SCALE UP – User-Centric and data driven solutions for connected urban poles.



Transport accounts for a quarter of the EU’s greenhouse gas emissions and for more than half of all nitrogen oxides emissions. Since the contamination and pollution is becoming a real problem in our society, the European Union is pushing towards a climate neutrality and reduce the transport emissions.

To solve these environmental challenges, the SCALE-UP project aims to develop data-driven and user-centric strategies to accelerate the take-up of smart, clean and inclusive mobility, and become well-connected and multi-usage urban nodes, to the level needed to meet climate targets and European transport policy objectives. The 3 urban nodes Antwerp, Madrid and Turku team up and implement 28 innovative mobility measures built on 5 interconnected pillars: governance, multimodality, data, clean-safe-inclusive and behaviour.

SCALE-UP has a budget of € 10.3 M (co-financed by the EU under the H2020 program). With a duration of 48 months and a consortium made up of 23 partners, under the project coordination of the City of Antwerp and the technical coordination of ETRA I + D..

COORDINATOR: City of Antwerp – Brussels

TECHNICAL COORDINATOR: ETRA Investigación y Desarrollo, S.A.


  1. City of Antwerp
  2. Transport Region Antwerp
  3. Port of Antwerp-Bruge
  4. Flemish Department of Mobility and Public Works
  5. Province of Antwerp
  6. Be-Mobile NV
  7. Traject SA
  8. Ayuntamiento de Madrid
  9. Empresa Municipal de Transportes de Madrid S.A.
  10. Consorcio Regional de Transportes De Madrid
  11. Avanza Bike by Mobility ADO
  12. Ayesa Advanced Technologies, S.A.
  13. HaCon Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH
  14. City of Turku
  15. Regional Council of Southwest Finland
  16. Turku University of Applied Sciences
  17. Vinka Oy
  18. ETRA investigación y Desarrollo SA
  19. Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
  20. Transport & Mobility Leuven
  21. Smart Transportation Alliance
  23. ECORYS

KEY WORDS: Scale up, Data- driven, user centric, multimodal hubs, behavioural change, governance, clean mobility, safety, take up, evaluation, vulnerable user groups.