M2G-ITS Lab Work­shop 2024 @Kyoto University:

Mobility2Grid: Elec­tri­fi­ca­ti­on of public trans­por­ta­ti­on in Japan and Germany

Tran­si­ti­on Pro­cess, Impacts and Risks

7th —  9th May 2024


The event will take place hybrid. You can take part in this event on site in Kyo­to or online via Zoom (click on the Zoom box). Plea­se regis­ter in advan­ce. The regis­tra­ti­on form, our pro­gram and fur­ther infor­ma­ti­on can be found fur­ther down on this page.

On Site in Kyoto

Day 1

Kyo­to Uni­ver­si­ty, Clock Tower, Yoshi­da Cam­pus, 36 Yoshi­da­hon­ma­chi, Sakyo Ward, Kyo­to, 606‑8317, Japan

Day 2

Kyo­to Uni­ver­si­ty, Kats­u­ra Cam­pus, Kats­u­ra C‑Cluster C1, Kyo­to­dai­ga­ku­kats­u­ra, Nishikyo Ward, Kyo­to, 615‑8246, Japan

Day 3 (only on site)

Kyo­to Uni­ver­si­ty, Kats­u­ra Cam­pus, Kats­u­ra C‑Cluster C1, Kyo­to­dai­ga­ku­kats­u­ra, Nishikyo Ward, Kyo­to, 615‑8246, Japan

Online via Zoom

Digi­tal par­ti­ci­pa­ti­on (via Zoom) is pos­si­ble during the event peri­od via the fol­lo­wing link:


Elec­tri­fi­ca­ti­on of vehic­les fleets is fast pro­gres­sing in many count­ries. Howe­ver, today, more than 90% of buses in Ger­ma­ny and Japan still depend on inter­nal com­bus­ti­on engi­nes. Stake­hol­ders from both count­ries are actively enga­ged in deve­lo­ping tech­no­lo­gies and stra­te­gic plan­ning to pro­mo­te more sus­tainable envi­ron­men­tal and post-fos­sil alter­na­ti­ves. Both count­ries will increase the num­ber of elec­tric buses in the upco­ming years signi­fi­cant­ly. In addi­ti­on to the vehic­les, the depots are at the heart of elec­tri­fi­ca­ti­on. The depots thus beco­me more than just “par­king” loca­ti­ons. They enable the intel­li­gent com­bi­na­ti­on of elec­tric power and mobi­li­ty. The inte­gra­ti­on of elec­tric public trans­port sys­tems and mul­ti­func­tion­al depots shall be addres­sed in a two-day work­shop. We will focus on bus ope­ra­ti­on and depots but are also inte­res­ted in the dis­cus­sion on other vehic­le depots inclu­ding shared mobi­li­ty and logi­stics faci­li­ties and, more broad­ly, vehic­le-to-grid concepts.

On the first day, we will look at the poten­ti­al, impli­ca­ti­ons and risks of the elec­tri­fi­ca­ti­on of the enti­re public and pri­va­te trans­port sec­tor. Despi­te con­cerns about relia­ble and wide­spread char­ging infra­struc­tu­re, social accep­tance (e.g., pri­ce or ran­ge anxie­ty for EV users) slo­wing down the adop­ti­on of elec­tric trans­por­ta­ti­on. Addi­tio­nal­ly, rese­arch fin­dings dis­cuss the envi­ron­men­tal impact of bat­tery pro­duc­tion and dis­po­sal, as well as the source of elec­tri­ci­ty used for char­ging, which could nega­te some of the envi­ron­men­tal bene­fits if deri­ved from non-rene­wa­ble sources. Balan­cing the bene­fits of elec­tri­fi­ca­ti­on with the­se risks requi­res careful plan­ning and invest­ment in infra­struc­tu­re and sus­tainable ener­gy sources.

