Tomorrow Mobility World Congress 2022 moved 40,000 people onsite and online!

Tomorrow Mobility shines light on the new driving forces for more liveable and sustainable cities. Over 400 speakers, 20.776 attendants onsite and 21,000 online from 134 countries gathered together last week in Barcelona (and online) to discuss about the latest trends in urban mobility.

Over 80 speakers such as Kelly Larson, director of the Road Safety Programme at Bloomberg Philanthropies; Karen Vancluysen, secretary general of POLIS; Marco te Brömmelstroet, professor of Future of Urban Mobility at the University of Amsterdam; Mikael Colville-Andersen, Urban Design Expert and Thomas Geier, head of research and policy at the European Metropolitan Transport Authorities, Maria Tsavachidis, CEO of EIT Urban Mobility, participated in the more than 20 congress and innovation zone sessions of Tomorrow.Mobility.

Start-ups from our portfolio, innovation projects developed in close collaboration with our partners and cities gathered together to fine tune in looking the best solutions for urban mobility. Our booth also attracted a lot of visitors eager to learn more about urban mobility and the solutions we are bringing to the market. City leaders also gathered together in a side event to share best practices and create synergies to make cities more liveable all across Europe and beyond

At this year’s edition, two studies produced by EIT Urban Mobility were unveiled. The first of the two focuses on the 15-minute city approach, an urban planning trend that aims at reorganising neighbourhoods in such a way that all citizens have every basic service accessible within 15 minutes at the most. The second study analyses the development of urban air mobility, a disruptive air transport system for both passengers and last-mile logistics in urban environments. You can check the two studies below.

Thought Leadership Study on Urban Air Mobility (click in the image to learn more about the report)
Thought Leadership Study on 15 Minute city (click in the image to learn more about the report).

Our partners also gathered together at the conference, and we had the opportunity to interview some of them live during these 3 intense days. If you want to watch the interviews, have a look at our LinkedIn by clicking in the link below.

Visit our LinkedIn account to watch the interviews livestreamed during the TMWC22 in Fira de Barcelona.

In addition to the conference sessions, for those not able to attend the event onsite, TMWC22 also offered a 6-hour live programme that everyone all over the world could follow online (live from 10 am to 4 pm, and broadcasted from 4 pm to 10 pm) no matter the part of the world they are in. The recordings of the sessions and the live programme will be available soon here.

Did you miss the conference both onsite and online? Have a look at our gallery click in the image below!

#ChallengeMyCity launches four new pilots in Milan and Toulouse

EIT Urban Mobility’s #ChallengeMyCity programme has launched four new pilots in the cities of Milan and Toulouse. These pilots will enable the cities to test innovative mobility solutions to the challenges that they face, that can later be widely rolled out.

In Toulouse, the city has collaborated with EIT Urban Mobility to deploy two innovative mobility solutions at Gare de Matabiau: a secure bike shelter installed by the start-up Nielsen Concept, and a docking station for micromobility e-vehicles installed by the start-up Solum. The objective of this experience is for the city council to validate a new model of intermodality that can be later rolled-out across the entire new third metro line, set to launch in 2028.

The Mayor and President of Toulouse Métropole, Jean Luc-Moudenc, presented the pilots together with EIT Urban Mobility CEO Maria Tsavachidis, in a demonstration of the political commitment of the city of Toulouse to encouraging the use of sustainable transport amongst its citizens.

Watch the recap of the event here:

The city of Milan has also joined EIT Urban Mobility to implement two innovative mobility solutions at Stazione Rogoredo: a secure bike shelter installed by the start-up Don Cicleto, and a docking station for micromobility e-vehicles installed by the start-up Solum.

Following the pilots, the city council will be able to create a new model of intermodality that can improve the connectivity of peripheric train stations like Rogoredo and foster the use of micromobility across the entire transport network.

The Councillor of Mobility of the City of Milan, Arianna Censi, kicked off the pilots in a show of Milan’s undertaking of the transition to more sustainable and accessible urban mobility.

