URBANITE is composed of eleven partners from six different countries, representing Northern, Southern and Eastern Europe:
TECNALIA Research & Innovation is the first privately funded Applied Research Centre in Spain and one of the leading such centres in Europe. With our 1,475 highly-qualified employees, a 110 million Euros turnover and a portfolio with over 4,000 clients, TECNALIA is determined to change its way of working with companies to promote the transformation of knowledge into wealth.
Alma Digit offers consulting services to small and medium-sized public and private companies in order to develop highly innovative solutions in ICT (Information and Communication Technology).
The Urban mobility department and the Department of Cultural and Educational policies and Economic Development Department of the Municipality of Messina are committed in the URBANITE project. Messina is the third largest city on the island of Sicily, Italy. It has a population of about 250,000 inhabitants in the city proper and about 500,000 in the province. It is located near the northeast corner of Sicily, at the Strait of Messina, just opposite the province of Reggio Calabria on the mainland).
Engineering Group is a global player in the digital transformation sector, with a complete offer of business integration, application and infrastructure outsourcing, innovative solutions and strategic consultancy. The Group manages IT initiatives in over 20 countries with projects in Digital Finance, Smart Government & E-Health, Augmented City, Digital Industry, Smart Energy & Utilities, Digital Media & Communication, supported by cross-business unit centers of competence and by the Research and Innovation Department which has the dual role of promoting research on software at an international level and transferring innovation to the production cycle of the business structures.
Forum Virium Helsinki (FVH) is a non-profit enterprise owned by the City of Helsinki and founded in 2006. As part of the City of Helsinki Group, FVH is an innovation unit playing a key role in developing and implementing the Smart City and Open City strategies of the City of Helsinki. Helsinki has been recognised as one of the top six smart cities in the Europe in the 2014 European Parliament study “Mapping the European Smart Cities”. Helsinki is among the ten fastest growing metropolitan areas in Europe. FVH implements the Helsinki smart city strategy in the new urban development projects, coordinating the development of the Kalasatama Smart City District, open data at Helsinki Region Infoshare, future mobility test bed at Jätkäsaari Smart Mobility Lab, and other initiatives.
The FRAUNHOFER Society is one of the leading organisations of applied research and development in Europe. One of the main goals of the FRAUNHOFER Society is to link scientific work with industrial demands.
JSI is the most important research institute in Slovenia and is ranked around 50th among research centres (faculties or institutes) in Europe regarding European involvement. JSI comprises of 28 research departments and employs about 1000 researchers and PhD students. JSI enjoys international recognition, participating currently in over 300 international projects. JSI has been involved in many national and international ICT projects.
Founded in 1994, WAAG operates at the intersection of science, technology and the arts. Our work focuses on emergent technologies as instruments of social change, and is guided by the values of fairness, openness and inclusivity. WAAG’s dedicated team of sixty thinkers and makers empowers people to become active citizens through technology.
The City of Amsterdam is a Public Organization. Amsterdam is the capital city of The Netherlands. The City has around 838.000 residents from 180 different countries. The Amsterdam Metropolitan Area has 2,2 million inhabitants. The city is exceptionally well connected both physically and digitally. Amsterdam is one of the leading ‘smart cities’ in Europe and invest in data science, big data solutions and data driven policies together with other partners. Many smart city projects start at the grass roots, not with the government but by citizens or organisations that want to make a difference.
Bilbao is the capital of the county called Bizkaia, Spain, and it could be considered as the industrial and financial capital of the Basque Country. With an area of 41,60 km2 and around 355,000 inhabitants, Bilbao is located right in the heart of a metropolitan area that extends along the estuary of the Nervión River with a population close to 1 million.
The Cluster of Mobility and Logistics, MLC ITS Euskadi, is a private non-profit association which was founded in 2005 by 20 partners. MLC-ITS Euskadi is formed by a group of companies, governments and associations located in the Basque area and interconnected in a specific area of activity, linked by complementary characteristics and common elements.