their bicycles in seconds, with no heavy lock to carry and no key to remember... just clyc. Cycling has also become vital to the pace and experience of urban life, and we believe that CLYC will help facilitate mobility in every city and finally make that experience smart.

  • The crowd sourcing application Cyface monitors road surfaces using omnipresent smartphone technology. By processing measured data the software is providing road condition evaluation in order to improve the quality of our roads. Due to the data further maintenance activities can be planned. Cyface resigns, in contrast to traditional activities, the use of expensive measuring technology. Furthermore the data can improve the intelligence of navigation by avoiding potholes and rough streets and, thus, a gentile and relaxed driving experience can be gained.

  • The Doppelmayr/Garaventa group is technology and market leader in ropeway engineering and operates production plants as well as sales and service centers in over 35 countries worldwide. To date, the group has built more than 14,400 installations for customers in over 88 nations – in summer and winter tourism regions as well as in the urban transport sector.

  • Charging infrastructure for electric vehicles: small, easy and affordable.

    Ebee smart technologies GmbH - the technology supplier for the energy and automotive industry - based in Berlin.

    Our vision is to supply cost-efficient and easily accessible charging infrastructure for electric vehicles in the public space. We have developed a highly integrated charge point, which can be flexibly mounted on or integrated in existing city furniture like street lights. In urban areas where vehicles can't be charged in a private garage over night, the public space needs charging infrastructure. With our system these charging stations can be installed in the public space without having a negative effect on the cityscape. Our compact and integrated ebee charge controllers, the heart of every ebee charge point, are smart city functional and prepared for future standards (e.g. ISO 15118). The controller is more than just EV-charging. It is also capable of smart-grid and smart-city functions and is available separately. Ebee also supplies backend software and supports operating an efficient customer data management. The controller communicates based on the current OCPP-protocol and has been successfully integrated into the backend system of different leading providers and Operators.

    Ebee Smart Technologies GmbH

    http://www.ebee.berlin/

  • Electric vehicles will change urban mobility and reduce local emissions. In order to make the e-revolution a success story, a new charging infrastructure is required. eliso is a provider for charging infrastructure solutions for all kinds of electric vehicles. We offer planning, installation and operation of charging stations. We combine suitable hardware with software solutions and are working on cutting-edge technology such as blockchain and parking sensor integration. Our idependency from energy contracts, hardware and vehicles extends our customer range from hotels to municipal utilities and corporate fleets.

  • The European Electrical Bus Company is a specialist for e-mobility applications in urban cities. We provide technical and economical solutions in different segments.

    EEBC combines three major parts for successful eBus system realization without friction losses: Planning, project management (PM) and financing. Building on long term contracting including all operational and infrastructural cost, EEBC follows the same interest as the operator to fulfil transport needs at an excellent cost-performance ratio or can operate the public transportation by himself.

  • Frost & Sullivan is a growth partnership company focused on helping our clients achieve transformational growth. Our global research and consulting organization is uniquely positioned to not only identify growth opportunities but also to empower and inspire our clients to create visionary growth strategies for their future, enabled by our extraordinary depth and breadth of thought leadership, research, tools, expertise that assist our clients by making their goals into a reality. Our understanding of the interplay among industry convergence, mega trends, technologies and market trends provides our clients with new business models and growth opportunities. We pioneer thought-leadership across every industry we cover, by identifying the “Next Big Things”.

    Frost & Sullivan

    http://ww2.frost.com/

  • GE imagines things others don’t, builds things others can’t and delivers outcomes that make the world work better. GE brings together the physical and digital worlds in ways no other company can. In its labs and factories and on the ground with customers, GE is inventing the next industrial era to move, power, build and cure the world. In Germany, GE has a presence of more than 50 locations and over 7,000 employees, focusing on renewable energy, healthcare technology, research and development and financial services. GE is one of Germany's most attractive employers, having been awarded “Top Employer Engineers 2014.” The company’s Ecomagination initiative has been recognized by the jury of the German Sustainability Award as one of the three most sustainable business strategies in Germany.

     

  • We make cool and clean air - profitable!

    Every day 90% of cities’ inhabitants breathe polluted air which becomes the cause of every 7th death worldwide. Green City Solutions addresses this global problem by combining a special, vertical installed moss culture, with our own developed IoT-Technology for its optimal maintenance. The product called “CityTree” has a 275x higher air filter capacity than any biogenic solution on the market and can be adapted to any environment. To ensure its profitability, implementation of visual and digital information on the vertical plant display for marketing campaigns is possible.