Check out a summary of the event here:

Over the next few months, citizens of both cities will be able to enjoy these solutions, facilitating sustainable travel by allowing them to safely park and charge their micromobility vehicles next to the train stations.

To learn more about #ChallengeMyCity, check out our Marketplace site here.

Request for Proposals: Payroll, administration and bookkeeping services 2023

By the present procurement procedure, EIT Urban Mobility is expecting to appoint one sole provider for the realisation of the services.

The contractor is expected to give a one-stop-shop service to EIT Urban Mobility for the render of services on the following topics:

  • Integrated management and coordination of the services. The contractor will be responsible for providing one-stop-shop management and coordination of the services, developing a framework for an integrated management and coordination of the services to the EIT Urban Mobility S.L and the five CLCs limited liability companies. In addition, the contractor will put in place a helpdesk/ticketing system. The project manager of this contract will be the manager and coordinator of the service, and main point of contact. The contractor will define a client support and communication service to the five CLCs limited liability companies and the EIT Urban Mobility S.L. A more complete description of the control tasks can be found in section 2.2.1 of the Request for Proposals document (below).
  • Payroll services. The contractor will also be responsible for the provision of payroll services for fiscal year 2023 to the EIT Urban Mobility, its five CLCs and the Foundation.

A more complete description of the control tasks can be found in section 2.2.2 of the Request for Proposals document (below).

  • Administration and bookkeeping services. The contractor will be responsible for the bookkeeping and the general administration services of all the legal entities covered by this procedure, namely the EIT Urban Mobility Association, the EIT Urban Mobility S.L., the Foundation and its 5 CLCs for fiscal year 2023, with an extension of the services into the following year for those services related to the closing of the accounts and the filing of tax declarations.

A more complete description of the control tasks can be found in section 2.2.3 of the Request for Proposals document (below).

It shall be noted that EIT Urban Mobility S.L, as part of the EIT, is funded by the European Commission. As such, all principles around financial rules and regulations are governed by Horizon Europe.

All information, including the detailed scope of work, deliverables, and terms & conditions can be found in the Request for Proposals.

Deadline for submissions: 21 November 2022 16:00 CET

TandEM Women in Cycling programme – Applications open!

Cycling Training and Empowerment for Women by Women

Learn how to start a cycling programme for women in your city through the TandEM programme! This train-the-trainer course will take place from 1 September to 15 October this year – and it’s free! Meet other like-minded women and together learn how to inspire others to take up cycling.

Who can apply to the programme?

EIT Urban Mobility and Amsterdam-based cycling NGO BYCS are searching for women in towns and cities across the EU who have a passion and enthusiasm for cycling and want to positively influence their local community!

Why are we doing this?

We believe in the power of bicycling – not only as a healthy and sustainable mode of transport, but also as a symbol of freedom and safe and inclusive communities! At the same time, we believe there are many women out there who are strong community advocates and are interested in building the next generation of women who ride the city.

What does the programme consist of?

Participants will receive approximately 25 hours of training spread out over 4-5 online sessions and one weekend-long in-person training in Brussels (Belgium). Following the training sessions, we will support them to implement their own programme to help more women to gain confidence in bicycling. All training will be conducted in English.

When is this happening?

The training will run from September 1 to October 15, followed by a collaborative two-month period where participants will pilot several sessions of a women’s cycling programme with support from a network of peers and mentors.

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To learn more about the TandEM Women in Cycling programme and how to apply, please click here.

Applications are being accepted through 25 July 12.00 (noon) CET.

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Contact details: Julienne Chen, Citizen Engagement and Programme Manager – citizenengagementcall@eiturbanmobility.eu

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Find other women-oriented programmes developed by the EIT Urban Mobility:

Supernovas – EIT Food, EIT manufacturing and EIT Urban Mobility join forces on SUPERNOVAS to bring more women into the entrepreneurship ecosystem.

