The Future Mobility Research HUB, initiated by SEAT S.A., Volkswagen Group Innovation and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC), is an open hub for industrial and academic partners from the areas of automotive and mobility research & innovation. CARNET is located in Barcelona, and works through project-based collaboration. It focuses on innovation and solutions that close the gap between academic research and industrial innovation in urban mobility.

Training & Education

Structuring and adapting to the industrial and
societal needs for the education and training
of automotive engineers and

Cooperative Research

Promoting a highly applied research and
innovation in automotive technology through close
cooperation between industrial and
academic research institutes.


Participation in European / International networks and competitive calls, creating a high-class automotive research environment in Catalonia.

The SEAT Chair at the UPC was founded in 2007 on the basis of a long term collaboration between both organizations, in order to gear its activities towards education, research and technology transfer in the field of excellence in innovation and sustainable mobility in the automotive sector.

CARNET, National Research Award

CARNET, National Research Award for public-private partnership in R&I.
The research and innovation ‘hub’ Future Mobility Research Hub (CARNET), promoted by the UPC, Volkswagen Group Research, and SEAT

VIII Symposium on Urban Mobility challenges

For the eighth consecutive year, CARNET is organising the Symposium on Urban Mobility Challenges, this year focusing on Public-Private Partnerships in Urban Mobility to Accelerate Innovation and held, as it has been traditionally, at the Campus Nord of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech (UPC). As in prior editions, CARNET will bring together speakers from the industrial sector and the academic world, to present their knowledge of new technologies and the latest innovations related to mobility.


CARNET event partnerships

CARNET founding members

CARNET partners

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