Technical Support Partners

Rupprecht Consult

Rupprecht Consult – Forschung & Beratung GmbH is a fully independent private research and consultancy company, based in Cologne since 1996. Our mission is to contribute to sustainable development of cities and regions in Europe and worldwide.

We are a committed team of internationally experienced consultants delivering quality services in the fields of urban and regional development, transport and mobility, environmental protection, information technologies and, generally, innovation to society. We are part of an excellent network international stakeholders in sustainable development. Our main customers are cities, regions and international organisations in many countries.

Edinburgh Napier University

Edinburgh Napier’s innovative research provides solutions to society’s challenges. We nurture talent and create knowledge that shapes communities all around the world: more than half of our research was recognised as world-leading or internationally excellent in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework review.


urbanista is a company for participatory urban planning and communication, based in Hamburg (Germany) and founded in 1998. urbanista consists of 18 experts in urban planning, urban design, architecture, sociology, geography, graphics design, web development, and project management. It’s mission is to inspire social, economic and environmental change in cities. A special aim of urbanista’s work is the combination of innovative face-to-face and online tools, which are developed both by urbanista and the subsidiary Nexthamburg, which functions as a citizen think-tank and was founded in 2009. The participatory toolsets based upon the methods and formats piloted with Nexthamburg (referred to as the Next model) have been used in many German cities, but also for international projects, such as in Switzerland, Austria, Portugal, Turkey, Serbia, and India.


Polis is a network of European cities and regions cooperating for innovative transport solutions. Since 1989, European local and regional authorities have been working together within Polis to promote sustainable mobility through the deployment of innovative transport solutions.

Our aim is to improve local transport through integrated strategies that address the economic, social and environmental dimensions of transport. To this end, Polis supports the exchange of experiences and the transfer of knowledge between European local and regional authorities. It also facilitates the dialogue between local and regional authorities and other actors of the sector such as industry, research centres and universities, and NGOs.

Technical University of Vienna

Our mission is “technology for people”. Through our research we “develop scientific excellence”, through our teaching we “enhance comprehensive competence”. For nearly 200 years, TU Wien has been a place of research, teaching and learning in the service of progress. TU Wien is among the most successful technical universities in Europe and is Austria’s largest scientific-technical research and educational institution.

Zaragoza Logistics Centrezlc

Zaragoza Logistics Center (ZLC) is a research institute established by the Government of Aragon in Spain in partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Zaragoza. Founded in 2003, the ZLC campus is located in the heart of PLAZA, the largest logistics park in the southwest of Europe that serves as a working laboratory to transfer new knowledge and working practices. ZLC mission is to create an international centre of excellence for research and education in logistics and SCM that actively engages with industry and the public sector to develop and disseminate knowledge.

Koucky & Partners

Koucky & Partners is a consultancy firm specialising in sustainable transport and positioned where traffic and the environment meet. Our goal is to contribute to concrete improvements for our customers and the environment.

Thanks to the depth and breadth of our knowledge and understanding of environmental and transportation issues, Koucky & Partners’ competent team helps customers with investigations, project management, competitive intelligence, research and development, lectures and training, process support and idea development, project assessment, communication and advocacy, project ideas and applications.