During 2021, the Climate Crisis and Covid-19 focused our attention on the pressing need for more action and less reflection on how we can create healthy, liveable, and sustainable cities. The Innovation Programme of 2022 is well placed to help us find practical ways to address these challenges. In 2022, our community will develop solutions and products driving the use of second life batteries, alternative energy, grid/micro-grid management, tackling last mile pollution and congestion, autonomous delivery, active mobility, sustainable logitsics, and creating dynamic shared spaces for both vehicles and pedestrians.
This year´s Call for Innovation will focus on the same four City Challenges as last year: Active Mobility, Sustainable City Logistics, Energy and Mobility, and Future Mobility. Retaining the same Challenge Areas was a decision made in consultation with our community, and in considering the exceptional strength of the proposals and the quality of the partnerships received last year.
We look forward to receiving your applications for inclusion in the Business Plan 2023-2025.
Main features of the call
The overall purpose of the Innovation Programme is to resolve challenges facing European cities to improve citizens’ lives, by taking innovative ideas and putting them to the test in real life.
Urban mobility challenges include issues such as equality of access, eco-efficiency, physical and digital safety, harnessing of new technologies, population growth, and air quality. Within our action orientated innovation, we also address the regulatory and behavioural changes needed to improve urban life quality.
The Innovation Programme co-creates ideas that lead to the proposal of projects, the demonstration of new solutions, the development of living labs, and the creation of commercial value.
Over 250 urban mobility challenges were identified by cities across Europe. These challenges were reworked into 9 wider ‘Challenge Areas’.
For the Call for Innovation, four challenge areas will be supported directly by the Innovation Programme: Active Mobility, Sustainable City Logistics, Future Mobility, and Mobility & Energy.
|Type of contact
|Legal, Financial, Administrative and technical procedures
To help applicants with the preparation and submission of their proposals, EIT Urban Mobility carry out a series of events before and after the call publication to ensure open, free and fair access to the wider mobility community.
You can find the calendar of events and information about the programme here.
|Call Main Features
Call opening: 28 February 2022
Call closing: 28 April 2022 at 17:00 CET
Eligibility and admissibility check: Mid-May 2022
Evaluation of proposals: May to beginning of July 2022
Communication of results: July 2022
|Total Budget allocated to this call
The total EIT funding allocation for this Innovation call is expected to be 14.7 million Euro (12,7 EUR Million to Innovation and 2 EUR Million to RIS Innovation). This will be divided between the four Challenge Areas and a mix of Type 1 and Type 2 projects.
|Link to the submission portal
The PLAZA platform will be available as of 7 March 2022
|List of documents to be submitted
Application form available on the PLAZA platform
|List of documents to take into consideration
Call Manual: Business Plan 2023 – 2025 AMENDED-VERSION (Updated on 22/03/2022 sections updated listed on page 1 of manual)
Call Manual: Business Plan 2023 – 2025_AMENDED-VERSION (section 3.3 KPIs has been updated on 08/03/2022)
Call Manual: Business Plan 2023 – 2025
Call FAQ ( Most recent version 25/04/2022)
EIT Urban Mobility Strategic Agenda 2021-2027
List of KPIs for Innovation_AMENDED-VERSION
Guidelines for Applicants
Horizon Europe Model Grant Agreement (specifically Art. 16 and 17)
|Short summary of the topics to be addressed
Active Mobility Active mobility is regular physical activity undertaken as a means of transport. It includes travel by foot, bicycle and other vehicles which require physical effort to get moving. The expected outcome would be higher levels of use of active mobility in target demo cities.
Future Mobility The expected outcome would be new services and disruptive technologies which have the potential to reshape the way in which we live, work, and move within the city.
Sustainable City Logistics The expected outcome would include new vehicles, new procurement / purchasing models, new consolidation solutions, new hub services, new production models (e.g., so that goods are produced ‘close-to-home’), and new software solutions for optimising freight.
Mobility and Energy The expected outcome would be the increased use of cleaner fuelled vehicles in one or more European cities. The measures implemented should have the potential for replicating and scaling in other European contexts.
For the Strategic Fit evaluation (1st phase):
Contribution to EIT Urban Mobility strategic objectives (EIT Urban Mobility Strategic Agenda)
Fitting with BP 2023 – 2025
Call Challenge Area under which the project proposal has been submitted, and Potential impact in line with or exceeding the minimum level requirement as stated for the Challenge Area
For the Full Proposal Evaluation (2nd phase):
Excellence, novelty, and innovation,
Impact and financial sustainability, and
Quality and efficiency of the implementation, including sound financial management.