On the second day, we review and dis­cuss les­sons-lear­nt of 10 years elec­tric bus rese­arch in Ber­lin, resul­ting in clo­se coope­ra­ti­on with the Ber­lin trans­port ope­ra­tor BVG. The opti­miza­ti­on and fle­xi­bi­liza­ti­on of char­ging and ope­ra­ti­on for a who­le fleet will be pre­sen­ted and dis­cus­sed. Within that the rene­wal of bus depots will be explai­ned, as the­se places can help to opti­mi­ze the char­ging pro­cess, sta­bi­li­ze the grid, inte­gra­te rene­wa­ble ener­gy, redu­ce cos­ts, and enable effi­ci­ent fleet manage­ment. The inter­ac­tion bet­ween buses and depots plays a vital role in the suc­cessful adop­ti­on of elec­tric vehic­les for public transportation.

In the final ses­si­on we will broa­den the per­spec­ti­ve and also con­sider other forms of public trans­port, in par­ti­cu­lar shared elec­tric micro­mo­bi­li­ty. The rapid advan­ce of e‑scooters, e‑bikes and shared (mini-)cars will have impli­ca­ti­ons for public trans­port plan­ning and the­se vehic­les also requi­re intel­li­gent char­ging strategies.

The work­shop will iden­ti­fy oppor­tu­ni­ties for the use of V2G in public trans­port and dis­cuss how both count­ries can work more clo­se­ly tog­e­ther in the future to achie­ve cli­ma­te-neu­tral trans­port. In this con­text, we aim to bring tog­e­ther lea­ding tog­e­ther indus­try and scientific partners from Ger­ma­ny and Japan at Kyo­to University.

The event takes place in Japa­ne­se Stan­dard Time (JST).


Day 1 ,  7th May 2024

JST Con­tent Slides
13:30 Regis­tra­ti­on, wel­co­me, cof­fee & snacks


Gree­tings and Intro­duc­tion: Moti­va­ti­on and goals of this conference
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jan-Dirk Schmöcker, Kyo­to University

Gree­tings and Introduction
Prof. Dr. Diet­mar Göh­lich, TU Ber­lin, Mobility2Grid

Intro­duc­tion to Mobility2Grid

Prof. Dr. Hans-Liud­ger Die­nel (via Zoom) , TU Ber­lin, Mobility2Grid

Elec­tri­fi­ca­ti­on of Public Trans­port — The Ope­ra­tor Perspective
(Part 1)

10 Years of Bus Elec­tri­fi­ca­ti­on in Berlin
Dr. Dani­el Hes­se (via Zoom)
Head of Infra­struc­tu­re and Alter­na­ti­ve Power­trains, Ber­li­ner Ver­kehrs­be­trie­be / “Ber­lin Trans­port Com­pa­ny” (BVG)

Over the past deca­de, Ber­lin has wit­nessed the begin of a signi­fi­cant trans­for­ma­ti­on in its public trans­por­ta­ti­on sec­tor with the elec­tri­fi­ca­ti­on of its bus fleet. The pre­sen­ta­ti­on explo­res the ear­ly stages of this elec­tri­fi­ca­ti­on initia­ti­ve and del­ves into the expe­ri­ence gar­ne­red by Ber­lin’s public trans­port ope­ra­tor, BVG. This pre­sen­ta­ti­on sheds light on the chal­lenges faced and les­sons lear­ned by BVG throug­hout the elec­tri­fi­ca­ti­on pro­cess. Fur­ther­mo­re, it exami­nes the tech­no­lo­gi­cal choices made by BVG, high­light­ing the importance of the infra­struc­tu­re. Loo­king ahead, BVG will pro­vi­de insights into the future of sus­tainable urban mobi­li­ty in Berlin.

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Key Note

Elec­tri­fi­ca­ti­on of public and pri­va­te trans­por­ta­ti­on: Oppor­tu­ni­ties, risks and barriers
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Ort­win Renn
Rese­arch Insti­tu­te for Sus­taina­bi­li­ty, Helm­holtz Cen­ter Pots­dam and Visi­ting Pro­fes­sor at Kyo­to University

Mode­ra­ti­on: Fran­zis­ka Kai­ser, TU Ber­lin, Mobility2Grid

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16:00 Break, cof­fee & snacks
Ses­si­on 1

Elec­tri­fi­ca­ti­on of Public Bus Systems 

Explo­ring the pro­fi­ta­bi­li­ty of using elec­tric bus fleets for trans­port and power grid services
Dr. Wenz­he Sun, Kyo­to University

We inves­ti­ga­te the fea­si­bi­li­ty of the novel “Bus-to-Grid” (B2G) con­cept that allows bat­tery E‑buses to pro­vi­de trans­por­ta­ti­on as well as power-grid ser­vices. We pro­po­se and model two con­tracts the bus ope­ra­tor can arran­ge with the power grid, hel­ping the bus ope­ra­tor to open up a secon­da­ry reve­nue source to fareboxes.

