Who we are

Rupprecht Consult - Forschung & Beratung GmbH is a fully independent private research and consultancy company. We are based in Cologne, Germany. Since 1996 we develop innovative solutions for sustainable development in cooperation with our partners from all over Europe, and internationally.

Our company

We are well known across Europe for our work on sustainable urban mobility planning (SUMP), collective transport and new technology applications, as well as integrated and people-focussed mobility solutions.

We are experts in learning and knowledge transfer. Our senior staff members are experienced advisers on strategic policy development and we very successfully develop and manage large and small projects across Europe.

Our team of internationally experienced consultants is well-connected and we are trusted providers of quality research and consulting services. 

Please download our company presentation (status of Nov 2017).

Our mission: Contributing to sustainable development

We are committed to contributing to sustainable development of cities and regions in Europe and worldwide, by developing innovative ideas in cooperation with other stakeholders, and by implementing concepts through concrete projects. Our thematic focus is on sustainability in the areas of

Our perspective is interdisciplinary and international. In response to global challenges we help to develop people-centred Solutions that are suitable to meet local needs in practice.

Our promise: Quality, delivered by a committed team

We deliver quality services to support innovators in cities and regions in all stages of the innovation cycle: developing exciting projects (and helping to get them funded), managing consortia, delivering reports, creating outreach and dissemination activities, helping in exchange and learning, as well as monitoring and impact assessment.

Our multidisciplinary team of experienced consultants has qualifications in economics, social sciences, geography, spatial planning, environment, technology and public relations. All employees have international work experience and are fluent in several languages.

Our partners: Innovation agents worldwide

Our extensive network of partners and customers includes major international and European organisations, authorities on all levels of government (local, regional and national), user networks and non-government organisations, service operators and commercial companies from various sectors, as well as academic and research institutions.

Our international reference projects (i.e. outside Europe) are:

  • SUMP Backstopping and Quality Control in Peru and Ukraine
  • FUTURE-RADAR: Capacity building of local stakeholders in Europe, Asia and Latin America on urban electric mobility solutions
  • CIVITAS SATELLITE: International cooperation (China/ Asia, US/ TRB)
  • SOLUTIONS: Uptake of innovative sustainable urban mobility solutions in Asia, Latin America and the Mediterranean; support for SUMP implementation process in Brazil
  • PARAMOUNT: Urban transport workshops in Russia, China and other parts of Asia
  • CIVITAS CATALIST: Expanding international alliances to increase visibility of CIVITAS (e.g. Shanghai EXPO 2010)
  • CABRI-VOLGA: International cooperation on environmental risk management in the Volga basin

Legal and financial information

Our legal name is Rupprecht Consult - Forschung & Beratung GmbH. Our registered address is Clever Strasse 13-15, 50668 Köln (Cologne)/ Germany. The company owner and executive director is Siegfried Rupprecht.

Official legal information is available from the company register (Registergericht): Amtsgericht Köln, HRB 30833. Our VAT No. is DE198534371, our tax number is 215/5837/1837 VBZ 52.

We are a successful company and apply high ethical standards. Our accounting practices are regularly reviewed by independent auditors, always confirming the high quality and transparency of our business practices. We have continually received very good financial ratings, e.g. the top financial rating by our bank, Sparkasse Köln-Bonn. Our balance sheets are available at https://www.bundesanzeiger.de/ebanzwww/wexsservlet?page.navid=to_search_start. Please enter our company name in the search field (Suchen) and enter the period for which you require the information. More legal information is available here.

Contact us!

Your inquiries, suggestions and feedback are most welcome. Please contact us any time and we will try to respond quickly.

T +49 221 6060550

How to find us

We are thirteen walking minutes from the central train station of Cologne and very close to the tram interchange "Ebertplatz". Please pass by for a coffee ...

Rupprecht Consult GmbH
Clever Strasse 13-15
50668 Köln, Germany

To get to Cologne by train: Cologne is very well connected, the main train stations are Central Station (Hauptbahnhof, close to our office) and Köln-Messe/Deutz. From there, public transport will take you to our office (interchange "Ebertplatz").

To get to Cologne by plane: Airports in the area are: Köln-Bonn (Cologne-Bonn), Düsseldorf, Frankfurt. Please take the S-Bahn from Köln-Bonn and trains from the other airports to Köln-Hauptbahnhof.

Check out directions and look at a map here.