The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) is a public institution dedicated to higher education and research, specialized in the fields of engineering, architecture and science. The UPC is among the largest Spanish technical universities, with more than 2.600 researchers and 30.000 students, covering research in all the main engineering fields. Research at UPC is organized in 194 multidisciplinary groups plus 7 research institutes.
The UPC Technology Center (CIT UPC) is a non-profit entity, attached to the UPC, but with its own legal personality. It is dedicated to applying university research capabilities to innovation in business. The mission of CIT UPC is to transfer UPC’s technology to the local ecosystem. CIT UPC comprises 20 UPC Research Centers, accounting for 569 researchers (42% of them PhD) and a total income of €12 million. Regarding the field of mobility, CIT UPC has a long background in the area.
CIT UPC and CARNET are one of the partners and main promoters of EIT Urban Mobility, the recently approved Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) in the field of urban mobility. Their role in the project is establishing a close link and alignment between ARIADNA and EIT Urban Mobility, while leading WP5 – Engaging the network.