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Frame­work for Con­side­ring Elec­tri­fi­ca­ti­on of Bus Routes:
Demons­tra­ti­on Expe­ri­ment Using Osa­ka Uni­ver­si­ty Inter-Cam­pus Shut­tle Bus
Assoc. Prof. Kat­su­ya Sakai, Mobi­li­ty Sys­tem Joint Rese­arch Chair,
Gra­dua­te School of Eng., Osa­ka University
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From Plan­ning to Ope­ra­ti­on of Elec­tric Bus Depots: Inte­gra­ted IT Sys­tems for Depot and Char­ging Management
Dr. Enri­co Lauth (via Zoom) , IVU Traf­fic Tech­no­lo­gies AG, Pro­ject Manager
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Elec­tri­fy­ing and impro­ving the qua­li­ty of vehic­le and ser­vices in rural are­as and its acceptability
Assoc. Prof. Yusuke Kan­da, Natio­nal Insti­tu­te of Tech­no­lo­gy, (KOSEN), Kure College

In Japan, expe­ri­men­tal pro­jects of various types of elec­tric buses and auto­no­mous buses have been con­duc­ted. Howe­ver, a road­map toward rea­liza­ti­on has not been cle­ar­ly drawn espe­ci­al­ly cost and pro­fi­ta­bi­li­ty issues. On the other hand, it is also beco­ming incre­asing­ly reco­gni­zed that the intro­duc­tion of new mobi­li­ty brings new values.

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The aim of this ses­si­on is to high­light and dis­cuss bene­fits and chal­lenges of tran­si­tio­ning from tra­di­tio­nal fos­sil-fuel-powered buses to elec­tric alter­na­ti­ves. Repre­sen­ta­ti­ves from both Japan and Ger­ma­ny will pre­sent their sta­tus-quo and give an out­look of upco­ming plans. Scientific inputs will than reve­al the eco­no­mic advan­ta­ges, high­light­ing poten­ti­al cost savings and increased ener­gy effi­ci­en­cy of elec­tri­fied buses and the appli­ca­ti­on of V2G tech­no­lo­gy. We dis­cuss how buses can sta­bi­li­ze the grid and bring eco­no­mic reve­nues when cer­tain plan­ning obs­ta­cles can be solved.

Mode­ra­ti­on: Fum­it­a­ka Kurauchi


Reflec­tion and Final Remarks for the First Day

Prof. Dr. Diet­mar Göh­lich, TU Ber­lin, Mobility2Grid
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jan-Dirk Schmöcker, Kyo­to University

18:15 End of Day 1

Recep­ti­on with drinks

Day 2 ,  8th May 2024

09:00 Wel­co­me day 2, coffee
Ses­si­on 2

 Rese­arch in Ber­lin Bus Elec­tri­fi­ca­ti­on Rese­arch in Ber­lin — Past, Pre­sent and Future

10 years of Bus elec­tri­fi­ca­ti­on rese­arch & prac­ti­ce in Berlin. 
What have we lear­nt? Whe­re are we striving?
Dr.-Ing. Tu-Anh Fay, TU Berlin

Fle­xi­bi­li­ty Poten­ti­al of Bus Fleets
Prof. Dr. Diet­mar Göhlich
TU Ber­lin, Mobility2Grid

This ses­si­on is dedi­ca­ted to the rese­arch work to sup­port and pro­pel bus elec­tri­fi­ca­ti­on in Ber­lin. The ses­si­on beg­ins with del­ving into the past, the foun­da­tio­nal rese­arch efforts that laid the ground­work for bus elec­tri­fi­ca­ti­on in Ber­lin and gives insights to first lear­nings. Sub­se­quent­ly, a com­pre­hen­si­ve over­view of ongo­ing rese­arch, used methods, like the sce­na­rio tech­ni­que, and results are pre­sen­ted. Final­ly, future rese­arch oppor­tu­ni­ties are high­ligh­ted in order to dis­cuss fur­ther coope­ra­ti­on potentials.

