Innovation

From research to application

Creating options 

Through our Innovation programme we take innovative ideas, improve them and put them into practice as a way of helping resolve the challenges facing eco-efficient and safe urban transport, data exploitation and promote regulatory and behavioural change.

We run ideation and matchmaking workshops and promote co-creation across the ecosystem in innovation projects, living labs, hackathons and boot camps.

Innovation projects will be: ​

  • Challenge-driven, market-based and solution-oriented
  • Collaborative activities focusing on research, technology, societal innovation and governance
  • Developed by multidisciplinary, international teams involving working in specific local contexts
  • Tested in real-life situations

Innovation projects

There will be calls for proposals of projects focusing on specific topics and involving different kinds of stakeholders, including SMEs and partners from EIT RIS countries. Projects may last for one year or longer.

Living labs

Our partners will be able to access the living labs of other partners from different Innovation Hubs. The involvement of end users and real-life evaluation will be key.

Hackathons and boot camps

Our hackathons involve analysing user needs and prototyping — with people working together intensely for short periods of time. Boot camps help young entrepreneurs develop their understanding of how their ideas can be put into practice and their market potential.

Projects

Some early bird projects are starting in 2019, others in 2020. What follows is a preview:

Early bird project
CLEAR

CLEAR – City LivEAbility by Redesign, a key innovation project activity of EIT Urban Mobility as it clearly addresses one of its Strategic Objectives: Enhancing the value of urban spaces for the quality of life by re-shaping urban mobility. CLEAR aims to launch real-life transition experiments in urban streets, taking advantage of the commitment of selected cities.

Early bird project
SOUL

SOUL – Smart mObility hUb pLatform, focuses on the question: How can data exploitation enable future urban mobility systems to be more collaborative, user centred, eco efficient and safe? The objective is to develop criteria for and a conceptual model of an expert‐focused decision support system for users in the public and private sector, and to generate currently possible and future business models enabled by the DSS.

Early bird project
ZEUS

ZEUS – Zero Emission off-peak Urban deliverieS, will deploy a concept for silent and emission free city deliveries providing a more liveable, cleaner, and safer urban space. ZEUS aims to demonstrate the benefit of shifting high volume retail deliveries in cities from peak hours to off-peak time. Envisaged testing will demonstrate that optimizations are possible to reach stakeholders’ (e.g. city, citizens, retailers and logistic companies) expectations.