Mistra Sustainable Accessibility and Mobility Services (SAMS)

Mistra SAMS is a transdisciplinary research program situated at the main campus of the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden.
Together with its partners, Mistra SAMS conducts innovative research on the transformation of mobility in primarily an urban environment. It provides a forum for knowledge exchange and collaboration between industry, the public sector and academia.

The vision of the Mistra Sustainable Accessibility and Mobility Services program is that Sweden by 2030 largely has achieved a transition to far-reaching sustainable accessibility and mobility in urban regions through the implementation of disruptive accessibility services that meet the needs and preferences of broad groups of users and significantly contributes to sustainability targets.

Mistra SAMS is hosted and managed by KTH Royal Institute of Technology in close cooperation with VTI, Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute.

Mistra SAMS is a co-operation of partners from academia, industry and the public sector. The partners are K2 – the Swedish knowledge centre for public transport, University of Karlstad/SAMOT, Lund University – IIIEE, Swedish Transport Administration, City of Stockholm, City of Malmö, Botkyrka kommun, Ericsson, FRAC/Hertz/Sunfleet, Scania, Open Lab, Samtrafiken, Savantic and Transformator Design.

Mistra SAMS is based on a deep transdisciplinary approach, which involves both interdisciplinarity and a close collaboration with users and practitioners. The involved researchers come from engineering, behavioral, and social sciences. The program uses multiple methodologies that include a “living lab” approach that is based on collaborations and dialogues between researchers and stakeholders (e.g. entrepreneurs, service providers, transport and urban planners) and strong engagements with user groups as “co-creators” in a continuous innovation and knowledge building process.

Mistra SAMS is built up from a number of smaller and connected research projects, called work packages.Together, these work packages show what Mistra SAMS will do, and which questions the project will try to answer. You will find further information about each work package through the left-hand menu.

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