  • Berlin-based Hubject GmbH is a joint venture, founded 2012 by leading energy, technology and automotive companies to jumpstart an industry and redefine mobility.

    Our mission: connecting players from all over the world through a seamless crossprovider charging network for electric vehicles. The intercharge network has by now become a team of over 300 partners in 26 countries - providing the framework for a comprehensive and world-wide charging infrastructure. Hubject stands for great commitment, digital expertise and a pioneering spirit - to leverage eMobility around the globe.

     

  • INRIX is one of the fastest growing big data technology companies in the world. The company leverages big data analytics to reduce the individual, economic and environmental toll of traffic congestion. Through cutting-edge data intelligence and predictive traffic technologies, INRIX helps leading automakers, fleets, governments and news organizations make it easier for drivers to navigate their world. Our vision is simple – to solve traffic, empower drivers, inform planning and enhance commerce.

    Whether through an in-car or smartphone navigation application, a local newscast or our INRIX Traffic app, our up-to-the-minute traffic information and other driver services help more than 150 million drivers save time, fuel and frustration. INRIX delivers traffic and driving-related insight, as well as sophisticated analytical tools and services across six industries covering nearly four million miles of road in 37 countries.

  • As a globally established provider of intelligent transportation systems (ITS), Kapsch TrafficCom makes an important contribution to greater safety and efficiency in road traffic.

    The portfolio includes solutions for toll collection, city access control and parking space management, traffic management, traffic monitoring, commercial vehicle monitoring, electronic vehicle registration and V2X cooperative systems. The solutions of Kapsch TrafficCom help finance traffic infrastructure, improve traffic safety, optimize traffic flows and reduce traffic-related environmental impacts.

    The current core business lies in the development, installation and operation of electronic toll and traffic management systems. Our end-to-end solutions cover the entire value creation chain of our customers, from components and subsystems for their integration all the way to regular operation, all from a single source.

     

    Kapsch TrafficCom AG

    http://www.kapsch.net

  • Local Motors designs, builds and sells vehicles. For designing Local Motors works with co-creation, its online community has more than 53.000 members. Building the vehicles takes place in local Microfactories using methods like DDM. These processes enable Local Motors to do innovations 5 times faster to a fraction of the costs, compared to traditional vehicle companies. Current products are e.g. an autonomous minibuses system and cargo drones.

  • MAHA Maschinenbau Haldenwang GmbH & Co. KG was founded by Winfried Rauch in 1969. MAHA is currently considered one of the most accomplished manufacturers of dynamometers, vehicle lifts and test devices. The product range covers applications for car, utility vehicle and agricultural machinery workshops. The products comply with the strictest quality standards. They are reliable and durable and they meet the highest demands. In addition to hardware, MAHA provides powerful software solutions for test system networking.

  • Mobisol, a leading player in decentralized solar electrification, offers a clean and affordable alternative to fossil fuels for lower-income households and small businesses in rural Sub-Saharan Africa. Combining solar energy with flexible mobile payment plans, Mobisol provides a credible alternative to the grid connection. The Germany-based company designs, distributes and services solar home systems, that millions have been waiting for in vain. As access to affordable and reliable solar energy is improving the standard dramatically, Mobisol is taking technology one step further by testing its innovative solar-powered drone delivery infrastructure across East Africa.

  • MSR-Traffic offers intelligent parking guidance systems for smart cities.

    Wireless in-ground sensors enable counting and single space detection of vehicles in real-time. Motorists can be guided quickly to the next free parking space via dynamic traffic signs or apps. This doesn’t only increase the quality of life and the attractiveness of cities, but is also of great advantage from an economic point of view.

  • ParkHere is a smart parking sensor system which detects free parking spaces and makes the information available to car drivers. The unique technology needs neither cables nor batteries. It is energy autarkic i.e. it generates its own power by energy harvesting. Being sealed in the asphalt it can sustainably be operated for decades.

  • Siemens is a global powerhouse positioned along the electrification value chain – from power generation, transmission and distribution to smart grid solutions and the efficient application of electrical energy – as well as in the areas of medical imaging and in-vitro diagnostics. As of September 30, 2014, Siemens had around 343,000 employees worldwide. Orders totaled €78.4 billion and revenue from continuing operations was €71.9 billion in fiscal 2014.

  • SM!GHT is an artifical term, composed from the following words: smart.city.light. In this way SM!GHT does not just stand for individual products, but for new infrastructure solutions, with which EnBW will accompany its customers on the path of changing infrastructure. Today and in the future. So a street light becomes the basis of the urban infrastructure, which fulfils needs, thinks ahead and fills people with enthusiasm.

