Developing and sharing knowledge
Goudappel is home to over 250 advisors who bring a wealth of knowledge to our organisation from their various backgrounds and expertise in the field of mobility. Through numerous external activities and cooperation with our partners, we continuously expand our knowledge base to be at the forefront of the newest developments and research to retain our highly reputable name with our clients and partners. In addition to knowledge development, we are also emphatically engaged in knowledge sharing, both in the Netherlands and beyond Dutch borders. We see this as our social responsibility and a good way to contribute to progressing innovation in our field.
Beyond the borders of the mobility domain
To create an attractive living environment that contributes to the broad prosperity of our society, we at Goudappel also have to look beyond the boundaries of the mobility domain. Mobility plays an important role in issues such as availability of housing, a changing climate and reducing nitrogen in the atmosphere. Taken together, all of these issues are intertwined and require an integrated approach to develop innovative and attainable solutions. In order to give mobility the right form and contribute to these solutions, the interplay with other elements within an issue must be properly understood and included in the decision-making process. This requires cooperation between companies, governments and knowledge institutions (triple helix), but also interaction with citizens (quadruple helix). Goudappel contributes to these ecosystems in which knowledge is exchanged and further developed in order to jointly come up with solutions for the biggest challenges that are affecting urban environments worldwide.
Cooperation with universities and colleges
Goudappel works closely with various educational institutions, such as Delft University of Technology, Twente University, Arnhem Nijmegen University of Applied Sciences, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences and Breda University of Applied Sciences. A number of our advisors are associated with universities and colleges by teaching different courses in cooperation with the educational institutes on topics such as traffic modelling, data science, smart mobility and urban planning. Goudappel also makes licences available of our traffic modelling software OmniTRANS Expert, which is used during educational and professional training courses. Lastly, our advisors regularly give guest lectures as well as supervise large numbers of students through work placement opportunities and graduation projects each year.
Goudappel also acts as a partner in various research projects that are carried out at universities and colleges. In this way we actively contribute to the knowledge development within the mobility domain by assisting in cutting edge research and preparing a new generation of mobility advisors for the future.
Increasing our knowledge and contributing to scientific knowledge development in the field of mobility is part of our daily practice. We incorporate academic scientific research into our professional work. It is no coincidence that we employ a large number of advisors who have obtained their doctorates, or are still working on their PhDs. Goudappel facilitates such trajectories and thus several PhD students are continuously connected to our company. In this way, we ensure that our organisation is constantly fed with scientific knowledge that can be used in innovation processes and practical projects.
Partners and events
Goudappel works with various knowledge organisations to exchange information and develop new knowledge together. For instance, we are partner of the Dutch Cycling Embassy, and we publish in various journals and on knowledge platforms.
Goudappel advisors also sit on various advisory committees, such as those of the ETC congress, Platos or the CVS congress, and of several colleges. In addition, our advisors regularly give lectures or workshops at events such as the NVC conference, Intertraffic – a mobility trade fair - the National Parking Conference, the Traffic Behaviour Day, and the ITS conference. We also organise events ourselves such as the annual EYE meeting.