The HoPE consortium consists of 13 organisations from seven different countries representing a wide taste of Europe in terms of population, culture and economic power. The consortium unifies a number of technology groups that have a world leading position in their respective fields.



 

Transport & Mobility Leuven NV (TML) is a Belgian-based research company that support policy makers in their decisions by offering scientifically sound analyses. These are based on quantitative research: modelling, statistical analyses, simulations, and prognoses. Our research fields are traffic, passenger and freight transport, and the related economic impact and environmental problems. The integration between passenger and freight transport, economics, and environment gives us a unique position within Europe. Our clients are the European Commission, national governments and administrations, local and regional authorities as well as sector associations and non-profit organisations. Within HoPE, TML leads the work package on dissemination, supports the consortium with the creation of business development plans, and provides a tight liaison with the EC FP7 MODUM project which we coordinate. TML is the coordinator of the HoPE project.

 

 

Planet Media Studios S.L. is a Spanish leading international IT services provider. It is a private medium sized company founded in 2000, which delivers integrated design, built-in and operate solutions to large multinational clients in carefully targeted industry sectors. Its business approach is based on establishing long-term partnerships that encourage success through mutual benefit. Planet Media has a strong specialization in development of tailored cross-platform applications for multiple devices. One of main strategic research line is oriented to integrate NFC technology in heterogeneous market areas as mCommerce, eHealth or Smart Cities. Planet Media aim is to foster NFC mobile devices as the new transparent data transfer method for the user.




INNOVA S.p.A. is a private company established in 1993. INNOVA operates in 5 major technology sectors where growth and development depend strongly on the use of new technologies: Information and communication technologies; Renewable sources of energy; Intelligent industrial systems; Nanotechnologies; Biotechnologies. INNOVA assists industrial and research organisations in the implementation of their innovation strategies for the assessment and exploitation of advanced technologies and the valorisation of R&D results; it provides consultancy services to qualified European companies, to leading research centres and universities and to the European Commission for the development and exploitation of innovative solutions to improve processes, products, management and organisational structures.




The Computer Technology Institute & Press .Diophantus. (CTI) is one of the major R&D institutes in Greece. Currently it employs more than 250 individuals: experienced and specialized scientists (including faculty members of the Department of Computer Engineering and Informatics at the University of Patras), engineers, PhD students, and supporting staff.
In the last 5 years, CTI has successfully undertaken more than 130 R&D projects, 95 of which were funded by the EC, and in 15 of which acted as coordinator. It has exhibited substantial basic and applied research activity in areas such as algorithms, complexity and optimization, wired as well as wireless and sensor networks, computer and network security, ubiquitous and distributed computing, e-learning, complex information systems design and development, production systems, embedded systems, integration and sustainable development. CTI has developed close ties with both the public and private sector and serves as the official consultant of the Greek State.

 

   

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is an international information technology services company with 2013 annual revenue of € 8.6 billion and 76,300 employees in 52 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers IT services through Consulting & Systems Integration,Managed Operations, and transactional services through Worldline, the European leader and a global player in the payments services industry. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, it works with clients across different business sectors: Manufacturing, Retail & Transportation; Public & Health; Financial Services; Telcos, Media & Utilities. 

 

  

Bull Hungary was established in 1990. In implementation of customized IT solutions Bull Hungary’s primary partners are local companies, while the Bull Group and its international partners provide the necessary financial-logistics, technology and reference backgrounds. Dedicated to building groundbreaking, innovative technologies, Bull HU's R&D teams are driven by the core values of commitment to industry standards; close synergies with Open Source communities; and dedication to ultimate reliability and security for mission-critical environments. Bull carries out advanced research in the area of identity and access management (IAM) cryptography, Public Key Infrastructures (PKI), embedded security systems, and service quality management. In recent years Bull Hungary has been involved in projects and implementations where mobile technology and security have been in focus. These assignments included the introduction of a number of chip card based services, the implementation of a card management system, and the deployment of multiple service modules for payment, retail, healthcare and access control operations. Bull Hungary is also active in local and European R&D programs, has been involved in a number of FP5, FP6, eTEN, AAL projects, like SEMOPS (FP5, eTEN), StoLPaN (FP6), DIAD (Tech), BAKTAT (KMR), NETC@RDS (FP6, eTEN), and JOIN-IN (AAL). The main role in the project. The participation of Bull will give to the Consortium access to previously implemented technologies and deep knowledge in smart systems for ticketing, and mobile payment. This partner will be responsible for the management of WP2, which work package focuses on the non-technical preparation, conceptualisation of the pilot operations. The company will participate in the integration of the core platform with the ticket delivery and payment modules. The previous relevant experience Particularly relevant for the project Bull’s involvement in the development and implementation of mobile payment related architecture and the participation in the development of the remote ticket distribution architecture which is to be used by HoPE. The company also piloted the mobile ticketing application, where substantially the same task and activities were performed which are foreseen in the current project.   