  • Transportation is one of the key aspect of urban environment. Moving to the smart city model is the only way to optimize the activities of the active citizens and save time, money, and reduce pollution. Major pillar in the smart city concept is the transportation. Especially traffic optimization and public transport. Telelink adresses all those issues delivering full set of systems and an unified software platform, enabling conglomerates to migrate and evolve into smart cities.

  • Next generation charging: everything is possible now. The Berlin-based company ubitricity’s SmartCable is the first mobile electricity meter with integrated billing technology. EV users simply take their mobile meter integrated into the cable along to every charging spot. A low-cost identifiable and switchable SimpleSocket suffices as local charging spot that no longer entails running costs for online communication and metering. Its compact dimensions allow for installation almost anywhere, e.g. at a wall or integrated into light poles.

    ubitricity Gesellschaft für verteilte Energiesysteme mbH

    https://ubitricity.com/en

consultancies
  • civity Management Consultants is one of the leading consultancy firms for public services in Europe. We enable our clients in the transport, utilities and waste management sectors to make forward-looking, effective improvements to their organization. With changes, cost pressure and transparency, we believe there has never been a greater need in the public sector for efficient, intelligent strategies than today. This is why we founded civity – the consultancy for first-rate management of public services. For financially viable solutions that will decisively advance and enthuse our clients and their staff. And for achievable ideas with which we can further improve the high quality of life in our towns and cities.

    civity Management Consultants

    http://www.civity.de/en/civity

  • With our three hundred employees we are consulting on projects of high national political and public interest for sustainable metropolitan & mobility solutions. We manage project volumes of about 20 billion Euro summarized. Our key customers are: World Bank, KfW, EU, governments, authorities, airports, infrastructure operators, automotive and aerospace industry and utility companies.

  • Dräger is a leading international company in the fields of medical and safety technology. Since 1889, Dräger has been developing advanced technical devices and solutions trusted by users all over the world. No matter where Dräger products are used: it’s always about life. Whether for use in clinical, industrial or mining applications, in firefighting or rescue services, Dräger products protect, support and save lives.

  • Frost & Sullivan is a growth partnership company focused on helping our clients achieve transformational growth. Our global research and consulting organization is uniquely positioned to not only identify growth opportunities but also to empower and inspire our clients to create visionary growth strategies for their future, enabled by our extraordinary depth and breadth of thought leadership, research, tools, expertise that assist our clients by making their goals into a reality. Our understanding of the interplay among industry convergence, mega trends, technologies and market trends provides our clients with new business models and growth opportunities. We pioneer thought-leadership across every industry we cover, by identifying the “Next Big Things”.

    Frost & Sullivan

    http://ww2.frost.com/

  • Goduni International Advisory Board (Goduni International) is an advisory network corporation of highly skilled and experienced advisers located in Baden-Württemberg and Berlin while operating globally. Goduni International provides advisory, structuring and execution services in outsourcing- & PPP-transactions as well as in large-scale infrastructure projects for the private and public sector - since 2004.

     

  • The Hamburg Port Authority AöR (HPA) has been providing future-oriented port management services offering one face to the customer since 2005. To ensure efficient, safe and economic processes in the Port of Hamburg and meet the demands of a growing port, the HPA relies on intelligent and innovative solutions. The HPA is responsible for resource-efficient, sustainable planning and the implementation of infrastructure projects in the port. It is the contact point for all kinds of questions concerning the waterside and landside infrastructure, the navigational safety of vessel traffic, port railway facilities, port property management and business conditions in the port. The HPA ensures the provision of land as required, carries out all statutory duties placed on it and provides port industry services. It markets port-specific technical knowledge and represents the interests of the Port of Hamburg at a national and international level.

  • Ingenieurbüro Dipl.-Ing. H. Vössing GmbH was founded in 1980 and is now one of the leading consulting companies in the fields of construction and traffic systems. As part of the Vössing Holding, the company has access to a team of 550 experts around the world. The company offers design and consultancy services in Germany and various other European and Asian countries. As well as the headquarter in Düsseldorf, Vössing has offices in another 13 cities in Germany and 5 countries worldwide. The company provides a comprehensive range of services, including complex infrastructure projects from the idea to design stage via the preparation of expert reports to monitoring and control. The range of working areas covers engineering services around mobility in the areas of railways, underground and urban railways, roads, airports and harbours, further also urban planning and civil and hydraulic engineering. Ingenieurbüro Vössing is able to provide services as a general planner across all technical fields, as well as a specialist for individual areas, as requested by the client. Specially developed software enables us to react and adapt flexibly to clients’ wishes and project requirements as they arise. Sticking to budgets and deadlines while at the same time ensuring quality requirements forms the basis for the companies work. Since 2000, the company has been certified in accordance with standard ISO 9001.