Mobility Solutions Showroom in Bucharest

Bucharest has welcomed the second Mobility Solutions Showroom by EIT Urban Mobility. Some of the most relevant innovators from the Solutions Catalogue were invited to present. They shared their experiences in piloting and implementing their products and services in European cities, and how these could generate an impact in the Romanian community. This community was represented by an audience of public authorities, municipalities, companies, and public transport operators, among others.


The event aimed to bring innovators and the public sector of the Romanian region together. It was an insightful session focusing on the role of urban transport in the climate transition. Examples of best practices were displayed, highlighting the importance and potential of public-private partnerships to end greenhouse gas emissions and reach the 2030-2050 Green Deal targets.

A thought leadership session was hosted which discussed how the transition to efficient and sustainable urban mobility can be accelerated. It discussed different methodologies combining innovation and policy changes that are within the reach of local governments or require government intervention. The attending innovators then described how their solutions also support this transition, and explained how they have provided positive social, economic, and environmental impacts across Europe:

One such innovator is the startup VePa: their concept of vertical parking is intended to revolutionise the idea of parking in urban areas, which is primarily affected by excess parked vehicles. Simon Schubnell, co-founder and CEO of the company, presented how VePa has established several pilots in different German cities. By freeing urban spaces from parked vehicles, these cities aim to provide pedestrians and micromobility users with greener and more liveable environments.

The VePa towers, where vehicles are parked vertically, can have docking stations on the first floor for electric scooters and bicycles and can even have space for charging stations. This latter subject is just what EVIO, another company with demonstrated impact, presented at the Showroom. The startup, represented by its CEO, Carlos Almeida, has created a digital platform with a variety of services for the EV charging ecosystem. Services are available for different users, from vehicle drivers to fleet and infrastructure managers.

Their presentation revolved around the insufficient number of loading points both close to workplaces and places of residence. They also discussed the lack of available data on the location of these points. To address this, EVIO’s offering includes services such as operating, managing, monetising, and scheduling charging stations. EVIO is already operating in several European cities.

Another interesting solution was presented by Alwin Bakker, founder of Code the Streets: They offer a software solution for municipalities to support them in improving their urban mobility. Code the Streets provides cities with a co-design service to identify opportunities to improve their traffic management, reduce congestion and pollution and increase safety. These are implemented through the app, combined with behaviour-change incentives to promote citizens and travellers to make safer, more sustainable, and societally friendlier mobility choices.

Fluctuo was another innovation with focus on shared mobility showcased during the showroom by Sébastien Marteau, CCO of the company. When it comes to shared mobility, one of the biggest challenges is the availability of data about the multiple choices the user has when choosing among different types of transport and operators. Sébastien addressed this question by presenting two of the mobility solutions that the company has developed which are once again part of the EIT Urban Mobility portfolio.

As pan-European data platform for urban shared mobility, Fluctuo gathers data from 250 shared mobility providers in Europe. This data is displayed on its API, the Fluctuo Data Flow, showing the the real-time availability of shared mobility services in user’s area directly. In addition, Sébastien also presented their solution Fluctuo City Dive, a business intelligence tool addressed to public stakeholders and private companies to make data-driven decisions on mobility services and infrastructure.

The transition to sustainable and more liveable urban spaces requires an important investment in planning. ModelMe3D, represented in the Mobility Solutions Showroom by Samuel Alvarado, developed an interactive urban planning platform. This tool can be used by urban planners to engage citizens in their decision-making process. Using 3D models of city environments, citizens can suggest infrastructure changes on the models. These are then analysed using AI and provided to the urban planners to feed into their urban planning process.

Additionally, a mobility infrastructure solution, Zicla was introduced at the event. Their representatives in Romania, Raluca Popescu and Viorel Tirdea presented a few product samples of cycle lanes safety devices. These Zicla products are currently used to upgrade cycle lanes and create a safer environment for cycling without disturbing or causing aesthetic damage to the environment.

In conclusion, all solution providers had the opportunity to interact directly with municipality and industry representatives to discuss potential opportunities for addressing the mobility challenges in Romanian cities.

