Company history

A continuous search for excellence and innovation


  • Ricardo Herranz and Manuel Álvarez founded Nommon on 3rd April 2012.

  • We establish our office in a business centre in central Madrid.

  • Nommon is awarded a 375 k€ research grant through the FP7 project EUNOIA. Nommon’s research activities within EUNOIA focus on how to make use of mobile phone records and other innovative data sources to extract travel demand information that is useful for transport planning and modelling.


  • We get our first major contract in the aviation domain, the ACCESS project, where we developed an agent-based simulation model of the European air transport system aimed at evaluating different market-based mechanisms for airport slot allocation.

  • The research work conducted in EUNOIA leads to a first prototype solution for the extraction of mobility and travel demand information from mobile phone records. With the aim to jointly explore the opportunities for the commercialisation of the newly developed technology, we establish a strategic alliance with Luis Willumsen.


  • Nommon reaches a collaboration agreement with Orange Spain to provide mobility information extracted from Orange’s mobile network data.

  • We launch our first pilot project for the generation of origin-destination matrices from mobile phone records. The project is conducted in collaboration with the Madrid Regional Transport Authority, which carries out a thorough evaluation of the information provided by Nommon and confirms that the technology is ready for use in transport planning projects.


  • We create Kineo Mobility Analytics, a joint company by Nommon and Luis Willumsen, to commercialise our solutions for the provision of mobility and travel demand information based on anonymised geolocation data from personal mobile devices.

  • We are awarded three SESAR Exploratory Research projects: COMPAIR, INTUIT and BigData4ATM. In total, we receive around 600 k€ funding for research in air transport, which boosts our activities in the aviation domain.


  • Nommon reaches an agreement with Entel to provide mobility and travel demand information extracted from mobile phone records in the Chilean market.

  • We launch the first edition of Nommon’s Annual Event, which over the past years has established itself as a meeting place and discussion forum for transport planning practitioners and researchers in Spain.


  • The Spanish Ministry of Transport selects the consortium formed by Nommon and Orange Spain to carry out the Study of Interurban Passenger Mobility based on Big Data Technologies. The goal of the project, at the time the most complex and ambitious of its kind worldwide, was to estimate origin-destination matrices between NUTS-3 areas in Spain, segmented by transport mode and trip purpose, replacing the traditional long-distance national travel survey.


  • Nommon and Kineo Mobility Analytics merge into a single company, with the aim to exploit the synergies between both teams and offer a more comprehensive product portfolio and new value-added services. Kineo becomes Nommon’s Mobility Analytics Business Unit.

  • We create our Aviation Business Unit, aiming at capitalising on the research and development work conducted in previous years, mainly in the context of the SESAR programme, to bring new products and services into the market.

  • We create Nommon’s Transport Systems business unit, devoted to exploring the development of innovative solutions for the planning and management of transport and traffic systems, with particular focus on emerging technologies and new mobility concepts.


  • We create a new business unit, Nommon Lab, in charge of exploring and developing new business opportunities in areas not covered by the existing business units. The first client of this new business unit is McDonald’s Spain, which selects Nommon as the supplier of its new decision support tool for the opening of new restaurants.

  • A consortium formed by Norconsult and Nommon is selected by Nye Veier analyse mobility patterns in Norway’s road network using anonymised mobile phone records. We obtain the maximum score in the technical evaluation, ahead of 9 other suppliers, confirming once again that Nommon Mobility Analytics technology is among the most advanced of its kind worldwide.


  • We are awarded 6 new SESAR Exploratory Research projects: AICHAIN, BEACON, IMHOTEP, ITACA, NOSTROMO and TRANSIT. The new projects reinforce Nommon’s position as one of the European leaders in the application of data science and artificial intelligence to air traffic management problems.

  • The Spanish Government selects Nommon Mobility Analytics technology to monitor the evolution of mobility patterns during the COVID-19 crisis.

  • We reach new mobile data access agreements in the UK, Brazil and Colombia.



  • Nommon turns 10! We celebrate our 10th anniversary rebranding our product portfolio to make our solutions more transparent and distinct, and to better communicate how Nommon can create sustainable value for our customers, stakeholders and for society at large.

  • We are selected to work again with the Spanish Ministry of Transportation in a new project to study the evolution of mobility patterns in Spain.

  • We launch several R&D projects aimed at exploring the opportunities opened by the information collected by connected autonomous vehicles to develop innovative data products, including two Horizon Europe projects, CONDUCTOR and SOTERIA.


  • In addition to reinforcing our international presence in the UK, Brazil, and Colombia, we initiate our activity in Mexico and Paraguay. 

  • We advance in the deployment of the first product in our portfolio with predictive and prescriptive functionalities: InSite, a location intelligence tool designed to support retailers’ expansion strategies.

  • Our project AVENUE, developed in collaboration with Populus under the AI4Cities programme, receives the award for “The best use of technology to improve mobility” at the eMobility Innovation World 2023. This project played an important role in the development of WiseRide, our solution for planning and managing shared mobility services.

  • 2023 stands out as a year of significant progress for our R&D roadmap. In addition to continuing our research projects in aviation and multimodal transport, we are making strides in the development of new solutions for the exploitation of the data generated by connected and autonomous vehicles.