    Ingenieurbüro Vössing

    http://www.voessing.com/

  • innos - Sperlich GmbH, specialized in the target field of “New Technologies and New Markets” since 1992, is the recognized management partner in the new technology field for business, large-scale research and the political establishment. The basis of our success is our long-standing experience in management and project work in diverse issues inherent in technology-oriented development projects. Our focus is on pilot projects dealing with innovation and developments in sustainable business fields such as lightweight construction, electro mobility, energy storage system and many other fields.

  • InSell GmbH offers technology solutions encompassing smart city solutions spread across sectors like Mobility, Infrastructure, Urban Planning and Energy. The company is cooperating with key technology suppliers, organisations, universities and research institutions in developing and providing the concept of green and sustainable transport solutions for cities in developing nations. We find new markets for smart mobility products and evaluate options to innovate and creatively find solutions for every day mobility challenges.

  • LogisticNetwork Consultants GmbH has been active as an independent consulting firm in the fields of mobility and logistics since 1998. We develop for our clients originating from the fields of industry, commerce, service providers and the public sector, user-oriented solutions which are in line with market requirements. Our activities focus on concepts, cooperation, coordination and communication, realized for our clients by experienced interdisciplinary teams at our offices in Hannover and Berlin as well as with our worldwide network.

  • Luvent Consulting is an economic development consultancy with headquarters in Berlin, Germany. With their innovative approach and sound track record operating in over 70 countries, the team of Luvent Consulting is providing quality solutions to their private and public sector clients worldwide. They are specialised in integrating the cross-cutting issues of digitalisation and sustainability to the broad spectrum of economic development services they offer.

    Luvent Consulting's focus areas in infrastructure and transport are: Sustainable urban mobility, traffic and climate change, access to infrastructure in rural areas, road safety and green logistics.

  • myclimate is a partner for effective climate protection – both locally and globally. The Swiss Non-Profit Organisation wants to shape the future together with its partners through consultation, education and climate protection projects. myclimate pursues this as a science-based and business-orientated non-profit organisation. With projects of the highest quality, myclimate promotes quantifiable climate protection and long-lasting development worldwide. Through these projects, emissions are reduced by replacing fossil fuel sources with renewable energies and by implementing energy-efficient technologies. With our interactive and action-oriented educational programmes, myclimate encourages everyone to make a contribution towards our future. Moreover the foundation offers consultancy on integrated climate protection with tangible added value. myclimate provides this through analyses, IT solutions, labels and resource management. Services range from simple carbon footprints for businesses to sophisticated product life cycle assessments (LCA).

  • PB CONSULT designs urban mobility with the highest levels of elaboration, innovation and sustainability.

    By combining expertise in the fields of engineering, economy, city planning, geography and marketing, our team uses all its knowledge and skills to provide comprehensive services in all traffic-related areas.

    PB CONSULT offers best-in-class expertise in all fields of competence that are relevant for the creation of urban mobility solutions:

    CONCEPTION x INFRASTRUCTURE x SURVEYS x MARKETING x QUALITY MEASUREMENT x MOBILITY RESEARCH

  • The SmartCity.institute is a German institute that does research on the development of smart cities and which is located in Ludwigsburg, Stuttgart, and Cologne.

    Besides our research activities in the fields of mobility, energy, city development, digitisation and resilience, we consult cities and industrial enterprises regarding their path to the future. We assist them in their business development – and in designing customer–focused – products and services for an urban context.

    We build intersectoral networks and contribute to the interdisciplinary and cross–industrial collaboration.

    We do that because we understand this kind of exchange as the key for interoperability and therefore for smart city solutions!

  • Our mission is to develop sustainable solutions for the transport sector at local, regional, national andinternational scale for industrialised as well as for developing countries.

    Globalisation and economic growth entail increasing transport demands. An important challenge is to satisfy the mobility needs of society and the economy without overburdening the environment, public finances and the population.

    In order to achieve this, TCP International aims to increase the effectiveness, safety and efficiency of transport systems by developing innovative strategies and creative, tailor-made solutions.

    In a complex world, TCP International is your independent transport advisor, providing clear, feasible and practical solutions. We strive to realise your goals timely and in efficient manner.