Welcome Urban Lab Mobility Barcelona!  – EIT Urban Mobility, Barcelona City Council, Fira de Barcelona, and DGT join forces to turn the city into a test bed for future mobility.

For EIT Urban Mobility, living labs are instrumental for testing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating new and innovative mobility solutions. Our Living labs knowledge base platform is a collection of both living lab learning practices and management tools. While the learning practices are initiatives that can function as an inspiration for other living labs, the management tools are a collection of best practices, recommendations on how to set up and operate mobility living labs, how to upscale, allow for citizens’ engagement, and co-create with the end-use and evaluate impacts.

  • Barcelona City Council, EIT Urban Mobility, Fira de Barcelona, and DGT have formed an alliance to encourage companies to develop innovative mobility projects in the Catalan capital. 

  • The objective is to promote and boost innovation in smart and sustainable urban mobility, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda.

  • The initiative has been presented to the public through a press conference chaired by Ms. Laia Bonet, deputy major at Barcelona City Council and Mr. Pere Navarro, director of DGT, and attended by Mr. Joan Angulo Arrese, Director Corporate Marketing & Strategic Projects at Fira Barcelona and Mr. Daniel Serra, Ecosystem director at EIT Urban Mobility. 

Urban Lab Mobility Barcelona will be the first Living Labs laboratory in the city of Barcelona. The initiative aims to promote and facilitate the implementation of pilot tests and innovative projects in intelligent and sustainable urban mobility to diversify the city’s economy and consolidate Barcelona as the capital of innovation in mobility in Southern Europe. Through this alliance between administrations and entities, the aim is to contribute to scaling up and giving international projection to these types of innovation projects in mobility by incorporating their presentation at the leading international fairs in the market.

Public space as a test bed
One of the main problems companies encounter when developing innovative economic activities is the lack of regulation. A fact that limits their capacity to create new technologies and services. To avoid missing out on this type of opportunity, Urban Lab Barcelona will offer several geographical areas to companies as test spaces within the city, with the aim of testing pilot projects in natural environments before they are commercialised. The test spaces will be determined according to the characteristics of each project.

Advisory services and access to data
Also aimed at the organisations involved in this initiative, dynamic and personalised advisory and technical support services will be offered by experts who will provide legal, technical and operational guidance and data and information collection thanks to Barcelona City Council’s network and sensor infrastructure. Participating companies can access real-time traffic information, municipal databases, etc.

Big Data Office
A Big Data office will be created to manage all the data collected during the pilot tests.

An initiative within the framework of the future Barcelona Urban Innovation Lab
This alliance to test the mobility of the future in Barcelona is part of the strategy to consolidate Barcelona as the innovation capital of Southern Europe, defined through the public-private platform of the Barcelona Innovation Coast (BIC). The project will also be one of the first initiatives of the Barcelona Urban Innovation Lab, managed by the municipal foundation BIT Habitat. The service will be operational throughout 2022.

EIT Urban Mobility’s knowledge of the living labs approach, leveraging the expertise of the front-runner cities and organisations that are members of our community, our experience in managing innovation projects integrating research and innovation processes in real-life communities, and our community covers the quadruple-helix of innovation, are the main contributions of our entity to the initiative. 

 

 

Sustainable City Logistics – Workshop & networking for building winning Horizon consortia 

In late May EIT Urban Mobility’s Action and Impact Group together with the Innovation Hub North organised a community building workshop on the challenge area of Sustainable City Logistics. The purpose of the workshop was to support partners and other relevant stakeholders to exchange ideas, ideate, and to start forming winning consortia for upcoming topics of interest under Horizon Europe calls related to Sustainable City Logistics. 

The Royal Norwegian Embassy of Denmark hosted the event at the residence of the Norwegian Ambassador. It was fantastic to see over 50 actors from different sectors across the Nordics, Baltics & Spain come together in this space. The event built on a previous event in September 2021 on Electrified Urban Freight transport hosted at the same venue. EIT Urban Mobility is looking forward to a continuing collaboration with the Royal Norwegian Embassy of Denmark, bringing Nordic and pan-European stakeholders together to tackle the shared challenges facing our cities. 

