ETRA is a leading Industrial Group which constitutes the Smart City Centre of Excellence of ACS Corporation (one of the largest constructions and services corporations in the world). This key position is based in ETRA’s intense research, development and innovation activities. ETRA’s mission is putting technology to work for serving society in the fields of mobility, energy efficiency, security and communications.
The Company expertly and effectively combines the Smart City technology model with the provision of specific, tangible solutions which do improve citizen’s quality of life as well as the efficiency of city services managers (be them public or private) in the use of their limited human, material and environmental resources.
ETRA will coordinate the project and will be the responsible of developing the product P2: MEISTER Intelligent Billing & Roaming Platform; the design, development and integration of the e-mobility interoperable platform for smart cities. Moreover, ETRA is the WP3, WP8, WP9 and WP10 leader.
Malaga City Council is a public institution with a wealth of experience in European Funding programmes. Since 1989, it has been coordinating projects and networks with a direct influence on public policies specially related to the Urban Environment.
A huge amount of urban development projects have been executed by the City of Malaga. These projects have been managed by the Urban Environment Observatory (OMAU), which has dealt with their preparation and implementation, including tasks such as the communication and dissemination of project results.
Malaga City Council acts as the Malaga pilot leader, which will strengthen the e-mobility aspects in the smart city context and the city SUMP, with special focus on “e-urban collaborative logistics” (last mile distribution with the suitable shared electric vehicles). In addition, business models for e-car sharing in municipal fleet, smart park + charge and smart charging + storage will also be demonstrated in Malaga.
Novadays is a global research and consulting firm specialized in design and implementation of public policies and management of the public sector. The Mission of the company is ‘to improve the World we live in through consultancy’.
Novadays’ activity is mainly focused on advising the public sector officers in the implementation of policies and projects that will improve economic and social development of their countries, regions and cities. Most of Novadays consultants do their work organized into four Units of Excellence: Transport and Mobility, Energy and Circular Economy, Economic Competitiveness and Social Equality.
Novadays will work together with the Governments of the three pilot cities in implementing a global benchmark methodology (Business Cases based in the Five Case Methodology originally designed by the National Treasury of UK) through 11 cases to test the 6 business models that will be explored in the project. Furthermore, Novadays is the WP2 and P1 leader.
VMZ’s score businesses are urban mobility and traffic management: from start to finish. VMZ is an affiliate of SIEMENS AG. We develop mobility and traffic management concepts and implement information services, which we operate ourselves. We also carry out research on questions relating to mobility in the future. Our aim is to ensure secure, efficient and environmentally sound urban mobility.
E-mobility solutions are on top of VMZ’s strategic and operational agenda. Planning concepts for charging infrastructure, integration of e-mobility services and non-discriminating charging platforms to foster e-mobility have been established and are operated in close cooperation with the City of Berlin.
VMZ leads WP6 and P3 and will coordinate the pilot execution activities in Berlin, Malaga and Gothenburg. The technical key focus of VMZ is to develop a cross-pilot integrated platform for e-mobility making use of the authentication platform Berlin. In addition, VMZ will lead the development of services for smart parking and charging.
The Institute for Climate, Energy and Mobility (IKEM), affiliated institute of the University of Greifswald, focuses on the analysis, evaluation and further development of the legal and policy framework of the three eponymous research areas, i.e. climate protection, energy and mobility.
As an independent not-for-profit organization, IKEM deals with key scientific questions towards a sustainable economic and social order. Besides working on topics such as climate protection, renewable energy and future-oriented energy networks, IKEM conducts research in the field of mobility, concentrated on electric mobility, autonomous driving and public transport and logistics transformation and digitization.
IKEM, as a research institute, is responsible for the legal and economic research in MEISTER supporting the pilots. Furthermore, IKEM will contribute to the further development of business models, best practice models and policies recommendations on national and EU levels. As leader of WP7 IKEM will do the cross-site analysis of the pilots and the impact assessment.
