The thyssenkrupp Chair in Mobility

The thyssenkrupp Chair in Mobility - University of Oviedo aims to maintain and enhance cooperation between this company and the University in order to promote Research and Development in the field of sustainable mobility and to support activities involving dissemination, knowledge transfer and training in this area, in this way helping to foster a culture of international Research and Development and the forming, support and retention of creative and innovative talent.


Javier Sebastián Zúñiga
Área de Tecnología Electrónica de la Universidad de Oviedo
Despacho 3.1.21
Edificio Departamental nº 3, Campus Universitario de Viesques
33204 Gijón, Spain



  • Undergraduate thesis
  • Master's thesis (Only in Spanish. Translation upon request)
  • Awards


Part of the thyssenkrupp Elevator AG Group, the thyssenkrupp Elevator Innovation Center is an international center where research, development and innovation is done on elevators, airport passenger boarding bridges, escalators, moving walkways and variable speed systems. It also lends technical support to the manufacturing sites that the Group has worldwide.

The center has research and innovation offices located in the Universidad Laboral's historic building and a real scale prototype laboratory just a few meters away, where radical innovations in horizontal and vertical passenger transport are developed.

Noteworthy projects include: MULTI, the first scaled prototype of rope-free, multi-cabin and multi-directional elevators; ACCEL®, a continuous, variable-speed passenger transport system, the only one of its kind in the world; iwalk®, the sustainable, horizontal moving walk representing a milestone in the moving walkway industry. A smart solution has also been developed to adapt energy consumption to the number of people using the product: the Energy Efficiency Controller (EEC).

MULTI, ACCEL®, iwalk® and the EEC reflect not only the Gijón-based Global Research and Innovation Center's philosophy of innovation, sustainability and collaboration, but also that of the entire thyssenkrupp Group, a technology group whose engineering expertise and experience enables it to satisfy the continuous demand for doing "more" in a "better" way: better for customers, better for the environment, better for everyone.