The workshop 

The event started with an introduction and welcome note from the Norwegian Ambassador, EIT Urban Mobility’s director of Innovation, and the EIT Urban Mobility Innovation team. To share the newest trends and developments within the sustainable city logistics challenge area, three different speakers presented their work and perspectives on this dynamic field.  

Nikolaj Sveistrup, CEO of Urban Agenda and associate partner of Copenhagen Institute for Future Studies, facilitated this expert panel, comprised of Allan Larsen from DTU- Technical University of Denmark, focused on digitisation and automation, Eva Errestad from SAMS Norway focused on maritime solutions and Emil Sigbrand from Smart Innovation Norway focused on the importance of social innovation.  

Following this, the participants split into three theme based groups to ideate on potential collaborations on the topics of interest for upcoming Horizon Europe calls related to City Logistics. 

It was great to see such a high level of engagement from all the participants and we look forward to seeing how these kickoff discussions develop. This event was part of the AIG community building event series and will be continued after the summer focusing on the challenge areas of Future Mobility and Mobility and Energy. 

Check out the video below where several participants share their thoughts from the day.

EIT Urban Mobility at EcoMotion 2022 in Israel

EIT Urban Mobility participated in the 2022 edition of the EcoMotion Week in Tel Aviv, Israel from 9 to 12 May – the largest mobility event in Israel that celebrated its 10th anniversary this year. EcoMotion is a growing mobility community comprised of over 650 start-ups and 13 000 members and a joint venture of the Israel Innovation Institute along with the Smart Mobility Initiative of the Ministry of Transport and Road Safety, the Ministry of Economy, and the Israeli Automotive High-Tech industries. EIT Urban Mobility became a Gold Partner at the 2022 edition.

At the beginning of the EcoMotion Week, the EIT Urban Mobility delegation including representatives of partners and startups visited EIT Hub Israel for informal networking and a workshop with the Israeli mobility stakeholders such as Tel Aviv CityZone, Mobilion Ventures, Bird, Drive TLV and Airwayz Drones.

Workshop: EIT Urban Mobility meets the Israeli Ecosystem

The participants discussed the importance of the increasing Israeli-EU mobility innovation collaboration and the major opportunities in doing so – Israel is a hotbed of innovation with one innovative company for every 1,400 people and Israeli companies are scaling up abroad due to the size of the local market. EIT Urban Mobility programmes and Calls for Proposals can offer that gateway to many countries in Europe. There is also a growing awareness of the benefits of innovative mobility solutions to Israeli municipalities and their preparedness to participate in innovation projects. An outreach location like EIT Hub Israel creates synergies between the EIT Community and the Israeli ecosystem and can help overcome cultural barriers that international players sometimes face when entering the Israeli market.

On the third day, Traian Urban, Director of Innovation Hub East, took part in the EU Roundtable with members of the European Commission’s Research and Innovation department. In his speech, he highlighted the need for innovative collaboration at all levels, between industry, research, and the public sector to achieve the goals of cutting transport emissions. “Key to our work is educating a new generation of urban mobility professionals – who can grasp the complexities of sustainability and are empowered to become the entrepreneurs of tomorrow. The Innovation Hub East is happy to work closely with Technion – Israel Institute of Technology” he added. The roundtable further underlined the importance of the EIT in the European innovation ecosystem and its global outreach.

EU Roundtable at EIT Hub Israel

EcoMotion Week culminated in the Main Event on 11 May at EXPO Tel Aviv featuring exhibition activities, live demos, and panel discussions. Over 3000 smart mobility professionals from all over the world visited the EXPO area. The EIT Urban Mobility delegation, together with partners CARNET, PowerHub, and Nimble Energy, was able to network and present the largest European innovation ecosystem at the dedicated booth area with a special focus on opportunities for start-ups and the EIT Urban Mobility Marketplace.

