Affiliated Societies

Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC)

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The Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC) is an innovation consortium that seeks to make Canada a global leader in low carbon smart mobility technologies across heavy-duty and light-duty platforms, including advanced transit, transportation, and integrated mobility applications. It supports the commercialization of technologies through industry-led collaborative research, development, demonstration/delivery, and integration (RDD&I) projects that bring innovative design to Canada’s low-carbon smart mobility eco-system.

CUTRIC's work generates solutions that decrease fuel consumption, reduce emissions, eliminate redundancies, reduce congestion, improve the quality of life for Canadians, advance the digital integration of low-cost mobility solutions for communities across Canada, increase road safety and reduce road accidents. CUTRIC supports the technologies required for a 21st century low-carbon economy.

CUTRIC's Pillars Of Innovation

  1. Zero- and low-emissions propulsion technologies and systems integration
  2. “Smart” vehicles and “smart” infrastructure technologies for autonomous and connected vehicles on roads and on rail (Intelligent Transportation Systems)
  3. Big Data for mobility analytics and Mobility as a Service applications
  4. Cybersecurity in advanced mobility applications

CUTRIC Services

  1. Project Development & Project Management (TRL 7-9)
  2. Funding R&D Projects (TRL 2-6)
  3. Applied Industrial Research

International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB)

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CIB is the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction. It was established in 1953 with the support of the United Nations as an Association whose objectives were to stimulate and facilitate international cooperation and information exchange between government research institutes in the building and construction sector, with an emphasis on those institutes engaged in technical fields of research.

CIB has since developed into a worldwide network of over 3,000 experts from about 300 member organisations with a research, university, industry or government background, who collectively are active in all aspects of research and innovation for building and construction. It covers the technical, economic, environmental and organizational aspects of the built environment during all stages of its life cycle, addressing basic and applied research, documentation and translation of research results, and the implementation to industry practice.

The purpose of CIB is to provide a global network for international exchange and cooperation in research and innovation in building and construction in support of improved building processes and improved performance of the built environment. Its objectives are to be: a relevant source of information concerning research and innovation worldwide in the field of building and construction; a reliable and effective access point to the global research community and a forum for achieving meaningful exchange between the spectrum of building and construction interests and the global research community.

For further information please see www.cibworld.org.

Society for Urban Ecology (SURE)

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The Society for Urban Ecology (SURE) exists to foster and develop knowledge and implementation of urban ecology worldwide by strengthening contacts and enriching the dialogue between researchers and practitioners, by representing the interests of the academic community within the wider international institutional context and by making the collective expertise of SURE available, where appropriate, in furthering the discussion of urban ecological issues.

In order to develop an understanding of the structure and function of urban ecosystems and to advance a balanced interaction between humans and their environments in cities and towns worldwide, the Society for Urban Ecology (SURE) exists to foster and develop knowledge and implementation of urban ecology worldwide by strengthening contacts and enriching the dialogue between researchers and practitioners, by representing the interests of the academic community within the wider international institutional context and by making the collective expertise of SURE available, where appropriate, in furthering the discussion of urban ecological issues.

SURE set up a collaboration with MDPI and its journals SustainabilityEnvironments and Urban Science. Through the collaboration SURE members benefit among other things from discounts for open access articles and books (http://www.society-urban-ecology.org/publications/journalsarticles/).

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