About us

EIT Urban Mobility

EIT Urban Mobility is an initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). Since January 2019 we have been working to encourage positive changes in the way people move around cities in order to make them more liveable places. We aim to become the largest European initiative transforming urban mobility. Co-funding of up to € 400 million (2020-2026) from the EIT, a body of the European Union, will help make this happen.

We create systemic solutions that will move more people around the city more efficiently and free up public space

We bring all key players in urban mobility together to avoid fragmentation and achieve more

We engage cities and citizens from the word go, giving them the opportunity to become true agents of change

Our vision and mission

Using our cities as living labs, our industry and university partners will demonstrate how new technologies can work to solve real problems in real cities by transporting people, freight and waste in smarter ways.

Our programmes support our vision of creating more liveable urban spaces. By fostering innovation and transformation, we can improve people’s quality of life, decarbonise mobility and make Europe’s economy more competitive.

This partnership is all about inspiring and enabling the move towards more liveable urban spaces, dedicated entrepreneurial talent and competitive mobility businesses. Together we aim to build a prosperous future for our cities.

It will create an innovation community to educate and inspire mobility solutions for 21st century cities. We will avoid fragmentation by encouraging all urban mobility players to work together — with cities and citizens at its heart — and increase social inclusion and equality.

Our approach

Urban mobility is always under pressure. Future challenges ahead include growing urban populations, how to build and maintain infrastructure, the economic and environmental costs of congestion, demands for greater accessibility and safety, and the question of how to improve air quality. Based on a thorough analysis, EIT Urban Mobility will address eight societal and urban mobility challenges.

We will meet these challenges through the activities of the City Club, Academy, Innovation, Business Creation and Factory.

Challenge 1 (C1)
Achieving sustainable urban growth

Challenge 2 (C2)
Decongesting our transport networks

Challenge 3 (C3)
Growing interdisciplinary talent

Challenge 4 (C4) 
Eco-efficient and safe transport for people
and goods, including waste

Challenge 5 (C5) 
Data exploitation

Challenge 6 (C6)
Boosting the competitiveness of the mobility industry

Challenge 7 (C7)
Shaping the framework for regulatory and behavioural change

Challenge 8 (C8)
Urban governance