Mode­ra­ti­on: Prof. Dr. Jan-Dirk Schmöcker, Kyo­to University

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11:00 Break, cof­fee & snacks

 Elec­tri­fi­ca­ti­on of Public Trans­port — The Ope­ra­tor Perspective
(Part 2)

Keihan’s Expe­ri­ence with Use of Elec­tric Buses for Urban Public Transportation

Sonoa­ki Okubo
Sec­tion Chief, ICT Pro­mo­ti­on Depart­ment and Cor­po­ra­te Plan­ning Office, Kei­han Bus Co., Ltd.
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Demons­tra­ti­on of the Ope­ra­ti­on of the Kyo­to Kei­han e‑Bus with the SUMO simu­la­ti­on platform

Dr. Andre­as Kel­er, Kyo­to University
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Business and Finan­cing Models for Tran­si­tio­ning to Elec­tric Buses

Jack Craw­ford, Kyo­to University
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Mode­ra­ti­on: Prof. Dr. Nobu­hi­ro Uno, Kyo­to University

12:30 Lunch
Ses­si­on 3

Deve­lo­p­ment of mul­ti­func­tion­al depots and mobi­li­ty hubs

The depot and char­ging faci­li­ty loca­ti­on pro­blem for elec­tri­fy­ing urban bus services
Prof. Yu-Ting Hsu, Natio­nal Tai­wan University

This stu­dy deve­lo­ps an opti­miza­ti­on model to sys­te­ma­ti­cal­ly loca­te depots and rele­vant faci­li­ties for deploy­ing mixed types of buses during the tran­si­ti­on from die­sel-con­sum­ing buses to elec­tric ones, whe­re prac­ti­cal con­cerns, such as the sel­ec­tion of fleet size, land acqui­si­ti­on, bus allo­ca­ti­on, and dead­head mileage, are factored.

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 Sha­ping the Future of Urban Mobi­li­ty and Logi­stics through the Inte­gra­ti­on of Mul­ti­func­tion­al Hubs
Lars Tasche, TU Ber­lin, Mobility2Grid

Multi­func­tion­al com­mer­cial and mobi­li­ty hubs are coope­ra­tively used loca­ti­ons in urban are­as, gene­ra­ting and pro­vi­ding sus­tainable ener­gy for diver­se vehic­le fleets. This pre­sen­ta­ti­on intro­du­ces approa­ches and imple­men­ta­ti­on stra­te­gies from Mobility2Grid rese­arch, high­light­ing the role of mul­ti­func­tion­al hubs to pro­mo­te sus­tainable urban mobi­li­ty solutions.

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Shared auto­no­mous vehic­le sys­tem in resi­den­ti­al sub­ur­ban areas
Prof. Toshi­y­u­ki Yama­mo­to, Nago­ya Uni­ver­si­ty, Insti­tu­te of Inno­va­ti­on for
Future Socie­ty Mobi­li­ty Research

The shared auto­no­mous vehic­le can be first- and last-mile tran­sit ser­vice. The ope­ra­ti­on of shared auto­no­mous vehic­le sys­tem is simu­la­ted for resi­den­ti­al sub­ur­ban area, Japan. The effect of elec­tri­fi­ca­ti­on of the fleet is inves­ti­ga­ted in con­nec­tion with loca­ti­ons of fleet char­ging depots.

