MaaS Alliance and Gaia-X: new MoU

MaaS Alliance and Gaia-X Forge Strategic Partnership to Drive Sustainable Mobility and Data Sovereignty

Brussels, 22/02/2024 – The MaaS Alliance, a global public-private partnership dedicated to advancing Mobility as a Service (MaaS), and Gaia-X, an initiative promoting digital sovereignty through data sharing, have announced a landmark strategic partnership through a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at fostering sustainable mobility services and supporting data sovereignty in the mobility ecosystem.

The MaaS Alliance and Gaia-X share a common vision of leveraging data and collaboration to drive the smart and sustainable transition for cities, societies, and industries. Recognising their overlapping interests and mutual goals, the parties have formalised their cooperation to support knowledge-sharing and collaboration through a Memorandum of Understanding.

“We are thrilled to announce this strategic partnership between the MaaS Alliance and Gaia-X,” said Roelof Hellemans, Secretary General at MaaS Alliance. “Together, we aim to harness the power of data and sustainable mobility solutions to create a more interconnected, efficient, and user-centric mobility ecosystem.”

Under the agreement, the Parties commit to establishing a base of mutual collaboration, emphasising knowledge exchange, sustainable mobility transformation, and data-driven innovation. The collaboration will focus on key areas including:

– Exchange of knowledge to enhance the positive impact of mobility within cities, urban areas, and long-distance trips.

– Working together on the realisation of the Mobility Knowledge Loop to foster continuous learning and improvement of mobility services.

– Strategic positioning of the Open Mobility Ecosystem to promote interoperability and seamless integration of mobility solutions.

“Our partnership with the MaaS Alliance represents a significant step towards achieving our shared vision of digital sovereignty and sustainable mobility,” said Ulrich Ahle, CEO at Gaia-X. “By combining our strengths and expertise, we aim to drive innovation, foster collaboration, and empower users to regain control over their data in the mobility ecosystem.”

The MaaS Alliance and Gaia-X are committed to working together to create momentum and scalability for sustainable mobility services and Mobility as a Service (MaaS), while championing data sovereignty and innovation in the European data economy.


About MaaS Alliance:

The MaaS Alliance is a global public-private partnership creating the foundations for a common approach to Mobility as a Service (MaaS) or Mobility On Demand (MOD), unlocking the economies of scale needed for successful implementation and take-up of Mobility Management in the world. The MaaS Alliance is a legal entity, registered under Belgian Law as AISBL, international not-for-profit organization.

About Gaia-X:

Gaia-X strives for innovation through digital sovereignty. The goal is to establish an ecosystem, whereby data is shared and made available in a trustworthy environment. The intention is that we give the control back to the users by retaining sovereignty over their data. The outcome will not be a cloud. It is a federated system linking many cloud service providers and users together in a transparent environment that will drive the European data economy of tomorrow.