ERTICO organized 22nd ITS world congress in Bordeaux in October 2015. The yearly ITS Congress and Exhibition is the world’s largest event in intelligent transport systems and services. Growth Corridor Finland was also present at the congress.
20 European organisations join forces to establish the first Mobility as a Service (MaaS) Alliance in Bordeaux. This new initiative will work towards a truly European and common approach to MaaS through public and private stakeholder cooperation, providing the basis for the economy of scale needed for a successful implementation in Europe.
Tekes – the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation also present at the congress. Tekes is the most important publicly funded expert organisation for financing research, development and innovation in Finland. Tekes promotes a broad-based view on innovation: besides funding technological breakthroughs. It also emphasises the significance of service-related, design, business, and social innovations.
Tekes is part of the Team Finland –network that promotes Finland and boosts the success of Finnish companies abroad. The Team Finland network brings together all of state-funded actors and the services they offer to promote the internationalisation of Finnish companies, to attract foreign investments to Finland, and to promote Finland’s country brand.
Traffic Lab is an experimental project launched by the Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communications to promote a market in intelligent transport services.