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This ses­si­on is dedi­ca­ted to explo­ring the deve­lo­p­ment of mul­ti­func­tion­al depots and mobi­li­ty hubs to pro­mo­te sus­tainable mobi­li­ty solu­ti­ons. Mul­ti­func­tion­a­li­ty offers num­e­rous oppor­tu­ni­ties, inclu­ding cost and space savings, yet it also pres­ents various chal­lenges. The ses­si­on will begin with a dis­cus­sion on loca­ti­on issues asso­cia­ted with elec­tri­fi­ca­ti­on. Throug­hout the ses­si­on, we will pre­sent con­cepts, accep­tance fac­tors, and poten­ti­al imple­men­ta­ti­on stra­te­gies into business pro­ces­ses based on rese­arch from the Mobility2Grid pro­ject. The dif­fe­rent con­di­ti­ons in Ger­ma­ny and Japan will be dis­cus­sed, high­light­ing both eco­no­mic and eco­lo­gi­cal aspects.
Join us to gain insights into the mul­ti­face­ted world of mul­ti­func­tion­al depots and mobi­li­ty hubs, under­stand their com­ple­xi­ties, and explo­re how they can be inte­gra­ted into our urban land­scapes to enhan­ce sus­tainable mobility.

Mode­ra­ti­on: Alex­an­der Grahle

15:00 Break, cof­fee & snacks
Ses­si­on 4

Micro mobi­li­ty in Ger­ma­ny and Japan:
Poten­ti­als and cri­ti­cal con­side­ra­ti­on of elec­tri­fi­ca­ti­on and expan­si­on in urban areas

Ana­ly­sis of elec­tric moped scoo­ter sha­ring in Berlin: 
A tech­ni­cal, eco­no­mic and envi­ron­men­tal perspective
Alex­an­der Grah­le, TU Ber­lin, Mobility2Grid

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Ongo­ing Kyo­to-Ber­lin rese­arch on sta­ti­on-based micro mobility
Jonas Fahl­busch, TU Ber­lin, Mobility2Grid

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Free­floa­ting, Sta­ti­on based or Hybrid Sha­ring Sys­tems — Avai­la­bi­li­ty is key!
Mar­co Zahn, Tier Mobi­li­ty SE, Regio­nal Mana­ger Ber­lin & Brandenburg

An important fac­tor for the accep­tance and suc­cess of micro­mo­bi­li­ty in the urban mobi­li­ty mix is the ide­al com­bi­na­ti­on of a tidy street­scape and the avai­la­bi­li­ty of vehic­les. Ide­al­ly, this com­bi­na­ti­on is also con­cei­ved in coope­ra­ti­on with local public trans­port and is based on local con­di­ti­ons. A field report from Berlin.

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The elec­tri­fi­ca­ti­on of micro-mobi­li­ty, which includes e‑scooters, elec­tric bicy­cles, and other small elec­tric vehic­les, offers num­e­rous poten­ti­als for cities and public trans­port ope­ra­tors. The­se small-sca­le mobi­li­ty tools (“Mobi­li­täts­werk­zeu­ge”) can enhan­ce acces­si­bi­li­ty for short- distance trips, espe­ci­al­ly in con­ge­sted urban are­as like Kyo­to or Ber­lin whe­re lar­ger vehic­les may not be prac­ti­cal. It pro­vi­des last-mile con­nec­ti­vi­ty to public tran­sit sta­ti­ons, enab­ling peo­p­le to com­ple­te their jour­neys con­ve­ni­ent­ly. Elec­tri­fi­ca­ti­on of micro-mobi­li­ty requi­res the deve­lo­p­ment of a robust char­ging infra­struc­tu­re. Char­ging sta­ti­ons for the­se vehic­les need to be stra­te­gi­cal­ly pla­ced throug­hout urban are­as to ensu­re their avai­la­bi­li­ty and usa­bi­li­ty. We will explo­re the oppor­tu­ni­ties and dif­fe­rent chal­lenges in Ger­ma­ny and Japan, by not only loo­king at tech­ni­cal aspects but also by reflec­ting on social accep­tance and dif­fe­rent cul­tu­ral atti­tu­des towards an inte­gra­ti­on of micro-mobi­li­ty into dai­ly tra­vel routines.

