EIT Urban Mobility to launch its programme on mobility data spaces for the future of our European cities

24 to 26 May 2023 

Koelnmesse’s trade fairgrounds 

Cologne, Germany  

Representatives from municipalities, companies and the scientific community as well as mobility experts from inside and outside Germany will gather during polisMOBILITY conference.

The event aims to provide local authorities and stakeholders with tools to develop strategies and implement the mobility and energy transition at operational level.In addition to its presentation of innovative mobility solutions, the focus of the event will be on its conference programme, and the presence of many cities looking for their next mobility solutions. 

EIT Urban Mobility, an initiative of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, a body of the EU, will host a panel on the use of mobility data spaces in our European cities, and it will also launch its special expert group on the topic. This will allow to foster the exchange of experiences and project ideas, and to explore cooperation opportunities between the private sector, research institutes, EU institutions and – especially – cities.  EIT Urban Mobility and 17 European partners have already identified more than 400 mobility data spaces existing throughout Europe.  

EIT Urban Mobility’s booth through the three full days: Exhibition Hall (citySQUARE) Hall 1.2 | Stand: D018/E019. Although created only in 2019, EIT Urban Mobility is already working with more than 30 organisations and more than 40 start-ups in Germany alone. In participating in this event, EIT Urban Mobility is hoping to create the link between Germany’s innovative mobility landscape and the European market. 

***Press programme*** 

24 May – ActiveSTAGE 15:00 – 17:30. Pitch session for Start-ups, with support by EIT Urban Mobility. 

25 May – 11.00 – 12.00 Medialounge (aka speaker’s room). Panel discussion on Smart City Marketplace initiative.  

Smart City Marketplace’ initiative from the European Commission, in which EIT Urban Mobility is a partner. The session will promote the initiative that provides free support for cities in shaping and financing their smart city projects. The panel discussion with investors, cities, and technical providers will focus on capacity building for cities on shaping and financing their projects in mobility, energy, and ICT. Consultancy service with Smart Cities Marketplace experts will be offered to cities.  

25 May 2023 – openSTAGE 14:45-15:45. Conference on Mobility Data Spaces.  

The panel will provide food for thought on the best ways to create more liveable cities thanks to the smart use of the mobility data spaces, giving information on successful use cases under implementation. 

  • Judith O’Meara – Director, Innovation Hub Central – EIT Urban Mobility 
  • Michael Schäfer – Managing Director, Mobility Data Spaces 
  • Patrick Blume – Product Owner Data-driven Mobility, Mercedes Benz Group 
  • Julienne Chen – Head of City Partnership, EIT Urban Mobility
  • Moderation: Daniel Serra – Director Ecosystem and Stakeholder, EIT Urban Mobility 

More information 

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