Research & Innovation

With total engagement in more than 50 projects, UITP is recognised as the world leader in innovation for public transport sector.

The four top objectives of the UITP Research & Innovation (R&I) strategy include:

  • Identifying regional priorities for R&I
  • Identifying and exploiting opportunities to fund innovative projects (European Union (EU), World Bank, International Cooperation Offices, etc.)
  • Performing interregional transferability of innovative solutions
  • Support members in accessing, coordinating and participating to third party funded R&I activities

Find here an overview of our R&I projects and contacts.

Contact: Umberto Guida, Director of Research & Innovation (


UITP has been a leading partner in a wide range of EU-funded research projects for many years, with the European Commission recognising UITP as a key interlocutor in promoting public transport stakeholders’ priorities for research and innovation.

Ongoing projects





Completed projects




To succeed in advancing public transport, great emphasis must be placed on international research cooperation. With the growing demand to expand the UITP research and innovation activities also outside the EU borders, in March 2016 UITP has decided to transform the EU Projects Department into Research and Innovation. The experienced team is ambitious to share its long-standing experience and engage also non-EU regions for the benefit of all UITP Members.


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