Mode­ra­ti­on: Fran­zis­ka Kai­ser, Mobility2Grid


Open dis­cus­sion and Final Remarks 

16:30 End of Day 2

Day 3 ,  9th May 2024

09:00 Wel­co­me day 3 , coffee

Desig­ning Sus­tainable Trans­por­ta­ti­on Systems:

Methods and Rese­arch Oppor­tu­ni­ties for Net-Zero Transportation

Dr.-Ing. Tu-Anh Fay, TU Berlin

Alex­an­der Grah­le, TU Ber­lin, Mobility2Grid

Fran­zis­ka Kai­ser, TU Ber­lin, Mobility2Grid

Prof. Dr. Diet­mar Göh­lich, TU Ber­lin, Mobility2Grid

Dr. Andre­as Kel­er, Kyo­to University

The work­shop titled “Desig­ning Sus­tainable Trans­por­ta­ti­on Sys­tems: Methods, Rese­arch Oppor­tu­ni­ties, and Col­la­bo­ra­ti­on Poten­ti­als” focus­ses on three cen­tral metho­do­lo­gi­cal per­spec­ti­ves and inno­va­tions in the design of sus­tainable trans­por­ta­ti­on sys­tems, with an empha­sis on public tran­sit modalities.

The work­shop is struc­tu­red to faci­li­ta­te a com­pre­hen­si­ve explo­ra­ti­on of various design metho­do­lo­gies that are useful for the deve­lo­p­ment and imple­men­ta­ti­on of sus­tainable trans­por­ta­ti­on solu­ti­ons. Cen­tral to this explo­ra­ti­on are the metho­do­lo­gies employ­ed at TU Ber­lin and the rese­arch cam­pus Mobility2Grid, which will be high­ligh­ted by con­side­ring the fol­lo­wing topics:

  1. Embra­cing the Total Cost (TCO) of Mobility
  2. Deve­lo­ping sce­na­ri­os for future mobi­li­ty Systems
  3. Bus2Grid simu­la­ti­on tech­ni­ques (Kyo­to / Berlin)
12:30 End of Day 3 

Joint lunch at cafe­te­ria (Kats­u­ra Campus)


 Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Ortwin Renn

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Ort­win Renn

Key Note Speaker

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Ort­win Renn is a socio­lo­gist, eco­no­mist and sus­taina­bi­li­ty sci­en­tist. His rese­arch inte­rests include risk manage­ment and com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on, par­ti­ci­pa­ti­on rese­arch and social impact ana­ly­sis of tech­ni­cal pro­gress. Renn is a mem­ber of the Ger­man Natio­nal Aca­de­my of Sci­en­ces Leo­pol­di­na, the Ger­man Aca­de­my of Sci­ence and Engi­nee­ring Aca­tech (whe­re he also ser­ves on the Exe­cu­ti­ve Com­mit­tee) and the Ber­lin-Bran­den­burg Aca­de­my of Sci­en­ces and Huma­ni­ties, among others. Renn ser­ved as Scientific Direc­tor at the Insti­tu­te for Advan­ced Sus­taina­bi­li­ty Stu­dies (IASS) from Feb. 1, 2016 to Dec. 31, 2022 (sin­ce Jan. 1, 2023 Rese­arch Insti­tu­te for Sus­taina­bi­li­ty — Helm­holtz Cen­ter Pots­dam). Until his reti­re­ment, Renn also work­ed as a full pro­fes­sor for envi­ron­ment and tech­no­lo­gy assess­ment at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Stutt­gart. Renn is a visi­ting pro­fes­sor at Bei­jing Nor­mal Uni­ver­si­ty (Chi­na), Uni­ver­si­ty of Sta­van­ger (Nor­way) and Kyo­to Uni­ver­si­ty (Japan).


Prof. Dr. Dietmar Göhlich

Prof. Dr. Diet­mar Göhlich


Chair of Methods in Pro­duct Deve­lo­p­ment and Mecha­tro­nics at the TU Ber­lin and spo­kesper­son for the Mobility2Grid rese­arch campus.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jan-Dirk Schmöcker

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jan-Dirk Schmöcker

Kyo­to University

Asso­cia­te Pro­fes­sor Kyo­to Uni­ver­si­ty, Depart­ment for Urban Management

Franziska Kaiser

Fran­zis­ka Kaiser


Mana­ging Direc­tor of the Rese­arch Campus

Jonas Fahlbusch

Jonas Fahl­busch


Jonas is respon­si­ble for the “Know­ledge Transfer” of M2G. His rese­arch focu­ses on the eva­lua­ti­on and deve­lo­p­ment of sta­ti­on-based micro­mo­bi­li­ty in urban areas

