Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion as a worldwide flagship region for innovative mobility

Partnership launched with the International Association for Public Transport

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Leading mobility players from the Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion announced the launch of the UITP-Karlsruhe Mobility Innovation Partnership at the UITP Global Public Transport Summit today. The initial training courses were unveiled at the event in Stockholm, which will be held at the UITP regional training centre in the TechnologyRegion. ‘Data & Business Intelligence’ will run from 20 to 22 November 2019 and Public Transport Fundamentals from 3 to 5 March 2020, while the IT-TRANS 2020 international conference and trade fair will also be taking place in Karlsruhe. In addition, the partnership involves setting up a UITP liaison office in Karlsruhe.

“Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion has a global reputation for its outstanding innovation in the field of mobility. With the UITP-Karlsruhe Mobility Innovation Partnership, we are seeking to intensify our long-standing cooperation,” said UITP Secretary General Mohamed Mezghani at the official launch at the transport summit in Stockholm.

Dr Frank Mentrup, chair of the supervisory board of TechnologieRegion Karlsruhe GmbH and Mayor of Karlsruhe, is delighted with the cooperation, which marks the first partnership of its kind between UITP and a region. “The agreement further cements the reputation of the TRK as a flagship region for modern mobility and is well suited for projects such as the autonomous driving testing field, focusing on public transport and the VDV TramTrain, which is seeing transport operators come together to develop new vehicles.”

Jochen Ehlgötz, Managing Director of TechnologieRegion Karlsruhe GmbH, emphasised the exemplary nature of the Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion, where projects such as regiomove, which aims to join up individual transport routes and create seamless mobility, are not just a concept, but a concrete example in a suburban region with a population of about 1.3 million. “The new cooperation partnership with UTIP recognises the performance and innovation of our regional alliance of business, science and public institutions,” Jochen Ehlgötz proclaimed in Stockholm.

As well as TechnologieRegion Karlsruhe GmbH, the founding partners of the UITP-Karlsruhe Mobility Innovation Partnership are:



Karlsruher Verkehrsverbund (KVV) mit Albtal- Verkehrs-Gesellschaft mbH (AVG) und Verkehrsbetriebe Karlsruhe (VBK)

Karlsruher Messe- und Kongress GmbH (KMK) and IT-TRANS

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) with Profilregion Mobilitätssysteme Karlsruhe - High Performance Center for Mobility Research

Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences Karlsruhe

FZI Research Center for Information Technology

Karlsruhe Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK Karlsruhe)

All partners will be exhibiting at the UITP World Congress in Stockholm until 12 June, where TransportTechnologie-Consult Karlsruhe GmbH (TTK) and the regiomove project will also be represented. The stand partners will also be hosting seminars and panel discussions on 11 June as part of the conference programme, where you can come along and discuss innovative spirit, booking platforms, travel planners, intermodality, mobility research and autonomous driving.

For more informations go to www.uitp.org