• Defining solutions for reducing the logistic cost in cities

    GrowSmarter · European Commission (H2020)

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  • Testing the electric bus in Barcelona

    ELIPTIC Project · European Commission (H2020)

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  • Searching new ways of financing urban public transport

    Pilot project study on innovative ways of sustainably financing public transport · European Commission (DG MOVE)

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  • Developing decision-making tools for a better management of the urban mobility in Barcelona

    EMBLEMÀTIC · Ajuntament de Barcelona

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  • Applying game theory for a better regulation of Short Sea Shipping

    REG4SSEA · Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness

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The Center for Innovation in Transport (CENIT) is a research group of the International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE). CENIT was created in 2001 as a public consortium between the Government of Catalonia (Departament de Territori i Sostenibilitat) and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya-Barcelona Tech (UPC) to centralize expertise in transportation innovation. CENIT became a member of CIMNE in 2017.

CENIT has been consolidated at a local and national level to promote research on transportation and logistics and a think tank on the mobility issues currently influencing our society.

Our mission at CENIT is to build the next generation of solutions in global transport

Since its creation in 2001 CENIT has strived to provide cutting edge research and technology solutions to both the public and private sectors while providing thought leadership through contributions to scientific and academic journals as well as global events.

Our work areas are include Urban Mobility, Port logistics and Maritime Transport, and Transport Infrastructure Management with an emphasis on transport economics, operations research, travel behavior, sustainability, transport policy, demand analysis, and ICT.



CENIT presents in MHCL 2019 congress

July 4, 2019

Last 1st and 2nd July 2019, CENIT presented two papers in MHCL Maratime and Port Logistics, 2019 – Bar Conference (Bar, Montenegro).


Presentació del “Llibre Blanc de la Distribució Urbana de la Mercaderia (DUM)” dins de la Jornada “Els reptes de la DUM”

March 1, 2019

El proper 27 de març es presentarà el “Llibre Blanc de la Distribució Urbana de la Mercaderia”, elaborat pel CENIT, dins de la Jornada “Els reptes de la DUM”, organitzada per l’Autoritat del Transport Metropolità.

22nd Euro Working Group on Transportation Meeting – EWGT 2019. Barcelona 18-20 September

October 16, 2018

The next 22nd edition of the EWGT meeting will be held in Barcelona, from September 18 to 20, 2019, organized by the  Statistics and Operations Research Department and the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department of the UPC and in collaboration with CENIT and CARNET.