EIT Urban Mobility booth at EcoMotion 2022

Fredrik Hånell, Business Creation Director at EIT Urban Mobility, took part in a panel discussion Infrastructure Transformation – What is required for smart mobility at the Main Stage. “High tech innovations depend on living labs for demonstration and life-like experience. We see startups mainly need two things to succeed in reaching a commercial deployment. First, a funding to support them during the piloting phase, and a selection of living labs so they can demonstrate their tech to prospective buyers” he commented.

Fredrik Hånell speaking at EcoMotion 2022

Bibi Blomqvist, COO and Co-Founder of Cogo, EIT Urban Mobility portfolio startup, addressed the audience at a panel Mass commute – Innovation in daily transportation. Cogo provides a common language to users, thus making it easy to change their mindsets so they choose shared mobility and green transport over using their own car.

From the left: Barbora Kvačková (EIT Urban Mobility), Robin Eriksson (Cogo), Bibi Blomqvist (Cogo) and Traian Urban (EIT Urban Mobility) at EcoMotion 2022

EcoMotion Week provided a unique insight into the Israeli and global start-up scene. The 2023 edition will take place on 22-25 May in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Learn more about EcoMotion Week here.

Save the date: 19-20 September 2022 INNOVEIT BRNO: The Future of Sustainable Urban Mobility 

EIT Urban Mobility is organising INNOVEIT BRNO: The Future of Sustainable Urban Mobility, part of ’INNOVEIT WEEKS’ event series – the flagship event of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) 

INNOVEIT BRNO will be a side event of the Urban Mobility Days, a biennial conference held on 20-22 September in Brno, jointly organised in 2022 by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Mobility & Transport (DG MOVE), and the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU. This year Urban Mobility Days coincide with European Mobility Week, which takes place from 16-22 September every year in over 3000 towns and cities in 50 countries worldwide. 

What is waiting for you in Brno? 

  • Meet representatives of industry, top universities, start-ups and unicorns, top researchers and scientists, investors, and EU Policy Makers, 
  • discover how EIT activities drive innovation across Europe, 
  • find out how YOU can join the EIT Community – no matter what stage of the innovation journey you’re on, from start to finish, EIT Support is there at every step of the way. 

Save the date and join us for this never like before event at EIT community! 

New Podcast released: Designing safe urban mobility!

How do we design our urban spaces to be and feel safer? It’s not as simple as installing cameras everywhere to watch over everyone. In this episode, our wonderful host Brittany Atkins chats with expert guests Marianne Weinreich, Debbie Dekkers, and Dan Campsall about how the presence (or absence) of safety in mobility and urban planning can be affected by gender, age, lifestyle, and more.

Marianne Weinreich is a Market Manager of Smart Mobility at Ramboll, a Danish (but international) engineering and design consultancy that aims to create sustainable solutions across transport. She has spent the last 20+ years working in mobility as a consultant and manager, and is also the co-founder and chairman of the Cycling Embassy.

Debbie Dekkers is a Programme Manager and “innovatiemanager” at the Innovation Office for the city of Amsterdam. The organisation aims to make the city more efficient and evolved for the benefit of its residents, using the power of technology to prepare for future mobility. As a programme manager, Debbie works mainly within smart mobility with a focus on MaaS, trends analysis, and anticipating new mobility concepts.

Dan Campsall is the Chairman of Agilysis, a transport behaviour and safety consultancy, with the goal to transform lives through healthier and safer communities via intelligent solutions. He also is the Vice-Chair of the Parliamentary Advisory Council for transport safety in the UK, and has been involved in the transport safety sector of mobility for about 20 years.

This episode delves into the complex subject that is safety in urban design and urban mobility, and examines it from a variety of different angles and perspectives.