Gewobag is one of the most important housing companies in Berlin and Brandenburg managing around 70,000 residential units and providing a broad range of property services. Gewobag is a member of the BBU and contributes to meeting the objectives in the Climate Protection Agreement signed with the Berlin Senate. On behalf of the State of Berlin, Gewobag is pursuing the goal of providing affordable housing for large populations and increasing municipal housing stock.
Gewobag is currently developing a large area (WATERKANT Berlin) in the Berlin borough of Spandau, where around 2,500 new units will be constructed from 2017 until 2023. In addition to an environmentally-friendly energy supply, a fully integrated mobility concept is to be implemented in the residential area, including several mobility-hubs as well as services for intelligent charging and parking. That way WATERKANT Berlin is serving as a pilot site for MEISTER.
The Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH) is one of the largest research centres in Greece. It was founded in 2000 and is located in Thessaloniki, Greece. The mission of CERTH is to promote the triplet Research – Development – Innovation by conducting high quality scientific research and developing innovative products and services while building strong partnerships with industry (national and international) and strong collaborations with research centres and universities in Greece and abroad. CERTH has participated successfully in more than 1,000 competitive research financed by the European Union (EU), leading industries from USA, Japan and Europe and the Greek Government.
CERTH will actively participate in WP3 and WP4 activities, whereas it will contribute with leading role in WP5 activities related to the forecasting & trend analysis techniques. Furthermore, it will support as horizontal partner in a unified way the monitoring of KPIs and their assessment through the underlying hypothesis and data analytics platform.
RISE was founded in 1997 at the initiative of the local industry in West Sweden. The task is to do research and development in applied information technology in collaboration with the industry, the public sector and universities, in order to help Swedish automotive and transport industry to achieve sustainable development and growth. RISE is fully owned by the Swedish government.
By working closely with industry partners, RISE develops user-oriented, innovative services, which will have the advantage of being commercially well packaged from the very beginning. RISE provides a neutral arena for experimenting with and negotiating innovative solutions.
RISE AB will act as research partner to the Gothenburg site, focusing on prerequisites for the electrification of special public transport. Areas to be explored include:
• Charging infrastructure versus battery payload for vehicles, optimization and simulation
• User perspectives in transition to electromobility (Drivers, users)
• Transformation strategies (business case, legislative implications, organisational challenges)
E.ON is an international, privately-owned energy supplier, focused on renewables, energy networks and customer solutions. E.ON serves approximately 32 million customers worldwide and has its headquarters in Essen, Germany.
E.ON operates the largest network of urban and peri-urban charge spots, consisting of +1,300 publicly available charge points, and a solid network of fast-charge stations. E.ON offers services to all types of electric vehicle users and interacts in the market as both a CPO (Charge Point Operator) and an EMP (E-Mobility Provider). A core part of its market offer is a backend platform providing interoperable access to the various players of the electromobility market.
E.ON will take the lead of WP5 and P5 and will focus on developing and implementing innovative features within the field of smart charging with the clear aim of unlocking new revenue streams and provide new cost-saving mechanisms, facilitating the existence of sustainable business models around large-scale roll-out of public charging infrastructures across Europe.
Göteborgs Stad (City of Gothenburg) is a port city with a strategic location between Oslo and Copenhagen. It has a population of around 548,000 and is Sweden´s second largest city. It was classed by Forbes as the world´s 12th most inventive city in 2013.
Gothenburg has drawn up ambitious strategies for city development that aim to make it one of the most progressive cities in the world concerning climate impact, energy efficiency, mobility/logistics and social inclusion. For instance, by 2020 emission levels of CO2 will be reduced by at least 40% compared to the levels in 1990.
The city of Gothenburg has expertise in other European projects, and this will allow us to provide valuable support to the project. The Gothenburg Municipality will be one of the pilots in where the MEISTER solutions will be tested. Moreover, Gothenburg will be the leader of the WP4 and P4.