    TCP International Transport Consulting Partners

    http://www.tcp-international.de/en/

  • VCDB VerkehrsConsult Dresden-Berlin GmbH is a regional, national and international operating consulting and planning company which provides its clients with objective and independent consultancy services and sustainable solutions concerning all aspects of public transport. Hereby, VCDB’s comprehensive range of expertise and operational know-how is the basis for practical-oriented and forward-looking results in the following fields of business:

    -Rail Vehicle Technology
    -Transport Planning/Transport Engineering
    -Traffic Telematics
    -Infrastructure Planning
    -Electric Mobility
    -Assistance in Operation

  • WTM is one of the ten largest German providers of engineering services in the building sector. With 80 years of experience WTM has planned over 12,000 national and international construction projects. With offices in Hamburg, Berlin and Munich, the company operates nationwide and internationally on pioneering projects. The range of services includes consulting, planning, monitoring and plan checking in the fields of civil engineering, hydraulic engineering, industrial and commercial construction, structural engineering, building services, offshore wind farms, renewable energy as well as research and development.

academia, networks and institutions
  • dena is Germany’s centre of expertise for energy efficiency, renewable energy sources and intelligent energy systems. As 'Agency for Applied Energy Transition', it helps achieve energy and climate policy objectives by developing solutions and putting them into practice, both nationally and internationally. In order to do so, it brings together partners from all areas of politics and business. dena’s shareholders are the Federal Republic of Germany, the KfW Group, Allianz SE, Deutsche Bank AG and DZ BANK AG.

  • FH Erfurt - University of Applied Sciences represented by its Department for Transport has a distinctive profile in education and research combing economics, logistics, and technologies of all transportation modes. Interested Students may select between various well-established programmes for obtaining Bachelor (B. Eng.) or Master (M.Eng. / M.Sc.) degrees.

    FH Erfurt - Department for Transport

    http://www.fh-erfurt.de/wlv/vt/studium/

  • As a neutral, innovative and active partner platform the member-financed association Forum ElektroMobilität connects relevant players from the economy (industry, small & medium sized companies), science and politics. Electro mobility is regarded as a holistic system. Via defined actions new connections over all branches are established, new projects are identified and additional knowledge is generated. Various issues in the broad field of electro mobility are addressed, discussed and developed. Topics of the network and its members are spread and positioned via the KONGRESS - the event of the year - specialized events and the network’s own communication channels.

  • How will people live and work in the future? Asking this and similar questions, researchers at Fraunhofer IAO apply their findings in practice to achieve concrete results. Our experts shape the interaction between humans, technology and organization with a view to the whole, keeping each customer’s specific needs in mind.

    Fraunhofer IAO understands cities as complex and holistic systems. Urban processes are becoming increasingly connected and tightly interwoven – not least due to digitization. Together with forward-looking stakeholders, Fraunhofer IAO develops system innovations that range from city-wide transformation processes and new home and work concepts to solutions that address mobility, urban governance and demographic change.

  • ITS Germany is the society bringing together representatives of industry, research and public administrations who want contribute to Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) with the objective to broaden the field of applications on a national and international level. The competence of ITS Germany is based on its network, in particular with ITS societies, but also in the relationships with other partners

    ITS Germany promotes the exchange of experiences and knowledge as well as the progress on the field of Intelligent Transport Systems from an organisational, legal, scientific and technical point of view. Besides, the society has the claim to represent the pooled interests within the mobility sector nationally and internationally.

  • TU-Campus EUREF, located in Berlin-Schöneberg and founded in 2008 as an institute of TU Berlin, offers continuing/further education and postgraduate classes and seminars for diverse target groups, research and consulting support and most importantly postgraduate master programs and further education modules that relate directly to the themes of energy transition.

  • About 600 companies performing public passenger transport and rail freight transport in Germany are organised in the “Verband Deutscher Verkehrsunternehmen” (VDV = Association of German Transport Companies). The VDV advises and supports its member companies and politicians, supports the exchange of experience and know-how between the members and prepares technical, operational, legal and economic principles. The VDV also represents the interests of its member companies towards parliaments, authorities, industry and other institutions. Therefore, the VDV has offices in Brussels (European office) and Berlin (capital office) besides its head office in Cologne. The regional interests of the member companies are defended by nine regional groups. Moreover, six general committees and 19 expert committees are dealing with the special challenges of the sector. More than 400 experts in very different fields do voluntary work in these committees, which results in rules (VDV Recommendations and VDV Reports).

    Verband Deutscher Verkehrsunternehmen e. V. (VDV)

    http://www.vdv.de/

 

 

Fact and Figures

Did you know that in Germany:

  • German transport infrastructure comprises 203,700 km of roads (incl. 12,900 km highways), a 42,000 km rail network, 7,700 km of federal waterways, 36 ports and 22 international airports