A main theme our guest spoke on was how safety and the perception of safety in urban mobility can vary based on a number of demographics – Marianne spoke about how automotive safety features are structured to accommodate the average man, leaving women out of the safety equation. Debbie notes how not all urban infrastructure bears in mind the elderly or the disabled, who might need longer time and digital assistance at crosswalks and complex road crossings. Dan also commented how minorities and those living in deprived communities can be at greater risk of road injury, as well as facing lower quality infrastructure. However, they all note that there is still a sense of excitement and ambition as newer, smarter technology and strategy come to light as  solutions to these existing issues.

This is just the surface, and there are so many more levels of discussion and conversation on this episode – that we are proud to sponsor. You can hear the full discussion on Apple Podcasts, as well as anywhere else you find your podcasts.

The Scale up programme is looking for 12 urban mobility startups

The Scale up programme, financed by EIT Urban Mobility, opened up a call to identify the 12 most promising startups with solutions for sustainable urban mobility. The programme aims to take the selected startups to the next level by helping them find funding and partnerships through attendance at major European events, giving them visibility to potential investors, and bringing them closer to implementing their solutions in real environments. The application period is open until 12 June 2022.

The programme supports the startups in the introduction of their solutions to the market through two different paths.

Path A: will provide international growth to startups with attendance at high-impact events, networking opportunities, increased visibility, and additional services valued at 25.000€ to 5 selected startups.

Path B: includes the benefits of path A and aims to implement seven pilots with industry and city partners with the opportunity of being funded up to 50.000€ by EIT Urban Mobility.

When applying for path B, participating startups have the opportunity to solve one of the 15 challenges raised by top European cities and industry companies from the urban mobility sector. The startups will get support from the public authorities and organisations that have raised the challenges, and from the consortium members developing the Scale up programme.

The Scale up programme is led by CARNET, with the collaboration of PowerHub, Fraunhofer Society for the Advancement of Applied Research, UnternehmerTUM, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Niedersächsisches Forschungszentrum Fahrzeugtechnik (NFF), Digital Hub Logistics Hamburg and the City of Hamburg, Xpreneurs, UnternehmerTUM Digital Hub Mobility.

For more information about the Scale up programme, the description of the challenges, and to apply for the programme, visit https://www.eiturbanmobility.eu/business-creation/scale-up-programme/

The second issue of our Solutions Catalogue has been released

The second issue of our Solutions Catalogue has been released, with over 10 new innovations added from the previous issue that are now part of our EIT Urban Mobility community! In this latest edition of the catalogue, we can find new solutions tackling various areas, from urban design solutions for bike safety to traffic management and data collection. 

Our latest solutions serve different phases of urban innovation. For instance, our co-design tool ModelMe3D serves the early stages of urban planning, allowing citizens to participate and have a say in the design of public spaces through a digitalised co-creation process.  Aris is another early-stage solution that supports the construction process by facilitating remote surveys of urban buildings’ assets thanks to an autonomous, unmanned, aerial system device. In contrast, the latest traffic management software Deeptraffic allows transport authorities to start taking advantage of vehicle connectivity to create a dynamic traffic management system. It accumulates and uses road network data to optimise traffic according to the user’s needs. 

Several new solutions for urban planners 

We also provide solutions for planners to exploit real-time mobility and infrastructure data: DASHBIKE enables the collection of anonymous data on cycling infrastructure, traffic and incidents to inform city officials of urban areas requiring attention. Urban Radar offers a series of planning solutions, such as FRET dedicated to logistic activities within industrial parks, Urban Logistics – optimising delivery patterns and trends within cities, or Citizen Needs creating more liveable cities by giving urban planners insights on the goods and services in a given neighbourhood that answer to citizens’ needs. 

New modes of mobility 

Our mobility services WYZE and Giravolta allow citizens and employees to access a wide range of vehicles for various occasions, from last mile deliveries to digital vehicle sharing or even corporate fleets. This makes it easier for individuals and groups to move around in a more sustainable manner.  

If you want to discover the latest available solutions that can help your city shift towards a more sustainable model, then you can’t miss our second issue of the Solutions Catalogue!