Knowledge Exchange on a Digital Event Platform

Indian Start-ups at IT-TRANS in Karlsruhe - the Global Meeting Place

The international IT-TRANS community will meet online from December 1 to 3 2020. An interactive networking platform will enable a cross-national dialogue on the digitization of urban mobility. Speakers, exhibitors, conference participants and exhibition participants will be able to exchange ideas and follow the conference program and presentations within the framework of the exhibition on video. There will be 30 sessions in total. Starting on November 24, all networking participants will be able to maintain their profile, network and plan their appointments on the three days of the event using the digital calendar function.

Talque Networking Platform Photo: KMK
Talque Networking Platform  Photo: KMK

On the event community platform of IT-TRANS, participants take part in the conference sessions via live stream. Digital transformation, AI and IoT, autonomous mobility, MaaS, smart ticketing, on-demand and shared mobility, data ownership and governance, and intelligent traffic management are the core topics of the three-day IT-TRANS conference.

Not only in the plenary session "Digitalisation of Public Transport – post Covid world" but also in other lectures many experts will deal intensively with the current challenges of transport companies in the pandemic. Via chat function conference participants can ask questions at any time to the 150 speakers, who will answer them live. Conference participants also have the option to view the videos at a later date.

“The relevance of digitalisation in the public transport sector has become even clearer in recent months," says Mohamed Mezghani, Secretary General of UITP. "For this reason, IT-TRANS is a much-needed network hub and economic driver for the global mobility community, but above all it is an important exchange platform for discussing and developing digital tools for future urban mobility." UITP, International Association of Public Transport, is co-organizer of IT-TRANS and responsible for the conference program.

Networking  Photo: KMK
Networking Photo: KMK

Automation is one of the focal points of research and impact of the IT and mobility experts from the TechnologieRegion Karlsruhe. They will present their findings and products – for example on autonomous vehicle depots – in the joint lecture "Automated Public Transport". In the lecture "Using Artificial Intelligence for Greater Performance", representatives from Hitouch from Switzerland, Streamax from China and PaxLife from Germany will discuss the use of artificial intelligence to increase efficiency in public transport. Other presentations will deal with topics such as the management of electric fleets, autonomous driving, mobile ticketing, passenger information and seamless mobility. The international industry experts will share their best-practice experiences and present digital solutions to help transport companies and mobility service providers, especially during the ongoing pandemic: How can compliance with the mask obligation be monitored? How can overcrowding at stops or in vehicles be prevented? How can Big Data or real-time information help? How can timetables be rescheduled spontaneously due to changing demand?

This is because the urban transport networks have reached a turning point, and not only because of the Corona pandemic. Digital tools have the potential to optimize the quality of public transport, increase efficiency, reduce costs and improve the passenger experience. Many technical innovations originate from start-ups. In the virtual start-up zone of IT-TRANS, young manufacturers, developers and mobility service providers present their innovative business models. The start-ups come from Israel, India, Canada, Russia, several European countries and Germany.


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Anlaufstelle in Pune


Die Kooperation zwischen Karlsruhe und dem indischen Pune ist einen Schritt weiter: Im Januar 2014 wurde im "MCCIA Trade Tower", 403, Senapati Bapat Road, eine direkte Karlsruher Anlaufstelle mit den Repräsentantinnen Iris Becker und Winnie Kulkarni von "Let's Bridge IT" in Pune eröffnet.

Durch Erfolg und Ausbau der vielfältigen Aktivitäten - ob Infos rund um den Standort Karlsruhe, aktiv Kontakte zu indischen Firmen halten oder deutsche Firmen aus der TRK in und um Pune bekannter machen - erfolgte im März 2018 ein Umzug in neue Räumlichkeiten, auch durch die Erweiterung um die Repräsentanz des Landes Baden-Württembergs in Maharashtra sowie das Marketingbüro der „Hochschul Föderation Südwest“. 


Karlsruhe Cooperation & Marketing Office
Let's bridge IT, Ms. Iris Becker
9th Floor, Sunit Capital, Senapati Bapat Road, Pune 411016
Tel: +91 75 0782 7033