Prof. Dr. Yu-Ting Hsu

Prof. Dr. Yu-Ting Hsu

Natio­nal Tai­wan University

Asso­cia­te pro­fes­sor and car-free cam­pus plan­ner of NTU and tri­ath­lon finisher

Dr.-Ing. Tu-Anh Fay

Dr.-Ing. Tu-Anh Fay

Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­si­tät Berlin

Chief Engi­neer and Head of Rese­arch Group Sus­tainable Mobi­li­ty Sys­tems at Chair of Methods in Pro­duct Deve­lo­p­ment and Mecha­tro­nics at the TU Berlin

Prof. Toshiyuki Yamamoto

Prof. Toshi­y­u­ki Yamamoto

Nago­ya Uni­ver­si­ty, Japan

Pro­fes­sor of trans­port plan­ning and tra­vel beha­vi­or ana­ly­sis at Insti­tu­te of Mate­ri­als and Sys­tems for Sustainability

Dr. Enrico Lauth

Dr. Enri­co Lauth

IVU Traf­fic Tech­no­lo­gies AG

befo­re Enri­co joi­n­ed IVU Traf­fic Tech­no­lo­gies AG as Pro­ject Mana­ger for Elec­tric Bus Sys­tem, he work­ed as a Mana­ging Direc­tor for M2G

Dr. Daniel Hesse

Dr. Dani­el Hesse

Ber­li­ner Ver­kehrs­be­trie­be (BVG)

Head of the Tech­no­lo­gy and Inno­va­ti­on depart­ment at Ber­li­ner Ver­kehrs­be­trie­be (BVG).

Assoc. Prof. Yusuke Kanda

Assoc. Prof. Yusuke Kanda

Natio­nal Insti­tu­te of Tech­no­lo­gy, (KOSEN), Kure College

Par­ti­cu­lar­ly spe­cia­li­zed in trans­por­ta­ti­on com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on stra­te­gies, and a mem­ber of natio­nal and local govern­ment councils.

Lars Tasche

Lars Tasche


Rese­arch assistant at the Mobility2Grid rese­arch cam­pus and Chair of Logi­stics at the TU Berlin

Assoc. Prof. Katsuya Sakai

Assoc. Prof. Kat­su­ya Sakai

Gra­dua­te School of Eng., Osa­ka University
Marco Zahn

Mar­co Zahn

TIER Mobi­li­ty SE

Regio­nal Mana­ger Ber­lin & Brandenburg

Prof. Dr. Hans-Liudger Dienel

Prof. Dr. Hans-Liud­ger Dienel


Full Pro­fes­sor for Work, Tech­no­lo­gy and Par­ti­ci­pa­ti­on at Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­si­tät Ber­lin, Dean for Internationalization

Dr. Wenzhe Sun

Dr. Wenz­he Sun

Kyo­to University

Post­doc rese­ar­cher at the Depart­ment of Urban Management

Alexander Grahle

Alex­an­der Grahle


Depu­ty Mana­ging Direc­tor of the Rese­arch Campus

Dr. Andreas Keler

Dr. Andre­as Keler

Kyo­to University

JSPS Inter­na­tio­nal Rese­arch Fel­low, Post-Doc at Kyo­to Uni­ver­si­ty, Intel­li­gent Trans­port Sys­tem Lab

Sonoaki Okubo

Sonoa­ki Okubo

Kei­han Bus Co., Ltd.

Sec­tion Chief, ICT Pro­mo­ti­on Depart­ment and Cor­po­ra­te Plan­ning Office

more coming soon…


Cont­act per­son M2G in Germany:

Jonas Fahl­busch
Sci­ence Cam­pus Mobility2Grid (M2G)
Chair of Work Stu­dies, Tech­no­lo­gy & Par­ti­ci­pa­ti­on (ARTE)
Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­si­tät Berlin


Cont­act per­son ITS Lab in Japan:

Jan-Dirk Schmöcker, Assoc. Professor
Depart­ment of Urban Management
Kyo­to University


Coor­ga­ni­zed by:

DWIH (Ger­man Cent­re for Rese­arch and Inno­va­ti­on Tokyo)
Kyo­to University