 

The Computer Technology Institute & Press “Diophantus” (CTI) is one of the major R&D institutes in Greece. Currently it employs more than 250 individuals: experienced and specialized scientists (including faculty members of the Department of Computer Engineering and Informatics at the University of Patras), engineers, PhD students, and supporting staff. In the last 5 years, CTI has successfully undertaken more than 125 R&D projects, 92 of which were funded by the EC, and in 15 of which acted as coordinator. It has exhibited substantial basic and applied research activity in areas such as algorithms, complexity and optimization, wired as well as wireless and sensor networks, computer and network security, ubiquitous and distributed computing, e-learning, complex information systems design and development, production systems, embedded systems, integration and sustainable development.   

 

Coventry Traffic Control Centre is operated by the Council of the City of Coventry (CCC) and has been controlling and managing traffic using the latest technologies for more than thirty years. It operates the Cycle, Split and Offset Optimisation Technique (SCOOT) automated system – the de-facto standard for a traffic control system in Great Britain – a legacy system installed in most UK cities. Coventry Traffic Control Centre is one of the first to incorporate a wireless MESH network in the traffic operations. Such wireless network environment is a great basis for further developing user centric application and including involving the commuters actively in managing the traffic situation in the city.   

 

Infohub Ltd. is a research-led company developing system solutions for simulation, information acquisition, processing and delivery. Infohub specialises in human-centred applications such as decision support, data mining and information services in traffic, transport and environmental sectors. The company has been providing bespoke software solutions in Nottingham since 2003, on contract from the Nottingham City Council. Its flagship product TripTimes (http://www.triptimes.co.uk) is a web-based application, which has provided a basis for related mobile phone and kiosk-based applications.   

 

Athens Greater area comprises 60 municipalities with a total population of approximately 4 million inhabitants. On a typical day approximately 8 million person trips take place, 2,7 m. of which by Public Transport modes. OASA (Athens Urban Transport Organisation S.A.), established in 1993, is the responsible Public Transport Authority for planning, coordinating and controlling the provision of public transport services, as well as for the financing and the economic supervision of the public transport system.   

 

ITACA Srl is a spin-off company of University of Calabria and University of Salento, operating in Information & Communication Technology (ICT) field. The mission of ITACA is on one hand to ensure the technology transfer of the output of the thematic research conducted by the research group directly connected to the company members and on the other hand to guarantee a commercial exploitation of the RTD projects carried out. The company main field of activity is the Design and Development of Decision Support Systems, expert systems and ICT e-solutions for decisional problems related to the management, optimization and control of Logistics, Transportation and Urban Mobility Systems, but the company also works in the field of Document & Knowledge Management, e-business integration and distribution of multichannel services.  

 

Asociacion Cluster De Movilidad y Logistica de Euskadi (MLC) was founded in 2005 by 20 partners. At the moment contains 108 partners amongst them, the Basque Government.. TIL-ITS Euskadi is formed by a group of companies, governments and associations located in the Basque area (north of Spain and South of France), or entities interconnected in a specific area of activity, linked by complementary characteristics and common elements". The mission of the Cluster is to achieve an integral competitiveness improvement in our region, through cooperation, innovation and interaction among all the agents and companies of the transport and logistics sector. 

 

 

On October 01, 2009, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) was founded by a merger of Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe and Universität Karlsruhe. KIT bundles the missions of both precursory institutions: A university of the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg with teaching and research tasks and a large-scale research institution of the Helmholtz Association conducting program-oriented provident research on behalf of the Federal Republic of Germany. The faculty for Informatics of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology is the oldest research establishment devoted to computer science in Germany currently counting approximately 3000 students and over 300 faculty members and researchers.